Building momentum for a Just Transition in Canada

RI Canada 2024, the region’s leading sustainable finance conference, will bring together 300+ asset owners, investment managers, banks, financial regulators, and data providers from across Canada who are looking to play a meaningful role in the journey to a sustainable, net-zero economy.

This year’s event is set to be even bigger than ever – providing a unique opportunity to flesh out new ideas with fellow senior industry peers from across the region, and share cutting-edge sustainability thinking to navigate the rapidly evolving Canadian responsible investment landscape.

In addition, join 100+ industry-leading asset owners to gain insight into their ESG allocation strategies and preferences for 2024 and beyond.

Key sessions in 2024

Fireside chat: The evolution of the CSO

Join Alanna Boyd (left), Chief Sustainability Officer, Sun Life, Bertrand Millot (right), Head of Sustainability, CDPQ and Michael Kelly (bottom), Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer, OMERS for a compelling fireside chat into the evolving role of the CSO in today’s responsible investment landscape.

Green horizons: Navigating transition finance in Canada

Join Jennifer Livingstone (bottom), Vice President, Climate Strategy, RBC, Bruce B. Simpson (right), Partner, AgeTech Capital, and Barbara Zvan (left), President and CEO, University Pension Plan to discuss transition finance and its essential role in Canada’s economy

What’s new in 2024?

  • Navigating transition finance in Canada: What comes next?
  • Incorporating Indigenous perspectives into investment strategies
  • Sustainable Finance and Green Bonds
  • Regulatory and Policy Developments: How are investors preparing
  • Biodiversity and nature: Navigating data collection and stakeholder expectations
  • Investing in net-zero: Aligning investments with the 1.5°C pathway
  • Social investment: Risks, challenges, and opportunities
  • Effective engagement: Stewardship and escalation strategies
  • Sustainability standards and disclosure frameworks

Snapshot of attendees:

Meet leading asset owners including:

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Why should you attend?

Asset Managers

Hear from industry leaders on the latest ESG strategies and sustainability efforts within Canada’s responsible investment landscape, including how investors are preparing for regulatory and policy developments, sustainability standards and disclosure frameworks, and the essential role of transition finance in Canada’s economy.

Meet asset owners looking to increase their exposure to sustainable investments and discover their allocation strategies and preferences.

Asset Owners

Connect with your peers from across the industry on the topics at the forefront of Canada’s evolving responsible investment landscape, including the benefits of incorporating Indigenous perspectives into investment strategies, investing in net-zero, the risks, challenges, and opportunities within social investments, and much more.

Service Providers

Gain valuable insights into the future of ESG regulation and Canada’s standards development, preparing for standardized sustainability disclosure requirements, and more. Interested in showcasing your solutions in front of the most influential names in Canada’s responsible investment space? Access the sponsorship prospectus and fill in the enquiry form to find out more about partnership opportunities at the event.

Apply for a complimentary asset owner pass

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Please register your interest and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

Embed your brand within the institutional investor industry

Responsible Investor Canada provides an opportunity to make connections with an exclusive audience of ESG and sustainable finance decision makers. Share your solutions, collaborate and network with senior-level executives through bespoke sponsorship packages to meet your 2024 business goals.

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Our leading advisory board includes:

Gina Gambetta

Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

Sarah Keyes

CEO, ESG Global Advisors

Katharine Preston

Vice President, Sustainable Investing, OMERS

Adam Scott

Executive Director, Shift: Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health

Julie Segal

Senior Program Manager, Climate Finance, Environmental Defence

Catherine Simard

Senior Director, CDPQ

Bruce Simpson

Partner, AgeTech Capital

Puninda Thind

Finance Nature Lead, Climate Champions Team

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For more information on the agenda or speaking opportunities, please contact Joana Frade.

