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.

Past Events

The Implications of Social Trust on Corporate Social Responsibility: International Evidence

  • Friday, May 27th, 2022, 1-2 pm
Presenter Hui Zhu
Moderator Ryan Riordan

The Impact of Climate Change Risks on Clean Energy Returns

  • March 25, 2022
Presenter Hany Fahmy
Professor and the finance intellectual lead of the Faculty of Management at Royal Roads University

Mutual Fund Trading and ESG Stock Resilience During the COVID-19 Stock Market Crash

  • Jan 28, 2022
Presenter Yrjö Koskinen
Moderator Ryan Riordan

Second Annual CSFN Conference

  • November 19-20, 2021
Hosted by Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

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

  • Oct 28, 2021
Panel Discussion

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

  • Sept 24, 2021 - 1pm
Panel Discussion Madhu Kalimipalli
Professor, Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University

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

  • August 26, 2021 - 11am
Panel Discussion

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

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

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

Climate Targets and Disclosures – The New Imperative

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

Climate Risk Disclosure and Institutional Investors

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

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

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

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

Stranded Fossil Fuel Reserves and Firm Value

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

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

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

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

Carbon Risk

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

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.

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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