Millani sponsors the Actuarial Club of Toronto (ACT)'s
Spring 2023 Mixer and CPD event
March 28th, 2023
Millani sponsored the Actuarial Club of Toronto (ACT)'s Spring 2023 Mixer and CPD event at Cookhouse Labs Innovation. The sold-out event welcomed 60 people to network and hear from an engaged panel discussing their experiences and views on the future of climate change and sustainability.
Erica Coulombe on ARC Energy Research Institute's
latest podcast: "What Are Scope 4 GHG Emissions?"
March 24th, 2023
Scope 4 emission calculations are the next frontier of carbon quantification. Tune in to ARC Energy Research Institute's latest podcast episode to hear what Erica Coulombe, VP at Millani and Marcus Rocque, Senior Research Analyst at the ARC Institute have to say about the metric, in a discussion with Peter Tertzakian and Jackie Forrest.
Milla Craig at the GPC 2023 conference
on ESG trends in Governance
March 21st, 2023
During the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) 2023 conference on ESG trends in Governance, our President Milla Craig discussed Governing with Purpose with Maureen Young of Coast Capital Savings, Monic Pratch of FortisBC and moderator David Rutherford of Aviso Wealth.
André Choquet on a panel on ESG Financing
in the Mining Sector at the PDAC conference
March 7th, 2023
André Choquet, Director at Millani, was invited to be part of a panel on ESG Financing in the Mining Sector at Franco-Mine, the francophone portion of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto, the largest mining conference in the world. The event brought together delegates from francophone African countries and Canadian mining companies and investors seeking greater economic and cultural ties with the continent.
The CCLI's report on biodiversity risk refers to
Millani's Annual ESG Disclosure Study
December 13th, 2022
In its report "Biodiversity risk: Legal Implications for Companies and their Directors", the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative (CCLI) refers to "Millani’s 5th Annual ESG Disclosure Study: A Canadian Perspective".
André Choquet and Milla Craig wrote
an article for the ACPM
October 25th, 2022
Do Net-Zero Commitments belong in Pension Plans? André Choquet, Director at Millani, and Milla Craig, Millani President and CEO, wrote an article for The Association of Canadian Pension Management discussing regulations, fiduciary duties, and pension practices locally and abroad.
A key question: should pension plans be managed with a dual-focus mindset? i.e. Inwardly to maximize risk-adjusted returns in order to meet their financial obligations AND outwardly to contribute to a more sustainable economic and natural environment for plan members to retire into.
Milla Craig moderates a panel at the
GPC's annual conference
August 23rd, 2022
On August 23rd, Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, will be moderated a panel on ESG risk oversight, addressing the evolution of ESG during the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC)'s annual conference in Kelowna, BC.
Milla Craig participated in TMX's Podcast Series
The Exchange Feed
July 22nd, 2022
Milla Craig, President and CEO of Millani, was invited to participate in the TMX Group's The Exchange Feed podcast. During the episode, entitled "Smart Start your ESG", she and Nancy Goertzen of IR Labs shed light on early ESG structures and metrics, encouraging businesses of all sizes to get started on their ESG journey.
André Choquet wrote an article
published by the European Actuary
André Choquet, Associate at Millani, wrote an article for The European Actuary (Number 30 – June 2022) summarizing his collaborative research paper for the International Actuarial Association on the application of climate-related risk scenarios to asset portfolios’ top-down and bottom-up analyses.
André Choquet was a speaker at the
first virtual Climate Risk Seminar
July 21st, 2022
André Choquet, Associate at Millani, spoke at a session entitled "Emerging climate change regulation – How US & Canadian Property & Casualty insurers may be affected" organized by the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) in collaboration with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). He discussed drafted regulations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Canada's Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), as both Canada and the US look to each other in the coming months as they finalize their regulations and guidance.
Milla Craig participated in Finance Montreal
Working Group on biodiversity
June 25th, 2022
Milla Craig, Millani President and CEO, participated in a working session organized by Finance Montréal dedicated to biodiversity which included representatives from the IFRS Foundation and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). She discussed Millani's thoughts and upcoming work on this important topic.
