President of the Board
Founder and President, Millani Perspectives
Milla Craig has more than 15 years’ experience in the securities industry. In her current role, Ms. Craig shares her unique expertise, vision and pragmatic approach in sustainable development, reporting, and responsible investment by offering consulting services, workshops, and conferences. In addition to having co-founded the Finance and Sustainability Initiative, Ms. Craig was selected to join the 2013 Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB) Financial Sector review. She is also the Montreal co-chair of the International Women’s Forum’s Water Initiative. Ms. Craig holds a degree in administration as well as the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC) designation.
Adjunct Professor, Concordia University
Amr Addas is a lecturer in finance at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and an instructor at McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies. He is also the principal at Addas Financial Consulting, offering financial consulting services to teams of investment advisors and portfolio managers. In addition, Mr. Addas is a Research Associate with the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (DOCSE) and a member of the Core Faculty for the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC) program. Mr. Addas holds an MBA.
Senior Associate, Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited
Jennifer is a Senior Associate at Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited and has over 15 years of experience in investment management. She is a registered portfolio manager and advises both institutional and private clients on investment strategy, investment policy and portfolio management. Jennifer’s clients include private and public foundations, not-for-profit organizations, pension funds, and families in Canada and the United States. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and is a CFA charterholder. In addition to her role on the Board of the Finance Sustainability Initiative, Jennifer is active in the community serving on not-for-profit boards and committees.
Economist and Strategist
François Boutin-Dufresne has more than 10 years’ experience in the field of international finance. In his current role, he combines his expertise in public policy, economics, and international finance and participates, among other things, in writing the daily global strategy notes where he identifies and dives into global economic and political themes that may impact global asset markets.Over the past years, he has published several articles about global economics and finance for various publications, including lengthy interview with former Chief Economist of the World Bank entitled Trajectories of the world economy. Mr. Boutin-Dufresne holds a Master’s in economics.
Professor of Finance at the University of Sherbrooke Business School
Frank Coggins is a professor of finance at the University of Sherbrooke Business School. He was also a visiting professor at Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and at Laval University. He is the chairholder of the Desjardins Chair in Responsible Finance and the director of the research group in responsible finance (GREFA). He received his Ph.D in finance from Laval University. He has published in scientific journals such as Review of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research and International Review of Financial Analysis. He is interested in financial and extra-financial risk management and measurement, and general topics related to responsible (or sustainable) finance. He is a member of the Northern Financial Association and has participated in numerous comities for research funding agencies and the University of Sherbrooke.
C0-chair of the Communication Committee
Analyst, Groupe Investissement Responsable inc.
Thomas Estinès has over 5 years experience in corporate social responsibility and in responsible investment. He contributed to the reduction of the environmental footprint of an industrial site and on its stakeholders integration. Now, he analyses environmental, social and governance issues that public companies face. He also acts as a consultant for large organizations on behalf of the GIR. M.Estinès holds an MBA and a Master in Environmental Management.
Portfolio Manager, Global Real Estate Securities
Vincent Felteau is a finance professional with more than ten years’ experience in international investment. Mr. Felteau was one of the primary managers for a portfolio of international real estate publicly traded equities at Presima. Mr. Felteau was also jointly responsible for research activities, particularly on Asian real estate securities. In addition, he coordinated all research and corporate-level activities pertaining to responsible investment at Presima. Mr. Felteau holds a Master’s in Finance as well as the CFA designation.
Business Law Associate at McCarthy Tétrault
Laure Fouin practices corporate law, with an emphasis on Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Securities Regulation and Investment Products, Structured Finance, Securitization and Financial Derivatives, Fintech and Private Equity at the Montréal office of McCarty Tétrault. In addition to her undergraduate studies in law and bar courses, Laure holds a master degree (research) in business law and a master degree (professional) in banking and financial law from Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II and a Masters of Laws from McGill University. She is currently studying derivatives regulation in the doctoral program at McGill University.
