Events

Jan 19, 2021
From 10 AM to 11 AM

Location Online
Join this FM-FSI Morning talks organized in collaboration with the Club d'investissement responsable du Québec and the Regroupement pour la responsabilité sociale des entreprises.

Webinar «Active shareholding: from investor to actor of change»

Webinar «Active shareholding: from investor to actor of change»

Context 

Throughout the year, the finance and sustainable initiative (FSI) organizes events, webinars, and workshops to allow the Quebecois community to gather, discuss topical issues and move forward together towards sustainable finance in Quebec.


Description 

Firmly anchored in Quebec for many years, active share ownership aims to improve the environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices of companies.

Thus, the exercise of voting, shareholder dialogue and shareholder proposals are all common practices that allow investors to influence the behavior of companies, whether in terms of respect for human rights, diversity at within boards of directors or the resilience of business models in a low-carbon world.

During this exclusive webinar, our speakers will discuss how the effective implementation of a shareholder engagement approach can lead investors to have a real impact on the companies in which they operate.


Program

- Introduction to shareholder engagement and its history in Quebec by Colette Harvey, President of the RRSE
- Panel discussion on active shareholding moderated by David Ung, Chairman of the Board of the  the CIRQC
- Question and answer session with the audience
 

Speakers

- Roger Beauchemin, President et Chief Executive Officer, Addenda Capital
- Colette Harvey, President, Regroupement pour la responsabilité sociale des entreprises 
- Caroline Laberge, Senior Advisor, Stewardship Investing, CDPQ
- Jean-Philippe Renaut, Chief Executive Officer, Æquo Shareholder Engagement Services

Moderator

- David Ung, Chairman of the Board, Club d'investissement responsable du Québec and ESG Analyst, Manulife Investment Management


The event will be in French.