What’s next in sustainable finance

Understanding sustainable finance and how it will impact the world of business
Thursday Nov 12, 2020 3:00 PM EST
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The world’s economies are moving toward a low-carbon future—and the financial sector is playing an important role in this shift. Sustainable finance is integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into business investment decisions.

What actions around sustainable finance are taking place in Canada and around the world? What are the impacts? What do businesses need to know that will affect them? And what’s next as sustainable finance becomes even more important to investors, firms and governments in the fight against climate change?

Join Smith Business Insight and Queen’s Executive Education for a special free 60-minute webinar. We’ll delve into sustainable finance with an all-star panel of experts in the field: Sean Cleary, director of the Institute for Sustainable Finance and BMO Professor of Finance at Smith School of Business; Jennifer Reynolds, president and CEO of Toronto Finance International; Andy Chisholm, member of Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance and member of the board of directors of the Royal Bank of Canada; and Sandra Odendahl, vice-president of social impact and sustainability at Scotiabank.

Participants will gain a greater understanding of sustainable finance, including: 


• The latest on what’s happening around sustainable finance

• How climate change is affecting investment decisions globally

• What Canada and other countries are doing on this issue

• How businesses are addressing sustainable finance

• Why climate change considerations have become an important component of fiduciary duty

• The importance of financial disclosures regarding climate change

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