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What role is the TCFD framework playing in climate risk management and organisational change in the banking sector?

What works and what doesn’t work for banks who want to boost both financial returns and ESG performance?

How can investors best assess climate change impacts in the banking sector?


This webinar is part of our RI Digital: Canada 2020 event. To view all sessions please click here.

When: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 · 02:10:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
Featured Presenters
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Founder & CEO
Laura Zizzo is a lawyer and strategic advisor with over a decade of experience leading organizations towards a low-carbon and climate adapted future through the application of law and policy. Laura started her legal career with a prominent Bay Street law firm before founding the first law firm in Canada focused on climate change in 2009. In 2015 she founded a strategic consultancy to advise clients on identification, management and disclosure of climate risks and opportunities.

She is a frequent writer and speaker on the move to the low-carbon economy and has become a leading voice on the legal imperative to adapt to climate change. Laura has contributed to numerous research and policy papers on legal liability related to climate change adaptation, the use of existing legal mechanisms to address climate change, and the role of markets and flexibility mechanisms in driving emissions reductions.

Laura has worked in the strategic research division of the Ontario Ministry of Finance and as co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Law and International Relations. She is co-founder of the Climate Change Lawyers Network, a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) committee on Environmental Law, a member of the University of Toronto’s Environmental Finance Advisory Committee and sits on the board of the Clean Air Partnership. She has a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a law degree from the University of Toronto. Laura is called to the Bar of Ontario.
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Managing Director and Head of Shareowner Engagement, Boston Common Asset Management
Lauren Compere is a Managing Director and Head of Shareowner Engagement at Boston Common Asset Management, a majority-employee-owned and woman-led investment management firm specializing in U.S. and international responsible investing. Ms. Compere heads Boston Common's shareholder engagement program. She has worked in the responsible investment industry for 30 years and has 17 years of experience in global responsible investing. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences in the US, Europe, and Asia and a guest contributor to the Huffington Post and Medium.

Ms. Compere sits on the Governing Board of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and previously served as Treasurer. She also sits on the board of the Access to Nutrition Foundation (Netherlands). In addition she serves on the Steering Committee for the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (an ICCR project), the Business Ethics and Systemic Risk Committee for the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and was previously a board-alternate for the Global Network Initiative. Ms. Compere was Co-Chair of the Emerging Markets Disclosure Project (EMDP) and co-lead for the EMDP Korean team (2009-2012).

Since 2014 Ms. Compere has led a multi-year global investor engagement “Banking on a Low Carbon Future” which has benchmarked the performance of 60 banks on climate risk, strategy, and funding climate adaption and mitigation through the creation of new metrics, reports, and active engagement. Lastly she sits on the Strategy and Design Team of the Climate Safe Lending Network.
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COO, The Climate Service
Joseph Lake is Chief Operating Officer at The Climate Service. Based in New York, he works to embed climate risk and opportunity data into global decision-making through the TCS software as a service.

Prior to this appointment, Lake was the Managing Director for Climate Risk at The Economist. He launched The Economist's inaugural Climate Risk Summit and led The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) climate risk consulting services. Before this, he was a Global Director at the EIU, responsible for the B2B subscription research business, where he led a global team that comprised sales, analysts and marketing. In all, he has more than 15 years professional experience providing insight and analysis to corporations, policymakers, and private clients. He is a frequent speaker at international events and is regularly interviewed by major television and print media.

He previously worked as an economic adviser to the Tanzanian Ministry of Finance, and as a hedge fund custodian in Ireland for a US financial services group, PNC.
Webinar hosting presenter
Technical Manager, Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)
Sundip joined CDSB’s technical team in 2019 after spending four years representing the UK private equity and venture capital industry. At the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA), he led on several policy areas including responsible and impact investing; accounting, reporting and legal developments; and a governance initiative to improve transparency within the industry.

Previously, Sundip trained as a chartered accountant at Deloitte in the Banking and Capital Markets group and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He has an MA in Land Economy from Cambridge. Sundip supports the CDSB’s technical work programme to drive uptake of the TCFD recommendations and enhance reporting of climate, natural capital and environmental information globally.