The Pathway to a Green Finance Roadmap: Disclosure, Risk and Opportunities to Scale-up Green Finance in Canada

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
One King West Hotel, 1 King St. W., Toronto, Canada
Private Event: Workshop
Jun 21
The Pathway to a Green Finance Roadmap
The Pathway to a Green Finance Roadmap

Participation in this event is by invitation only

Following the publication of recommendations by the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the signing of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate and Clean Growth, the time has come to establish a roadmap for sustainable and green finance in Canada. For this undertaking, a deeper engagement between the private and public sector is needed to establish what approach best fits Canada.

Join the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) for a workshop on the subject that will bring together senior Canadian and international leaders from the private sector in risk management, institutional investment, banking, insurance, asset management, finance policy and regulation as well as long term finance for infrastructure.

Please note that the event will take place under Chatham House Rule. Participants are not obliged to speak and there will be no attribution of any participant’s comments in any future report of the meeting. The aim is engaging, substantive discussion.

An agenda will be posted shortly.

Event Speakers

Céline Bak is a CIGI senior fellow with the Global Economy Program and she serves as the co-chair of the Think Tank 20 (T20) task force on climate policy and finance. This task force will feed into the G20 Secretariat under the German presidency on carbon pricing, sustainable infrastructure and sustainable finance.

Domenico Lombardi is the former director of the Global Economy Program and a former member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.

Maziar Peihani is a research fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program.

Olaf Weber is a CIGI senior fellow. His research focuses on sustainability and the banking sector. He is currently an associate professor at the University of Waterloo. Since 2010, Olaf has held the Export Development Canada Chair in Environmental Finance.

Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), joining in 2012. He served on CIGI's former International Board of Governors from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

Silvia Maciunas is a senior fellow at CIGI whose research assesses how climate change protection measures are affected by the international legal framework within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.