Recent years have seen a significant rise in the prominence of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) considerations for Canadian public companies: whether by institutional investors, activist investors, or market forces generally, Canadian issuers are being pushed to evaluate their ESG priorities and strategy. Moreover, for the directors of these issuers, this exercise involves an added component: weighing the extent to which addressing ESG considerations may be required by their fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of the corporation.