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Global Risk Institute for Financial Services Speaker Series @ Rotman - Barbara Zvan

4:45-5:29pm check-in; 5:30pm sharp to 6:30pm presentation and Q&A; 6:30pm - 7:30pm networking and reception

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Speaker Series

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Date: Tuesday March 28, 2017 | 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Speaker(s): Barbara Zvan, Chief Risk & Strategy Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board; Chair, International Centre for Pension Management; Director, Cadillac Fairview, Global Risk Institute and the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance

WELCOME BY: Richard Nesbitt, CEO, Global Risk Institute for Financial Services; Adjunct Professor of Finance, Rotman; former COO, CIBC
Topic: “Investment Risks and Opportunities in Response to Climate Change”
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $25.00 plus HST per person (includes 1 seat for the presentation)
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SESSION SYNOPSIS: Demand for alternative energy and sustainability solutions focused on reducing carbon emissions has become a priority for governments and private sector alike, and with it comes a significant increase in spending in order to meet emission targets. This presents new investment opportunities as well as issues and financial implications that need to be understood.


Join Barbara Zvan as she discusses the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.


SPEAKER'S BIOGRAPHY: Barbara Zvan provides liability and risk expertise focused on long-term Total Fund investment strategy, risk management and the governance framework. Ms. Zvan is also charged with ensuring the Plan is sustainable, and that the funding risk is aligned to the Board’s Risk Appetite Statement. Ms. Zvan joined Ontario Teachers' in 1995 as an assistant portfolio manager and has risen to positions of increasing authority. As Chief Risk & Strategy Officer, she leads the Strategy & Risk team in supporting the Plan Sponsors in plan design decisions and the Board in determining the appropriate benchmarks and risk appetite. Ms. Zvan and her team provide input and risk insights to the Investing teams and create an effective risk management framework to underpin it. In addition, Ms. Zvan drives the responsible investing and climate change risk management and strategy for the Fund and directs the Enterprise and Operational Risk Management approach for the organization. Ms. Zvan is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and holds a Master of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. Ms. Zvan serves as the Chair of the International Centre of Pension Management (ICPM). Barbara also serves on the boards of Cadillac Fairview, Global Risk Institute and the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. She was honoured as one of Canada's 2008 Top 40 Under 40.


SESSION CO-HOST: Rotman Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) Program

Questions: Daniel Ellul | | 416-978-6119


416-978- 6119 or 416-978-6122

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