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The Rise of
ESG Investing

Why does it matter and what does this mean for the future?

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In a world where people are becoming more aware of the impact their actions have and where extra-financial factors are increasingly posing material risks to investors, investment methods are rapidly changing. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are being used by investors who are pursuing a sustainable investment strategy. As investors shift their focus towards investments that minimize ESG risks and/or maximize ESG opportunities, it has become increasingly important to stay up to date on these criteria as they change and evolve over time.

Dates and fee

Dates: June 5-6, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & June 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Concordia University, Montreal (John Molson Building)
Language: English 
Regular price: $1,950 CAD (+ taxes)
SIPC Alumni price: $1,170 CAD (+ taxes)—40% discount*
Special offer: Register for one ticket at regular price and get the second one half price—50% discount*

*Act quickly, seats are limited. Promotional offers cannot be combined.

The program fee covers tuition, program materials, and a certificate of attendance. Lunches and refreshments for all morning and afternoon breaks are provided.


 

Faculty

Experienced, passionate, innovative. The Rise of ESG Investing’s faculty member are leaders in the field.


Amr Addas

Amr Addas is an Adjunct Professor at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, and a member of the Faculty for the Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate (SIPC) program. Amr has taught at McGill University and Sherbrooke University. In his capacity as a financial consultant, Amr works with financial advisors and portfolio managers, offering portfolio construction services and newsletters. He recently co-founded the Sustainable & Impact Finance Institute offering corporate training on ESG investment integration. Amr is also involved in a number of volunteer sustainable investing activities, including serving as a member of Finance Montréal’s Working Group and Steering Committee on Sustainable Investing. Amr obtained his MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1995 and his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo in 1991. Amr is an active member of the CFA Institute. 


Stephen Kibsey

Stephen Kibsey is an investment stewardship professional who worked over 30 years in the investment industry at one of the largest institutional asset managers in the world and at one of Canada’s largest corporate pension funds. Stephen has worked in different capacities including analyst, senior portfolio manager, business unit risk manager for equities, developer of emerging risk tools and as vice-president in an investment stewardship team.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology followed by a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining at McGill University and obtained his MBA at Concordia University. Stephen holds a CFA designation, SIPC Certification and was voted Top Gun Portfolio Manager in Brendan Wood surveys in 2008–2009 and 2010.

Stephen also serves as a member of the McConnell Family Foundation’s Investment Committee and is an adjunct professor in Concordia’s executive education programs on risk management (MBA), an SIPC instructor, and will teach sustainability at McGill University in the fall of 2019.


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Stefanie D. Kibsey

Cary Krosinsky is a widely respected educator, author and senior advisor on sustainable finance.

He co-hosted a symposium at Peking University HSBC Business School in Shenzhen on January 8–9, 2019 and contributes regularly to China’s recent opening up to all things ESG.  His five books, for example, include the recent Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in Theory and Practice, chosen by the People’s Bank of China for translation and inclusion in the government’s official Green Finance Series in 2018 as the only foreign contribution. 

His ongoing teaching includes popular classes on sustainable investing at Brown, at the Yale School of Management, at NYU and he is a Faculty Advisory Committee member on Energy Studies at Yale College teaching an exit seminar on the subject. 

He is also Co-Founder and Director of the Carbon Tracker Initiative and Real Impact Tracker, member of the NY State Common Decarbonization Advisory Panel appointed by Governor Cuomo and Comptroller DiNapoli in 2018, and a contributor to the recent China-UK Green Finance Taskforce report titled Delivering a Greener Tomorrow.  Among recent papers published include those for the PRI in 2015 including a Framework for Asset Owner Strategy on Climate Change.


Stephen Kibsey
Guest Speakers

Janis Sarra
Marc Gauthier


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