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Institute for Sustainable Finance Welcomes New Advisory Board Members

April 28, 2021

The Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF) welcomes ten new members to its advisory board. ISF’s mandate is to advance Canada’s sustainable finance capacity by fostering strong research, education and knowledge sharing, and collaboration among academia, business and government.

The advisory board brings together diverse and expert perspectives as a resource for ISF leadership. Collectively the board members represent financial services, investment, industry, stakeholder groups, not-for-profits, public sector, and academia.

The new members joining the advisory board are:

  • Tabatha Bull, President & Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business;
  • Ehren Cory, Chief Executive Officer, Canada Infrastructure Bank;
  • Paul C. Douglas, Group Head, Canadian Business Banking, TD Bank Group;
  • Simon A. Fish, Chair, BMO Climate Institute;
  • Kikelomo Lawal, Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer, CIBC;
  • Jaqui Parchment, Chief Executive Officer, Mercer Canada;
  • Lindsay Patrick, Head of Strategic Initiatives and ESG, RBC Capital Markets
  • Meigan Terry, Senior Vice President & Chief Communications and Social Impact Officer, Scotiabank;
  • Peter Tertzakian, Deputy Director, ARC Energy Research Institute; and
  • Nadeem Velani, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Pacific Railway.

See complete ISF advisory board membership

“ISF is pleased to welcome these new members to our Advisory Board,” said Jim Leech, chair of the ISF Advisory Board, Chancellor of Queen’s University, and former President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. “Through the board we are creating a cross-section of perspectives and insights on the opportunities and challenges for the advancement of sustainable finance in Canada. I look forward to spirited and thoughtful discussions.”

“The advisory board is an important resource and sounding board for the ISF team,” said Sean Cleary, Chair, ISF. “We greatly appreciate their contributions of time and expertise as we work to increase Canada’s sustainable finance capacity.”

About the Institute for Sustainable Finance

ISF was launched in 2019 as a Canadian-specific centre of expertise and collaboration for advancing sustainable finance. Housed at Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, ISF is independent and non-partisan. It focuses on developing research, education, and collaborations among academia, business and government that will improve Canada’s capacity for sustainable finance as the shift to a low-carbon economy occurs.

Sustainable finance is the integration of environmental, social and governance considerations into capital flows such as lending and investment, risk management, and financial processes including disclosure, valuations and oversight.

ISF’s work is generously supported by The Ivey Foundation (inaugural supporter), the McConnell Foundation, the McCall MacBain Foundation, the Chisholm Thomson Family Foundation, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University and Founding Contributors BMO, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank and TD Bank Group.

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