Responsible Investing: shifts affecting business and how companies must respond
FREE | MID-CAREER TO SENIOR-CAREER | 60 MIN
Approach your company executives with sound arguments to respond to the current shift in investing.
Many environmental professionals are not confident talking to company decision-makers about the needs of responsible investors. This webinar aims to give you the basic knowledge and latest data to help you approach your company executives with sound arguments to respond to the current shift.
Hear from Stephanie Hamilton of EEM and special guest, Milla Craig, two experienced professionals in the field of sustainability, as they provide an overview of the current shift towards responsible investing and present examples of how companies are adjusting both their corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies and their reporting.
This free webinar is designed for:
- Senior and executive leadership looking to understand the drivers for adopting a CSR strategy
- Professionals working in environment and sustainability teams or departments, looking to influence the direction companies are taking
- Communications and CSR professionals engaging with the finance communities
During this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn:
- Different forms that responsible investing can take
- Principal drivers behind the shift and an idea of the size of the movement
- New requirements in reporting material issues to investor communities
- Best practices adopted by corporations to demonstrate responsible management of emerging risks and opportunities
Stephanie Hamilton, ing., EP (Sustainability), Vice-President, Sustainable Business, ÉEM Sustainable Management
At EEM for over 20 years, Stephanie heads up the CSR and Sustainable Development practice. Stephanie makes the business case for integrating sustainability thinking into all management decisions by offering insight into ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors, intelligence on trends in business sustainability and analysis of sustainability priorities, including climate change.
During a 10-year period, Stephanie guided the sustainability strategy of one of North America’s largest printing and publishing firms with over 30 facilities. Working with senior executives and managers, she shaped the corporate sustainability strategy and set up a sustainability steering committee to oversee the strategy’s evolution and its reporting to key stakeholder groups. She was the driving force behind the company’s sustainability report over four years. She facilitated workshops with senior executives and provided training for company managers. She also played a leading role in the company’s responsible paper procurement policy, which, over time, influenced supply chain sustainability. She developed on performance indicators, dashboards and reports for sustainability topics including carbon disclosure. Elsewhere, she developed an e-learning course on sustainability for a large engineering consulting firm. She facilitated scenario building and planning events with various stakeholder groups in the Montérégie of southern Quebec, as well as facilitated a participative planning workshop concerning a sustainability hub for McGill University. She co-developed the Green Plan for the Rogers Cup international tennis tournament and has prepared company reports for internal and external stakeholders.
Stephanie recently co-presented ECO Canada webinars on Sustainability Reporting and on new sustainable business models under the title Corporation of Tomorrow.
Special guest: Milla Craig, BBA, SIPC
As the Principal and Founder of Millani Perspectives, Milla is a leading expert in the field of sustainability and sustainable investing. With over 15 years of experience in institutional equity with major Canadian financial institutions, Milla has worked closely with senior management and investor relations teams of Canadian publicly-listed companies, financial analysts and portfolio managers of Quebec’s pension and investment funds. Milla has also been actively involved in the development of sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement and sustainability reporting for a variety of Canadian organizations as part of her role at Deloitte as Leader – Sustainability, for the Quebec Region.
Milla is the co-founder and board member of the Finance and Sustainability Initiative (FSI) and also sits on the DOCSE/SAMCON Sustainable Real Estate Advisory Board and EcoFixe Technologies’ Advisory Board. Milla is a graduate of the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification program and in 2013 she was asked to join the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s Financial Sector review. Milla also sits on the International Women’s Forum Montreal chapter’s Executive Committee and co-chairs its Water Initiative.
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