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RI Digital: Canada Welcome and update on the status of the Canadian Transition Taxonomy

September 15, 2020 at 09:00:00 AM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

Peter Johnson, Chair, CSA Technical Committee, Transition Taxonomy and Sustainable Finance
In conversation with Hugh Wheelan, Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director, Responsible Investor


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

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Chair, CSA Technical Committee, Transition Taxonomy and Sustainable Finance
Peter is focused on making companies more successful through the integration of environmental risks and opportunities into business practices, products and brands. A recognized pioneer and leader in shaping corporate sustainability Peter has worked across many sectors developing and implementing business-centric programs around sustainability, climate change, risk management, CSR, stakeholder and employee engagement, metrics and reporting.
Currently, Peter works on Environmental and Social Risk within Global Risk Management at Scotiabank’s headquarters in Toronto. In this role Peter is responsible for identifying and managing current and emerging environmental, social and sustainability risks and opportunities across Scotiabank’s 55 country operational footprint. Peter is also the Chair of the CSA Technical Committee, Green and Transition Taxonomy.

Peter maintains an extensive network of environmental, business, ENGO and sustainability colleagues across Canada and around the world. Listening, understanding and asking challenging questions to find solutions are the most important skills Peter has learned.
Peter was the first certified sustainable forest management (SFM) auditor in North America and holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science in Forestry from Lakehead University.
Webinar hosting presenter
Co-founder and Joint Managing Director, Responsible Investor
Hugh has written extensively on investment, corporate and sustainability issues for UK national newspapers including The Observer and The Financial Times. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in global institutional finance and sustainability. He won the respected Aon Consulting award for European Pensions and Investment Journalist of the Year in 2006. From 2004 to 2007 he was Paris Correspondent and before that Fund Management Editor at Financial News, part of the Wall Street Journal.

Prior to that he was Political and Economic advisor to Irene Khan, secretary general of Amnesty International. From 1997 to 2003 he worked at Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) magazine where he held the position of Deputy Editor, launch Editor of IPE Real Estate and launch Editor of IPE.com.