Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), one of Canada’s leading public relations + public affairs firms, is pleased to announce the addition of Emrul Hasan as Vice-President, Citizenship + Sustainability.

Emrul joins the firm with decades of experience across the full spectrum of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) scenarios, having worked with a diverse roster of organizations and their supply chains including within the financial, extractive, and retail sectors globally. He has also spent 20 years within the social impact sector working with both governments and development organizations across 27 countries designing, implementing and evaluating high-impact social and economic development programs.

“The business environment has changed dramatically. Now more than ever organizations are under immense pressure to disclose how they’re tackling environmental + social issues and performing against their ESG commitments,” said Jason MacDonald, Senior Vice-President and National Lead, Corporate Advisory. “With Emrul on our team, we’re in a strengthened position to offer our clients critical ESG insights and services as they build their business for this new operating environment.”  

In his new role within the H+K’s Corporate Advisory team, Emrul will provide end-to-end support across ESG and sustainability, from benchmarking ESG work, stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment, to refining strategy and execution, to ESG performance and reporting capabilities.  

“We know that operational impact will drive an organization’s corporate reputation. My role is to help our clients bridge the gap from operational impact to corporate reputation,” said Emrul Hasan, Vice-President, Citizenship + Sustainability. “I came to H+K because of the opportunity to empower and enable brands to have a better impact on people, communities and the planet.”

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is a public relations and public affairs consultancy providing services to local, multinational and global clients from its eight offices across the country. The firm works with clients to solve complex communications and build long-term, sustainable and shared business value by driving growth, building reputation and protecting against risk.

Globally, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has offices in more than 40 countries as well as an extensive associate network; and it is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world’s largest communications services groups.

Media Contact: Jillena Oberparleiter – jillena.oberparleiter@hkstrategies.ca