Event | Navigating Social Issues, Creating Impact + Managing Risk

Businesses and their leadership face growing pressure to take a stand on society’s most pressing issues. But doing the right thing isn’t always easy and knowing when to speak up, and when to stay quiet, can have a material impact on your organization. The right perspective and the right decision-making tools can make all the difference.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies invites you to a live virtual discussion about how companies can effectively navigate social issues, meet the expectations of their employees and other stakeholders, while having a positive impact on the communities they operate in and mitigate the risk to their business. Our experts will discuss what the changing environment and growing expectations of employees, stakeholders, regulators and others means for your organization, and share their thoughts on the best practices, tools and approaches available to help you navigate this changing landscape and have an impact.

Register to attend our virtual event featuring:

  • A live discussion between H+K’s Jason MacDonald, Senior Vice-President and National Lead, Corporate Advisory, and Emrul Hasan, Vice-President, Citizenship + Sustainability.
  • Followed by an audience Q+A.

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022

Time Zones: 

  • Toronto + Montreal EDT: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Regina CST + Calgary MDT: 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Vancouver PDT: 9:00am to 10:00am

Register below to receive the login details + a calendar hold.

Jason is a bilingual communicator with over two decades of public and private sector corporate communications experience. His background includes developing effective strategic communications plans, media relations and executive profiling strategies, and media and spokesperson training programs to help organizations deliver a compelling message to the right audience. ​

A seasoned adviser, Jason draws on knowledge gained from his time working for Canada’s largest media organization in a range of senior roles, as well as from his tenure as director of communications and chief spokesperson for Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister. His approach to counseling clients is also informed by his private and public sector work in the not-for-profit, health care, education, manufacturing, and energy sectors, among others. Jason also has extensive experience in helping organizations and their leadership, including recent work in the charitable and not-for-profit sectors, effectively transition to new brand positionings in the marketplace. ​

He excels at working with clients to identify target audiences, develop tailored messaging that is relevant, engaging and persuasive, and then prepares them to deliver that message across a range of platforms and channels, including the media.

Jason MacDonald

Emrul is a highly sorted transformational leader with extensive experience in executive leadership and management revolving around the strategic planning, development and execution of ESG, CSR and DE+I initiatives.​

Prior to joining H+K, Emrul was the Vice President of Program Effectiveness and Quality of Plan International Canada leading five of the organization’s sectors, such as its Program Effectiveness unit and Policy and Advocacy unit. Emrul was also a member and Co-chair of CSO Partnership Advisory Group (CPAG) to advise Global Affairs Canada on the implementation of CSO’s partnership policy. He was also an Executive Lead for the DE+I effort in Plan Canada and a member of the Anti-racism and Equity Council of Plan International.​

Highly skilled and experienced in a plethora of topics and contexts related to ESG, CSR and DE+I, Emrul is recognized as a thought leader through his work and publications. He has been invited to speak as a keynote speaker at over 25 high profile conferences, such as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) events, Intersessional UN Expert meetings, and the Senate of Canada at the Standing Senate Committee hearing on Human Rights. Emrul is often called upon by media, governments, and government agencies on an international scale to deliver his breadth and depth of expertise in such areas.

Emrul Hasan

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Contact Information: 

Jason MacDonald, Senior Vice-President and National Lead, Corporate Advisory

[email protected]