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It 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.


2021 Past Speakers

Marie-Josee Privyk
Head of ESG Innovation, Novisto

Craig Stewart
Vice President, Disaster Resilience and Federal Issues, Insurance Bureau of Canada

Nicole Vadori
AVP & Head of Environment, TD Bank Group

Diane Bérard
Journaliste, Maître de Cérémonie

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

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

Robert Cheberiak
Director of Investments, Développement international Desjardins (DID), Développement international Desjardins

Sheldon Bueckert
Director, Treasury, Enbridge

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

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

Hadley Archer
Executive director, Nature United

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

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

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

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

Claudia Kruse
Managing Director Global Responsible Investment & Governance, APG

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

Layalee Ramahi
North America Network Coordinator, UNEP Finance Initiative

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

Susan McGeachie
Head, BMO Climate Institute

Manuel Morales
Associate Professor, Professeur agrégé, Université de Montréal

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

Mandy Gull-Masty
Grand Chief, Chairperson Grande Chef, Présidente Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), Cree Nation Government Grand Conseil des Cris (Eeyou Istchee), Gouvernement de la Nation Crie

Blake Hutcheson
President and Chief Executive Officer, OMERS

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

Nili Gilbert
Chair of Investment Committee, David Rockefeller Fund

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

Camilla Roman
Policy Specialist - Green Jobs
International Labour, Organization (ILO)

Michael Peterson
Inaugural Deputy Commissioner, California Department of Insurance

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

Davida Heller
Senior Vice President of Sustainability & ESG, Citi

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

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

Dan Saccardi
Senior Director, Company Network, Ceres

Rob Wesseling
President and CEO, Co-operators

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

Kai Remco Fischer
Climate Lead, UNEP FI

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

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

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

Danièle Henkel
Spokesperson / Porte-parole, Evol

Daniel Bouzas
Europe Regional Coordinator, UNEP FI

David Carlin

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

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

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

Alyson Slater
Senior Director, Sustainable Finance, Global Risk Institute

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

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

Matt Orsagh
Senior Director of Capital Markets Policy, CFA Institute

Lindsey Walton
Head of Canada, Principles for Responsible Investment

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

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

Amy Hepburn
CEO, Investor Leadership Network, Réseau de leadership d'investisseurs

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

Monika Freyman
Responsible Investment Lead, Mercer Canada

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

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

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

Eric Usher
Head & Directeur, UNEP FI

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

Jacques Deforges
Chief Executive Officer, Directeur général, Finance Montréal

Grégoire Chauvière Le Drian
Head of EIB Group Office in France, European Investment Bank

William Russell
Lord Mayor, City of London

Mark Podlasly
Director, Economic Policy First Nations Major Project, Coalition

Denisa Avermaete
Senior Adviser, Sustainable Finance, European Banking Federation

Sean Cleary
Chair, Institute for Sustainable Finance, CFA Academic Director, Master of Finance Professor of Finance, Institute for Sustainable Finance, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University

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

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

Mark Fattedad
Senior Director, Sustainable Investment Strategy, Directeur principal, Stratégie d'investissement durable, Jarislowsky Fraser

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

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

Kathryn Bakos
Direct, Climate Finance and Science, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

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

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

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

Florence Jeantet
Managing director, One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B)

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

Philippe Crête
Principal Investment Advisor
Fondaction, André-Martin Bouchard, 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.

Jeffrey Hales
Professor / Professeur, Value Reporting Foundation

Serge LeVert-Chiasson
Managing Director of Impact & CCO, Sarona Asset Management

Andrew Mitchell
Founder and CEO, Equilibrium Futures

Anne-Laurence Roucher
Deputy CEO, Head of Development, Finance and Operations, MIROVA

Laure Villepelet
Head of ESG / CSR, Tikehau Capital

Edward Hirs
Co-Founder and Managing Member, Zero Carbon Cycle

Eric Girard
Finance Minister, Ministre des, Finances du Québec