Getting Risk Governance Right

Pension industry veteran, Michelle Ostermann is back in Canada after having worked as Managing Director at Railpen Investments, the in-house investment manager for the UK railway pension plans, since 2019.

The Bumpy Road to ESG Integration?

ESG and sustainability are big topics at our upcoming 3rd annual Challenge of Change Forum. And our latest research shows there will be plenty to talk about.

New Keynote: Stephen Poloz on Canada’s Energy Future

We are getting ready for the 3rd annual Challenge of Change Forum, happening in Vancouver from October 13-15. Our agenda addresses the important themes and issues Canadian plan sponsors are dealing with right now, including Canada’s energy future and where it fits for Canadian plan sponsors focused on ESG and sustainability.

Jennifer Coulson

The Four “I”s – BCI’s ESG Strategy

Keeping with the theme of highlighting our 2021 Challenge of Change Forum speakers, we also spoke to Jennifer Coulson, Vice-president, ESG and Public Markets. Jennifer will be joining a panel on ESG and how they have surfaced important discussions among pension investors about the boundaries of fiduciary duty when it comes to how the companies they invest in do business. Is it time to grow beyond the ESG conversation and view sustainability as a core component of portfolio risk management?


Offense and Defense: GIC’s Sustainability Framework

Recently, we sat down (virtually, of course) with Rachel Teo, an upcoming keynote speaker at the 2021 Challenge of Change Forum happening in Vancouver from October 13-15. Rachel is Senior Vice-president, Head, Futures (Research) Unit, with GIC in Singapore. Rachel will be presenting a case study of GIC’s approach to sustainable investing and, in advance of the event, she offered us some insights into GIC’s sustainable investing framework.

Stewart Beck

Investing in China – Considerations for Canadian Asset Owners

The Canadian Leadership Congress is proud to announce our Challenge of Change keynote speaker, Stewart Beck, President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. In advance of our event which is being held in Vancouver from October 13-15, we talked to Stewart about Joe Biden, human rights, and the opportunities and risks when investing in China.