10 Year Global Workshop Series - Montreal

Signatories, regional stakeholders and partners are invited to join the consultation on our Blueprint for Responsible Investment in Montreal. Managing Director of the PRI; Fiona Reynolds will lead the consultation and present findings from the PRI’s signatory satisfaction survey and the PRI’s impact evaluation report. 

The recommendations that result from this workshop will be presented at PRI in Person 2016, taking place between 6-8 September in Singapore.

The agenda will also include an address from the Quebec Network a dedicated session on ESG integration which will presenting different case study perspectives across the investment value chain. There will also be a demonstration of the PRI’s new collaboration platform and a session on what other major economies are doing to mitigate climate risks post COP21 and the PRI’s role in supporting FSB Taskforce on climate disclosure.


08:00 Registration and arrival networking refreshments
08:30 Welcome remarks and anniversary video
08:40 Shaping the future of responsible investment – a blueprint for the next decade

The PRI will be asking participants to contribute to four discussion topics:

  • How should the PRI hold signatories to account against the Principles?
  • What is the PRI’s roles in addressing systemic risks and contributing to a sustainable financial system? 
  • What are the key ESG issues that the industry needs to address over the next 10 years; and what is the PRI’s role in addressing these issues? 
  • How do we measure the success of the PRI over the next 10 years?

Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, PRI

10:10 Refreshments and networking
10:40 PRI Quebec Network address
Daniel Simard
, Directeur Général, Bâtirente 
11:10 PRI ESG Integration: Different perspectives across the investment value chain
This session will examine how asset owners, investment managers and sell-side research providers integrate ESG factors into their investment portfolios and investment analysis. It will highlight a new integration publication from PRI that provides guidance, tools and case studies on ESG integration across the investment value chain.
Justin Sloggett, Senior Manager Listed Equity and Hedge Funds, PRI
11:55 Networking lunch and 10-year celebrations
12:55 PRI collaboration platform
The session will introduce the PRI’s new website and the built-in signatory collaboration platform, formerly known as the Clearinghouse. Signatories will also hear an overview of planned further improvements expected in 2016/17 and new PRI collaborative engagements.
Alison Biscoe
, Project Manager, Collaboration Platform, PRI
13:20 Transition to a low-carbon economy: what do pension funds and governments need to be doing to meet the 2 degree limit?
This session will discuss the immediate actions and longer-term steps for both the government and investors in Canada to ensure transition to a sustainable, stronger and more resilient low-carbon economy. You will also hear about what other major economies are doing to mitigate climate risks post COP21 and the PRI’s role in supporting FSB Taskforce on climate disclosure.
Moderator: Fiona Reynolds
, Managing Director PRI
Speakers: Francois Meloche
, Extra Financial Risks Manager 
Rosalie Vendette
, Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, Desjardins Investment Inc.

14:20 Closing summary and thanks
14:30 Close
The PRI would like to thank the City of Montreal for sponsoring this event.




City of Montreal
1550 Metcalfe Street
    14th Floor, Room 1404
    Montreal Quebec H3A 1X6


14 Jun 2016 08:00 AM - 02:25 PM (Local time)

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