Sustainable Finance Initiatives and Overview

Montréal, World-Class
Financial Center in
Sustainable Finance

Sustainable Finance:

Fundamental to Québec's flourishing financial industry

Finance Montréal’s ambition is to make sustainable finance a key element in developing and showcasing Québec’s financial industry. Our activities consist of bringing together players from Montréal and Québec’s financial centers, committed to finance that addresses environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, while ensuring positive impacts for the economy and communities.

Portrait of Geneviève Morin

« When the economy must transform out of necessity, finance must also change. Montreal and Quebec have what it takes to be leaders among the major international financial centers at the forefront of sustainable finance. »

Geneviève Morin 

CEO of Fondaction
Chair of the Sustainable Finance Committee

To do so, the activities of the Finance and Sustainability Initiative translate into concrete actions aimed specifically at differentiating the province by the depth of its expertise in sustainable finance, strengthening collaborations between actors in Québec’s ESG ecosystem and building on Montréal's international profile as a leading financial center in this area.

Strategic activities

Our different strategic activities help strengthen Québec’s position and promote collaboration in the local and international sustainable finance ecosystems:

Promotion and awareness

Education and capacity-building 

Pan-Canadian and international cooperation

International missions and hosting of foreign delegations

Strategic alliances
and collaborations

The UNDP-hosted Financial Centers for Sustainability (FC4S) network is a collective of 39 financial centers working together to achieve the objectives set by the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Through national and regional initiatives, the FC4S Secretariat works with members to achieve this objective by providing the tools and insights to measure progress, engage local institutions and inform policy, including research on emerging issues, guidance on best practices, and strategic advice and support services.

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The mission of the Institut de la Finance Durable (IFD) is to coordinate, organize and accelerate growth in Paris's financial center to facilitate the transition to an environmentally responsible economy and establish an inclusive, low-carbon model that aligns with the objectives set out in the Paris Agreement and with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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The IFRS Foundation is a not-for-profit, public interest organisation established to develop high-quality, understandable, enforceable and globally accepted accounting and sustainability disclosure standards.
Our Standards are developed by our two standard-setting boards, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).  

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Since 2008, Frankfurt Main Finance has been the financial centre initiative of the leading financial centre in Germany and the euro zone. Its more than 75 members include the State of Hesse, the cities of Frankfurt and Eschborn, numerous well-known financial market players and their service providers as well as private and public universities. Frankfurt Main Finance offers its members a platform for contacts in the world of finance and politics to realise ideas in the financial centre with partners, to initiate business with other financial centres for high quality events on topical issues, to support effective and sustainable public relations, and to effectively promote Frankfurt as a financial centre.

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Finance Summit

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Statement by
the Québec
Financial Center
for Sustainable

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Training and

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Podcast: Demain,
la finance

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Professions in
the sustainable
investment sector

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finance and
climate action
training programs
for Québec

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Sustainable Finance Team

Meet the team working to strengthen Québec’s position and partnerships with the local and international sustainable finance ecosystem.


Florian Roulle

Vice President, Sustainable Finance


Pauline Barraque-Bigot

Senior Advisor, Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives, Sustainable Finance


Charles Rémillard

Advisor, Strategy Studies

Gaëtan Bourgoin

Senior Advisor, Sustainable Finance Training


Julian Duplan

Advisor, Sustainable Finance and Climate Change

Talent and the
Next Generation
in Finance

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Fintech and

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Financial Center

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