Joana.F@pei.group | +44 (0)203 879 3893

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Responsible Investor Canada 2024 - Day One - Wednesday 11th

Networking
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and refreshments

Plenary
08:55 - 09:00

Opening remarks

Gina Gambetta
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Gina Gambetta

Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

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09:00 - 09:50

Plenary 1: Green horizons: Navigating transition finance in Canada

Bruce Simpson, Jennifer Livingstone, Barbara Zvan, Stephanie Chow-Ashton
  • Defining transition finance and its essential role in Canada’s economy
  • How can transition finance be deployed credibly?
  • How do Canada’s strategies and investments in the energy transition compare with those of the USA and Europe?
  • Is transition finance compatible with net zero commitments?

Moderator: Bruce B. Simpson, GP, Agetech Capital

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Bruce Simpson

Partner, AgeTech Capital

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Jennifer Livingstone

Vice President, Climate Strategy, RBC

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Barbara Zvan

President and CEO, University Pension Plan

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Stephanie Chow-Ashton

Managing Director, Transition Finance, GFANZ

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09:50 - 10:05

Keynote: Preparing for standardized sustainability disclosure requirements in Canada

Gina Gambetta, Charles-Antoine St-Jean

The Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) released the first draft Canadian Sustainability Disclosure Standards (CSDSs) for public comment earlier this year, with the goal of bringing the global baseline established by the International Sustainability Standards Board to Canada. Since the public consultation closed in June, the Board has assessed and deliberated the feedback they heard from Canadians. Join CSSB Chair Charles-Antoine St-Jean for a discussion on feedback the CSSB received, what the CSSB has been talking about since the public consultation closed, and what investors should be prepared for when the final standards are released.

Moderator: Gina Gambetta, Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

 

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Gina Gambetta

Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Charles-Antoine St-Jean

Chair, Canadian Sustainability Standards Board, FRAS Canada

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10:05 - 10:50

Plenary 2: The future of ESG regulation and Canada's standards development

David Andrews, Scott Morrison, Jo-Anne Matear, Alyson Slater
  • Canada’s taxonomy progress
  • CSSB: What are the next steps?
  • How are international ESG standards, such as the CSRD and the SEC’s proposed climate disclosure rules, influencing Canadian ESG reporting and regulation?
  • How can Canadian regulators balance the need for robust ESG standards whilst maintaining global competitiveness?
  • How does the Canadian regulatory landscape currently accommodate the concept of double materiality in sustainability reporting?
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David Andrews

Senior Legal Counsel - Investments, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

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Scott Morrison

Partner, Sustainability Reporting and Assurance, PwC

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Jo-Anne Matear

Head of Sustainable Finance, Ontario Securities Commission

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Alyson Slater

Head of Sustainable Investment Canada, Public Markets, Manulife Investment Management

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Networking
10:50 - 11:20

Networking break

Plenary
11:20 - 11:50

Fireside chat: The evolution of the CSO

Gina Gambetta, Bertrand Millot, Michael Kelly, Alanna Boyd

Moderator: Gina Gambetta, Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Gina Gambetta

Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Bertrand Millot

Head of Sustainability, CDPQ

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Michael Kelly

Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer, OMERS

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Alanna Boyd

Chief Sustainability Officer, Sun Life

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11:50 - 12:35

Plenary 3: Climate-biodiversity nexus: Closing the gap with sustainable investment

Gina Gambetta, Joy Williams, James Snider
  • How is the TNFD framework being integrated in Canada? What can investors learn from early adopters?
  • How to leverage data for a nature positive investment?
  • How does nature and biodiversity support net-zero? What are the challenges and opportunities within the context of transition finance?

Moderator: Gina Gambetta, Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Gina Gambetta

Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Joy Williams

Executive Director, Financial Institution Net-zero Transition Plans, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)

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James Snider

Vice President, Science, Knowledge And Innovation, WWF Canada

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12:35 - 13:20

Plenary 4: Driving the next phase of the energy transition

Susan McGeachie, Amy Hepburn, Sandra Odendahl, Dr Maryam Golnaraghi
  • How is the TNFD framework being integrated in Canada? What can investors learn from early adopters?
  • How to leverage data for a nature positive investment?
  • How does nature and biodiversity support net-zero? What are the challenges and opportunities within the context of transition finance?

