100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1985 (ON)
Stephen A. Pike is a Toronto-based partner at Gowling WLG and is co-leader of the firm’s Canadian ESG Advisory Services. Stephen advises Canadian, American and global businesses on corporate law and governance, ESG, transactional, operational and risk management issues. He also regularly advises businesses outside Canada on expansion into Canada. He writes and speaks frequently on ESG issues including how businesses can address the risk of forced labour and child labour in their supply chains. He is co-editor of ESG in the Boardroom: A Guidebook for Directors, a book published in 2022 by the American Bar Association (ABA). Stephen holds the ICD.D. designation having completed the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors. Stephen serves on the Board of Directors of the International Commission of Jurists – Canada; is a co-chair of the ESG Joint Subcommittee of the Corporate Governance and Federal Regulation of Securities Committees of the Business Law Section of the ABA; and serves on the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Canadian Cancer Society. He was a member of the Program Faculty of the ESG, Climate Risk and the Law Professional Development Certificate Course at Osgoode Hall Law School.