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Jun 29, 2022
From 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Location Le Westin Montréal - Montréal Ballroom, 11th floor270, Rue Saint-Antoine OuestMontréal, H2Y 0A3

Join this in-person breakfast conference! This high-level panel discussion will give you an overview of the structure of the ISSB, how existing standards will fit into the ISSB’s work, and how the ISSB will impact corporate sustainability reporting and its implications for financial markets and investors when assessing enterprise value.

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Creating a Common Language for Sustainability Standards

Creating a Common Language for Sustainability Standards

Description and context
Today, the financial services industry is struggling with confusing ESG terminology, definitions, and labels. The “alphabet soup” has raised questions about its credibility, with both skeptics and idealists alike citing examples of greenwashing or social-responsibility spin. 

Therefore, the creation of ISSB, which was announced at COP26, represents a breakthrough in creating a platform for the global market participants to speak the same language through a standard approach for reporting on ESG topics and sustainability topics. 

This high-level panel discussion will provide an overview of the structure of the ISSB, describe how existing standards will fit into the ISSB’s work, and how the ISSB will impact corporate sustainability reporting and its implications for financial markets and investors when assessing enterprise value. 


Agenda

  • 8:30 AM: Doors opening and participants' arrival 
  • 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM: Breakfast and networking
  • 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM:
    • Opening remarks by Nicolas Patard, Chair of Finance Montréal
    • Remarks by Erkki Liikanen, Chair of the IFRS Foundation Trustees
    • Moderated panel discussion
    • Q&A session with the audience
    • Closing remarks by Pamela Steer, President & CEO of CPA Canada
  • 10:30 AM: End of the event


Speakers

Remarks

  • Erkki Liikanen, Chair of the IFRS Foundation Trustees
  • Nicolas Patard, Chair of Finance Montréal
  • Pamela Steer, President & CEO of CPA Canada

Panel discussion

  • Emmanuel Faber, Chair of the ISSB
  • Guy Cormier, President and CEO, Desjardins Group
  • Janine Guillot, CEO, Value Reporting Foundation, and Special Advisor to the ISSB Chair
  • Nathalie Palladitcheff, President and CEO, Ivanhoe Cambridge
  • Anne-Marie Hubert, Long Term Value Creation Leader for Canada and Eastern Canada Managing Partner, EY Canada (moderator)


This event will be presented in French and English.


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About the speakers



Anne-Marie Hubert, C.M., C.Q., FCPA, FCA, LL.D
Long Term Value Creation Leader for Canada and Eastern Canada Managing Partner, EY Canada

Anne-Marie Hubert is known for promoting growth in people and organizations she is involved with.

She has a track record of helping clients successfully re-think business models to create more solid foundations that leverage people and disruptive technologies for growth and long-term competitive advantage, while managing underperformance risk.

Having been a member of the EY Global Advisory Council and of EY Canada’s Executive Committee, Anne-Marie has a reputation for disrupting the status quo to make it easier for our teams to create value for all stakeholders and positively impact our economy and communities.
 



Emmanuel Faber
Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board

Emmanuel Faber is well-known for his passion for sustainability and his leadership positions at multi-national food products company Danone for the past 20 years. He joined the company in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer, Strategy, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2014, as well as Chair of the Board from 2017 until 2021. He became a partner at Astanor Ventures in October 2021.

Faber has lived and held senior leadership positions in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. He has founded and chaired several international organizations and initiatives, including the One Planet Business for Biodiversity coalition and the G7 Business for Inclusive Growth coalition―co-chaired with the OECD Secretary General. He initiated Danone Communities, a social business initiative providing funding to bring nutrition and water access for vulnerable communities, as well as the Livelihoods Venture, which provides funding for ecosystem restoration and the development of sustainable farming in emerging economies.

Prior to joining Danone, he held roles as Chief Financial Officer and later Managing Director at Legris Industries. He also has experience from investment banking at Baring Brothers and as a consultant at Bain & Company.

He holds a Master’s degree in business administration from HEC Paris, France.
 



Erkki Liikanen
Chair, IFRS Foundation Trustees


Erkki Liikanen began an initial three-year term as chair of the IFRS Foundation Trustees in October 2018. Mr Liikanen began his second term in October 2021.

He took up the position after having served two seven-year terms as governor of the Bank of Finland. Before joining the Finnish central bank, he served two terms as a commissioner at the European Commission, first for Budget and then for Enterprise and the Information Society.