Moderator: Susan McGeachie, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Global Climate Finance Accelerator

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Susan McGeachie

Co-Founder & Managing Partner / Adjunct Professor (Climate Finance), Global Climate Finance Accelerator / University of Toronto

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Amy Hepburn

CEO, Investor Leadership Network (ILN)

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Sandra Odendahl

Senior Vice President and Head, Sustainability, Diversity & Social Impact, BDC

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Dr Maryam Golnaraghi

Director – Climate Change and Environment, The Geneva Association

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Networking
13:20 - 14:20

Lunch

Stream A
14:20 - 15:05

A1: Decarbonization and credit markets

Paula Luff
  • How can investors ensure investments contribute to Canada’s decarbonization goals?
  • How can credit markets be leveraged more effectively to finance decarbonization?
  • What are the biggest challenges and opportunities in scaling up green financing in Canada? How do these compare globally?
  • Canada’s provincial carbon markets – how can we ensure their integrity and effectiveness?
  • What role do private credit markets play in ESG investing and sustainable finance?
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Paula Luff

Director of Sustainability Research & Engagement, DSC Meridian

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15:05 - 15:20

Networking break

15:20 - 16:05

A2: Greenwashing vs greenhushing: Assessing the impact of Bill C-59

Alison Joutsi
  • How does Bill C-59 fit into Canada’s anti-greenwashing regulatory landscape?
  • What are the implications of the bill for Canadian corporates and investors?
  • Is there a risk that Canadian corporates will embrace greenhushing?
  • Are Canadian policymakers doing enough to combat greenwashing in the financial sector?

Moderator: Alison Joutsi, Principal, ESG Global Advisors

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Alison Joutsi

Principal, ESG Global Advisors

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16:05 - 16:15

Short turnaround break

16:15 - 17:00

A3: ESG Data: Enhancing the investment strategy

Will Relle
  • How is ESG data incorporated into responsible investment decisions? How does this differ in private vs public markets?
  • Quantity vs quality: what steps are being used to improve data verification and assurance processes?
  • How has ESG data in private markets evolved with the emergence of the ESG Data Convergence Initiative?
  • How are investors needs changing on ESG data?
  • Global ESG reporting and disclosure and what this means for data users and providers
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Will Relle

Director, ESG, HarbourVest

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Stream B
14:20 - 15:05

B1: Social responsibility: Risks, challenges, and opportunities

Lila Han, Andrea Nemtin
  • What are the social risks that investors should be thinking about?
  • How can investors help alleviate social issues such as DEI, housing crisis, and aging demographics?
  • How are investors measuring and reporting on the social impact of their investments?
  • How can sustainable investments positively contribute to social goals?
  • What are the main challenges of integrating social responsibility into investment decisions?
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Lila Han

Director, Sustainable Investing, OMERS

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Andrea Nemtin

Chief Executive Officer, SI Canada

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15:05 - 15:20

Networking break

15:20 - 16:05

B2: Investing in nature: Opportunities in biodiversity

Gina Gambetta, Maya Saryyeva
  • What innovative financial instruments and models have shown promise in funding biodiversity conservation efforts? How can these models be scaled or adapted for different contexts?
  • What are the primary risks and challenges investors face when integrating biodiversity considerations into their portfolios, and how can these be mitigated?
  • What are the emerging trends in nature finance, and how should investors position themselves to take advantage of these?
  • How can investors adopt a nature-positive strategy in the portfolio?

