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3D Webinar Series: Data, Disclosures and Definitions, Part 2


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  • Jun 4, 2024
    12:00-1:00 PM EDT
  • Virtual

Completing Canada’s sustainable finance infrastructure

A robust, modern sustainable finance framework is vital to attracting investment to Canada and meeting climate targets. While other jurisdictions around the world race ahead, these rules are not yet in place in Canada. However, thanks to the work of the Sustainable Finance Action Council, the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board and other finance sector leaders, we can see the way forward.

Now, we need to finish the job and implement the appropriate climate disclosure standards and regulations, and a credible green and transition taxonomy. This webinar event brings together expert speakers at the forefront of these important discussions, to help establish the next steps for Canada to finally unlock its climate finance potential.


Lesley Marks

Chief Investment Officer, Equities, Mackenzie Investments

Lesley oversees approximately 110 investment professionals who are involved in the day-to-day management of Mackenzie funds across the firm’s 12 equity boutiques. Lesley is a seasoned investment leader with more than 25 years of experience across asset and wealth management, including 22 years at a leading Canadian bank. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Sustainable Finance.

Panel Discussion

Kathy Bardswick

Chair, Sustainable Finance Action Council (SFAC)

Prior to joining SFAC, Kathy was president of the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices. Previously, her professional career spanned nearly four decades with the Co-operators Group Ltd., retiring from her role as President and Chief Executive Officer in December, 2016. During her tenure as CEO, she led The Co-operators sustainability journey, receiving various domestic and global recognitions for the insurance group’s efforts.

Charles-Antoine St-Jean

Chair, Canadian Sustainability Standards Board

Prior to CSSB, Charles-Antoine served as the Regional Director – Americas with the IFRS Foundation®. In this position, he assisted with the implementation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) operations in Montreal, QC. Charles-Antoine's career was mostly spent with Ernst & Young (EY), retiring as a National Managing Partner in June 2017. Mid-career, he served as Comptroller General of Canada for several years. He has served as the (Interim) President and CEO of CPA Canada, where he initiated and led the bid proposal that led to the ISSB choosing Canada as the location from where it develops new standards.