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What Role Should Market-Based Environmental Ratings Play in Capital Markets?

8:30-8:59am check-in; 9:00am-12:00pm discussion

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Panel Discussion | Speaker Series

Date: Tuesday February 25, 2020 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker(s): Professor Christian Leuz, Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Andrew (Andy) Chisholm, Member of Canadian Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance , Director, Royal Bank of Canada (and Evergreen / Advisor to ArcTern Ventures, Climate Wisdom Venture and Receptiviti Inc)

Michael Jantzi, CEO Sustainalytics, the leading independent global provider of ESG and corporate governance research and ratings to investors

Alexander Dyck, Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Manulife Financial Chair in Financial Services, Director, Capital Markets Institute @ Rotman

Rod Lohin, Executive Director, Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Topic: What Role Should Market-Based Environmental Ratings Play in Capital Markets?
Venue: Fleck Atrium (Ground Floor, North Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $39.99 plus HST per person (includes the session and refreshments)
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SYNOPSIS:  The Canadian Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance noted, ‘Financial markets will play a fundamental role in directing necessary capital flows, managing complex risks and unlocking economic potential   Markets work best when assets are properly valued; however, in today’s market economy, climate factors are often mispriced and climate risks are generally underappreciated.’ Markets are responding, with firms expanding their voluntary environmental reporting, and third-parties producing investor-focused environmental ratings for firms.  Our ½ day session will describe the current state of environmental disclosure and investor-focused ratings. Are these ratings affecting issuers, investors and governments? What determines environmental reporting and investor-focused ratings? What are the risks and opportunities of this capital market response?

SERIES HOST: Capital Markets Institute

Support provided by:
RBC Foundation Sustainable Finance Project at the Rotman School of Management in collaboration with RBC Global Asset Management and RBC Future Launch

For more information about the program, please contact Kathleen Coulson, Executive Director, Capital Markets Institute at

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