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National Pension Hub Webinar

Demographic Factors Affecting Infrastructure Investment

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Infrastructure is an important asset class in any balanced portfolio. It provides many attractive features including inflation-adjusted cash flows and diversification. The infrastructure itself also provides benefits to the communities it services. The amount of value created will have a dependence on the demographics of the area it serves. Join us for this GRI Pension Hub webinar where we will explore the latest research on demographic factors such as an aging population on infrastructure asset valuation and risk return.…

Member Event

Toward a Canadian Sustainability Standards Board Financial Sector Dialogue

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  The Independent Review Committee on Standard-Setting in Canada (IRCSS) seeks input on its recommendation that a Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) should be created to complement and connect to the recently announced International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). Join this dialogue alongside other leaders and experts in financial and sustainability reporting from banks, pensions, and insurance companies. We will hear more about the proposed CSSB, the rationale behind it, and how it would relate to the ISSB and other relevant bodies in…

Member Only Webinar

The Russian Attack on Ukraine: Geopolitical Risk – A discussion with Janice Stein

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

  After months of military build up, Russia’s February 24, 2022 invasion of Ukraine represents the largest conventional military attack on a sovereign state in Europe since World War II. The resulting humanitarian disaster, sanctions and other current and potential policy actions have marked the transition to a materially elevated geopolitical and economic risk landscape. As a result, current risk assessments must now contemplate whether this crisis might further escalate to include direct military confrontation between Russia and NATO, large…

Member Only WebinarPublic Event

A Conversation with Ontario’s Finance Minister, Peter Bethlenfalvy

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  The Global Risk Institute encourages you to join our conversation with Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario’s Minister of Finance. The session will explore current issues of key importance to risk executives including: The Minister’s top economic risks of concern, and his thoughts on mitigation strategies and potential opportunities Emerging risks such as the talent and skills shortages, as well as pandemic crisis management challenges that still lay ahead Progress, lessons learned, and future outcomes for enterprise risk management in government and…

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Analysis of Cultural and Political Factors on the Impact of COVID-19

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  In a recent GRI publication, political, institutional, and cultural factors were correlated with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us to hear from the authors of this study about what socio-political factors were of significance in predicting a country’s relative success in handling the ongoing pandemic. The authors express the cultural properties of the countries analyzed using the Hofstede model of personal autonomy within a society (individualism), acceptance of hierarchical structures (power distance), and balance between tradition…

Member Event

Climate Change: Layering Further Complexity on Mortgage Risk

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Join this session to explore the physical climate risk facing Canada’s mortgage sector just as total outstanding loan value reaches an all time high of C$1.7 trillion. Already the costliest impact of climate change today, flooding of residential buildings is set to rise as floodplains expand, putting about 20 percent of the Canadian population who reside in these areas at risk.  This will only worsen as we build new homes to relieve the intense demand for housing. Rapidly changing…

Member Only Webinar

Climate Change and Mortgage Risk and Insurance

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Join this session for a discussion on state of flood insurance today, the outlook as physical risks worsen, and how this may impact mortgage portfolios. As physical risks increase in frequency and intensity, premiums will be impacted, and insurance providers may be challenged to provide adequate or any coverage. Learn how the insurance sector is innovating in the face of climate change, and the potential for climate risk reduction. Panelists: Craig Stewart, Vice President, Federal Affairs, Insurance Bureau of…

Member Only Webinar

Greenwashing Risk in Canada’s Sustainable Finance Market

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  Canada is the fastest-growing market for sustainable finance products globally. The high levels of relatively new investor demand for ESG products, coupled with growth that has largely outpaced the development of standards and policy, have led to a dynamic and innovative sustainable finance market on the upside. On the downside, however, greenwashing risk is starting to cast a shadow. Join this session to hear about the conditions and factors driving greenwashing, actions that financial firms are taking today to…

In-Person Event

ESG Disclosure through the Lens of Litigation

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

      Discover the benefits of integrating an ESG approach for your investments. With mandatory ESG disclosure coming to North America, learn how to best navigate the evolving regulatory requirements to best manage ESG risk. The Global Risk Institute and McMillan LLP invite you to join our in-person session where you will hear from experts on the impact ESG has on investment strategies, through the lens of legal risks and requirements for the finance and insurance industries. This session will highlight: ο Engagement tools to advance…

Member EventWebinar

Building Climate Resilience in Canada’s Pension Funds

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  Canadian pension funds have a long history of financial strength during turbulent times. Climate change presents risks that institutional investors must consider to protect their portfolios. Join this session to discuss Canadian pension funds' unique challenges in meeting net-zero emissions targets for 2050. At this event, we will discuss the obstacles researchers, regulators, and everyday Canadians face in building a climate-resilient investment strategy.   This webinar will reference GRI's Publication: Building Climate Resilience in Canada's Pension Funds    …

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