The climate crisis and the various global challenges shaping our times are pushing companies to adopt an approach based on certain predefined factors, namely environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Not only are these criteria essential in overcoming today’s challenges, they play a crucial role in a company’s success, performance and profitability. Among the benefits of an ESG approach for the company:
- Contribute to a positive brand image with stakeholders (customers, partners, employees)
- Facilitate access to financing
- Facilitate access to new markets
- Help retain and attract talent
- And many benefits to discover during this forum
During the Forum, the results of the Chamber’s first survey on the integration of ESG criteria in business will be presented and discussed. To consult the highlights, follow this link (in French only).
BLOCK 1 – State of the art on ESG in the Greater Montréal area
8:30 a.m. Master of ceremonies:
8:35 a.m. Introduction:
8:50 a.m. Political discussion:
9:05 a.m. Business transformation: An inevitable change
Catherine Bérubé Vice-President, Sustainability, Investor Relations and Public Affairs Cycle Capital
Anne-Josée Laquerre Executive Director & Co-Founder
Québec Net Positif
Sabaa Khan Director, Quebec and the Atlantic, and Member of the G15+ group
David Suzuki Foundation
9:25 a.m. Authenticity of intent as a foundation for future success
Daniel Charron Vice-President, Social Engagement and Public Affairs
Olivier Laquinte CEO
9:40 a.m. Developing more environmentally responsible financial standards
BLOCK 2 – ESG criteria as a growth lever for our companies
10:00 a.m. Political discussion:
The Honourable Pascale St-Onge Minister of Sport and Minister Responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
Government of Canada
Michel Leblanc President and CEO
Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
10:15 a.m. Creating value through your ESG approach
10:25 a.m. Networking break
10:50 a.m. Finance, a sector of influence for a sustainable transformation
Nancy Goudreau Managing Director, Sustainable Financing
Caroline Laberge Sustainability
Bouchra M’Zali Professor, ESG UQAM, Titular of the African Chair of Innovation and Sustainable Management-UM6P
Isabelle Laprise, CFA Institutional Portfolio Manager
11:15 a.m. Diversity and inclusion at the heart of responsible human resources
Camille Gendreau Vice-présidente, partenaire d’affaires technologie, Gestion de la performance et du talent et Inclusion et diversité
Rogers Communications inc.
David Santelli Président
Martin Enault Chief Entrepreneur in Residence, Centech
Chairman of the Board, Relief
11:35 a.m. Winning models of eco-responsibility
Paul Michaud Vice President of Human Resources Information Systems and Sustainability
Sébastien Mousseau Senior Vice-President, Power, Grid and Industrial Solutions
Catherine Munger General Manager, Environment and Sustainability, Aluminium
12:00 p.m. Networking lunch
1 pm: Political speech
Expanding internationally through an ESG approach
Brian Matt Director, Head of ESG Advisory
New York Stock Exchange
Mamiko Yokoi-Arai Head of Infrastructure and Alternative Financing Unit
BLOCK 3 – Equipping our companies in their ESG approach
1:20 p.m. Increasing sustainable business productivity
Julien Bourque Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives
Geneviève Labrie-Beaudoin Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives Investissement Québec
1:30 p.m. The integration of ESG criteria at the heart of the mission of start-ups and SMEs
Geneviève Tanguay CEO
Félix-Étienne Trépanier Co-Founder and Technical Director, CTO
Guillaume Parent CEO & Cofounder
1:45 p.m. Supporting our companies in their business ambitions
Christian Belair Co-fonder & CEO
Julie Didier General Manager
Sévrine Labelle CEO
Marie-Josée Gagnon President and Founder
2:10 p.m. Closing remarks:
By participating you will:
- Expand your network by meeting with leaders and key players in the city’s business community who are taking a stand on ESG issues
- Get informed and learn about technological solutions that support the transition to action
- Be inspired by real-life examples of companies that have recently adopted an ESG approach
Join us in person!
We will warmly welcome you with breakfast and a gourmet box lunch.
Experience this truly live event and come meet our 25 speakers.
Take advantage of our smart networking tool to make new business contacts.
Meet professionals and experts in ESG coaching on site at our trade show.
Discover our eight exhibitors present to accompany you in your ESG approach.
BrainBox AI aims to save the planet by transforming commercial buildings into smarter, greener and more efficient buildings through artificial intelligence.
Founded in Montréal in 2001, CASACOM is an independent, Canada-wide consulting firm specializing in public relations, integrated communications and ESG strategies. Through our business acumen, 360-degree approach and proven, measurable results, we help our national and international clients build and strengthen relationships with their most important audiences to increase their positive impact.
COESIO helps companies integrate sustainable development at the heart of their business strategy through structured, ambitious approaches aligned with the best international
Élance is a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) technology start-up that helps companies create inclusive spaces in the workplace.
By financing and supporting entrepreneurs who want to change the face of our economy, Evol contributes to the creation of a more inclusive and respectful entrepreneurial world for humans and the planet.
Novisto is an all-in-one sustainability management platform that helps companies streamline data collection, improve data quality, evaluate results and communicate more effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
Off The Grid offers a commercial spinning bike, made in Quebec, that generates electricity from physical activity. This electricity is then used directly in the building's network, reducing energy consumption in real time, without the need for batteries or modifications.
Splitom Énergie valorizes the heat released by artificial intelligence and makes it useful to humans by heating water.