Milla Craig spoke at the AIMSE conference
June 17th, 2022
Milla Craig, Millani President and CEO, participated in the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE)'s Annual Canadian Conference, where she dived into how companies can authentically represent their ESG efforts in order to avoid 'ESGwashing', at the event "Uncovering authentic ESG: How to avoid ESG Washing Practices."
Milla Craig was a panelist at the
2022 RIA Virtual Conference
June 9th, 2022
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, participated in the panel "Overcoming ESG Data Challenges: Best Practices for Analysts", at the 2022 RIA Virtual Conference. She and fellow panelists discussed best practices related to ESG data.
André Choquet participated in the
CIA's Annual Conference as a panelist
June 7th, 2022
André Choquet, Associate at Millani and Chair of the Climate Change & Sustainability Committee of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA), was a panelist at the Institute's annual conference. He discussed focus areas for actuaries worldwide to address climate-related risks and sustainability with fellow leaders of the association. They discussed what is needed for the actuarial profession to be recognized as a key contributor to solutions for the financial sector and the safety of social systems.
Millani participated in the first edition of the
Great Canadian ESG Championship
June 2nd, 2022
Millani was selected to partner with a group of investors pledging $90 million in support of the development of the first Great Canadian ESG Championship. The competition was created and motivated by the aim to inspire action in the Canadian responsible investment space, and identify leading practices in ESG integration across various asset classes.
Mariel Langlois wrote an article for
the Responsible Investment Association
May 26th, 2022
Mariel Langlois, Senior ESG Consultant at Millani, wrote an article on the human capital component of ESG and the implications of a Just transition in Canada for the Responsible Investment Association's online magazine.
The piece touches on the importance of a Just transition, how corporate culture can play a key role in supporting it, and how frameworks and regulations relating to social-based issues are evolving.
Millani was a sponsor for the
IR Magazine Canada Forum
May 25th, 2022
Millani's Milla Craig, André Choquet and Charlotte Lombardi hosted a series of roundtable discussions focused on the role of Investor Relations and its connection to ESG engagement within management teams.
Milla Craig participated in the
2022 Sustainable Finance Summit
May 19th, 2022
At the 2022 Sustainable Financial Summit organized by Finance Montréal, Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, participated in a panel on portfolio decarbonization where she discussed the importance of investor engagement, also moderating a panel focused on a the Just transition in Canada.
Millani & MAC present Mining in Transition:
People Powering the Transition
May 17th, 2022
Millani & Mining Association of Canada (MAC) have collaborated on many events over the past five years, bringing together Canadian investors and representatives from the mining industry to discuss the power of influence that investors, standard setters, and other stakeholders hold to drive change in the mining industry.
On May 17, 2022 Millani organized an in-person session in Montreal to hear key players in the mining industry, Canadian institutional investors, and MAC members share perspectives on major ESG topics, with a keynote speech from Rio Tinto.
Mariel Langlois was interviewed by
Desautels Faculty of Management
May 2nd, 2022
Mariel Langlois, Senior ESG Consultant at Millani, was interviewed by McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management on her role at Millani, including supporting in the launch of Climate Engagement Canada (CEC) and her experience during her MBA at McGill!
Nourhane ElGarhy presented at
HEC's CSR Challenge
March 19th, 2022
Nourhane ElGarhy, ESG Manager at Millani, was invited to discuss sustainable finance to the teams participating in HEC Montréal's annual CSR Challenge.
Mariel Langlois judged at the
finals of The Turner MIINT competition
March 18th, 2022
Mariel Langlois, Senior ESG Consultant at Millani, was invited to be a judge during McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management regional finals of The Turner MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network & Training) competition, an annual impact investing competition organized by The Wharton School. The winning team moved on to the final round and had the chance to win $50,000 in investment for its social impact-based business idea.
Gabrielle Martin spoke at the
Tefler School of Management
March 10th, 2022
Gabrielle Martin, ESG Consultant at Millani, was invited to present to an undergraduate class at the University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management about responsible investing and ESG disclosure trends and challenges.
