|Event Date||Wed Sep 29 EDT (16 days ago)|
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.
President and CEO, Global Risk Institute
Board Chair, Global Risk Institute
Head, Climate Investment Strategy, CalPERS
Managing Director, Sustainable Equities, UBS Asset Management
Managing Director and Country Head for Canada, BlackRock Asset Management
Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo
Chair, Federal Government Sustainable Finance Action Council
Executive Vice President, Sun Life, and member of Ontario Capital Markets
Group Head and Chief Risk Officer, Scotiabank
Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor and Interim Head of School, Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University, Belfast
Professor and Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, University of Toronto
Director and Senior Economist, Deutsche Bank, and Lecturer, Harvard University
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