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Event Date Wed Sep 29 EDT (16 days ago)
Location Virtual Event
Region All

In a constructive reality check with international investors, we will examine the Canadian economy and financial sector and consider key issues for Canadian competitiveness as the world strives towards a net-zero carbon emissions future. We will hear from investors and thought leaders from across Europe, the U.S., and Asia as they highlight challenges for Canada in the transition.

Private sector leaders will share their vision for a just transition to a low carbon economy
that boosts Canadian competitiveness and diversifies our resource and financial sectors. What is required for a team-Canada approach that harnesses our sophisticated financial services sector and world-leading natural resource capabilities? What can government do to enable the transition to a prosperous low-carbon economy?

Digitalization is altering human agency where we now have AI systems making decisions
in the world without humans intervening. This is creating unprecedented challenges for
our existing regulatory and legal models. In the same way, good contract law, property
law, consumer protections are critically important for economic growth, getting the future regime governing the equitable and ethical use of AI systems correct is vitally important for our future prosperity.

Digital currency is disrupting the concept of money as we know it. We will explore the various forms that digital currency is taking today, from central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, and other crypto-assets such as bitcoin. The central bank and private enterprise experts will discuss whether this is a speculative craze or a fundamental shift, how it will unfold, and the implications for financial markets and financial institutions themselves. We will look at the economic consequences, risks, and policy challenges, and
the potential impact on financial stability, here and abroad.


2021 Speakers

Sonia Baxendale
President and CEO, Global Risk Institute

Mark Hughes
Board Chair, Global Risk Institute

Travis Antoniono
Head, Climate Investment Strategy, CalPERS

Bruno Bertocci
Managing Director, Sustainable Equities, UBS Asset Management

Marcia Moffat
Managing Director and Country Head for Canada, BlackRock Asset Management

Blair Feltmate
Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

Kathy Bardswick
Chair, Federal Government Sustainable Finance Action Council

Melissa Kennedy
Executive Vice President, Sun Life, and member of Ontario Capital Markets

Daniel Moore
Group Head and Chief Risk Officer, Scotiabank

Peter Routledge
Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

Rod Garratt
Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara

John Turner
Professor and Interim Head of School, Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University, Belfast

Gillian Hadfield
Professor and Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, University of Toronto

Marion Labouré
Director and Senior Economist, Deutsche Bank, and Lecturer, Harvard University

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Pwc
• Mercer
• Torman FinHub