Mr Liikanen has worked internationally for many years. From 2004 to 2018, he was a governor of the International Monetary Fund and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. In 2012, Mr. Liikanen chaired a group of experts set up by the European Commission to consider EU banking sector reforms in the wake of the financial crisis. The group’s recommendations are known as the ‘Liikanen report’.

His career began in 1972 when, at the age of 21, he was elected as the youngest-ever representative to the parliament of Finland. During his 18 years there, Mr. Liikanen served as Finland’s minister of finance (from 1987 to 2009) and as the head of the Finnish mission to the European Union at the ministry for foreign affairs (from 1990 to 1994).

Mr. Liikanen is an economist by training. He holds a master’s degree in political science (Economics) from the University of Helsinki. He also holds honorary doctorates from the University of Technology, Finland (2003), Aalto University School of Economics, Finland (2011) and University of Eastern Finland (2019).
 



Guy Cormier
President and CEO, Desjardins Group


Guy Cormier has been President and CEO of Desjardins Group since 2016. He has worked for the cooperative for 28 years, becoming a caisse general manager in 2002, Vice-President of Finance in 2009, and joining Desjardins Group's senior management team in 2012. 

Since being elected President, Mr. Cormier has worked hard to instill a strong member- and client-focused culture that resonates with all of Desjardins's employees and directors. On top of creating the $250million GoodSpark Fund, he's also helped the organization grow and become a household name across the country. 

As a champion of the cooperative model, shared prosperity, youth and a greener, more inclusive economy, Guy Cormier makes decisions that are based on the common good.

Mr. Cormier Guy is a graduate of HEC Montréal, where he earned both an undergraduate degree in business administration and an MBA. He also taught finance there for close to a decade. He currently sits on a number of boards and has been named a Chevalier of France’s Légion d'honneur. 
 



Janine Guillot
Chief Executive Officer, Value Reporting Foundation (VRF)

Janine Guillot is Chief Executive Officer of the Value Reporting Foundation. As CEO, Janine works to advance progress towards a globally accepted corporate reporting system in which sustainability accounting develops the commensurate level of maturity, credibility and acceptance as financial accounting. Janine also serves as Special Advisor to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), where she provides strategic advice and counsel to the ISSB Chair and IFRS Foundation Trustees, focusing on the consolidation of the VRF into the IFRS Foundation and the establishment of the ISSB. Prior, Janine was CEO of the SASB Foundation (SASB) and led the establishment and widespread acceptance of SASB Standards as the leading industry-specific sustainability disclosure standards for the global capital markets.

Janine has a distinguished career in financial services. Prior to joining SASB, she served as Chief Operating Investment Officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Prior to CalPERS, Janine held senior leadership positions at Barclays Global Investors (BGI) and Bank of America, including serving as Chief Operating Officer of BGI’s European and Global Fixed Income businesses.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University (SMU), Janine began her career as a technical accountant and auditor with Ernst & Young. In recognition for her leadership at the intersection of sustainability, accounting and finance, Janine was selected as a 2020 and 2021 NACD Directorship 100 Honoree and named to the 2020 Business Insider's 100 People Transforming Business list.
 



Nathalie Palladitcheff
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ivanhoé Cambridge

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge, Nathalie Palladitcheff is responsible for the Company’s overall strategy, growth and evolution. After a successful career based in France and the Indian Ocean, she joined Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and was appointed President in 2018. Her achievements from 2015 to 2019 include overseeing the Company’s digital shift with a view to a sustainable and forward-looking performance.

Since 2020, she has undertaken a transformation of the portfolio to bring the Company to a new stage of its development with an emphasis on innovation and diversification. Her achievements include the development of an engaging corporate social responsibility strategy that includes ensuring the international portfolio is carbon neutral by 2040 and advocating for more diversity, equity and inclusion in the real estate industry.

As the head of a subsidiary of CDPQ, Nathalie Palladitcheff sits on CDPQ’s Executive Committee. She is also Chair of FREY’s Mission Committee and sits on the board of directors of REALPAC, of which she was appointed Vice Chair in 2020.
 



Pamela Steer, FCPA, CFA
President and CEO, CPA Canada

Pamela is the president and CEO of CPA Canada. Prior to assuming this role, she was the chief financial and corporate strategy officer at Payments Canada. She also served as chief financial officer and head of finance and employer services for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

In 2016, Pamela was named a Fellow of the profession, and in 2019, she was honored as Canada’s CFO of the Year. 

Pamela is an accomplished and dedicated community leader, serving on a number of boards and councils. She is also an active and founding member of the advisory board for the Institute for Sustainable Finance and helped found the Canadian Chapter of the Accounting for Sustainability CFO Leadership Network.

 

 

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