February 20, 2024

Environmental 101

Virtual, Instructor-Led

Event Summary

As ESG strategies grow and evolve, one thing remains consistent, the focus on the “Big E”– Environmental. Many stakeholders continue to place an increasing priority on publishing Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions metrics. This class will provide an overview of the genesis and context of these reporting metrics as well as explain emissions quantification, reporting, and implementing reduction techniques and target-setting strategies.

Attendees will receive 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH)  upon completion of the class.


Learning Objectives

  • Learn the background and basics of emissions and financial disclosure reporting from industry subject matter experts.
  • Science of Climate Change and Climate Agreements
  • Green House Gas and Scope 1, 2 and 3 Reporting
  • ESG, SASB, Proposed SEC Rule, and Climate Disclosure


Who Should Attend

Industry professionals looking to better understand, begin implementing, or advance their environmental commitment strategies.



Meet the Instructors


John Bolakas, MBA, MSc, PG, LSRP

Sr. Principal, Project Director & Energy Executive | Montrose Environmental Group

Professional Geologist and Licensed Site Remediation Professional with over 30 years of experience in the fields of environmental liability management, site remediation, and business decision analysis.

Master of Business Administration in Energy to further provide solutions to complex energy and environmental matters including compliance and due diligence associated with ESG.


Michael Teeling, M.SC., P.G., C.P.G.

Sr. Director, Consulting Geoscientist | Montrose Environmental Group

Mr. Teeling has over 35 years of environmental service experience including incident response, field geological oversight, program management, information technology development, and consulting for clients including ARCO Environmental Remediation LLC, Atlantic Richfield Company, Amoco, BP, Coterra Energy (Cabot Oil & Gas), Enbridge, Equitrans Midstream, ExxonMobil, Penneco, Range Resources, Rex Energy, Seneca Resources, Southwestern Energy, Sunoco, Repsol (Talisman Energy), and national and regional law firms and insurance companies.


Gary M. Scoggin, P.E.

Garrett Environmental Strategies, LLC

Gary M. Scoggin P.E. is an independent Sustainability and Environmental Management Consultant. He has over forty years of experience in the energy industry, much of it with BP, including engineering and management positions in refining, petrochemicals and corporate. He has led the environmental and safety efforts on major projects across North America and served as Director of Greenhouse Gas Management for BP, where he was responsible for the convergence of climate-related operations, technology, and policy for BP’s worldwide operations. Since his retirement from BP in 2015, he has worked as a consultant providing sustainability, environmental, and operating excellence services for clients in the energy industry. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University, an MS in Environmental Management from the University of Houston – Clear Lake and has received continuing education certifications from Rice University and the London Business School.


From 02-20-2024 9:00 am CST until 02-20-2024 11:00 am CST



Registration Information
Members $295
Non-Members $495

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card

Who can attend?

SGA Cancellation Policy "C"

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