Industry Update: Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Classroom LL1020, lower level, south building, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 105 St. George Street, Toronto

Please register by 11:30 a.m. on July 15 at http://www-2.rotman.utoronto.ca/july15/
 
Join us for a discussion about the work of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (Task Force) established by the Financial Stability Board earlier this year.  Task Force member Jane Ambachtsheer will provide an update on the mandate, goals, and timeline for the Task Force’s final recommendations. Julie Desjardins, representing CPA Canada, will then provide the Canadian context for climate-related financial disclosures from companies and across the investment chain. Remarks will be followed by a moderated question and answer session. We are confident this session will be informative, and provide the opportunity for a rich discussion for our stakeholder group.
 
Agenda: 
20 mins – Task Force background, progress and timeline for final recommendations (Jane Ambachtsheer)
10 mins – Landscape of climate reporting in Canada (Julie Desjardins)
20 mins – Discussion

 
BRIEF BIOS: 
 
Jane Ambachtsheer is a Partner and Chair of Mercer’s Global Responsible Investment Business, which she established in 2004.  Alongside working with investors in Europe and North America, Jane is responsible for overseeing the group’s strategy and developing intellectual capital across a range of topics – including climate change.  Jane is a Trustee of CDP, a member of the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, and a member of the PRI Academic Working Group. Jane is an Adjunct Professor in the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Economics and English literature from York University and a Master of Social Science from the University of Amsterdam. She currently lives in Paris with her husband and two daughters.

 

Julie Desjardins, CPA, CA is an independent consultant in the area of performance measurement and business reporting. For the past year, she was the Director, Reporting and Capital Markets at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Julie has worked on business issues related to climate change for 20 years and has been a member of relevant committees and initiatives including the Climate Disclosure Standards Board Technical Working Group and the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee on Climate Change. She has authored or co-authored a number of publications including Climate Change Briefing: Questions for Directors to Ask and Building a Better MD&A: Climate Change Disclosures.  Julie is on the board of the Responsible Investment Association and is the recipient of two Governor General of Canada medals for dedication to community service.