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November 4th, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Phi Center,
315 Saint-Paul St W,
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 2A3

Making an impact

The new business reality will require companies to become aware of their dependence and impact on their ecosystem and to embed the concept of sustainability into their strategy and business model. This paradigm shift is driving a commensurate transformation in corporate reporting.

Novisto exists to contribute to the sustainability of the economy, environment, and society by empowering companies to make better decisions and disclosures through our ESG data management software.

Our one-day conference will bring together business leaders and investors who are embracing the paradigm shift to sustainability-aligned business practices, who believe in technology as a catalyst for ESG adoption and integration, and who are seeking to effect change.


8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Opening Remarks

Charles Assaf

9:10 AM

Paul Desmarais III

10:00 AM
Corporate Panel
The Next Frontier – Integrating Sustainability Into the Business Model

Marie-Josée Privyk

Hélène V. Gagnon

André-Martin Bouchard


Rachel Guthrie
Export Development Canada

Companies are making great strides in improving the quality of their ESG reporting to better meet the needs of investors and other stakeholders. However, reporting is not an end in itself, but an accountability mechanism of management. Ultimately, companies must strive for outcomes that not only enable them to thrive, but also to contribute positively to the natural and social ecosystem they depend on. To do that, companies must cross the next frontier of integrating sustainability into their business model and strategy. This panel of corporate sustainability leaders will explore the challenges and potential rewards of taking this crucial next step.

11:00 AM
11:15 AM
The Global Digitalization of Sustainability Data

David Wray

The way that digital sustainability data flows between systems and stakeholders today is not fit for purpose. This siloed, complex, and inconsistent system for information data flows is costing the global economy trillions of US dollars each year, and results in less informed decision-making. That, in turn, negatively impacts businesses, economies, communities, the climate, and the natural world. David Wray, President, DFCG International Group and co-founder of the Capitals Coalition’s Digitalizing Sustainability Data Lab, will share details of this global initiative to design and develop an integrated and interoperable digital sustainability data flow system that treats sustainability data with the same, governance, transparency and assurance as that of financial data and disclosures.

12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Novisto Product Vision

Lauren Katz

Dan Pham

2:00 PM
Private Capital Panel
ESG Data – A Baseline for Value Creation

Marie-Josée Privyk

Hafeez Ladha
Boston Consulting Group

Bertrand Millot

Mariama Dupuis

The winds of change are blowing for investors as they seek to embrace sustainable investment practices and make capital allocation decisions that not only optimize returns but also address market-level risks. This panel of experienced sustainable investment practitioners will examine the ongoing transformation of investment practices and the growing focus on investments with positive social and environmental impacts.

3:00 PM
3:15 PM
Fireside Chat
The Transformation to Sustainability

Estelle Métayer

Miville Tremblay
C.D. Howe Institute
To effect change, companies must strategize, plan, manage, and set targets, all of which requires looking forward. When it comes to sustainability-related issues, it also requires adopting a very long-term horizon. Estelle Métayer, an expert in strategic intelligence and futurist, will share her insights on future trends, possibilities, and disruptions as we collectively make our way to a more sustainable world.
4:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Monique Leroux
Fiera Capital

4:30 PM

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