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GRI Webinar – Sustainable Finance and Climate Risk Series: Transition Risk and the Road to Net Zero

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us as we hear from James Meadowcroft, Canada Research Chair in Governance for Sustainable Development, Research Director at the Transition Accelerator and Professor at Carleton University, and Peter van Dijk, GRI Executive in Residence, as they discuss Canada's opportunity to be a global leader in getting to net zero.

Member Only Webinar

GRI Webinar – National Pension Hub Insight Series: Sustainable Finance Trends in Pension Fund Investments

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Rob Bauer, Executive Director of  the International Centre for Pension Fund Management (ICPM), as he discusses why institutional investors would benefit from taking their clients' social preferences seriously.

Two-thirds of the participants in a study Rob co-authored said they want their pension savings invested in a sustainable manner, even when they expect that engagement may hurt financial performance.


Canadian Proposals for a Central Bank Digital Currency – discussion with the researchers

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Bank of Canada engaged leading researchers to design a digital currency that, like a traditional banknote, would be widely accessible, secure and denominated in Canadian dollars. The Bank engaged three independent project teams to conduct exploratory design work. Our expert researchers will come together to discuss their design proposals and debate the risks and benefits of each proposal.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of our Canadian Economy and How to Fix it

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please join us at our latest webinar in our GRI Macroeconomic Policy series as we hear from leading Canadian economists Don Drummond and Jack Mintz as they discuss what's wrong with our Canadian economy and offer monetary and fiscal policy suggestions to address our economic challenges. After more than a decade of unprecedented economic pressures since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008/2009 and the fallout forces of the current pandemic, Canada's real economic growth rate is the worst since the Great Depression. Together,…

Public Webinar

Preserving Financial Resilience in Banking

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is currently consulting on the final stages of its domestic implementation of the Basel III reforms, a global regulatory framework that contributes to financial sector resiliency in Canada and abroad. Ben Gully, OSFI’s Assistant Superintendent, Regulation Sector, will discuss the importance of these reforms and how they are improving the existing regulatory framework which underpins the overall safety and soundness of Canadian banks, both large and small. Mr. Gully will…

Member Only Webinar

Women in Risk 2021

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  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.   Wednesday May 12, 11 am - 12 noon ENVIRONMENT: The financial sector and Canada’s path to net zero  Canada has committed to reaching…

National Pension Hub Webinar

Green Urban Development: The Impact Investment Strategy of Canadian Pension Funds

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Large Canadian pension funds are known to invest heavily in real assets, which include real estate, infrastructure and land. In this recently published final academic report entitled Green Urban Development: The Impact Investment Strategy of Canadian Pension Funds, the authors take the analysis down to the asset level and study how these funds create value and manage risks in the private real estate market. Please join Sebastien Betermier, one of the authors of this report, as he discusses how large Canadian pension funds…

Member Only Webinar

The Role of Robo-Advisors in Improving Pension Income for Canadian Pension Participants

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

  Please join John A. Turner, Pension Policy Center, one of the co-authors of the research paper, Robo Advisors for Canadian Pension Participants, along with other guest speakers as they discuss this flourishing tool. Together, they will assess its impact - both the good and the bad - on financial decision-making by Canadian pension participants. The key findings of their report are: 71 per cent of Canadians are not using a human financial advisor. Robo advisors can increase the accessibility…

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