Charlotte Lombardi spoke at the
John Molson School of Business
March 5th, 2022
Charlotte Lombardi, ESG Manager at Millani, was invited to speak at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business' to a class of Executive MBA students about ESG as part of a course on corporate governance.
Milla Craig speaks on the Toronto Star Podcast
about responsible investing
February 11, 2022
Millani's President and CEO, Milla Craig, and PWL Capital Inc's Benjamin Felix were recently invited to speak with Tim Nash, host of the Toronto Star's podcast "Responsible Investing for a Sustainable Economy". The episode covered a range of issues, including why responsible investing might have outperformed expectations recently, the financial case for companies to become sustainability leaders and how ESG investing has a significant impact on corporate behavior.
Is Water an Issue in Canada?
Water is an ESG topic that is increasingly catching the attention of the capital markets. Companies are becoming more aware of their water risk, water-specific investment frameworks have been created, and financial products in the blue economy are developing.
Hear Millani’s perspectives on water and how it can significantly affect company and portfolio valuations below.
Millani has also written a chapter in “Water Risk and Its Impact on the Financial Markets and Society” (Palgrave MacMillan).
Milla Craig presented at CPA Canada's
2021 Conference on ESG auditing
December 7, 2021
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, presented at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)'s 2021 Conference for Audit Committees on the panel "Greening the Planet by Greening the Audit". Joined by Christie Stephenson of the UBC Sauder School of Business and moderator Roopa Davé of KPMG Canada, Milla shared her thoughts on the state of mandatory environmental reporting and how audit committees have a significant role to play in bringing diligence to this reporting process.
Milla Craig moderated a discussion on the adoption of
Net zero targets by Oil & Gas companies
November 30th, 2021
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, moderated a panel on the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative alongside Cenovus Energy's Rhona DelFrari, Suncor's Jon Mitchell and NEI Investments' Jamie Bonham during the Responsible Investment Association’s Transition Finance week.
The Canadian bar Association interviewed Milla Craig
on the implications of the ISSB office in Montreal
November 29th, 2021
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig was interviewed for the Canadian Bar Association's article on the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)'s announcement of the launch of a Montreal office and the challenge of a new global sustainability standards. A key takeaway: drafting global standards will need to reconcile the needs of differing economies and political climates.
Milla Craig participated in the
UN PRI's ESG Symposium
November 23rd, 2021
During the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment(UN PRI)'s Quebec-based ESG Symposium, Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, moderated a panel on sustainable finance and the initiatives discussed during COP26, and what it will all mean for Canada.
Millani wrote a paper on endowment investment strategy
in collaboration with PFC
November 9th, 2021
Millani and Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC) published an executive summary of an "Investment & Disbursement Survey", conducted with members earlier in 2021 gathering information from 93 foundations in Canada. The survey found that 54% of respondents indicated that at least a portion of their organization’s endowment funds are managed under a responsible investment strategy.
Millani's TCFD Disclosure Study was used in the
CSA's consultation on climate-related disclosure
October 18th, 2021
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) referred to Millani's TCFD Disclosure Study: A Canadian Perspective in its Consultation on Climate-related Disclosure, to describe the state of disclosures in Canada.
Milla Craig participated in a webinar on the evolving
ESG market landscape
October 8th, 2021
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig presented at The Executive Committee (TEC)’s “ESG – The Evolving Market Landscape” webinar, which focused on defining ESG and how it can impact an organization’s access to capital and/or financing.
Milla Craig discussed ESG reporting consolidation
and practical steps at an IR Magazine panel
October 7th, 2021
Millani sponsored IR Magazine’s North American Forum 2021 panel “Evolving the discussion on ESG”, where our President and CEO, Milla Craig, was panelist. She was joined by Aaron Howald from Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Tanya Levy-Odom from BlackRock, and George Trisic from Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
Milla Craig moderated a panel at
UNEP FI's Sustainable Finance Summit
October 7th, 2021
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, moderated a panel on “Climate Change Reporting, Accountability and Comparability” at the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)'s Sustainable Finance Summit.
