We are pleased to invite you to Women in Risk 2021.
We will take a closer look at the complex and fast-changing field of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). The risks and opportunities for financial institutions along with the wider financial system provide context for the role we can each play in advancing the ESG agenda.
Tuesday April 20, 11 am - 12 noon
GOVERNANCE: The Board's role in aligning value and values
Business sustainability and corporate purpose must begin with the board of directors and the systems of governance under which companies operate. Join this session to hear how directors can proactively address long-term value creation as the concept of shareholder primacy continues to be challenged in the face of environmental and societal challenges to Canada’s competitiveness.
A closer look at the board's role in setting tone from the top, linking strategy with disclosure, and aligning sustainable competitiveness with long-term value.
- Sonia Baxendale, President and CEO, GRI. Corporate Director Laurentian Bank; Foresters Financial; RSA Group PLC; NT Butterfield Bank, Bermuda; and Chair of the Board of SickKids Foundation
- Jane E. Kinney, Corporate Director, Cenovus Energy and Intact Financial Corporation
Thursday April 29, 11 am - 12 noon
SOCIAL: Women, the pandemic and the economic repercussions
The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women and racial minorities. We will explore the greater income and job losses for women in 2020 and 2021, what some of the underlying causes have been, and what the future outlook is for women’s economic integration and leadership in the years ahead.
A closer look at women's experience through the pandemic, the structural challenges from childcare to access to senior management, and how we can build a more equitable future as part of Canada's economic recovery.
- Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy and Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Wednesday May 12, 11 am - 12 noon
ENVIRONMENT: The financial sector and Canada’s path to net zero
Canada has committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and several Canadian financial institutions have already set the target of aligning financed emissions with this goal. Getting to net zero requires disruptive changes in the large-scale systems we use to meet societal needs, including the way we produce and distribute energy, move people and goods, produce and consume food, and build and live within our cities.
A closer look at the role of the financial sector as a partner and financier for the transition to a low carbon economy and ways financial institutions are identifying and assessing climate change risks and opportunities.
- Miranda Hubbs, Board Director of PSP Investments, Imperial Oil, and Nutrien
- Amy West, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance & Corporate Transitions, TD Securities
Please join us for one or all of the full series. Register
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