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Each Learning Lab will have brainstorming sessions and opportunities for building awareness and knowledge-sharing.

Nine Learning Lab series per year are developed and delivered to members of the CFA Institute community, PRI-Quebec, CPA Canada, RIA, PRMIA, SASB, FRM, FSI, universities, investment firms, and government and non-government initiatives.

Task forces, providers or frameworks and processes, and authoritative bodies are invited to present their content in order to educate stakeholders.

Suggest a topic or speaker — contact: sustainabilityecosystem@concordia.ca.

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Sustainability Learning Lab 1 — Impact Investing Series


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Impact Measurement and Reporting

Speaker: Stephen Kibsey
Level: Awareness
Date: April 21, 2020

An introductory session on impact investing frameworks and standards, and a look at impact investing via different asset classes such as real estate, fixed income, and public and private equity.

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Impact Measurement Frameworks

Speaker: Kate Ruff, Carleton University
Level: Intermediate
Date: April 22, 2020

A look into impact measurement frameworks. Kate Ruff discusses the Impact Management Project, IRIS+, Global Reporting Initiative, Common Approach to Impact Measurement and more.

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Development Impact Measurement

Speaker: Chris Clubb, Convergence
Level: Intermediate
Date: April 22, 2020

A discussion about blended finance as powerful tool for investing in positive impact in developing countries and ideal approaches to impact measurement.

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Designing and Implementing an Impact Strategy

Speaker: Marina Svistak, FinDev Canada
Level: Intermediate
Date: April 22, 2020

Marina covers Environmental and Social strategies adopted by FinDev. She goes over the process of creation and implementation of these strategies.

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Impact Investing: McConnell Foundation Work to Date

Speaker: Erica Barbosa Vargas, McConnell Foundation
Level: Intermediate
Date: April 22, 2020

Erica Barbosa Vargas describes the work that the McConnell Foundation has done in regards to Impact Investing in recent years.

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Future Directions in Impact Measurement

Speaker: Karim Harji, McConnell Foundation
Level: Intermediate
Date: April 22, 2020

Discussion of how impact measurement and reporting is evolving and what to expect in the upcoming years.

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Social Impact Bonds and Tech for Good

Speaker: Geoff Moore, ImpactAND
Level: Advanced
Date: April 23, 2020

An overview of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) and a review of Canada’s first health related SIB: Activate, and a discussion of Tech for Good — an emerging Impact space.

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Sustainable Global Environment Strategy

Speaker: Katherine Tweedie, Ninety One
Level: Advanced
Date: April 23, 2020

In this session, Katherine Tweedie provides an overview of Impact measurement in Public equity and Infrastructure.

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Introduction to Scenario Analysis

Speakers:

  • Adam Phillips, CFA Society New York
  • Tessa Hebb, Ceres
  • Peter Ellsworth, Ceres
  • Jeff Burleson, Southern Company

Level: Basics
Date: October 8, 2020

This session answers some preliminary questions about scenario analysis, and introduces participants to an example of scenario analysis in the real world.

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Climate Risk Analytics

Speakers:

  • Maryam Golnaraghi, The Geneva Association
  • Margaret Childe, Manulife Investment Management
  • Kris Frederickson, Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Stephanie Bailey, Husky Energy
  • Sarah Veenhoven, Suncor Energy Inc.

Level: Intermediate
Date: October 15, 2020

This session covers climate risk analytics for core decision-making and the latest on scenarios, stress testing approaches, and building institutional capacities.

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Greenhouse Gas Accounting

Speakers:

  • Amir Nosrat, Senior Consultant, CCG
  • Sylvie Trottier, Senior Climate Change Analyst

Level: Basics
Date: November 9, 2020

This session introduces the landscape of carbon emmisions regulations, accounting, and reporting standards, allowing attendees to familiarize themselves with the terminology used in the space. By the end of the session, attendees will understand organizational carbon accounting using GHG Protocol and be able to quantify carbon footprint using coefficients of emissions and operational data.

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GHG Accounting and Reporting Principles

Speakers:

  • Lukas Brochard, Head of Disclosure Evolution (R&D), CDP
  • Deirdre Cooper, Co-head Thematic Equity, Ninety One

Level: Intermediate
Date: November 11, 2020

This session introduces viewers to the data available through CDP, and its use cases. You'll also learn about science-based targets and ACT as a forward-looking approach, and understand how to measure a portfolio's carbon footprint and different ways to track carbon performance. By the end of the session, you'll understand the different use cases of various GHG reporting and accounting methodologies and be familiarized with Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

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Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Series: Workshop

Speaker: Reem Hamzeh, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
Level: Specialized
Date: November 13, 2020

This session brings together all of the knowledge and information discovered in the first two sessions, allowing viewers to turn theory into practice.

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For more information

SUSTAINABILITY ECOSYSTEM TEAM
Telephone: 514-848-3960
Emailsustainabilityecosystem@concordia.ca

*This Sustainability Ecosystem initiative is powered by the John Molson Executive Centre.

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