Milla Craig discussed ESG at the
Prophix Software Virtual Summit
September 22nd, 2021
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, discussed the latest developments in ESG and how they affect the role of CFOs and their finance teams.
Milla Craig shares her ESG knowledge with lawyers
from Blake, Cassels & Graydon
July 13th, 2021
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, provided an overview of the current ESG landscape and discussed the importance that ESG is gaining in the financial markets to international law Firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon.
Millani participated in a workshop on the
blue economy at Concordia University
June 21st, 2021
Millani spoke at the Water Risks and Blue Economy Series: Workshop hosted by Concordia University. The workshop was part of the university's Water Risks and Blue Economy Series which focuses on understanding the Blue Economy from a corporate point of view.
Millani moderated a workshop on the
social trends in reporting for the
Mining Association of Canada
June 3rd, 2021
Millani facilitated a roundtable with the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) with representatives from Indigenous communities, institutional investors, and the mining industry. A key takeaway from the event was that engaging with Indigenous communities is not only the right thing to do, but it may also create value for an organization. Find out about other takeaways in the latest report "The Value in Indigenous Relations".
Milla Craig spoke at a webcast hosted by
The Globe and Mail
May 26th, 2021
Milla Craig, President and CEO of Millani, spoke at the "ESG Strategy: Approaches for business leaders" webcast – part of The Climate Change Series hosted by The Globe and Mail – with moderator and journalist Jeff Jones. Milla provided guidance on how to start, assess and grow ESG programs for long-term success, also discussing how investors consider corporate ESG performance in their lending and financing decisions.
Milla Craig spoke at the BCA Research
Global Asset Allocation Forum
May 18th, 2021
Milla Craig, President and CEO of Millani, was a panelist at BCA Research’s Global Asset Allocation Forum. The discussion focused on the hurdles faced by investors looking to allocate ESG-related assets, in terms of data collection, quality and comparability, company disclosures, benchmarking, and avoiding greenwashing, as well as the policy changes that would be needed for ESG integration to become mainstream. She also shared her thoughts on upcoming ESG trends.
Milla Craig presented at the
International Women's Forum
May 17th, 2021
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, took the stage with fellow panelists where they discussed how to demystify responsible investing from ESG factors, noting that ESG actually is a part of responsible investing.
Milla Craig was invited to share her ESG experience
with the OSFI committee
May 4th, 2021
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, presented her thoughts on the drivers of ESG in capital markets, the interconnectivity of ESG in the financial ecosystem, and how the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) can play a role.
Milla Craig was a guest speaker at a
CGIC Quebec Webinar
April 20th, 2021
Milla Craig, President and CEO of Millani, shared her thoughts with Melissa Sonberg, professor at McGill University, on the importance of ESG oversight, noting that directors need to have a plan in place to deal with the risks relating to climate change. The discussion took place during a the webinar "Climate Change: The Role of the Board", organized by the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada (CGIC) Quebec.
Milla Craig was a speaker at the
Arthur W. Page Society session on ESG pressure
April 14th, 2021
President and CEO of Millani, Milla Craig, participated as a panelist during the Arthur W. Page Society's panel "ESG Pressure: From Reporting to Decision-Making", where she and her fellow panelists explored why companies need to take investor interest in ESG into account and how efficient corporate communication is essential to this process.
Erica Coulombe spoke to
HEC's MBA students
March 23th, 2021
Millani Vice-President, Erica Coulombe, spoke during a recent Lunch & Learn event, hosted by HEC Montreal. The session was meant to inform MBA students on the ESG field, the types of jobs the sector, and her own career path.
Milla Craig participated in the
Asset Management Virtual Conference
March 8th, 2021
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, participated in the panel "ESG engagement: How can asset managers best deliver value to pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors?", which took place during the Asset management Conference organized by the International Bar Association. She and the other panelists addressed ESG frameworks and regulatory landscape.
