Join Canadian Club Toronto on December 9 as we bring together financial and policy experts to help understand the challenges involved in sustainable investing. This expert panel will be moderated by Mark Wiseman, Chairman of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), and will feature:
Gerald Butts – Vice Chairman of Eurasia Group
Veronica Chau – Partner and Director of Sustainable Investing & Social Impact at BCG
Alison Loat – Managing Director of Sustainable Investing and Innovation at OPTrust
“Where Policy Meets Practice”
This year has seen a substantial increase in the amount institutional investors are incorporating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors into their portfolios, and COVID-19 has accelerated this trend even further. There is clearly a growing appetite to invest in a more sustainable way, but transparency is needed in this space in order to do good for the planet and prevent “greenwashing”. How can Canada build a framework to address the growing need for harmonized ESG disclosure requirements? Is there clear-cut criteria to determine what makes a company ESG investable?