Throughout the year, the Finance and Sustainability Initiative (FSI) organizes events, webinars and workshops to allow the Quebec community to meet and exchange on current sustainable finance issues in Quebec.

FSI-FM Morning Talks

The FSI-FM Morning Talks are monthly events that showcase expertise from here and elsewhere and share best practices and the latest trends in sustainable finance. 

Visit the Events section to participate to the next events of this series.


Award for Best Sustainable Development Report

Launched by Finance Montréal’s Finance and Sustainability Initiative, the Awards for the best sustainable development report is attracting the attention of a growing number of industry members, with nearly 200 people attending last year’s awards ceremony. This year, because of the situation brought about by COVID-19, the ceremony is replaced by a series of articles aimed to share the results of the competition.

Here are the winners of the 2020 Awards for the best sustainable development report:



Oil and Gas                                                                    Technologies and communications
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Renewable resources                                                   Gold
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Infrastructure                                                                 Mining
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Resource transformation                                              Services
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Financial - Banking                                                       Financial - Non banking
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This annual competition, launched by the FSI in the spring of 2013, aims to promote excellence in sustainable development reporting among Canadian companies. It is conducted in collaboration with university students. The awards for best sustainable development report for each sector are announced during a luncheon-conference.

The FM-FSI competition for best sustainability reports of Canadian companies that are state-owned or part of the S&P/TSX Composite Index. The selection of the best report in each of several specific industry sectors is made by a jury of university students who use a common set of selection criteria, to which they can add customized criteria for their given sector. The students are enrolled at participating Quebec universities, including Concordia, HEC Montréal, McGill, Sherbrooke, UQAM and Waterloo.

Steering Committee

The FM-FSI Competition for Best Sustainability Report is governed by a steering committee composed of volunteers from FSI’s network and Finance Montréal.


For each specific industry sector of the SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) classification system, a jury composed of bachelor’s or master’s level university students working under the supervision of an associate professor conducts an assessment of the most recently published sustainable development reports of all the companies in the sector that are part of the S&P/TSX Composite Index or state-owned.

Eligibility Conditions

All companies that are state-owned or part of the S&P/TSX Composite Index and produce a sustainability report by September 30 are automatically eligible for this competition. There is no formal application process.