How Banks and Institutional Investment Funds Are Driving the Road to Net-Zero

One of the biggest challenges today for financial institutions is how to meet net-zero climate targets while achieving high returns on investment and satisfying the needs of various stakeholders. What does the road to net-zero look like in the realm of long-term investment, who are the players, and how should the inevitable roadblocks be overcome? At the recent Desautels and Delve McGill International Portfolio Challenge symposium, institutional investment experts Fanny Doucet, CFA, Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance at Scotiabank, and Lori Kerr, CEO of FinDev Canada, Canada’s development finance institution, shared their insights on how to achieve net-zero with moderator Desautels Professor Sebastien Betermier.

Why Ultra-Low Yields Don’t Mean the End of Sustainable Pension Funds

Retirement systems around the world, from public pension plans to private funds, are weathering a storm of ultra-low bond yields that threaten not only adequate returns for pensioners but the sustainability of the systems themselves. Designing retirement systems that are resilient to low yields requires balancing risk with resilience and innovative approaches. At McGill Desautels Faculty of Management’s recent McGill International Portfolio Challenge 2021 symposium event, pension plan experts Barbara Zvan and Eduard van Gelderen shared their insights on the future of retirement systems with moderator and Desautels Professor Sebastien Betermier.

Investing in a Changing World: Transitioning from Traditional to Sustainable Investments

With Josée Guibord, CEO at Evolugen by Brookfield Renewable, and Patrick Odier, Senior Managing Partner at Lombard Odier Group

Lifelong Wellness: Product Innovation and Multisystemic Approaches to Aging

With Mehmood Khan, CEO of Life Biosciences Inc. and Laurette Dubé, Professor of Marketing at McGill University and Director of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics

Securing Good Development Outcomes: Global Growth Challenges and Opportunities

A policy-signaling address from David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group

Introducing Delve, Desautels’ Thought Leadership Initiative

How do we bridge academia and organizations around the globe for a positive impact? Part of the answer lies in conversations.

Facing the Climate Challenge: Taking Significant Actions in Business and Government

With Mike Gerbis, CEO of The Delphi Group & GLOBE Series and Professor Paola Perez-Aleman

If We All Hate Business Jargon, Why Do We Keep Using It?

With André Spicer, Professor of Organizational Behavior at City University of London and Saku Mantere, Professor of Strategy and Organization at McGill University

Navigating the Cannabis Haze: Disrupting a Century-Long Underground Market

With Brian Athaide, CEO of The Green Organic Dutchmen (TGOD) and Professor Diana Dakhlallah