December 4, 2019 | Toronto
Canadian Sustainable Investment Forum
Sustainable investing and finance are a crucial part of institutional investing platforms, putting capital to work in service of long-term environmental, social and governance initiatives. We’ll convene senior leaders and investors for conversations about how ESG investing, impact investing and sustainable finance tools can maximize performance and provide important positive social impact.
December 4 - Wednesday
Registration and Networking Breakfast
Managing Editor Canada, Bloomberg News
CEO & Group Head, BMO Capital Markets, BMO
The Future of Impact Investing
The place of impact investing in current portfolios is hard to ignore. Institutions are taking a much stronger stance when it comes to things like ESG, so-called “sin stocks”, and mission-based companies. And given the recent decision by the United States Business Roundtable to expand the primary concern for corporations beyond simply increasing value for shareholders, it appears many companies are paying attention. But impact investing as a definitional term leaves much to be desired, and there is much more to unpack beyond “making the world a better place.” In this panel, we’ll take a deeper dive into impact investing, talk to some top investors about how they’re defining the term for themselves and their clients and peek around the corner to see how some of the latest trends might play out over the near- to long-term.
Director, Responsible Investment Team, BMO Global Asset Management
Managing Director of Impact Advisory, Rally Assets
Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist for Canada, BlackRock
Toronto Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
Bloomberg Presents: ESG in Your Portfolio
Bloomberg LP analyst showcases the latest data on ESG investing, getting behind the numbers to reveal the biggest trends, and show where certain sectors are headed in terms of their impact.
Index Product Manager, Bloomberg L.P.
In Conversation With Kristi Mitchem, CEO, BMO Global Asset Management
We’ll sit down with BMO GAM chief executive officer Kristi Mitchem for an in-depth conversation about sustainable investing and what she sees as the biggest opportunities in the space.
CEO, BMO Global Asset Management
Anchor and Co-Host, BNN Bloomberg
The Sustainable Finance "Green Rush"
Green bond sales have hit record numbers and the race is on when it comes to the $136 billion green bond market. As banks grapple with a slowdown in traditional engines of growth such as lending and trading, they’re seeking to capitalize on a boom in green finance. Global green bond sales have already beaten last year’s record $135 billion well before the end of 2019, and issuance of the securities has more than quadrupled in the past five years. The sales boom is being driven by corporations and governments raising funds to invest in initiatives to meet largely environmental goals. We’ll sit down with top financiers to take a closer look at this robust market, and whether the momentum can survive the current turbulent monetary climate.
Country Manager, FTSE Russell Canada, FTSE Russell
Halina von dem Hagen
Global Treasurer and Head of Capital Management, Manulife
Senior Manager, Funding & Foreign Exchange, Capital Markets Division, Ontario Financing Authority
Senior Editor, Bloomberg News
Dan BarclayCEO & Group Head, BMO Capital Markets BMO
Paul BowesCountry Manager, FTSE Russell Canada FTSE Russell
Nalini FeuilloleyDirector, Responsible Investment Team BMO Global Asset Management
Kelly GauthierManaging Director of Impact Advisory Rally Assets
Chris HackelIndex Product Manager Bloomberg L.P.
Halina von dem HagenGlobal Treasurer and Head of Capital Management Manulife
Kristi MitchemCEO BMO Global Asset Management
Kurt ReimanManaging Director, Chief Investment Strategist for Canada BlackRock
Elizabeth WallaceSenior Manager, Funding & Foreign Exchange, Capital Markets Division Ontario Financing Authority
Divya BaljiSenior Editor Bloomberg News
Catherine MurrayAnchor and Co-Host BNN Bloomberg
David ScanlanManaging Editor Canada Bloomberg News
Jacqueline ThorpeToronto Bureau Chief Bloomberg News
Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $839 billion and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers. BMO is the 8th largest bank in North America as measured by assets.