Province Residing: British Columbia
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.
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.
Justin G. Charbonneau, CFA, FCSI, RIAC
For nearly 20 years, Justin has helped clients protect and grow their wealth through an income and risk-managed dividend growth approach guided by his unwavering fiduciary duty. He previously served as lead portfolio manager of the fixed income and asset allocation committee for an asset management firm while also counselling high net worth private clients with their wealth management needs. Justin can also provide clients the full spectrum of risk protection and estate preservation strategies as he is also life insurance licensed.
Since 2011, Justin has served on the CFA Society Calgary investment committee, helping shape investment policy, manager selection and portfolio execution. From 2015 – 2019, he served as Treasurer for Jewish Family Services Calgary (JFSC), a non-profit, helping to chart a new path forward by bringing their Home Care Program in house. Over his career, he has also fundraised for various non-profit organizations including St. Mary’s University, the Down Syndrome Research Foundation and the YWCA.
Justin earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary) specializing in Finance and Risk Management. He also holds the coveted accreditations of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Derivative Market Specialist (DMS) and Responsible Investment Advisor Certificate (RIAC). Justin is also a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI).
Justin is married with two children and a boston terrier-chihuahua. He is an animal lover who enjoys reading about history, travelling, skiing and exploring new foods and wines.
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 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.
Feeling shut down when you ask your advisor about the environmental record of companies you invest in? Been told you can’t make money investing responsibly? Uncomfortable about your hard-earned money being used to undermine the things you hold most dear?
We can help.
Responsible investing is not a sideline for Stephen Whipp Financial – it’s the only way we do business. We were early adopters and remain one of the few retail advisor teams in Canada to offer this level of dedicated knowledge and expertise.
We weigh more than short-term financial performance when assessing potential investments. We look for liabilities such as human rights violations, unethical governance or unsustainable environmental practices. These are risks to be factored into investment choices, along with the financials of a company. We look for strengths in the same areas, as we see them as indicators of a company’s long-term viability and sustainability. It’s a disciplined strategy that’s about managing your money without compromising your values.
This is activist investing with a long view. To preserve and protect the things most important to you. Not undermine them. Connecting the dots between what your money is doing and what you value for yourself, your family, the broader community and the planet.
Our business is rooted in impact and legacy. I invest with a purpose, and our team is perhaps best known for our institutional, “smart money” approach to investment management. We work with executives, families and private foundations across Canada and the USA to build, preserve and protect client capital.
If our purpose-led investment approach is our why, then our client servicing is our how. Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We pride ourselves on being proactively accessible to the individuals we work with 24/7, so you can focus on furthering your success and building your legacy.
For us, delivering outstanding service is as paramount as outstanding investment results.
TEAM AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
★ Canada’s Top Wealth Advisors, The Globe and Mail (2021)
★ Canada’s Top 50 Advisors, WP (2021)
★ Canada’s 5-Star Advisors, Western Canada, WP (2021)
Chadwick D. Walker helps you realize the value of your money. With an understanding of your unique situation and needs, he aims to help you set and achieve your financial milestones.
In addition to his investment industry accreditations, such as the Chartered Investment Manager designation, Chadwick holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. His consultative, scientific approach to investing provides you with a clear understanding of your financial situation, so you can be confident and excited about your investment decisions.
Before joining Odlum Brown Limited, Chadwick was a successful Business Development Executive at Xerox, where he provided solution services to Fortune 500 organizations in order to increase their revenues through improved productivity and business process re-design. Chadwick was a professional educator in school districts across the Lower Mainland; he has also been a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia, a guest on CTV’s “Ask the Experts” and a panelist with the BC Chartered Professional Accountants. Chadwick currently resides in Vancouver with his wife and daughter and is active in the local community.