Moderator: Gina Gambetta, Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Gina Gambetta

Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

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Maya Saryyeva

Interim Executive Director, ISF

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16:05 - 16:15

Short turnaround break

16:15 - 17:00

B3: Proxy voting: Making your votes count

Thomas Estinès, Sarah Couturier-Tanoh
  • Vote pre-disclosure: What are the challenges with gaining traction behind certain votes?
  • What elements make a shareholder proposal more likely to be supported by a majority of investors?
  • Shareholder proposal fatigue
  • Workers’ rights proposals and their impact
  • Key takeaways from 2024 proxy season

Moderator: Thomas Estinès, Co-CEO, GIR

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Thomas Estinès

Co-CEO, GIR

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Sarah Couturier-Tanoh

Director of Shareholder Advocacy, SHARE

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17:00 - 18:00

Networking drinks

18:00 - 18:00

End of day one

Agenda

Responsible Investor Canada 2024 - Day Two - Thursday 12th

Networking
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and refreshments

Plenary
08:30 - 09:30

Interactive roundtable discussions

Susan McGeachie, Sean Hackett
  1. Investment opportunities in industrial decarbonization – Susan McGeachie, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Global Climate Finance Accelerator
  2. Mitigating risk through methane management – Sean Hackett, Senior Manager, Energy Transition, EDF
  3. Scope 3
  4. Water
  5. Climate adaptation
  6. Responsible AI
  7. Deforestation
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Susan McGeachie

Co-Founder & Managing Partner / Adjunct Professor (Climate Finance), Global Climate Finance Accelerator / University of Toronto

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Sean Hackett

Senior Manager, Energy Transition, Environmental Defense Fund

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09:30 - 09:40

Short networking break

Stream A
09:40 - 10:25

A4: What makes a credible transition plan?

Katherine Short, Youssef Aroub, Jonathan Laski
  • Transition funds: What are the challenges and opportunities in financing transition plans?
  • Assessing transition plans and tracking progress
  • The role of carbon pricing and offsets in transition plans
  • Integrating nature into net-zero transition plans
  • How can cross-sector collaboration enhance the effectiveness of transition plans?

Moderator: Katherine Short, Associate Director, Sustainable Investing, OMERS

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Katherine Short

Associate Director, Sustainable Investing, OMERS

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Youssef Aroub

Senior Principal - Sustainable Investing, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

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Jonathan Laski

Director, Sustainable Finance, PwC

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10:25 - 10:45

Networking break

10:45 - 11:30

A5: Navigating climate risk and materiality in Canada

Alison Schneider
  • What are the best strategies to assess and manage climate risks in the portfolio?
  • How should investors approach asset valuation and risk assessment differently to protect their investments?
  • Physical risk vs transition risk
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Alison Schneider

Canadian Representative, CERES

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11:30 - 11:35

Short turnaround break

11:35 - 12:20

A6: ESG bonds: Diversifying beyond green

Melissa Menzies
  • Green Bond Framework – Are green bonds supporting the transition? How can Canada optimize the use of green bonds and loans to fund its transition to a sustainable economy?
  • What are the potential risks and rewards associated with sustainable bonds that invest in nuclear power?
  • How is the Canadian market addressing the risk of ‘greenwashing’ in bond issuances, and what mechanisms are in place to ensure authenticity?
  • Social bonds and a just transition: How are Indigenous communities and projects being integrated into the sustainable bond market in Canada?
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Melissa Menzies

Director, Sustainable Finance, Scotiabank

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Stream B
09:40 - 10:25

B4: Sustainable agriculture and food systems

Colin Saravanamuttoo
  • Exploring the investment potential and impact strategies
  • In what ways can agricultural practices contribute to the energy transition beyond just adopting renewable energy sources?
  • Emissions Disclosure – How can we further reduce emissions in food supply chains?
  • Addressing the material risks of intensive animal agriculture en route to net-zero

 

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Colin Saravanamuttoo

Executive Director and Canada Country Director-World Animal Protection, World Animal Protection

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10:25 - 10:45

Networking break

10:45 - 11:30

B5: Benefits of Indigenous investments

Karen Bird

• Understanding landscape of opportunities
• What are the associated risks? And how can we mitigate these?
• Engaging with First Nations companies – How can investors build a better relationship?
• Indigenous Investments = social impact

