Past events


Workshop 3: What impact for the sharing economy?

The final workshop on the season’s theme of the sharing economy was held on May 26th. FSI was first provided with an excellent exposé of the sharing economy landscape by Laurence Audette-Lagueux, Community Connector at OuiShare Quebec. The exposé (available for download in French) gave us examples of the sharing economy in action in service areas, […]

Lunch Panel: ESG – Value-Creation or Value-Salvation?

Integrating ESG considerations in the investment and risk governance framework. ESG factors are gaining in importance in today’s financial decisions and have a growing effect on investment performance. Whether through value-creation or value-salvation, ESG investing has emerged as an alpha factor in improving the risk/reward profile of different investments. On April 25th, the FSI teamed up with […]

Lunch Conference with Tim Lane, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada: Climate Change and Canada’s Economic Future

On March 2nd, the Finance and Sustainability Initiative welcomed Timothy Lane, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada to Montréal’s Club Saint James to discuss the impacts of climate change in a speech entitled: Thermometer Rising – Climate Change and Canada’s Economic Future. Opened by François Boutin-Dufresne, FSI Board Member and Strategist, Economics and Global […]

Workshop 2: Taxing and Regulating the Sharing Economy

On February 15th, the FSI was delighted to host a workshop to learn about the different aspects of taxing and regulating the sharing economy. Since much of the sharing economy’s transactions happen online, we first heard from Luc Godbout, Director of the Department of Fiscal Studies at the University of Sherbrooke’s École de gestion, who […]

FSI-PRI Scholarship Award Ceremony

FSI-PRI Scholarship: The winner of the 2016 FSI-PRI Scholarship for Best Research on Responsible Investment is Ms. Salma Ktat as part of a collaboration between the University of the Antilles and Guyana and Chair of Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development at UQAM’s École des sciences de la gestion (ESG).  She was awarded a $5,000 scholarship for her […]

Cocktail Conference with Paul Shrivastava from Future Earth : Emerging Planetary Risks and Opportunities

On September 28, 2016, Dr. Paul Shrivastava, Executive Director of Future Earth, opened FSI’s 2016-2017 season by providing an engaging and informative presentation on Emerging Planetary Risks and Opportunities. Dr. Shrivastava’s presented an overview of the current context of emerging planet-wide risks, introduced Future Earth’s innovative Knowledge-Action Networks and highlighted the importance of risk informed […]
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