Panel on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Factors: The Future of Investing is Bright
The global investment landscape is changing rapidly. Investors are demanding greater accountability and transparency from the companies they invest in, and this is having ripple effects through the globe and across sectors. Canadian investors, in particular, are having a significant influence in shaping how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are impacting business today, and will continue to positively and proactively influence investing going forward. Please join us in a conversation with two of Canada’s leading experts in ESG to discuss its relevance for investing currently and in the future.
Karen Clarke-Whistler is a leading business voice in ESG, climate-related risks and opportunities. She recently joined ESG Global Advisors, providing services to Boards and Senior Executives on ESG strategy. Previously, as Chief Environment Officer TD Bank Group for 10 years, Ms. Clarke-Whistler developed and implemented financial sector leadership in ESG, including industry firsts: carbon neutral, green bonds, and a $100B commitment to the low carbon economy, as well as progressive approaches to enterprise risk management of climate-related and ESG issues. Prior to joining the bank her consulting career included being President of a 700-person international environmental consulting company operating in the Americas, Europe and Africa.
Katharine Preston has played an integral role in OMERS’ evolving ESG practices since joining in August 2019. OMERS is engaged in many industry and leadership initiatives that have an ESG lens, including liaising with the investment, risk and communications teams on issues such as ESG integration, climate risk, and stakeholder communications and reporting. Prior to joining OMERS, Ms. Preston most recently served as the Director, Responsible Investing at OPTrust, an Ontario-based public pension plan. In this role, Ms. Preston was instrumental in defining a strategy for integrating ESG factors into investment practices and leading the development of a Climate Action Plan.
Wednesday February 5, 2020 12:00 pm - to 1:15 pm
100 Adelaide St. W., 21st floor, Toronto
Lunch will be provided
We look forward to seeing you at this event
President of TABE