The global sustainable investment market has continued to flourish, rising from $13.3 trillion at the outset of 2012 to $21.4 trillion at the start of 2014. Over this two-year period, Canada was one of the fastest growing regions. Please join Max Zehrt, Director of Institutional Relations at Sustainalytics, for an informative lunch session that looks at responsible investing market trends, the varying definitions of ESG, approaches to ESG investing, and the impact of sustainability ratings for funds.
Speaker: Vikram Puppala, Associate Director, Carbon Solutions, Indexes, Green & Social Bond
Vikram Puppala manages the Carbon Solutions, Sustainability Bonds and Sustainability Indices offerings at Sustainalytics. In his role, Vikram is responsible for providing clients with a set of tools and analysis that will help them understand and manage their carbon-related risks. As the head of the Sustainability Bonds team, Vikram provides second party review and verification on green/sustainability/social bonds and helps issuers bring a credible and robust green bond to the market. Vikram also manages Sustainalytics' Sustainability Indices offering, where he is responsible for the development and maintenance of ESG and sustainability related indices. Prior to joining Sustainalytics, he worked at De Lage Landen, Rabobank's leasing division as a clean technology debt finance manager. He has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business with a specialization in Business and Sustainability and a graduate diploma in Business and Environment. He is also Project Management Professional certified and holds a master's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida.
* Please note the Vikram Puppala will be speaking on behalf of his colleague Max Zehrt, Director of Institutional Relations, Canada, who was previously scheduled to present at this event.
Date: March 21, 2017
Place: Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th floor
Time: 11:45 Registration
12:00 Lunch starts
Registration is now closed.
Registration deadline is March 16, 2017.
Dress: Business dress (jacket and tie required).
Program Chair, CFA Society Ottawa
Wesley Blight, CFA
CFA President, CFA Society Ottawa