Lower oil prices, emissions regulation, clean technology, and new governments have led to significant changes for the oil and gas industry and the Canadian economy. Join us for an in-depth discussion regarding the outlook and key ESG factors impacting a major segment of the Canadian stock market.
The discussion will include these and other topics:
- Is there a place for oil sands in the world’s energy future?
- What is the impact of different carbon pricing schemes?
- What is the impact of new technologies and industry improvements?
- What role can investors play?
- And what are the practical considerations for investors considering divestment?
Aaron Bennett, CFA
Partner & Senior Research Analyst
Aaron Bennett joined Jarislowsky Fraser in 2014 and is a senior analyst covering North American Energy and Forestry Products equities. A member of the firm’s Sustainable Investment Committee, he has gained a deep expertise on ESG investing through his 15 years of investment experience. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the PRI-coordinated collaborative global engagement on methane risk and a member of the RIA (Responsible Investing Association) Toronto Steering Committee.
Prior to joining Jarislowsky Fraser, Aaron worked for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in a variety of related roles for the Natural Resources sector, including the co-management of a private energy and timberland portfolio. He also sat on the boards of many private investee companies in the energy space and was a founding and active member of the organization’s Responsible Investing Committee.
Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited is one of Canada’s leading independent investment management firms. Founded in 1955 as a research boutique, Jarislowsky Fraser today manages the portfolios of pension funds, foundations and endowments, Indigenous Peoples, corporations and individuals in Canada, the United States and internationally — representing more than $39 billion in assets under management. Its investment philosophy and low-risk approach are built on a foundation of time-tested conservative principles and more than 60 years of fundamental research. Jarislowsky Fraser’s history and culture are rooted in investment stewardship, which is expressed through an adherence to high-quality investing, a long-term investment horizon and the advancement of good governance and sustainable investing.
Date: October 17, 2017
Place: Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th floor
Time: 11:45 Registration
12:00 Lunch starts
Registration: Click here to register.
Registration deadline is October 11, 2017.
Dress: Business dress (jacket and tie required).
Denis Trigylidas, CFA
Program Chair, CFA Society Ottawa
Wesley Blight, CFA
CFA President, CFA Society Ottawa