ESG Trends in Canada


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ESG continues to be a priority for many institutional investors and the alternative investment industry at large. Join us for a robust discussion on navigating diverse perspectives on ESG interpretation and integration, the latest developments in investor demands and key regulatory developments. Topics will include

  • Overview of Responsible Investing & ESG regulatory trends in Canada
  • Comparison of investor preferences and regulatory expectation in Canada vs global peers
  • ESG adoption trends in Canada and how firms are implementing at firm and fund level
  • Key areas of focus for alternative fund managers:
    • Fiduciary duty
    • Internal governance arrangements
    • Policy considerations for ESG strategies
    • Disclosure considerations
    • Reviewing and assessing ESG-related matters in portfolio investments
    • ESG orjectives and executive compensation trends
    • Proxy voting considerations


  • Registration - 4:00 pm
  • Panel 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Networking 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm



  • Regulatory update by Jennie Baek, Partner, McMillan LLP



  • Mike Quinn, Principal, Senior Advisor (former CIO) & Founder, RPIA
  • Loren Francis, Vice President & Principal, HighView Financial Group
  • Alex Preobrazenski, Director & Associate Portfolio Manager, Cortland Credit Group Inc.
  • Shuyu (Chris) Ye, Senior ESG Analyst, Waratah Capital Advisors



  • Michael Burns, Partner, McMillan LLP


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