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Sustainable Investment
Professional Certification

Positive impact. Positive returns.

The world of investing is seeing a seismic, generational shift. A new breed of investor has emerged – one who’s looking to generate returns that go beyond financial gain.

Sustainable investing, impact investing – however you define it – is investing that takes environmental and social considerations into account, as well as financial goals.

It’s a rapidly evolving area of expertise, requiring finance and corporate professionals to have a new set of investment and risk management skills.

That’s where the SIPC comes in. As the field of sustainable investing quickly evolves, the SIPC has been updated to not only keep pace but to place our certified professionals well ahead of the game.

The John Molson School of Business in cooperation with the Finance and Sustainability Initiative (FSI) Montreal created the SIPC program.

Here’s what you need to know:

The SIPC program is offered both online self-paced and through virtual classroom with mentoring to suit both learners who prefer a self-paced program and those who require a more structured approach. 

SIPC founding partners

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Desjardins Group





Experienced, passionate, innovative. The SIPC's faculty team members are leaders in their field.

JMEC 581—Intro to Sustainable Investing & Virtual Classroom with Mentoring
Stephen Kibsey

Stephen Kibsey
Sustainability Expert

Stephen has over thirty years of experience as an investment professional. Though now retired, he worked for 21 years at the Caisse Depot et Placement du Quebec as analyst, portfolio manager, business unit risk manager, and more recently as a vice-president in the Investment Stewardship group. During his career he also held the position of vice-president of Canadian equities during his ten years at Bimcor (Bell Canada pension fund affiliate). He currently does consulting work with both the SAIFI Learning Center and Millani Consultants in Montreal.

Stephen has for many years been at the forefront of responsible investment through his involvement with the creation of the Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate at Concordia University. He currently lectures at the Goodman Institute on risk management and teaches Sustainability at McGill and Queen’s Universities. He has a seat on the Investment Committee and Risk Subcommittee of the McConnell Foundation in Montreal.

JMEC 582— Environment module & Virtual Classroom with Mentoring
Amr Addas

Amr Addas
Adjunct Professor, Finance

Amr Addas is an Adjunct Professor and Director of the Van Berkom Investment Management Program and Van Berkom Small Cap Case Competition at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. He is also a member of the Faculty for the Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate (SIPC) program offered by the John Molson Executive Centre (JMEC). Amr has taught at McGill University and Sherbrooke University. Through his consulting practice, Amr has been working with portfolio managers at Scotia Wealth Management (formerly Scotia McLeod) since 2011 offering them a quantitative equity model he developed based on a value investment strategy as well as technical signals. He recently also started developing a model that integrates ESG factors within the value strategy. In addition to the models, Amr writes a monthly market analysis newsletter for his clients.

Aside from his consulting work, Amr has been affiliated with JMSB in various roles over the last 13 years. He oversaw the John Dobson Investment room (formerly Formula Growth Investment Room) and was a Research Associate with the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise. Amr has been teaching at the Goodman Program’s MBA in Investment Management since 2007 and at the Finance Department since 2006.

JMEC 582 — Social module & Virtual Classroom with Mentoring
Stefanie D. Kibsey

Stefanie D. Kibsey
Sustainability Expert

JMEC 582 — Governance module & Virtual Classroom with Mentoring
Janis Riven

Cary Krosinsky
Lecturer, Sustainable Finance

JMEC 583 & Virtual Classroom with Mentoring
Stephen Kibsey

Stephen Kibsey
Sustainability Expert


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