Co-chair of the Communication Committee
Stephanie Hamilton is a sustainability professional with more than twenty years of experience working as a management consultant. In her role as Vice-President, CSR and Sustainable Development at EEM, she supported clients in aerospace, mining, manufacturing and the consumer goods sector in the development of sustainability strategy and corporate social responsibility reporting. An engineer by training, Ms. Hamilton promotes sustainability-thinking in all aspects of a business and is keen to help companies transition to a low-carbon economy.
Sustainable Development Advisor, Desjardins Group
Solène Hanquier is a corporate social responsibility advisor with more than 5 years’ experience in the field. In her current role, Ms. Hanquier contributes to the development of the company’s strategies and proposes sustainable business practices, related among others, to climate change and portfolio decarbonization. She’s responsible for Desjardins’ reporting to the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) and contributes to its extra-financial annual report. Ms Hanquier holds a Masters in Environmental Management, a 2nd cycle microprogram diploma in Environmental Verification and a Bachelor in Accounting.
Director, Social Purpose and Corporate Sustainability, Aimia Inc
Anne-Josée Laquerre compte plus de vingt ans d’expérience en communications corporatives et responsabilité sociale dans de grandes sociétés publiques, notamment Bombardier Aéronautique, Noranda, Domtar et Merck Frosst. Depuis 2012, elle occupe le poste de directrice, Vocation sociale et pérennité de l’entreprise chez Aimia Inc. Anne-Josée aide les entreprises à cibler leurs efforts, réduire les risques et être plus compétitives et rentables, tout en trouvant des moyens novateurs de créer une valeur sociale et environnementale. Sous sa direction, Aimia a adopté une feuille de route qui a contribué à simplifier, cibler, accroître et aligner les efforts mondiaux et amené Aimia à être reconnue par Corporate Knights sur le Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada en 2016. Diplômée en relations publiques, elle détient une maîtrise ès sciences en marketing et un baccalauréat en administration des affaires de HEC Montréal. Elle a également suivi un cours de perfectionnement à la Harvard Business School: Aligner la durabilité et la performance de l’entreprise.
Senior Manager, Sustainability, Deloitte
Gildas Poissonnier is leading Deloitte’s sustainability team in Quebec. In this capacity, Mr. Poissonnier has been assisting, for over 8 years, companies or organizations with their sustainability strategy, environmental management and social impacts. In particular, he has served several financial institutions regarding their approach to responsible investment and has supported a group of stakeholders from the financial sector in defining their positioning in this area. On top of his MBA degree from HEC Montreal, he also followed the ESG Analytics for Financial Professionals course from the Centre of Responsible Banking & Finance at S t. Andrews, in Scotland.
Partner, National Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
Thibaut Millet is a Partner in EY’s Climate Change & Sustainability practice. He has 16 years of experience in providing advisory and assurance services to leading Canadian and international clients in the field of climate change and sustainability. He has led over 50 sustainability engagements, in a variety of sectors for public and private organization, including leaders from the financial industry in the field of sustainability and ESG integration.
Chair of the Membership Committee
Portfolio manager and sustainable investment professional
Anne Quintal has more than twenty years of experience as a portfolio manager. She has worked for two major pension funds in Montreal and her expertise has led her to concentrate on sustainable investment. Ms. Quintal joined FSI to help raise awareness among members of the financial community on the importance of integrating ESG issues in all investment decisions. After completing her master degree in economics, Ms. Quintal obtained the CFA designation. Ms. Quintal is also a graduate of the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC) and also holds the ASC designation from Collège des Administrateurs de Sociétés
Senior manager, Responsible Investment, PSP Investments
Stephane contributes to the integration of ESG factors in the activities of PSP Investments (public markets, real estate, private equity, infrastructure, natural resources and private debt). He provides advice on ESG related matters, develops portfolio analysis and tools for integrating ESG factors into investment decisions, and participates in corporate engagement and industry collaborative initiatives.
Before joining PSP, Stephane worked as a management consultant focused on sustainability and climate change topics.