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
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 Intelligence Presents: ESG in Your Portfolio
Bloomberg Intelligence analysts showcase 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.
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
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.