The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) conversation in business has quickly emerged as a significant consideration in the investment and financial planning processes. Investors are increasingly looking to these non-material factors in their creation and reconstruction of portfolios as the field evolves from simply a values-motivated concept to a value-motivated one, too. With that has also come new challenges for investment professionals to deal with new methods in their decision-making, particularly in integrating ESG-related data into portfolio management. Our expert panel will examine how investors can optimally plan their finances in this context and the skills that professionals need to develop to meet their needs.
Chief Executive Officer, InBC
Jill Earthy is the first CEO of the InBC Investment Corp., a $500-million impact investment fund with a mandate to support funds and investments that achieve social, environmental and economic returns. She is the former CEO of WeBC (formerly known as the Women's Enterprise Centre), a not-for-profit organization that supported women entrepreneurs, head of the Female Funders group that empowered women leaders to invest in early-stage companies, and Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr, an online investment platform bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and investors. She is a former recipient of BIV's Influential Women in Business award.
Chief Social Innovation and Communications Officer, Telus
Jill Schnarr is the Chief Communications Officer at Telus, with responsibilities for its corporate communications, media relations, government advocacy, social media, community investment, cause marketing, team member giving, volunteerism, humanitarian relief, sponsorships, brand office, brand marketing, TELUS Studios, and corporate events. With nearly three decades of experience in telecommunications experience, she leads its corporate citizenship team. Under her, Telus was recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the Most Philanthropic Organization in the World.