The role of corporate boards in integrating ESG

The more investors practice integrating ESG issues into their analysis and decision-making processes, the more they expect companies to integrate material ESG issues into their governance, strategy development, risk management and reporting processes. It is in this context that our panel explored the evolving role and responsibilities of corporate directors in relation to the integration of ESG issues.

Unpacking the TCFD

Organized in collaboration with Ceres and Finance Montréal, this webinar dives into the fundamentals of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) with practical advice and sharing of successful disclosure experiences based on TCFD's recommendations.

Measuring human capital management and its financial effect

The issue of human capital management has gained more attention in recent years, and even more so with the current coronavirus crisis. If we need to measure what we must manage, social issues such as human capital management have been more difficult to quantify and measure in a way tha is useful to investors and companies.  Listen to our speakers discuss the strategic importance of human capital management.

How Fundamentals in Sustainable Accounting (FSA Credential) can prepare you for your career

A resilient future depends on us all. Resilience ties in with sustainability considerations, which encompass a wide range of factors and bear financially material implications for companies and investors. The Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential is designed to deepen understanding of the links between environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and a company’s financial performance. Listen to our speakers present the FSA Credential as a path to pursue your sustainability education and gain a competitive edge in the job market

Workshop - Factoring climate risk into financial valuation

The aim of this workshop is to present and discuss the climate risk matrix developed by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation. Among the topics discussed were key physical climate risks as well as the severity of their impact on business sectors, using as an example, the electricity transmission and distribution sector and the commercial real estate sector. The main consequences presented in the climate risk matrices are accompanied by standardized advice that portfolio managers can use to verify whether issuers are taking adequate measures to mitigate the risks. 

Workshop - Climate risk management in the field of agricultural insurance

The objective of this workshop is to help participants better understand where the agricultural insurance sector in Quebec is currently in its risk management related to extreme weather events and climate change. More specifically, the topics addressed by the Comfiz experts will cover how insurance companies are preparing to integrate mass processing of climate data and artificial intelligence to develop more precise risk analysis models that are likely to support an improvement in their service offer in the agricultural sector.

Webinar - The technological revolution at the service of sustainable finance

During this exclusive meeting, our panelists will discuss how to jointly mobilize the dynamism of Quebec's sustainable finance and fintech ecosystems, to create a modern and sustainable financial industry.

Workshop - From the old continent to the new world: an overview of ESG labels

The aim of this workshop is to present different sustainability labels of European funds, including the “Relance” label which targets financial products that provide a response to the financing needs of French companies weakened by COVID-19. We will also discuss the main lessons to be learned from these initiatives in order to set standards that balance expectations, while maintaining high standards.

Guiding boards of directors to better support audit committees in their role for effective climate governance

Organized by the Canada Climate Law Initiative and Finance Montreal, this webinar is an opportunity to learn more about the role of audit committees for effective climate governance. Whether you are an asset manager, asset owner or advisor, this overview and guide will give you information on what you can expect from invested companies and their management of climate-related risks and opportunities.

Active shareholding: from investor to actor of change

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

FSI Morning talks - Sustainable finance: trends and challenges to watch for in 2021

The purpose of this webinar is to take stock of the national and global trends in sustainable finance this year and the role it will play in the post-pandemic economic recovery.

Workshop - Engaging in an effective shareholder engagement process

This workshop, offered in collaboration with Æquo, aims to help participants engage in a shareholder engagement process through the presentation of key concepts, concrete examples and specific case studies. 

FSI Morning talks - ESG and impact measurements: myths and realities

During this online event, our speakers provided keys to help participants differentiate responsible investment and impact investment, to get to know the key players in this ecosystem better and to understand the scope of impact projects supported by investors.

FSI Morning talks - Sustainable finance: a financial leverage for indigenous peoples

During this online event, our speakers discussed new opportunities to build stronger partnerships with Aboriginal peoples by investing directly in their communities, particularly in First Nations housing. 

FSI Morning talks - Canada's time to show leadership in impact investing globally

Finance Montreal and CAFIID invited you to a virtual conference in French on December 1, 2021 to hear the highlights of the 2021 State of Canadian Impact Investing: Strengthening Canadian Leadership in Global Impact Investing. Panelists discussed the dynamics of the sector, its progress, best practices, and the tremendous opportunity to grow the sector in Canada. They also shared their investment strategies to build successful portfolios that contribute to the sustainable development goals.

Morning talks FSI/Roundtable - Managing your low-carbon transition: moving Manafrom words to actions

Finance Montreal invited you on December 9 to an FSI Morning Talk - Round Table entitled "Managing your low carbon transition: moving from words to action", organized as part of the Low Carbon SME initiative, co-initiated by Québec Net Positif and CCG, and presented by Desjardins, EDC and financed in part by the Government of Canada. Its objectives were to present the ACT - Assessing low Carbon Transition - approach developed jointly by ADEME and CDP and to better understand its usefulness in accelerating the transition of companies, including SMEs, and its use by financial players.

FSI Conference - Women at the forefront of sustainable finance in Québec

Finance Montreal and AFFQ invited you to this event which aims to affirm the female leadership found within Quebec's financial institutions, to explain the catalytic role that women play in the development of this underlying trend in the province and elsewhere in the world, as well as to inspire the next generation to consider the professions that promise shape the finance of tomorrow. 

FSI Morning Talk - Sustainable Finance: trends and challenges to watch for in 2022

On March 31, 2022, Finance Montreal hosted an FSI Morning Talk entitled "Sustainable Finance: trends and challenges to watch for in 2022". This event aimed to review this year's issues and trends, from the risks of greenwashing, to the credibility of net-zero transition plans, to the emergence of international sustainability standards, to issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. These topics will undoubtedly be important in the upcoming shareholder meeting season. 

Creating a Common Language for Sustainability Standards

This high-level panel discussion organized by Finance Montréal in partnership with EY, 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.