State Street Global Advisors, Ltd.

Michael W. Brown
Vice President, Canada Consultant Relations

State Street Global Advisors, Ltd. (SSGA Canada), is the Canadian office of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management division of State Street Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors. SSGA Canada ranks as one of the major investment managers in Canada. Our clients have entrusted us with more than $54.09 billion in Canada ($3.6 Trillion Globally) of assets to manage on their behalf.

In 2017, we enhanced a cross functional ESG Working Group that brings together representatives of nearly all business groups and investment teams in an effort to share information, foster collaboration, inform our broad strategy and prioritize the ESG research agenda and sharpen our investment positioning on ESG. Chaired by the head of ESG Investing & Stewardship, and consisting of approximately 45 members, this forum leverages SSGA’s broader intellectual capital and facilitates engagement amongst all participants regardless of whether individual resources are fully dedicated to ESG. The Working Group ensures that ESG is a central focus within our investment teams, that we are fully harnessing the investment and implementation expertise that exists across the firm, and that the client perspective is captured in our processes and offerings.