Navigating the Climate Risk Landscape

PRMIA Montreal presents an in person event: Navigating the Climate Risk Landscape: Investment Opportunities and Governance Challenges.
 
  Date:
April 30, 2024

  Time:
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

  Presented By:
Bertrand Millot
Gildas Poissonier
Sonia Hernandez
Andrew Black

 Location:
KPMG Offices – Montreal
600  De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Suite 1500

 

The evolving investment and risk governance landscape demands a proactive approach to climate risk. The PRMIA Montreal Chapter invites you to join a critical lunch event on April 30, where we’ll dissect climate risk’s dual roles: as an investment prospect and a key element in institutional risk governance.

Engage with our expert panelists, Bertrand Millot, Gildas Poissonier, Sonia Hernandez and Andrew Black, who will illuminate the path through this dynamic terrain. Discover how climate risk integration can open new investment channels and redefine risk frameworks for institutional investors. This event offers a prime opportunity to dive deep into the nexus of sustainability and financial performance, as well as learning strategies to harness climate-focused investments and manage their risks. Connect with peers, engage in enriching dialogue, and gather insights to steer your organization towards a sustainable future.

 

Agenda  
  Time   Event  
 
     
  11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  Registration and Networking Lunch
 
 
     
  12:15 p.m.
  Opening Remarks
 
 
     
  12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
  Panel Discussion and Q&A
 
 
     
  1:30 p.m.    Closing Remarks  

 

Speakers  

  
 
  Sonia Hernandez
Sonia is a Partner in KPMG in Canada’s Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) practice in Montreal, where she supports clients on their ESG transformation initiatives. She has over 25 years of experience in the banking sector, helping clients develop strategic ESG plans, manage ESG risk and opportunities, and implement ESG frameworks.

 
       
  Andrew Black, Vice President, Climate Product, MSCI
Based in New York City, Andrew is part of the global Climate Product team supporting the development of MSCI’s climate solutions across the firm. He has also supported a wide variety of clients on all topics related to climate change and net zero for several years in the EMEA region as a Climate Change Specialist Consultant in Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to his time at MSCI he was part of Carbon Delta the environmental fintech which was acquired by MSCI in 2019. In his climate product role, he contributes to the continued development and creation of MSCI’s market leading climate solutions and forward-looking climate risk metrics together with the Climate Risk Centers in Switzerland, New York and Budapest. He relocated to New York in 2022 as part of MSCI’s efforts to scale its climate strategy across the globe and respond to client needs in the Americas.
 
       
 

Gildas PoissonnierChief Sustainability Officer (CSO), Desjardins Group
Gildas Poissonnier is Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), at Desjardins Group. He leads a team of experts that support the different business units of the financial cooperative - including retail and business banking, P&C insurance, wealth management and life insurance – in two areas: 1) Moving towards the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into its decision-making and its operations, and 2) Supporting the development of responsible finance products, in line with Desjardins’ commitment to tackle climate change issues and to foster a fair energy transition. By focusing on the long-term socio-economic development of members and communities, he integrates circular economy perspectives and life-cycle assessment into his analysis. Gildas is part of the Disclosure Technical Expert Group from the Sustainable Finance Action Council (SFAC) and has followed the development of the Canadian green and transition taxonomy since its inception with the Canadian Standards Association. He is also co-chair of the Green and Transition Finance Council (GTFC) of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Before Desjardins, Gildas worked for 11 years at Deloitte, where he led the Sustainability and Climate Change team in Quebec. He holds undergraduate and master's degrees in agronomy from AgroParisTech and an MBA from HEC Montréal. Gildas leads his projects with a strategic vision, always keen to collaborate with his peers.

 
       
   

Bertrand Millot, Chef, Investissement durable
Bertrand Millot leads the Stewardship Investing team, which is responsible for defining and implementing CDPQ’s strategic directions, including integrating ESG factors into all activities and deploying the climate strategy. His responsibilities have three aspects: helping investment teams structure impactful investment opportunities (particularly with regard to social, climate and energy transition investments); managing risks related to ESG, climate change and reputation and contributing to the organization’s outreach in collaboration with the CDPQ Global team.

Mr. Millot is one of the architects of CDPQ’s climate change strategy and a seasoned investor in infrastructure and corporate debt in emerging markets, fields where ESG considerations have historically been at the forefront. At CDPQ since 2015, he previously held various positions in risk management and stewardship investing, including Business Unit Risk Manager for the Fixed Income, Capital Solutions and Cross-functional Risk portfolios. He also served as Head of Climate Risk and Issues and led the Stewardship Investing team.

Before joining CDPQ, Mr. Millot was CEO and CIO at Cordiant Capital, an emerging market corporate debt fund manager. Earlier in his career, he was active in infrastructure project finance with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, U.K. and with BNP Paribas in Paris, France.

Mr. Millot holds an MBA from McGill University, a Master’s in Engineering from École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers in Paris and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D designation).

 

 

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When
4/30/2024 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
Where
600 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Suite 1500 Montreal CANADA
 

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