2024 RIA Conference Agenda

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7:00 PM

Welcome
Reception

May 27th

Welcome Reception and Pre-Registration

Pick up your badge and connect with RI professionals from across the country at the Welcome Reception and Pre-Registration.

 

  • Date: May 27, 2024
  • Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT
  • Location: Sheraton Wall Centre

7:30 AM

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9:00 AM

Registration

May 28th

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM

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9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

May 28th

Opening Remarks and Indigenous Welcome

Calvin Charlie Dawson/Ts’kanchtn

Patricia Fletcher

9:15 AM

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10:00 AM

Plenary

May 28th

Opening Keynote: Sustainability in Practice

Sponsored By:

Pia Heidenmark Cook

Fate Saghir

10:00 AM

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11:00 AM

Plenary

May 28th

2024 Regulatory Roundtable – Critical Developments and What to Anticipate

Sponsored By:

Adelaide Chiu

Milla Craig

Katie Schmitz Eulitt

Denise Weeres

Alexandra Williams

Tolga Yalkin

11:00 AM

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11:20 AM

Networking

May 28th

Networking Break

11:20 AM

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12:15 PM

Breakout

May 28th

Sustainability Disclosure – New and Important Considerations for Investors

Policy & Regulation

Sponsored By:

Melanie Adams

Sarah Keyes

Scott Munro

Pamela Steer

Charles-Antoine St-Jean

11:20 AM

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12:15 PM

Breakout

May 28th

Critical Minerals and Mining: Balancing Net-Zero Ambitions with Social Responsibilities

Adaptation & Resilience, Policy & Regulation, Social Accountability

Sponsored By:

Jonathan Arnold

Aimee Boulanger

Collette Brown-Rodriguez

Graham Takata

11:20 AM

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12:15 PM

Breakout

May 28th

Driving Responsible Investment: Perspectives on the Wholesaler-Advisor Relationship

Retail Focus

Sponsored By:

Jenny Banks

Alicja Brown

Brandon Chapman

Landon Folz

11:20 AM

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12:15 PM

Breakout

May 28th

Getting Accurate Sustainability Data

Adaptation & Resilience, Policy & Regulation

Anders Knox

Cindy Rose

12:15 PM

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1:30 PM

Luncheon

May 28th

Luncheon Keynote: RI in a Globalized Economy

Sponsored By:

Roger Beauchemin

Paul Clements-Hunt

1:30 PM

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1:45 PM

Networking

May 28th

Networking Break

1:45 PM

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2:40 PM

Breakout

May 28th

Biodiversity and Nature Capital: Canada’s Global Investment Advantage

Policy & Regulation, Social Accountability

Sponsored By:

Edmond Ho

Daniel O'Brien

Karen Popoff

Christie Stephenson

1:45 PM

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2:40 PM

Breakout

May 28th

Bridging the Client RI Gap: Innovative Practices for Advisors

Retail Focus

Sponsored By:

Joanie Babin

Ian Robertson

Melissa Shin

Stephen Whipp

1:45 PM

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2:40 PM

Breakout

May 28th

The Power and Potential of Impact Investing

Policy & Regulation, Social Accountability

Sponsored By:

Monika Freyman

Crystal Lo

Francisca Quinn

Brian Smith

1:40 PM

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2:40 PM

Breakout

May 28th

Climate Resilience: Managing Physical Risks in Your Portfolio

Adaptation & Resilience, Social Accountability

Sponsored By:

Sarah Miller

Chad Park

Ujala Qadir

Angie Woo

2:40 PM

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3:10 PM

Networking

May 28th

Networking Break

3:10 PM

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4:10 PM

Plenary

May 28th

Solving Canada’s Housing Crisis Through Novel Partnerships

Harold Calla

Michael Geller

Andrew Hungerford

Sarah Silva

4:10 PM

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5:10 PM

Plenary

May 28th

Responsible Investment in Times of Populism

Sponsored By:

Nalini Feuilloley

Jeffrey Jones

Steve Mossop

Lauren Risi

5:10 PM

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5:20 PM

Closing Remarks

May 28th

Closing Remarks

Patricia Fletcher

5:30 PM

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7:00 PM

Networking

May 28th

Networking Cocktail Reception

7:30 AM

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9:00 AM

Networking

May 29th

Breakfast

9:00 AM

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9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

May 29th

Opening Remarks

Patricia Fletcher

9:15 AM

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10:15 AM

Plenary

May 29th

Special Address: Building a More Sustainable and Inclusive Economic System

Patricia Fletcher

Michael O’Leary

10:15 AM

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10:35 AM

Networking

May 29th

Networking Break

10:35 AM

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11:30 AM

Breakout

May 29th

Untangling ESG Performance: Debunking Myths and Navigating Trade-offs

Policy & Regulation, Retail Focus, Social Accountability

Sponsored By:

Bill Adams

Trevor David

Tessa Jordan

Natacha Zenie

10:35 AM

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11:30 AM

Breakout

May 29th

Integrating Indigenous Rights with ESG Principles

Policy & Regulation, Social Accountability

Merle Alexander

Penny Favel

Geordie Hungerford

Dara Kelly-Roy

10:35 AM

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11:30 AM

Breakout

May 29th

AI Innovations: Screening Tools for Success

Retail Focus, Social Accountability

Alik Sokolov

10:35 AM

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11:30 AM

Breakout

May 29th

Impact Measurement: The Greenwashing Antidote

Policy & Regulation, Social Accountability

Sponsored By:

Ryan Clancy

Rathi Ramasamy

Kate Ruff

11:30 AM

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12:45 PM

Luncheon

May 29th

CEC's Net Zero Benchmark: Driving Meaningful Engagement with Canada’s Top Emitters

Joanna Kipp

John McHughan

Adam Rochwerg

Katie Wheatley

12:45 PM

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1:40 PM

Breakout

May 29th

Stewardship and Engagement: Effective Escalation Techniques

Social Accountability

Sponsored By:

François Crémet

Joseph Pallant

Mark Sevestre

Priti Shokeen

12:45 PM

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1:40 PM

Breakout

May 29th

RI in Action: Upholding Human Rights Obligations Across Global Supply Chains

Policy & Regulation, Social Accountability

Erin Boeke Burke

Hugues Létourneau

Gina Murray

12:45 PM

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1:40 PM

Breakout

May 29th

Innovations, Developments, and Opportunities: Canada’s Energy Transition

Adaptation & Resilience, Retail Focus

Sponsored By:

Maryam Golnaraghi

Keith Ippel

Andrew Simpson

Dan Wicklum

12:45 PM

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1:40 PM

Breakout

May 29th

Carbon Emissions Accounting – Sorting Through the Complexities

Policy & Regulation

Stephanie Hamilton

1:40 PM

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2:05 PM

Networking

May 29th

Networking Break

2:05 PM

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3:00 PM

Plenary

May 29th

Insights from Asset Owners – The Future of Responsible Investment

Eddy Adra

Sarah Charters

Edmund Piro

Polina Sims

3:00 PM

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4:00 PM

Plenary

May 29th

Financial Markets as a Force for Good

Melanie Adams

Roger Beauchemin

Christine Bergeron

Patricia Fletcher

Ian Robertson

4:00 PM

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4:15 PM

Closing Remarks

May 29th

Closing Remarks

Patricia Fletcher