Michael Jantzi

Michael Jantzi

CEO, Sustainalytics

About Michael Jantzi
Michael Jantzi is the CEO of Sustainalytics. He was the founder of Jantzi Research and has been active in the responsible investment field since 1990. Michael is a thought leader on sustainable investment and corporate social responsibility issues and regularly appears in the global media. He is the co-author of The 50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians: High Value Investing, published by MacMillan Canada.

Over the years Michael and his team have been recognized for their research excellence and for being champions of sustainable and responsible investment globally. In 2006, Jantzi Research won the Capital Markets Award for Sustainable Investment & Banking, awarded by the GLOBE Foundation and The Globe and Mail as part of the prestigious GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence program. In June 2010 Michael was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Social Investment Organization (now the Responsible Investment Association) in recognition of his contributions to the Canadian sustainable and responsible investment market thorough leadership, initiative, collaboration and innovation. Sustainalytics was also internationally recognized in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as the best independent responsible investment research firm in the Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) survey conducted by Extel and SRI-CONNECT.

Michael is a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of Tides Canada. He holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario and Dalhousie University.

Keynote Address: RI Industry Views – Honouring our Past, Building our Future

King Ballroom (KB)

Once a small part of the investment landscape, ESG investing has gained tremendous momentum over the last several years and shows few signs of slowing down. Increasing client demand, regulatory and legislative initiatives, a more nuanced understanding of the risks and opportunities associated with sustainability factors and profound changes in the way we do business […]