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Karen Bird

Chief Capital Officer, Indigenous Impact Investment Circle

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11:30 - 11:35

Short turnaround break

11:35 - 12:20

B6: Human rights and the supply chain

Laurence Vigneau
  • Managing supply chain risk: the challenges for investors
  • Bill S-211: what are the biggest challenges in achieving compliance?
  • How can companies go beyond mere compliance to actively promote human rights?​
  • What role does data play in managing human rights risks in supply chains, and how can investors and companies improve their data collection and analysis practices?​

 

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Laurence Vigneau

Senior Advisor, Stewardship Investing, CDPQ

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Networking
12:20 - 13:05

Lunch

Plenary
13:05 - 13:20

Keynote

13:20 - 14:10

Plenary 5: Effective engagement strategies for sustainable investing in Canada

Polina Sims, Matt Price, Pratima Divgi, Delaney Greig
  • Active ownership vs passive ownership
  • How do you achieve impact in engagement and measure success?
  • Brown stripping vs engagement: How are Canadian investors engaging with the oil and gas sector?
  • How has the landscape of Canadian engagement evolved in recent years?
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Polina Sims

Managing Director - Head of Investment Strategy, Sustainability and Asset Management, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

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Matt Price

Director of Corporate Engagement, Investors for Paris Compliance

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Pratima Divgi

Head of Capital Markets, CDP North America

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Delaney Greig

Director, Investor Stewardship, University Pension Plan Ontario

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14:10 - 15:00

Plenary 6: Investing in zero: Finances and strategies of climate change

Katharine Preston, Alex Side, Samantha Hill
  • Scale of investment necessary to reach 1.5C: What are the challenges and opportunities for investors?
  • How are asset owners approaching provincial decarbonization efforts in their portfolios?
  • What is keeping investment senior leadership up at night in 2024?
  • How are asset owners and asset managers coping with growing geopolitical uncertainties? What challenges are they facing?
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Katharine Preston

Vice President - Sustainable Investing, OMERS

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Alex Side

Senior Principal, IMCO Infrastructure (Investment Management Corporation of Ontario)

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Samantha Hill

Managing Director - Sustainable Investing, CPP Investments

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15:00 - 15:00

End of conference

Be recognised as driving the future of sustainable finance to institutional investors in Canada

Sponsoring a Responsible Investor global event positions your business at the forefront of key decision-makers and ensures your profile gains a competitive advantage within the industry. Enquire about bespoke sponsorship packages to:

  • Align your brand with Responsible Investor’s authoritative content-led event portfolio and be seen as a go-to solution provider for senior ESG and sustainable finance professionals.
  • Stand tall amongst your competitors by positioning your company at RI Canada and embed your brand as a major player to senior institutional investors.
  • Raise your profile as a thought leader within the industry to overcome the key challenges within responsible investing.
  • Showcase your institutional investor solutions, in-person to new global audiences and generate new business opportunities to achieve your targets.

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2024 sponsors include:

Connect with responsible investment investors

African Development Bank
AGF Investments
AIMCo
Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Allegra Wealth
Allianz Global Investors
Allstate Investments
Alphinity investments
AMP Capital
Aon
Atlantic Bank
Aviva Canada
AXA Investment Managers
Axia Real Assets
Baillie Gifford
Banister & Company
Bank of America
Bank of Canada
Banque Nationale Investissements
BC Pension Corp
BCI
BentallGreenOak
BHP Foundation
BlackRock
BlueOrchard
BMO
BMO Global Asset Management
BNP Paribas
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI)
Brookfield
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Brookfield Properties
BTG Pactual
CalPERS
Canada Climate Law Initiative
Canada Life
Canada Post Corporation Pension Plan
Canadian Institute for Climate Choices
Capstone Infrastructure
CDPQ

Hiroshi Komori

Senior Director, Stewardship & ESG, GPIF

RI events around the world have been beneficial to catch up on ongoing ESG issues and network with great people.

