Catherine Jacques-Brissette is a Corporate Responsibility & Environment Specialist at Bell Canada. She is responsible for the climate change strategy, including evaluating greenhouse gas emissions across the whole company value chain, disclosing related risks and opportunities and setting GHG reduction targets. As such, she will present how Bell manages climate-related risks and opportunities.
Since 2014, Catherine has volunteered as member, vice-chair and chair of the Climate Change & Sustainability Committee of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, which aims to advance the meaningful role that actuaries can play in fighting climate change.
Catherine graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal with an Honors Bachelor of Actuarial Science in 2008. She is also an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. She started her career providing actuarial consulting services for pension and employee benefits plans, then her passion for sustainability lead her to refocus her professional pathway toward climate-related risk management.
Catherine also volunteers for CAP Développement durable, a not-for-profit organization fostering collaboration between young professionals in order to contribute to the global energy transition toward a sustainable and thriving economy. She attended COP22, which is the 22 nd Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech in 2016, as well as COP23 in Bonn in 2017.