Date(s) - Monday, December 11, 2017
7 Hart House Circle
Climate change has the potential to impact operations and the long-term sustainability of organizations across the economy. Thought leaders, investors and regulators are shining the light on climate change and asking more questions about how organizations are identifying climate-related risks and opportunities. For instance:
Climate change has been identified as a top risk by The World Economy Forum, The Financial Stability Board, and host of other similar organizations
- Canadian Securities Administrators and TSX are undergoing a review of climate-related disclosure of Canadian listed companies
- BlackRock, Vanguard and Slate Street are pressing organizations to disclose how their businesses are potentially impacted by climate change
- The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures released recommendations this past summer, which are now being taken up by many leading organizations
- Investors are increasingly asking for details on climate risk and opportunities and expecting organizations to have a defined process for climate-related risk and opportunity identification and integration into strategy
This event will explore how the financial community can and should respond to deep and persistent climate uncertainty. We will hear form industry leaders on how financial institutions are identifying and managing climate risk and driving towards new opportunities.
Please join on us on December 11, 2017 for the Fifth Annual Willis and White Thought Leadership Event, hosted by the University of Toronto’s School of the Environment and the School’s Environmental Finance Advisory Committee.
This year’s theme is the financial implications of climate science. Keynote speaker Richard Nesbitt, President and CEO of the Global Risk Institute, will address the question: How can and should the financial community respond to deep and persistent climate uncertainty?
The session will be moderated by Laura Zizzo, Founder and CEO of Zizzo Strategy. An interdisciplinary panel includes Chris Snyder, Senior Director, Environmental Risk Management, CIBC,Gord Beal, CPA Canada Vice-President, Research, Guidance and Support and Sandra Odendahl, President and CEO of CMC Research Institutes (CMCRI).
Following the discussion and a robust Q&A session will be the presentation of the Rodney White Environmental Studies Scholarship and the Skip Willis Undergraduate Scholarship. A networking reception will follow.
Location: Debates Room, Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
Time: Evening of Monday, December 11.
Event registration opens at 5:00, session 5:30-7:30, reception 7:30-8:30.
Registration fee: $99. Proceeds of the event will be distributed to both the Rodney White and Skip Willis Scholarships.