Andrea Palmer

ESG Lead, PGGM

I appreciate the quality of the delegates and the conversations. It’s the go-to venue to gauge developments in ESG integration.

Network at Canada's leading responsible investment event

Build lasting relationships and compare best practices with your peers.

Responsible Investor Canada will return to the Chelsea Hotel Toronto in September. Join over 300 top-level investors, fund managers and sustainable finance professionals for two days of networking at the must-attend event to learn, share, and debate ESG opportunities and challenges.

Building relationships at RI Canada isn’t just about exchanging business cards; it’s about finding common ground and shared goals. Collaborations forged here can be the cornerstone of future projects and initiatives.

The in-person networking experience

Meet industry thought-leaders

Connect with the ESG community at the forefront of shaping sustainable finance in Canada. Engage with investment professionals, regulators, academics, NGOs, and lawyers who are driving meaningful change in the industry.

15+ hours networking

Connect in-person with the ESG community at our interactive workshops, panels, private breakfasts, debates, and evening drinks reception. Every moment at RI Canada is a chance to forge valuable connections.

Connect with Canadian asset owners

Hear from asset owners who are looking to increase their exposure to sustainable investments and financial products. Past asset owner attendees include AXA, Canada Post Corporation Pension Plan, CDPQ, HOOP, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, United Church of Canada, and many more.

Connect with active investors

African Development Bank
AGF Investments
AIMCo
Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Allegra Wealth
Allianz Global Investors
Allstate Investments
Alphinity investments
AMP Capital
Aon
Atlantic Bank
Aviva Canada
AXA Investment Managers
Axia Real Assets
Baillie Gifford
Banister & Company
Bank of America
Bank of Canada
Banque Nationale Investissements
BC Pension Corp
BCI
BentallGreenOak
BHP Foundation
BlackRock
BlueOrchard

Be recognised as driving the future of sustainable finance

Responsible Investor Canada provides an opportunity to make connections with an exclusive audience of ESG and sustainable finance decision makers. Share your solutions, collaborate and network with senior-level executives through bespoke sponsorship packages to meet your 2024 business goals.

Enquire about sponsorship

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Asset owners at RI Canada 2024

The Responsible Investor Canada provides an unrivalled platform for asset owners investing in ESG and sustainable finance.

A limited number of complimentary passes for the event are available for asset owners. Check out the benefits of joining the conference and learn who among your peers attends. Apply for a complimentary pass for you or your team now.

What to expect?

Network with your peers

Enrich your network, build lasting relationships, and exchange valuable perspectives with your investor peers through investor-only breakfasts, networking breaks, lunches and much more.

Gain expert insights

Hear from our industry-leading speaker line-up, discover the latest trends and stay aligned with future innovations in the market.

Stay aligned to developments and opportunities

Discover remarkable investment opportunities and leverage ESG expertise focused on regulation, human rights, biodiversity, net zero and more.

Meet with the best and brightest funds

Connect and arrange one-to-one meetings with the biggest and best ESG managers in the market.

Asset owners at RI Canada 2024

Explore the conference benefits and find out which of your peers will be attending. 

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Connect with active investors

Alecta
AP2
Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK)
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Brunel Pension Partnership
Cambridge Associates
Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Church of England Pensions Board
Friends Provident Foundation
Irish Life
Local Pensions Partnership
MP Investments
NEST Corporation
Nestlé UK Pensions
Nordea Life & Pension
Scottish Widows
Wellcome Trust
The Health Foundation
London Pensions Fund Authority
BBC Pension Trust
Folketrygdfondet
British Airways Pension Investment Management
Folksam
ING
VBV Pensionskasse
LGIM
Cambridge University Endowment
Migros Pension Fund
Caisse des depots et Consignations
Baloise
Strathclyde Pension Fund
GPIF
San Francisco Employees' Retirement System
OMERS
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
State of New Jersey
New York City Comptroller
Canada Post Corporation Pension Plan
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
HOOPP

Apply for a complimentary asset owner pass

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Please register your interest and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

Apply for a complimentary pass

For more information on the agenda or speaking opportunities, please contact Joana Frade.

