Can Sustainable Finance Hubs Mobilize the Vast Sums of Capital Needed to Meet Global Climate Targets?

Tue, November 20, 2018



Faculty Club
41 Willcocks Street
Wedgewood Ballroom & main lounge
Toronto, ON M5S 1C7


Around the world the importance of directing capital to support the creation of a sustainable economy has become clear. Many finance centres are moving to capture the opportunity to participate in satisfying that need, thereby securing the benefits that will come from the new forms of financial products and services (e.g., green bonds, emissions trading, and sustainability directed lending), and to preserve the competitiveness of their existing finance businesses. The Canadian government-appointed Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance is working hard to make the connections for Canada and Toronto Finance International is actively engaged to represent and organize the Toronto financial community to benefit from the growth opportunities in this emerging space. Representatives from these two organizations will be joined by a world-renowned leading authority on green finance from China and the Canadian director of a new (to Canada) bank promising for an insightful discussion of international perspectives on the challenges and potential pathways for our city and wider national economy.

Keynote Speaker: Andy Chisholm, member of Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance and board of directors of the Royal Bank of Canada