This webinar is for corporate sustainability reporting practitioners seeking to find—or keep— their bearings in the fast-changing landscape of standards, regulations, and stakeholder demands. Our panel of experts will offer practical advice for them to use during their reporting season and beyond.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get answers to all your questions!
CFA, RIPC, SASB-FSA Credential holder
Chief ESG Innovation Officer at Novisto Inc.
Marie-Josée is responsible for ESG Innovation at Novisto Inc., a next generation sustainability management platform empowering companies to better manage and create value from their ESG data, reporting, and strategy. Marie-Josee draws on nearly 30 years of experience in capital markets, namely as a sell-side Financial Analyst and Head of research, as Director of Investor Relations for a publicly listed company, and as ESG Advisor to companies and investors.
Marie-Josée is a member of the Enterprise Data Management Council’s ESG Working Group and the Capitals Coalition’s Digitalization of Sustainability Data (DSD)-Lab workshop, and leader of the Quebec–SASB FSA Credential Group. She also participates in the CCLI’s Canadian Climate Governance Experts Initiative.
Marie-Josée holds a B.Com. in finance from McGill University and a certificate in Applied Communications from Université de Montréal. She is a CFA charterholder and holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), as well as the CFA Institute’s Certificate in ESG Investing and the Responsible Investment Professional Certification (RIPC) designation from the Canadian Responsible Investment Association. She has also successfully completed the Advanced Responsible Investment Analysis course from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment’s PRI Academy.
Founder and Managing Partner, Close Group Consulting
Tamara is the Founder and Managing Partner of Close Group Consulting, which is a global boutique ESG strategy advisory firm that uses in-depth capital markets and ESG expertise to assess, design, and implement bespoke, end-to-end ESG integration strategies across asset classes for asset managers, asset owners and corporates. She
was previously the Head of ESG Integration for KKS Advisors, a global ESG Advisory firm, and spent 10 years in senior leadership roles within the risk and public markets investment groups of PSP Investments. She has over 25 years of combined experience in capital markets and ESG strategy and has held various front office investment management positions for the Bank of Montreal and Credit Lyonnais in the global derivatives and foreign exchange markets. She was also the head of research and risk for Structured Asset Management, a fixed income asset management firm in Montreal.
Tamara holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification, is a member of the ESG Examination Subcommittee for CFA Institute, and is a council member of the Canadian Advocacy Council for CFA Societies Canada. She is a Board director for Evovest, an investment management firm using artificial intelligence and evolutive learning techniques to manage investment portfolios. She is also a member of the Investment Committee for the JGH Foundation, a Board director for CFA Montreal and was previously the Chair of the ESG Committee. Tamara is a Strategic Advisor to the Veristell Institute, a globally focused think-tank on ESG and Corporate Purpose, and an Advisor and Contributor to PracticalESG, a source for ESG thought leadership. Tamara is a regular contributor to industry journals and author of thought leadership on ESG, risk management and sustainable investing and is a sought after speaker. She earned aBachelor in Economics from McGill University and a Master of Science degree in Finance from the John Molson School of Business. She is based in Montreal and is fluent in English and French
CEO, ESG global Advisors
Sarah is an ESG and climate change expert with over a decade of work experience as a thought leader, consultant, facilitator, and auditor. She regularly presents to Executive teams and Boards of Directors on the link between ESG and climate change with financial and operational performance and long–term value. Sarah helps her clients establish ESG and climate change strategies that align with strategic priorities, enabling effective integration with existing risk and strategy processes. Prior to joining ESG Global Advisors, Sarah was a Principal at CPA Canada where she produced research, thought leadership and guidance for companies to integrate climate change considerations into business strategy, risk management, governance, and reporting. Previously, Sarah held senior roles at PwC and MNP working with the energy and mining sectors. She is the Academic Director and Lead Instructor for the Institute for Corporate Directors (ICD)’s Board Oversight of Climate Change program. She also facilitates a module on ESG and sustainable finance in the ICD’s Director Education Program. Sarah sits on the Board of Directors of Leading Change and Sustainable Buildings Canada. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, ISO 14064–3 Certification for Greenhouse Gas Verifications, and received the 2018 Emerging Leader Award from CPA Ontario. Specializations: Climate change, TCFD, materiality assessments, strategy development, reporting and disclosure, education and capacity building, scenario analysis and target setting. Sector Expertise: Oil & gas, mining, utilities, financial institutions, asset management and investment.
Emily is an Engagement Manager with experience helping clients develop successful strategies to integrate sustainability into business operations and culture. Emily has international advisory experience across many industry sectors, including financial institutions, clean technology, professional services, real estate, infrastructure, telecommunications, transportation, and media and entertainment. Her expertise includes ESG strategy design and implementation, materiality assessments, climate change risk assessments and scenario analysis, stakeholder engagement, resource efficiency, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting, and net-zero target-setting.