Invitation: ESG and the future of responsible investing with State Street Global Advisors

FSI is delighted to be teaming up with Finance Montréal, PRI Québec and CFA Montreal to host a lunch conference with Christopher McKnett, Managing Director and Head ESG Strategist at State Street Global Advisors.

Our speaker will assess the state of ESG investing through an exploration of critical questions.

  • What’s driving ESG adoption?
  • What’s impeding further adoption?
  • What is at the cutting edge of research and implementation?
  • How does the rise of ESG comport with the ascendancy of indexing?

He’ll discuss emerging topics like the Sustainable Development Goals and expanded definitions of risk and performance, and conclude with some predictions for the category many years into the future.

Chris McKnett is a Managing Director of State Street Global Advisors and Head ESG Strategist. He is responsible for delivering SSGA’s ESG value proposition to the marketplace and helping clients develop and implement their ESG strategies. Chris and his team of ESG Strategists focus on understanding client needs and positioning our products, services and capabilities to make our clients more successful and in turn, to grow our ESG business. The team collaborates with our internal business partners, including asset stewardship, investment, product and client facing teams, and leverages external resources in support of these efforts. Chris is a member of SSGA’s Proxy Review Committee and State Street’s Executive Corporate Responsibility Committee. He’s also a member of SSGA’s Senior Leadership Team. Before joining SSGA in 2007, Chris worked for KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.

Chris is a First Mover Fellow at the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program. He earned his MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

Chris is a much sought-after speaker, and his TED Talk on “The Investment Logic for Sustainability” has just shy of 1 million views.



Moderator: Odrey Robillard
Senior Advisor, Responsible Investment and Proxy Voting
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec






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