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Thursday, October 4, 2012 — 8:30 AM to Friday, October 5, 2012 — 6:00 PM EDT

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Workshop Overview and Preliminary Program

The objective of the workshop is to bring together scholars whose work focuses on the relation between the financial sector and sustainable development. The presentations will be based on completed papers that present original research. A discussion between the workshop presenters and representatives from the financial industry and other stakeholders will take place on the afternoon of day 1 and student presentations and discussions will take place on the afternoon of day 2. The workshop objectives are (1) to present new ideas and data on the financial sector's impact on sustainable development, (2) to discuss future research directions and needs with respect to a further analysis of the topic, (3) to evaluate research needs of the financial sector and stakeholders from sustainable development with respect to the financial sector's impact on sustainable development and (4) to disseminate the actual research on the financial sector's impact on sustainable development. The first day concentrates on different views on the financial sector’s impact on sustainable development, including a discussion between scholars and practitioners.

Program

October 4th

8:30 am

Welcome and Introduction

Andre Roy - Dean of the Faculty of Environment
Neil Craik - Director of SEED
 

The Financial Sector’s Impact on Sustainable Development

Olaf Weber - Workshop Organizer, Export Development Canada Chair in Environmental Finance
Session 1: Stakeholders of Sustainable Finance
 

The Missing Stakeholder: The Applicability of International Codes and Conventions to Institutional Investors

Jane Ambachtsheer - Partner, Mercer
 

Socially Responsible Funds and Market Crises

John Nofsinger - Professor and Nihoul Faculty Fellow in Finance, Washington State University
 

Fiduciary Responsibility in Retail Funds: Clarifying the Prospects for SRI

Benjamin Richardson - Canada Research Chair in Environmental Law & Sustainability Director, Centre for Law & the Environment Faculty of Law University of British Columbia
 

Greening Financial Markets Through Private Governance: The Emergence of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)

Jason Thistlethwaite - Director Climate Change Adaptation Project
 

The vote with the wallet and the financial sector impact on sustainable development

Leonardo Becchetti - Professor, Department of Economics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Session 2: The Sustainability View on Sustainable Finance
 

The Impact of Corporate Governance on Sustainability Performance

Paul Shrivastava and Amr Addas - John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
 

Financial Indexes and Indicators for Evaluating Sustainable Companies

Masaru Yarime
 

Sustainability Challenges and the Ambivalent Impacts of the Financial Sector

Arnim Wiek - Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Session 3: Impact and Social Finance
 

Impact Investing: Aligning Mission Through New Investment Policies

Tessa Hebb - Director, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, Carleton University
 

Banking as if Society Mattered: The Case of Triodos Bank

Katrin Kaeufer - Research Director Presencing Institute, and Research Fellow at the Community In-novators Lab (CoLab) at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning
 

Social Banking: An Art and a Science

Sven Remer - Professor Social Banking and Social Finance, Alanus University
 

From integration to Impact? A new Investment Climate for Germany's SRI Landscape

Thomas Steiauf & Henry Schaefer - University of Stuttgart, Institute for Business Administration
 

The Market for Impact Investments

Rajeeva Sinha - Associate Professor of Finance, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor
Session 4: New Profitability and Risk Management Models
 

The Long Term Profitability and Social and Environmental Responsibility

Natalia Ortiz and Tima Bansal - Professor, Richard Ivey School of Business, Director, Ivey's Centre for Building Sustainable Value, Executive Director, Network for Business Sustainability
 

Corporate Social Responsibility and Idiosyncratic Risk

Allen Goss - Chair, Finance, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
 

The Role of Financial Institutions in Encouraging Social Entrepreneurs

Irene Henriques - Professor of Sustainability & Economics, Schulich School of Business, York University
 

Enabling Social Innovation through Developmental Impact Investing

Sean Geobey, Frances Westley, and Olaf Weber - SEED, University of Waterloo
7:00 pm edc logo Workshop Dinner
October 5th
9:00 am to
12:00 pm

rbc logoIndustry-Academia Workshop on Sustainable Finance: In-depth discussions between representatives from the Canadian financial sector and scholars

In this industry-academia workshop we would like to discuss both, current risks and opportunities and future research needs and opportunities regarding the financial sector and sustainable development.
2:00 pm to
5:00 pm
Student presentations and discussions
Location 
University of Waterloo
Balsillie School of International Affairs

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Canada

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