Coro Strandberg

Coro Strandberg is a thought leader and advisor on embedding sustainability into the marketplace. She specializes in corporate sustainability, sustainability governance, social finance, banking and insurance and socially responsible investment. She has 25-years experience in this work from her days as director and Chair of Vancity Credit Union, which created the first SRI fund in Canada shortly before Coro joined the Board. She was a founding trustee of Ethical Funds Inc., Canada’s most comprehensive family of socially responsible mutual funds.

Clients hire Coro for advice on sustainable and impact investment strategies and social finance and social insurance business models. Community Foundations of Canada, for example, hired Coro to help them launch their responsible investment education and engagement program for community foundations. She authored much of the original Canadian research on impact investing, socially responsible investment, and sustainability governance which she posts on her website along with her other social finance publications.

Coro was a member of Canada’s National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the G8. Currently she is an advisory panel member to the Office of the Auditor General’s Sustainable Development Commissioner and on the board of BC Lotteries Corporation.

Coro was recognized as the top CSR consultant by Canada’s Clean50 in 2015 for her impact.

Kim Hallwood

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve more than 38 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 66 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.

Bryce Anderson

Bryce graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and currently operates as the Vice President of Investments at RE Royalties Ltd., a company that provides innovative financing solutions for the renewable energy industry. In his role, Bryce works directly with the CEO and COO to conduct due diligence on both renewable energy projects and the associated companies they help finance. Being able to assess important ESG considerations as part of the due diligence process as well as ensuring that RE Royalties follows industry best practices as it transitions to a public company was the main reason for his pursuit of the RIPC designation.

Bryce is a CFA charterholder and has been an active volunteer at CFA Society Vancouver since 2017. He is also a CAIA charterholder.

Karim Allibhai

Karim is a Financial and Tax Planning Specialist at Odlum Brown Limited. Karim works in a team alongside Vice President, Director, and Portfolio Manager Ian Robertson. They offer responsible investment portfolio management services to high net worth clients, integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into portfolio construction and into the voting of clients’ proxies. Karim’s role focuses on providing value-added services with a focus on financial and tax planning.

Community service is also important to Karim. He has volunteered at Junior Achievement BC since 2015, educating young people about business.