Peter Johnson

Chair, CSA Group’s Technical Committee for Transition and Sustainable Finance & Director, Environmental and Social Risk and Opportunity

CSA Group | Scotiabank

Peter is focused on making companies more successful through the integration of environmental risks and opportunities into business practices, products and brands. A recognized pioneer and leader in shaping corporate sustainability Peter has worked across many sectors developing and implementing business-centric programs around sustainability, climate change, risk management, CSR, stakeholder and employee engagement, metrics and reporting.

Currently, Peter works on Environmental and Social Risk within Global Risk Management at Scotiabank’s headquarters in Toronto. In this role Peter is responsible for identifying and managing current and emerging environmental, social and sustainability risks and opportunities across Scotiabank’s 55 country operational footprint. Peter is also the Chair of the CSA Technical Committee, Green and Transition Taxonomy.

Peter maintains an extensive network of environmental, business, ENGO and sustainability colleagues across Canada and around the world. Listening, understanding and asking challenging questions to find solutions are the most important skills Peter has learned.

Peter was the first certified sustainable forest management (SFM) auditor in North America and holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science in Forestry from Lakehead University.