CFA Society Toronto ESG Bootcamp: Session 2

CFA Society Toronto ESG Bootcamp: Session 2


Hosted By: CFA Society Toronto
Level: General
Format: Online (Please note all times are EDT)

Bootcamp Overview
CFA Society Toronto is pleased to introduce a uniquely designed ESG bootcamp for portfolio managers and analysts who are just beginning to explore ESG integration.

Join us for three, three‐hour interactive virtual sessions that will provide the fundamentals to understanding ESG. The sessions will be facilitated by ESG Global Advisors, a firm with extensive experience with ESG. In addition, each session will feature a guest speaker from a leading practitioner who is spearheading their own firms’ approach to ESG integration and climate change‐related issues.

The Bootcamp will provide examples of how ESG can be effectively integrated into the investment process and explain what is driving increased demand for these strategies and the connection to corporate performance. It will also explore the growing focus on climate change risks and opportunities for individual companies and across portfolios. The possible implications of the current COVID‐19 pandemic will be explored throughout each session.

Session 2: ESG Research & Performance
Keynote Speaker: Judy Cotte, LL.M., CEO, ESG Global Advisors
Moderator: Sue Lemon, CFA, CEO, CFA Society Toronto

This session will describe the various ESG research providers available and the potential use and challenges of ESG research and ratings along with the reliability and comparability of ESG data. It will explore the research connecting ESG to corporate performance as well as the performance of ESG integrated funds and socially responsible investment funds. This session will feature Hyewon Kong, CFA, VP, Responsible Investing at IMCO, who heads IMCO’s approach to ESG and responsible investment.

Who Should Attend

Mid-level portfolio managers and/or analysts who have some basic knowledge of ESG and who are/expect to be involved with integrating ESG into their investment process, as well as those who manage these practitioners and others who would benefit from this interactive learning.

Deadline to Register (Session 2): 07 June before 11:59 PM
Important Information: Once registered, participants will be sent a link with the zoom details 1-2 business days prior to the scheduled session.

Future Sessions
Session 3: Join us on 17 June at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
For more info or to register for session 3 click here


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  • When

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Eastern Time

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