Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Launch of Canada Roadmap

                January 2017 The PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation have launched the Canada roadmap for Fiduciary Duty. The roadmap is the culmination of extensive consultation with regulators, investors, policy makers and attorneys across Canada. It makes a series of recommendations to enable the market-wide adoption of ESG integration. The recommendations address the following…

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Australia, Brazil, Canada, UK and US Roadmaps

The PRI, The Generation Foundation and UNEP FI have launched a series of roadmaps as part of the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century initiative. The publications are the culmination of extensive consultation with regulators, investors, policy makers and attorneys across the countries. They make a series of recommendations to enable the market-wide adoption of ESG integration. The recommendations address the following core…

Outlook for North America Climate Policy & Impact on Sustainable Finance Agenda

As the United States rejoins Paris, what are the key areas of policy to focus on for the financial sector, how will that increase ambition on emission reduction targets. What are the key regulatory changes and key issues for sustainable finance, how to navigate the environment, assess the challenges and opportunities across sectors? Join us for a discussion on the policy landscape and other key focus areas in this climate ambition year.

TCFD for Banks

UNEP FI TCFD Banking Pilot Projects  NEW for February 2021: UNEP FI’s TCFD Banking programme has launched 3 new papers relating to scenario analysis, recommendations on integrated assessment models, tools, the changing regulatory landscape as well as potential developments in 2021. Decarbonisation and Disruption: Understanding the financial risks of a disorderly transition using climate scenarios…

Global Roundtable Day 2: From sustainable finance market practice to regulatory horizons

UNEP FI kicked off Day 2 of its Global Roundtable with another day full of high-level keynotes, plenaries, regional focused panels and technical sessions with over 3,000 delegates. Launches included resources to support TCFD implementation. UNEP’s Executive Director Inger Andersen said finance industry and its future profitability and our very own survival need natural systems.…

Segell

Dean Segell is Director, Sustainability Strategy, at Sun Life. In this new role, Dean is responsible for developing and implementing Sun Life’s new sustainability plan. Dean has a background in investment banking and management consulting, and most recently was an Associate Director at Convergence – a sustainable investing platform working with private and public investors…

Carney

Mark Carney is UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Prime Minister Johnson’s Finance Adviser for COP26. Mark was previously Governor of the Bank of England (from 2013 to 2020), and before that Governor of the Bank of Canada (from 2008 to 2013). Internationally, Mark was Chair of the Financial Stability Board (from…

Roy

By the age of 15, Louis Roy had decided that his mission would be to try and lead the world down a more responsible path, whether in social or environmental terms. Ten years later he founded Optel, a B-Corp-certified company whose goal is to influence the behaviour of both large companies and consumers. Since then…

Wiebeck

Angela Wiebeck leads UBS in Society’s Program Office. UBS in society focuses on driving long term positive impact for clients, employees, investors and society. This includes UBS’s sustainable investing, philanthropy, corporate responsibility, environmental and social risk, foundation and community investment activities. Angela defines the strategic focus for UBS in society and leads in its implementation…

Jennifer Reynolds

Jennifer Reynolds is the President & CEO of the Toronto Finance International (TFI). TFI is a public-private partnership between Canada’s three levels of government, the financial services sector and academia. TFI’s mission is to lead collective action that drives the competitiveness and growth of Toronto’s financial sector and establishes its prominence as a leading international…

Supporting society

  Creating positive impact for society “The activities of a financial institution can make a real difference in the lives of people.” – Guy Cormier, CEO, Desjardins Group, Canada Signatory banks have been able to drive positive social change in a number of ways. The availability of sustainability-linked loans for social impact companies, for example, has…

Gill

Responsible for Environment, Government and Industry Relations at TD Insurance since 2005, Moira’s focus on strong, long-term, industry and government relationships has led to a track record of successful collaboration and resolution of political and regulatory issues. Her responsibilities extend over the Life and Health and General Insurance businesses and the company’s environmental commitments. Under…

Bergeron

Christine Bergeron took up the role of interim President and CEO of Vancity on July 1, 2020. As interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union, Christine believes that banking plays a vital role in developing a healthy society—building the well-being of people and, at the same time, ensuring the…

Maruma Mrema

Since December 2019, Ms. Mrema has been the Acting Executive Secretary of the CBD Secretariat.  Prior to that, Ms. Mrema served as Director of the Law Division at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya.  With over two decades of experience at the United Nations, Ms. Mrema brings to the position extensive experience in global environmental law and policymaking, implementation of environmental and…

Scotti

Veronica Scotti was appointed Chairperson Public Sector Solutions in July 2018, succeeding from the role as President & CEO of Canada & the English Caribbean, based in Toronto. Veronica joined Swiss Re in 1999 in London through the acquisition of Fox-Pitt Kelton, a boutique investment bank where she worked as Corporate Finance advisor. After moving…

A Legal Framework for Impact – Frequently Asked Questions

1. In two sentences, what is A Legal Framework for Impact?  It is a project to establish the extent to which legal and regulatory frameworks in 11 jurisdictions enable or encourage investors to consider the sustainability impact of their investments. We will release this analysis in a report in October 2020 as well as recommendations for how legislation and regulation can be changed or clarified to make investing for sustainability impact easier.  In the…