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Event Date Tue Oct 5 UTC - Fri Oct 8 UTC (9 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Oct 5 7:00pm - Fri Oct 8 7:55pm
Location Virtual Event
Region All

The Sustainable Finance Summit is a large-scale event bringing together renowned leaders, which aims to establish a constructive dialogue on the relationship between economic development, environmental protection and sustainable development, and on how the finance meets these challenges.

For its very first edition, the Sustainable Finance Summit is proud to welcome the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), who will host their Regional Roundtable North America as part of the Summit.


2021 Speakers

Hadley Archer
Executive director, Nature United

Denisa Avermaete
Senior Adviser, Sustainable Finance, European Banking Federation

Butch Bacani
Programme Leader, Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative, UNEP FI

Roger Beauchemin
Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction, Addenda Capital

Marie-Hélène Ben Samoun
Managing Director and Partner – Houston, Boston Consulting Group

Diane BĂ©rard
Journaliste, Maître de Cérémonie

Christine Bergeron
President & Chief Executive Officer, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity)

André-Martin Bouchard
Global Executive Director ESG / Directeur exécutif mondial ESG / Global Director Earth & Environment / Directeur mondial Sciences de la Terre et Environnement, WSP Global Inc.

Daniel Bouzas
Europe Regional Coordinator, UNEP FI

Claude Breton
Vice-President, Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, National Bank

Sheldon Bueckert
Director, Treasury, Enbridge

Véronique Bussières
Biologist and geographer / Responsable – conservation bioculturelle et marine, SNAP Québec

David Carlin

Mijin Cha
Assistant Professor, Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College

Robert Cheberiak
Director of Investments / DĂ©veloppement international Desjardins (DID), DĂ©veloppement international Desjardins

Deborah Cherenfant
Quebec Regional Director, Women Entrepreneurs / Directrice régionale, Femmes entrepreneures, Région du Québec, TD Group / Groupe TD

Margaret Eve Childe
Head of ESG, Canada / Chef, Recherche et intégration des facteurs ESG, Canada, Manulife Investment / Management Gestion de placements Manuvie

Sean Cleary
Chair, Institute for Sustainable Finance

Caroline Codsi
Founder & Chief Equity Officer, Women in Governance (WiG)

Odile Conchou
Financial sector and TNFD focal point, UN Convention on Biological Diversity

John A. Cook
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Investor Engagement, Team Co-Lead Mackenzie Greenchip Team Investment / Vice-président principal, gestionnaire de portefeuille et de sensibilisation des investisseurs, cochef d’équipe, Mackenzie Investments

Guy Cormier
President and Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction, Mouvement Desjardins

Milla Craig
President and Founder / Fondatrice et Présidente, Millani Inc

Diego Creimer
Nature Based Solutions for Climate & Government Relations / Nature Based Solutions for Climate & Government Relations, SNAP Québec

Philippe CrĂŞte
Principal Investment Advisor, Fondaction

Ernie Daniels
President and CEO / Président-Directeur Général, First Nations Finance Authority

Jacques Deforges
Chief Executive Officer / Directeur général, Finance Montréal

Karen Degouve
Head of sustainable business development / Responsable du développement finance durable, Natixis

Mandy Dennison
Director, Social Impact, Sustainability & ESG, Intact

Charles Emond
President and Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Eli Enns
Co-founder, CEO and President / Co-fondateur, Directeur Général et Président, IISAAK OLAM

Joanna Eyquem
Managing Director, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure, Director of Quebec Programs / Directrice générale - Infrastructures résilientes au climat, Directrice des initiatives au Québec, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo / Centre Intact d'adaptation au climat, Université de Waterloo

Mark Fattedad
Senior Director, Sustainable Investment Strategy, Jarislowsky Fraser

Kai Remco Fischer
Climate Lead, UNEP FI

Luc Fortin
Président et Chef de la direction, Bourse de Montréal /President and Chief Executive Officer, Montréal Exchange & Global Head of Trading, TMX Group

Hilary French
Program Management Officer, Regional Coordinator for Climate Change, Chemicals and Waste, and Resource Efficiency, United Nations Environment Programme

