Events and Webinars

ISF is pleased to share details of upcoming events and webinars. Be sure to check back often for updates! If you are interested in presenting your research in an upcoming webinar, please let us know.

Upcoming

Webinar
Going Green is Rewarding: Clean Energy Deserves to Be an Asset Class

Presenter Hany Fahmy
Associate Professor and Finance Intellectual Lead, Royal Roads University
  • July 23, 2021 - 1pm
  • Live virtual event

Webinar
ISF hosting Microsoft: Practical examples of how technology is transforming ESG reporting

  • August 26, 2021 - 11am
  • Live virtual event

Webinar
Do Firms Benefit from Carbon Risk Management: Evidence from the Credit Default Swaps Market

Presenter Madhu Kalimipalli
Professor, Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Sept 24, 2021 - 1pm
  • Live virtual event

Webinar
In Conversation with Radicle and Jane Goodall Institute: “Carbon Offsets, Biodiversity Finance, & Reforestation”

  • October 28, 2021, - 10:30am
  • Live virtual event

Past Events

Webinar
The Global Menu of Sustainable Funds and the COVID-19 Shock

  • May 28, 2021 - 1pm
Presenter Basma Majerbi
Associate Professor of Finance Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

Webinar
Climate Targets and Disclosures – The New Imperative

  • April 21, 2021 - 1pm
Panel Discussion Sean Cleary, Phd, CFA
Monika Freyman, CFA
Jamie Bonham
Jennifer Reynolds

Webinar
Climate Risk Disclosure and Institutional Investors

  • March 26, 1pm
Presenter Zacharias Sautner
Professor of Finance, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Webinar
Climate-related financial disclosure in the Canadian financial sector

  • January 29, 1pm
Presenters Alyson Slater
Senior Director, Sustainable Finance, Global Risk Institute Mackenzie Taylor Business Analyst, Sustainable Finance, Global Risk Institute

Event
1st Annual Canadian Sustainable Finance Network (CSFN) Conference

A discussion of the latest innovations in sustainable finance research and education.

  • October 21-23, 2020
Read more about the conference Download the Conference Report

Webinar
Fund Performance and Social Responsibility: New Evidence using Social Active Share and Social Tracking Error

  • August 28, 1pm
Presenter Sadok El Ghoul
University of Alberta Co-author Aymen Karoui

Webinar
Stranded Fossil Fuel Reserves and Firm Value

  • July 24, 1pm
Presenter Christina Atanasova
Simon Fraser University Co-author Eduardo Schwartz

Webinar
Resiliency of environmental and social stocks: an analysis of the exogenous COVID-19 market crash

  • June 26, 1pm
Presenter Yrjo Koskinen
University of Calgary

Webinar
Factoring Climate Risk into Financial Valuation

  • May 29, 2020
Presenter Kathryn Bakos
Director of the Climate Finance and Science Program, The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

Webinar
Carbon Risk

  • May 1, 2020
Presenter Ryan Riordan, PhD
ISF's Director of Research Moderator Sean Cleary, PhD
Executive Director, ISF

Event
Shaping the Future of Sustainable Finance: Institute for Sustainable Finance Launch

  • November 19-19, 2019
  • SmithToronto, 200 Front St. W, Suite 3020, Toronto, ON

We are at a pivotal moment in Canada where we can both protect our markets and investments from risk while refocusing them to tap into new and unprecedented opportunities. The new Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF) is seizing this critical opportunity and leading the way by developing world-class sustainable finance expertise to shape the financial system for Canada’s future.

Help us celebrate the launch of the Institute for Sustainable Finance – the first-ever cross-cutting and collaborative hub in Canada that fuses academia, the private sector, and government with the singular focus of increasing the country’s sustainable finance capacity.

Event
Green Finance: New Directions in Sustainable Finance Research and Policy

  • June 14-15, 2019
  • Queen’s University, Kingston,ON

This conference serves as an ideal opportunity to engage leaders from academics, civil society, financial industry and government to share interests, present new research ideas, reflect on multi-level governance trends, and discuss current and challenging issues in sustainable finance.

Keynote Speakers
  • Patricia Fuller, Ambassador for Climate Change;
  • James Leech, the Chancellor of Queen’s University and former President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan;
  • Andrew Chisholm, Director on the RBC Board of Directors and a member of the Canadian Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance.
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