April 24, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Canadians are smart about spending their dollars in support at businesses that share their values, but few make these same conscious decisions around their investments. If we recognize the dangers of climate change, why are we invested in Exxon? If we work in protection of farmland ecosystems, why do we own shares of Monsanto?
Saving money for retirement is important, but what kind of world will we be retiring into?
Join us as we discuss reasons why our investments so often clash with our values, and describe practical solutions for investing in a more sustainable economy.
Toby Heaps is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Corporate Knights. He spearheaded the first global ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in 2005, and in 2007 coined the term “clean capitalism.” He sits on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Advisory Board and the University of Toronto’s Environment and Finance Committee. He also is a director at Ashoka Canada. Toby has been published in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and the Globe and Mail, and is a regular guest speaker on CBC. In 1998, he played centrefield for the Yugoslav National Baseball Team.
Paul Bubelis is Executive Director of the Sustainability Network which hosts the series and he will MC.
Tim Nash is an independent financial planner that helps ordinary people invest their money online in sustainable investments. He will facilitate the conversation with Toby Heaps.
Green Economy Perspectives is part of the Sustainability Network’s Economic Literacy Project which offers training and outreach to ENGOs to help Canadians transition toward a green economy. The Economic Literacy Project is supported by a grant from the Ivey Foundation.