Osler names ESG Practice Co-Chairs

John M. Valley, Patrick G. Welsh

Sep 9, 2022

Osler is pleased to announce that John Valley and Patrick Welsh have been appointed Co-Chairs of Osler’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Practice.

John is a partner in Osler’s Corporate Group, with a practice focusing on all aspects of corporate governance. He is the co-author of the Firm’s annual Diversity Disclosure Practices: Diversity and leadership at Canadian public companies report.

Patrick is a partner in Osler’s Regulatory, Environmental, Indigenous and Land and Litigation practice groups, providing practical advice and solutions to businesses regarding matters related to the environment and environmental laws. His advice extends to commercial transactions, and he regularly works with environmental scientists and land use planners to address clients’ business needs. Patrick is the host of Osler’s ESG Explorer Podcast which covers such topics as evolving regulatory requirements and investor activism, to the physical effects of climate change on business operations.

“The leadership and expertise both John and Patrick bring to their new roles will further strengthen the strategic and comprehensive advice we provide to our clients across the full range of ESG-related matters,” says Doug Bryce, National Managing Partner at Osler.