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Disruption can be a jarring experience for any business. When the market outlook suddenly takes a turn, as the energy sector is currently facing, it can throw a company’s best-laid plans completely off track.

But disruption can also bring unexpected opportunity. Direction may change, but there are new possibilities that can help manage uncertainty.

At EY, we know the energy sector and the challenges our clients face. We have a wealth of experience guiding companies through disruption and helping them return to growth. Whether it’s a strategic merger or divestiture or a restructuring of the business, we can help our clients manage change and get back on track on your growth journey.

Welcome to EY Canada Insights, your go-to destination for current industry insights from EY’s professional services team in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Here you’ll find relevant content on topics such as: energy, oil and gas, power and utilities, and M&A.

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The Critical Role of the Board in Addressing Climate Change

The Critical Role of the Board in Addressing Climate Change

Moving to a low-carbon economy will have a range of effects on different companies. What’s key is to assess the opportunities and risks as a board and also as an individual director and think about ways to integrate key considerations into corporate strategy, so you can be ready to make changes as risks and opportunities evolve over time. This article was originally published in the March/April 2017 issue of ICD's Director Journal.

Force Multipliers: How three fundamental adaptations can help women entrepreneurs scale big

Force Multipliers: How three fundamental adaptations can help women entrepreneurs scale big

EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women program reveals ways women-led companies can accelerate.

Impact of US tax reform on Canadian companies

Impact of US tax reform on Canadian companies

In the wake of the November elections that gave Republicans control of the White House and both houses of Congress, the chances of enacting comprehensive tax reform are greater than they have been since the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

Considerations for Canadian energy companies and their board of directors

Considerations for Canadian energy companies and their board of directors

Can climate change transform how you do business? From a board governance perspective, prudent oversight of climate change risk, as well as compliance and disclosure requirements, is increasingly more complex and important. We present 10 questions the board of directors should be asking management about operating in a low-carbon economy.

Technology is more disruptive than carbon pricing

Technology is more disruptive than carbon pricing

Organizations too focused on debating the development or need for government policies on carbon pricing to encourage the transition to a low-carbon future may be missing the biggest threat – and opportunity – to their business.

Boards must take an active role in addressing organizational impact of climate change

Boards must take an active role in addressing organizational impact of climate change

Moving to a low-carbon economy will have a range of effects on different companies. As a board member, it’s a fiduciary duty to address the impact of the move towards a low-carbon future regardless of government policy.

How disruption is changing our energy future

How disruption is changing our energy future

How do successful energy businesses evolve and turn threat into opportunity? EY Partner & Oceania Energy Leader, Russell Curtin explains.

The IPO trend for NOCs: first major step in a long journey towards transformation

The IPO trend for NOCs: first major step in a long journey towards transformation

EY Partner, Oil & Gas Advisory, Africa, India and Middle East (AIM), Paul Navratil, discusses the latest IPO trend for NOC transformation.

Snakes in a drain: a new era for oil?

Snakes in a drain: a new era for oil?

The new OPEC deal has helped propel the price of a barrel of Brent Crude over the $50 mark, the highest for well over a year and almost double its January low. But prices have stalled since, underlining our view that this isn’t a one way ticket. So where next for oil?

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Events & Initiatives

Financial Reporting Developments Session

Thursday, 22 September 2016, Calgary

Join us on 22 September at the Hyatt Regency Calgary, for our annual Financial Reporting Developments update where we will examine and share a lively discussion on the potential implications and opportunities these new standards present. Click here for further information and to RSVP for this event.

Managing Alberta's Electricity System Transition

Thursday, 22 September 2016, Edmonton

The Alberta School of Business’ Energy and the Environment group will be hosting an electricity symposium on September 22, at the Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton. This one-day conference will bring together various stakeholders in Alberta’s electricity and energy industries to advance conversations and understanding on these topics. Attendance at this event is by invitation only. Click here for further information and to request an invitation.

Family Business Roundtable

Thursday, 13 October 2016, Calgary

On 13 October, Bill Hamilton, Calgary Leader of EY`s Private Mid-Market practice will be hosting our EY Family Business Roundtable, an informative and interactive session that will explore EY’s global family business survey and a number of success factors. Join our diverse panel of family business owners as they share their experiences and insights on creating and sustaining a successful family business. Click here for more information about the event and panelists.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies Awards Gala

Thursday, 13 October 2016, Calgary

On 13 October, we’re bringing together our region’s leading entrepreneurs, influential business leaders, educators and the powerful lens of the media. And we invite you to join us for the celebration! Click here to book your seats.

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Meet the team

EY - Karleen Batty

Karleen Batty

Partner
Transaction Advisory Services
Email
+1 403 206 5215

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EY - Logan Day

Logan Day

Transaction Advisory Services Leader
Energy
Email
+1 780 441 4226

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EY - Meghan Harris-Ngae

Meghan Harris-Ngae

Energy Market Leader
Climate Change & Sustainability Services
Email
+1 403 206 5030

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EY - Alison Jackson

Alison Jackson

Tax Leader
Energy
Email
+1 403 206 5375

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EY - Rob Jubenvill

Rob Jubenvill

Partner
Assurance
Email
+1 403 206 5023

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EY - Kent Kaufield

Kent Kaufield

Managing Partner and Advisory Leader
Energy
Email
+1 403 206 5100

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EY - Ryan MacDonald

Ryan MacDonald

Assurance Leader
Energy
Email
+1 403 206 5082

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EY - Lance Mortlock

Lance Mortlock

Partner
Strategy Advisory
Email
+1 403 206 5277

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EY - Barry Munro

Barry Munro

Oil & Gas Leader
Canada
Email
+1 403 206 5017

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EY - Neil Narfason

Neil Narfason

Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency Leader
Energy
Email
+1 403 206 5067

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EY - Warren Pashkowich

Warren Pashkowich

Leader
Transaction Tax
Email
+1 403 206 5168

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