Carol Liao

Associate Professor & Director, Centre for Business Law, Peer A. Allard School of Law, UBC

Dr. Carol Liao is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Business Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, where she specializes in corporate law and sustainability. She is the UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar of the Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the UBC Sauder School of Business, and Principal co-Investigator of the Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI), a cross-disciplinary research hub providing free education to corporate boards on fiduciary obligation and climate governance: https://ccli.ubc.ca/. Carol is the faculty lead in the Mining Law and Sustainability Program, the first executive learning program at UBC Allard Law.

Carol has delivered over 100 invited talks around the world on sustainable business and is a public leader in anti-racism education. Since 2016, she has led numerous workshops on equity, diversity and inclusion to corporate boards with her industry partner Shona McGlashan, and she is a member of the Employment Equity Working Group of the BC Human Rights Commission. Prior to academia, Carol was a senior associate in the New York Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Shearman & Sterling LLP, where she represented public and private multinational corporations in a variety of transactional and governance matters. On behalf of the firm, she also served as a legal researcher for the Office of the Prosecutor on location at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda. In 2021, she received the Influential Women in Business Award and was named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. 

Speaking at

The Gathering Place

February 1, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm PDT

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The Gathering Place

February 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Speaking at

The Gathering Place

February 2, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm PDT