Joana.F@pei.group | +44 (0)203 879 3893

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David Andrews

Senior Legal Counsel - Investments, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Youssef Aroub

Senior Principal - Sustainable Investing, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

Bruce B. Simpson

GP, Agetech Capital

Karen Bird

Chief Capital Officer, Indigenous Impact Investment Circle

Alanna Boyd

Chief Sustainability Officer, Sun Life

Stephanie Chow-Ashton

Managing Director, Transition Finance, GFANZ

Sarah Couturier-Tanoh

Director of Shareholder Advocacy, SHARE

Bob Dannhauser

Senior Advisor, Shift Project

Pratima Divgi

Head of Capital Markets, CDP North America

Thomas Estinès

Co-CEO, GIR

Gina Gambetta

Senior Reporter, Responsible Investor

Dr Maryam Golnaraghi

Director – Climate Change and Environment, The Geneva Association

Delaney Greig

Director, Investor Stewardship, University Pension Plan Ontario

Sean Hackett

Senior Manager, Energy Transition, Environmental Defense Fund

Lila Han

Director, Sustainable Investing, OMERS

Amy Hepburn

CEO, Investor Leadership Network (ILN)

Samantha Hill

Managing Director - Sustainable Investing, CPP Investments

Ian Howard

Director, Climate Services, Climate Bonds Initiative

Alison Joutsi

Principal, ESG Global Advisors

Michael Kelly

Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer, OMERS

Dana Krechowicz

Director, Sustainable Finance, Global Risk Institute

Jonathan Laski

Director, Sustainable Finance, PwC

Jennifer Livingstone

Vice President, Climate Strategy, RBC

Paula Luff

Director of Sustainability Research & Engagement, DSC Meridian

Jo-Anne Matear

Head of Sustainable Finance, Ontario Securities Commission

Susan McGeachie

Co-Founder & Managing Partner / Adjunct Professor (Climate Finance), Global Climate Finance Accelerator / University of Toronto

Melissa Menzies

Director, Sustainable Finance, Scotiabank

Bertrand Millot

Head of Sustainability, CDPQ

Scott Morrison

Partner, Sustainability Reporting and Assurance, PwC

Andrea Nemtin

Chief Executive Officer, SI Canada

Stephen Nolan

Managing Director, UNDP Financial Centres for Sustainability

Sandra Odendahl

Senior Vice President and Head, Sustainability, Diversity & Social Impact, BDC

Katharine Preston

Vice President - Sustainable Investing, OMERS

Matt Price

Director of Corporate Engagement, Investors for Paris Compliance

Will Relle

Director, ESG, HarbourVest

Colin Saravanamuttoo

Executive Director and Canada Country Director-World Animal Protection, World Animal Protection

Maya Saryyeva

Interim Executive Director, ISF

Alison Schneider

Canadian Representative, CERES

Katherine Short

Associate Director, Sustainable Investing, OMERS

Alex Side

Senior Principal, IMCO Infrastructure (Investment Management Corporation of Ontario)

Polina Sims

Managing Director - Head of Investment Strategy, Sustainability and Asset Management, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

Alyson Slater

Head of Sustainable Investment Canada, Public Markets, Manulife Investment Management

James Snider

Vice President, Science, Knowledge And Innovation, WWF Canada

Charles-Antoine St-Jean

Chair, Canadian Sustainability Standards Board, FRAS Canada

Laurence Vigneau

Senior Advisor, Stewardship Investing, CDPQ

Joy Williams

Executive Director, Financial Institution Net-zero Transition Plans, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)

Barbara Zvan

President and CEO, University Pension Plan