2.5-Day Program

Sustainable Investing

Finding opportunity and managing risk in transition to a low-carbon economy

Laurence Fink

“…We are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance… because capital markets pull risk forward, we will see changes in capital allocation more quickly than we see changes to the climate itself. In the near future – and sooner than most anticipate – there will be a significant reallocation of capital.”

Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock

Canadian businesses, financial institutions, asset managers, and investors need to become well-versed in the fast-emerging practice of sustainable investing.

The Institute for Sustainable Finance

Queen’s Executive Education has partnered with the Institute for Sustainable Finance to offer a 2.5-day program which delivers the essential knowledge of key concepts and strategies, insights on the latest market developments, and case studies to demonstrate emerging best practices.

The program features an outstanding line-up of industry experts, and thought leaders including:

  • Sean Cleary, BMO Professor of Finance, Smith School of Business, Queen's University; Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Finance
  • Amr Addas, Adjunct Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
  • Ryan Riordan, Associate Professor & Distinguished Professor of Finance, Director of Research, Institute for Sustainable Finance, Smith School of Business, Queen's University
  • Sherena Hussain, Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University; Academic Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program
  • Peter Johnson, Director, Environmental and Social Risk and Opportunity, Bank of Nova Scotia and Chair of the CSA Task Group for a Green Taxonomy for Canada
  • Stephen Kibsey, Adjunct Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
  • Cary Krosinsky, Executive Director, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets; Instructor, Yale Centre for Business and the Environment
  • Dustyn Lanz, CEO, Responsible Investment Association (RIA) Canada
  • Basma Majerbi, Associate Professor, Finance, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
  • Jennifer Reynolds, President and CEO, Toronto Finance International (TFI)
  • John Stackhouse, Senior VP, Office of the Chief Executive, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Craig Stewart, Vice-President, Federal Affairs, Insurance Bureau of Canada
  • Barbara Zvan, Chief Risk and Strategy Officer, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan; Member of Canadian Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance

Topics include: ESG integration considerations, including assessment, strategies and roles; impact investing; taxonomy issues; and impact investment considerations.

Participants receive the Sustainable Investing Certificate of Completion from Queen's Executive Education. Additionally, this program contributes to the completion of the new Certificate in Sustainable Finance (additional programs coming soon).

Who Should Attend:

Anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts of sustainable investing, and how to apply them.

Mark Carney

“As long as temperatures and sea levels continue to rise and with them climate-related financial risks, central banks, supervisors, and financial institutions will continue to raise the bar to address these climate-related risks and to ‘green’ the financial system. We need collective leadership and action across countries and we need to be ambitious.”

Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of England

Takeaways

Participants will gain a solid understanding of the fundamental constructs of sustainable investing, and the most current strategies and considerations.

The program provides an expert view of the latest global developments and how sustainable investing is impacting Canadian investment dynamics.

Panel discussions and expert-led sessions will provide unparalleled access to the most current industry perspectives, and the latest academic insights in the field. In the small group format, you will get personal attention and the opportunity for rich discussion with presenters and fellow participants.

Content

In just 2.5 days participants will acquire a solid understanding of the core concepts of sustainable investing, and how to begin to leverage opportunities, and manage risk.

Topics include:

  • Defining sustainable investing
  • Applying environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment criteria
  • Understanding the role and structure of green bonds, and transition bonds
  • Exploring the role and approaches to impact investing

You will hear from senior industry leaders and experts from academia who are leading sustainable investing in Canada and defining best practices.

Case studies will facilitate applied learning to see sustainable investing in action.

Session Leaders

Queen’s Executive Education and the Institute for Sustainable Finance have assembled an outstanding line-up of senior industry leaders, and subject matter experts all in one place and in one program.

  • Sean Cleary, BMO Professor of Finance, Smith School of Business, Queen's University; Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Finance
  • Amr Addas, Adjunct Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
  • Ryan Riordan, Associate Professor & Distinguished Professor of Finance, Director of Research, Institute for Sustainable Finance, Smith School of Business, Queen's University
  • Sherena Hussain, Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University; Academic Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program
  • Stephen Kibsey, Adjunct Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
  • Peter Johnson, Director, Environmental and Social Risk and Opportunity, Bank of Nova Scotia and Chair of the CSA Task Group for a Green Taxonomy for Canada
  • Cary Krosinsky, Executive Director, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets; Instructor, Yale Centre for Business and the Environment
  • Dustyn Lanz, CEO, Responsible Investment Association (RIA) Canada
  • Basma Majerbi, Associate Professor, Finance, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
  • Jennifer Reynolds, President and CEO, Toronto Finance International (TFI)
  • John Stackhouse, Senior VP, Office of the Chief Executive, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Craig Stewart, Vice-President, Federal Affairs, Insurance Bureau of Canada
  • Barbara Zvan, Chief Risk and Strategy Officer, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan; Member of Canadian Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance
Katie Parks

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Monday to Friday. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT


Upcoming Sessions

Queen's Custom Programs are flexible. They are developed and delivered on your timeline at the location of your choice.

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