10 Year Global Workshop Series - Toronto

Signatories, regional stakeholders and partners are invited to join the consultation on our Blueprint for Responsible Investment in Toronto. 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. These results will feed into four discussion topics which will make up the consultation agenda. 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 a dedicated session on ESG integration which will present different case studies 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. 


12:30 Registration and networking refreshments
13:00 Welcome remarks
13:10 Shaping the future of responsible investment – a blueprint for the next decade
We will be asking participants to contribute to four discussion topics:
  • Accountability – how should the PRI hold signatories to account?
  • Sustainable Financial System – the characteristics and model for a sustainable financial system and the potential 7th principle
  • How should PRI respond to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what are the key ESG issues that will impact the industry in the next 10 years?
  • What are the main challenges you face in the region where the PRI can bring greater support?
Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, PRI
14:40 Host address: Pricing externalities: Predictive models on the changing cost of business 
Susan McGeachie, Market Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
Andrew Tuck, Associate Partner, Canadian Business Modelling Practice Leader, Valuation & Business Modelling, EY
14:50 Refreshments and networking
15:20 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.
Moderator: Justin Sloggett, Senior Manager Listed Equity and Hedge Funds, PRI
Speakers: Jennifer Coulson, Senior Manager, ESG Integration, bcIMC
Sebastien Chabot, Director, Public Market Investments, Pension Fund and Treasury, University of Ottawa
Andy Greene, Director, Strategic Relationships and Portfolio Intelligence, OPSEU Pension Trust
16:30 PRI collaboration platform
The session will introduce the PRI’s new website and the built-in signatory collaborative platform, formerly known as the Clearinghouse. Signatories will also hear an overview of planned further improvements expected in 2016/17 and updates on PRI collaborative engagements
Alison Biscoe, Project Manager, Collaboration Platform, PRI
16:55 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 the government and pension funds 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: Dianne Saxe
, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Hugh O'Reilly
, President and CEO, OPSEU Pension Trust
Joy Williams
, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
17:55 Closing summary and thanks
18:00 Networking reception and 10-Year Celebrations
19:00 Close

The PRI would like to thank Ernst & Young for hosting this event.




Ernst & Young Tower
    222 Bay Street
    Toronto M5K 1J7


15 Jun 2016 12:30 PM - 07:00 PM (Local time)

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