Margaret Childe

Margaret Childe

Head of Sustainable Investing

iA Investment Management

Biography

Maggie Childe is regarded as one of Canada’s leading voices on sustainable investing. In 2021, she was named to Canada’s Clean50 list of Individual award-winners in the Finance category. The Clean50 annual awards recognize Canada’s leaders in sustainability and their outstanding contribution to advancing sustainability in various domains, such as finance, cleantech or thought leadership. Maggie’s passion for sustainable investing is driven by the core belief that the generation of long-term, sustainable investment returns is linked to the stability of social, environmental, and economic systems and that providers of capital can create value for stakeholders and society.

In her role as Head of Sustainable Investing at iA Investment Management, Maggie is responsible for providing leadership in advancing the iA Investment team’s sustainable investing strategy and organizational capacity and advancing iA’s stewardship efforts across asset classes.

Before joining iA, Maggie was Managing Director, Head of ESG for Canada at Manulife Investment Management, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the sustainable investing agenda in Canada and contributed to Manulife’s global sustainable investing policy.

Previously, Maggie held various roles, including a senior advisory position with Sustainalytics, a leading ESG data analytics and ratings firm. She held trading and risk-management roles at RBC Capital Markets and CIBC Capital Markets and also served with Save the Children in Thailand. Maggie began her career in France, where she worked at intergovernmental organizations such as UNESCO and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

Maggie holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in Environment and Society and French Literature and Civilization from the University of Toronto, including a year spent at La Sorbonne Paris IV in Paris. She is currently completing a master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership through the University of Cambridge.