Monika Freyman
Responsible Investment Lead, Mercer Canada

Nili Gilbert
Chair of Investment Committee, David Rockefeller Fund

Moira Gill
Associate Vice President Environment, Government and Industry Relations / Vice-présidente associée, Relations environnementales, gouvernementales et de l’industrie, TD Insurance

Eric Girard
Finance Minister / Ministre des Finances du Québec

Janine Guillot
Chief Executive Officer, Value Reporting Foundation

Mandy Gull-Masty
Grand Chief, Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee

Jeffrey Hales
Chair of the Board, SASB Standards

Solène Hanquier
Leader ESG Strategies, Desjardins Global Asset Management / Leader Stratégies ESG, Desjardins Gestion internationale d’actifs, Desjardins

Davida Heller
Senior Vice President of Sustainability & ESG, Citi

Danièle Henkel
Spokesperson / Porte-parole, Evol

Amy Hepburn
CEO, Investor Leadership Network / RĂ©seau de leadership d'investisseurs

Ed Hirs

Anne-Marie Hubert
Eastern Canada Managing Partner / Associée directrice pour l’Est du Canada, EY

Michel Hurtubise
Managing Director, Energy Group – Americas, Société Générale

Blake Hutcheson
President and Chief Executive Officer, OMERS

Florence Jeantet
Managing Director, Danone

Peter Johnson
Director, Sustainable Finance, Global Banking and Markets, Scotiabank

Jan Kellett
Special Advisor, Head of Insurance and Risk Finance, United Nations Development Programme

Claudia Kruse
Managing Director Global Responsible Investment & Governance, APG

Brandon Lewis
Associate Director, Sustainability, Hancock Natural Resource Group, A Manulife Investment Management Company

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
Executive Secretary / Secrétaire exécutive, Convention on Biological Diversity / Convention sur la diversité biologique

Susan McGeachie
Head, BMO Climate Institute

Manuel Morales
Associate Professor / Professeur agrégé, Université de Montréal

Geneviève Morin
President-Chief Executive Officer / Présidente-directrice générale, Fondaction

Puleng Tumelo Ndjwili-Potele
Interim Banking Team Lead, UNEP FI

Matt Orsagh
Senior Director of Capital Markets Policy, CFA Institute

Ghislain Parent
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President – Finance, National Bank

Michael Peterson
Inaugural Deputy Commissioner, California Department of Insurance

Karl Pettersen
Managing Director, Chief Sustainability Officer – Americas, Société Générale

Valérie Plante
Mayor of Montreal, Projet Montréal Leader / Mairesse de Montréal, cheffe de Projet Montréal, Ville de Montréal

Marie-Josee Privyk
Head of ESG Innovation, Novisto

Layalee Ramahi
North America Network Coordinator, UNEP Finance Initiative

Mario Robitaille
Chief Risk Officer / Chef Gestion des risques, Desjardins Group / Mouvement Desjardins

Camilla Roman
Policy Specialist, International Labour Organization

Dan Saccardi
Senior Director, Company Network, CERES

Stephanie Shumsky
Senior Advisor (Environmental and Social Risk Management), Findev Canada

Alyson Slater
Senior Director, Sustainable Finance, Global Risk Institute

Sebastien Soleille
Global Head of Energy Transition and Environment,, BNP Paribas

Craig Stewart
Vice-President, Federal Affairs, Insurance Bureau of Canada

Kim Thomassin
Executive Vice-President and Head of Investments in Québec and Stewardship Investing / Première vice-présidente et cheffe des Placements au Québec et de l’Investissement durable, CDPQ

Eric Usher
Head / Directeur, UNEP FI

Nicole Vadori
AVP & Head of Environment, TD Bank Group

Lindsey Walton
Head of Canada,Principles for Responsible Investment

Rob Wesseling
President and CEO, Co-operators

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• Desjardins
• Addena Capital
• National Bank
• Fondaction
• Societe Generale
• Investor Leadership Network
• Mckenzie Investments
• EY
• Intact Centre
• CFA Montreal
• Jarislowsky Fraser
• Manulife Investment Mgt.
• BNP Paribas
• FinDev Canada

• FC4S
• Canada Climate Law Initiative
• Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
• cdpq space
• CFA Montreal
• Institute for Sustainable Finance
• Ivey Foundation
• Finance for Tomorrow
• Fonds climat Grand Montréal
• Climate Montreal Partnership