Value protection: the role of active ownership and investor engagement in improving company environmental, social and governance practices

Date: Thursday, 27 February 2014
Time: 16:00 to 20:00
Venue: SFU Beedie School of Business
Address: 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) and the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) are holding an event on 27 February 2014, featuring a keynote by Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director at PRI.

With over 1,200 signatories representing over US$ 34 trillion in AUM, the PRI is seeing growing investor interest in active ownership. What is it and how are PRI signatories putting it into practice? When does it work and when does it fail?

Fiona Reynolds’ address will be followed by panel presentations and discussion with the audience on how active ownership and investor engagement can affect company practices in managing environmental, social and corporate governance issues. A reception will follow the discussion.

The event will bring together a wide range of professionals, from pension funds and investment fund managers to academics. Join us for an evening of networking and knowledge exchange!

Please click here to register or contact Amanda Card if you have questions.


15:30-16:00 Registration
16:00-16:10 Welcome and introduction by Michael Parent, SFU Beedie, and Peter Chapman, SHARE
16:10-16:30 Keynote address by Fiona Reynolds
16:30-17:30 Panel discussion on the role of active ownership and investor engagement in improving company practices in Environmental, Social and Governance issues

Daniel Simard, CEO, Bâtirente
Shannon Rohan, Director of Responsible Investment, SHARE
Bob Walker, Vice President, ESG Services, NEI investments
Jennifer Coulson, Manager of Shareholder Engagements, bcIMC

Moderated by Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, PRI

17:30-18:00 Q&A session
18:00-20:00 Networking reception sponsored by bcIMC

We would like to thank SFU Beedie School of Business for hosting the meeting, bcIMC for sponsoring the networking reception and SHARE for their input into the content and coordination of the event.