Canadian members meet in Toronto for launch of TCFD guidance for investors and to discuss latest developments in region

TD Bank Group hosted a meeting of UNEP Finance Initiative’s Canadian members in Toronto on 10th of May. The meeting was chaired by Nicole Vadori, Associate Vice President and Head of Environment, TD and attended by Eric Usher Head of UNEP FI. More than 30 representatives from members in Canada attended. Maz Moini, Chief Operating…

Clayton

Jim Clayton was appointed Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the newly established Brookfield Centre in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto in January 2018. He is tasked with helping to lead and establish the Brookfield Centre as a global centre of excellence in teaching,…

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…

Hackett

Jonathan Hackett is the MD and Head of BMO’s Sustainable Finance Group, which brings together capabilities from across the bank to mobilize financing for a sustainable future. The group is responsible for raising capital and providing financing for clients pursuing sustainable outcomes, offering advisory services and managing BMO’s impact investment fund. Jonathan joined BMO in…

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…

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…

Donaldson

Conor Donaldson joined the IAIS in July 2012 and currently serves as Head of Implementation, a position he has held since November 2017. In his current role, he supports the Implementation and Assessment Committee and manages IAIS work in the area of assessment, capacity building and supervisory development, financial inclusion and supervisory cooperation. Conor also…

Johnson

Peter is focused on making companies more successful through the integration of environmental risks and opportunities into business practices, products and brands. A recognized pioneer and leader in shaping corporate sustainability Peter has worked across many sectors developing and implementing business-centric programs around sustainability, climate change, risk management, CSR, stakeholder and employee engagement, metrics 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…

Megalou

Mr. Christos Megalou is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Board Member of the Board of Directors of Piraeus Bank SA. From 2013 to 2015 he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurobank Ergasias SA. On 2015 and 2016 he acted as a Senior Advisor of Fairfax Financial Holdings in Toronto and London and from…

Ambachtsheer

Jane Ambachtsheer is Global Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management, where she oversees the firm’s ambitious approach to sustainable investment. This is empowered by the firm’s Sustainability Centre, which undertakes innovative research and policy development, guides BNPP AM’s investment stewardship and industry engagement activities, and supports investment teams in accessing, integrating and reporting…

Webinar: Positive Impact – Real Estate Investment Framework

The UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and collaborators (RICS, PRI, Global Investor Coalition) is developing an impact-based investment framework for real estate to address the SDG financing gap. UNEP FI’s Property Working Group has issued a discussion paper which introduces a positive impact investment framework and requests feedback on the opportunities and challenges in investing…

Li

Robert is an Investment Strategist at China Asset Management Company, one of the largest asset manager in China with 984 Billion RMB in AUM and one of the first UNPRI signatories in China. Robert has 10 years of professional experience in the global capital markets and is responsible for strategy and product development at ChinaAMC.…

First

Jonathan First is a lead specialist within the Structured Products Group and a member of the DBSA’s Innovation Hub. He works with the DBSA’s origination teams to conceptualize, develop, structure and distribute funding for large infrastructure projects in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa in the sectors of water, energy, ICT and transport/logistics. He is also…

Valdés

El Sr. René Mauricio Valdés (El Salvador) fue designado como Coordinador Residente del Sistema de Naciones Unidas y Representante Residente del Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) en Argentina a partir del 1 de mayo del 2014. Previo a su designación, el Sr. Valdés se desempeñó como Jefe de Gabinete de la Secretaria…

New Report Launched to End Debate Surrounding Environmental, Social and Governance Issue Integration and Fiduciary Duty

A report published by UNEP FI, with partners Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), UNEP Inquiry and the UN Global Compact aims to end the debate surrounding environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and fiduciary duty. The report, which was formally launched at the PRI in Person Conference, London, following a ‘soft’ launch in Rio de…

UNEP FI’s insurance role bolstered with new insurance sector members

International insurers Sun Life Financials and SulAmérica joined UNEP FI in May. With the launch of UNEP FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance a month away, the arrival of the new members bolsters the partnership’s role as a sustainability leader among the global insurance community. Sun Life Financial Inc. is a Toronto-based international financial services company…