• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Arlene Strom

Suncor Energy

Chief Sustainability Officer

Arlene Strom, chief sustainability officer, plays a key role in stewarding Suncor’s many external relationships and strategic collaborations in support of the company’s ongoing economic, environmental and social performance leadership. Arlene also oversees Suncor’s sustainability strategy, public policy and government relations efforts; internal and external communications; and she is responsible for the continued deepening of the company’s Indigenous, stakeholder, and community relations. Since joining Suncor in the corporate legal group in September 2003, Arlene has held a number of leadership positions within the company, including vice president of Sustainability & Communications and Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Arlene is the Chair of the Suncor Energy Foundation as well as a member of Suncor’s Inclusion and Culture Council. She is also the Chair of the Alberta Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards Foundation and a member of the board of the Calgary Zoo. Arlene has a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Trinity Western University, and a master of arts degree in public policy and an LLB from the University of British Columbia. She is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Sessions With Arlene Strom

Monday, 6 March

  • 03:30pm - 04:00pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 09:30 pm - 06/mar/2023 10:00 pm

    Climate Advocates and the Energy Industry: Constructive dialogue on solutions amid polarization

    Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    With the energy industry and climate advocates seeming to be increasingly at odds over the environment and climate priorities, is there still room for constructive engagement? What makes the “other side” tick, and why do they approach problems “that way?” Leading influencers from across the NGO, ESG investor and energy industry spectrum will share their approach to the energy transition, and explore questions, including what do climate advocates, leaders and investors really want? Can we bridge the gap between the priorities of executives, donors and investors? How can stakeholders engage constructively to align on an orderly energy transition?

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 08/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    Sustainability in Canadian Energy

    Gas & LNG
    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria has become a key consideration in strategic decisions, particularly the risks and opportunities associated with the “E.” A company’s approach to ESG, and particularly emissions, can impact its access to capital. What has been the experience in the Canadian Energy sector—from hydro to hydrocarbons? How has the sector responded and what lessons can be shared? How will ESG considerations shape the future of Canadian energy?