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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.

 

About the program:

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. 



Faculty

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


Amr Addas

Amr Addas
Adjunct Professor, Finance

JMEC 581—Intro to Sustainable Investing & Virtual Classroom with Mentoring
JMEC 582— Environment module & Virtual Classroom with Mentoring
JMEC 583 & Virtual Classroom with Mentoring

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.


Stefanie D. Kibsey

Stefanie D. Kibsey
Sustainability Expert

JMEC 582 — Social module & Virtual Classroom with Mentoring

Stéfanie specializes in advancing sustainability policy, research, education, and industry best practices. Her interests and areas of expertise include risk management of harmful chemicals, water issues, ESG, environmental protection and pollution prevention, and the science-practice-policy interface.

Stéfanie is a Physical Scientist in Risk Management Strategies, Chemicals Management Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada (Government of Canada). She has also worked as a Policy Analyst and played a role in creating a new Canada Water Agency (Government of Canada). Previously, she managed McGill University's Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED). At Concordia University's John Molson School of Business, Stéfanie coordinated the sustainability programs, activities, and research projects of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, and shaped the new curriculum for the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC) program. She continues to lead the Social module of the SIPC program. While working in responsible investing at La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Stéfanie adapted water, climate change and sustainability approaches to risk management practices.

Stéfanie is a published author and editor on the topics of sustainable investing, sustainable financial systems and meeting the sustainable development goals, and sustainable real estate.

She holds a Bachelor degree from McGill University and a Master of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo.

 


Janis Riven

Cary Krosinsky
Lecturer, Sustainable Finance

JMEC 582 — Governance module & Virtual Classroom with Mentoring

Cary Krosinsky is a leading global educator, author and advisor teaching popular classes at leading academic institutions such as Brown, Yale and NYU.

He was a member of the NY State Common Decarbonization Advisory Panel appointed by Governor Cuomo and Comptroller DiNapoli which during 2018-19 informed the fund’s June 2019 Climate Action Plan, which is actively implementing his suggestion of minimum standards.

His latest, 7th book, Modern China, calls for better relations between China and the West for the sake of solving climate change, produced with the Sustainable Finance Institute where he is co-founder and which seeks to bring Western methods of sustainable finance to Asia among other ongoing projects. His earlier books are considered seminal, helping steer the sustainable investing industry from negative to more positive approaches starting in the mid-2000s.

He is also author/co-author of numerous papers on the intersection of finance and the ongoing low carbon transition, and is co-founder of Real Impact Tracker, the Carbon Tracker Initiative and acts as an advisor in numerous other capacities including to The Metals Company which merged into a SPAC at a valuation of US$2.8B.



SIPC founding partners

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ADDENDA

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Desjardins Group

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Cascades

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