Professional Development


CIA Climate Change and Sustainability Forum

Thursday, April 9, 2015

09:15–09:45  Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:45–10:00   Welcome 

Karen Lockridge (FCIA), Chair, CIA Climate Change and Sustainability Committee

10:00–11:00 Session 1: Physical Impacts of Climate Change

The panellists will discuss climate change and the physical impact in Canada, what we can expect, uncertainties, and what can and is being done from an adaptation perspective. Includes a Q&A of 15 minutes.
Houston Cheng (FCIA), consulting actuary and senior manager, KPMG
Alain Bourque, chief executive officer, Ouranos – Climate Change Consortium
Guy Félio, special projects, Engineers Canada
Paul Kovacs, executive director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction   

11:00–12:00 Session 2: Health and the Environment

The panellists will discuss how environmental factors, such as pollution and climate change, are impacting the health of Canadians. They will cover some initiatives that are underway to address environmental health risks, and their outlook for the future. Includes a Q&A of 15 minutes.
Caterina Lindman (FCIA), actuary, inforce pricing, Manulife Financial
Dr. Alan Abelsohn, family physician and assistant professor, University of Toronto 
Bruce Lourie, president, Ivey Foundation

12:00–12:45  Luncheon

12:45–1:20 Session 3:  Keynote Speaker - Honourable Glen R. Murray

MPP and Minister of the Environment and Climate Change  

13:20–14:20 Session 4: Evolving Investment Landscape

The panellists will provide an overview of the changing investment landscape related to environmental, social, and governance considerations. The topics covered will include climate risk, regulatory and policy developments, product evolution, and governance considerations. Includes a Q&A of 15 minutes.
Ash Goorachurn (FCIA), assistant vice president, portfolio management, Sun Life Financial
Keith Ambachtsheer, president and founder, KPA Advisory Services
Toby Heaps, chief executive officer, Corporate Knights Capital

14:20–14:30  Break

14:30–15:45 Session 5: Business Perspective

Senior business leaders will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their businesses and industries. Topics will include recent developments in financial and non-financial reporting, investing, evolving stakeholder preferences, and risk analyses. Includes a Q&A of 15 minutes.
Frank Grossman (FCIA)
Kathy Bardswick, chief executive officer, Co-operators Group Limited
Phil Gillin, senior managing director and portfolio manager, Sun Life 
Kathryn Hyland (FCIA), chief risk officer, Swiss Re Canada
Edwin Makkinga, manager, carbon and energy efficiency, Enbridge

15:45–16:00  Closing Remarks

Karen Lockridge