Milla Craig moderated a panel at the
RIA Transition Finance Week
February 25th, 2021
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, addressed the role of finance in the transition towards a lower carbon economy and moderated the panel "From Vision to Action", during the Transition Finance Week, organized by the Responsible Investment Association (RIA).
Milla Craig moderated a panel
organized by the BCC
February 11th, 2021
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, presented an overview of the current changes in the global and Canadian regulatory landscapes, also animating a panel on the evolving climate change disclosure landscape during an event organized by the Business Council of Canada (BCC).
Milla Craig spoke at the Virtual VIP Space of the
Women’s Y Foundation
Milla Craig, Millani's President and CEO, discussed her journey, her professional experience in the space of sustainable finance, and her vision for Millani at the virtual VIP Space of the “Women of Distinction Award 2020”, hosted by the Women’s Y Foundation. Participants had the opportunity to ask Milla questions to learn more about her, Millani and her insights on sustainable finance.
Finance Montreal celebrates its 10 year anniversary!
November 19th, 2020
Millani was invited to celebrate this important milestone alongside other members of Montreal's financial community. Over the last decade, Finance Montreal has worked to promote and develop Quebec’s financial services industry and become the cluster representing this innovative ecosystem.
Milla Craig speaks on Clean50's “Sustainable Finance
is a Critical Factor in Setting Canada Up for A Transition
to a Low Carbon Economy” panel
November 6th, 2020
Milla discussed the role of sustainable finance, how Canada lags on the international stage and the effect that may have on large institutions’ future ability to raise capital, and finally what Canadian regulators ought to do to help corporations recognize their environmental impacts. She was joined by Sustainalytics’ CEO, Michael Jantzi, Director of McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy, Christopher Ragan, and University Pension Plan Ontario’s President & CEO, Barbara Zvan.
Milla Craig received the YWCA's
Women of Distinction Award
Milla Craig was awarded the Women’s Y Foundation of Montreal's 2020 Women of Distinction Award, in the Business and Entrepreneurship category.
Millani contributed to writing a report
published by the Smart Prosperity Institute
Milla Craig, Stephen Kibsey and Bob Walker contributed to Smart Prosperity Institute's report: Bridging the Gap in Sustainable Finance.
Milla Craig was a panelist at the
Responsible Investor webinar
May 20th, 2020
Millani President and CEO, Milla Craig, explored materiality in terms of ESG and metrics during a webinar hosted by Responsible Investor, in partnership with FactSet. Learn more about ESG reporting standards and defining ESG metrics for durable investment risk and performance use.
Erica Couloumbe was panelist at
Entretiens Jacques Cartier
November 19th, 2019
Millani's Vice President, Erica Coulombe, sat on the panel at the event "Financement de l'entreprise et entreprise responsable: Quel liens sont à faire?" She was one of 10 experts participating at the 32nd Entretiens Jacques Cartier, which was organized and moderated by Emmanuelle Létourneau, President at Létourneau Gouvernance Entreprenante Inc.
Available in French only
Milla craig spoke at the
Canadian Climate Governance Experts program
Milla Craig was one of the experts on the Canadian Climate Governance Experts program.
Headed by two Canadian law professors, Dr. Janis Sarra from the University of British Columbia and Professor Cynthia Williams from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, the program offers information sessions to corporate directors, pension trustees and their fiduciaries to enhance their knowledge on climate governance.
Millani supports the Declaration of Institutional Investors
on Climate-Related Financial Risks
30 financial institutions and pension funds representing approximately CA$1.2 trillion in assets under management issued today a joint Declaration of Institutional Investors on Climate-Related Financial Risks, calling on publicly traded companies in Canada to commit to enhanced disclosure on their exposure to climate change risks, and the measures they are taking to manage them. Millani is proud to be one of 13 organizations supporting in principle the Declaration.
Click here for the full text and complete list of signatories
Milla Craig discussed responsible investing
in an interview with Novae
Novae, a Quebec-based social enterprise specialized in the mobilization and accompaniment of change agents, delved into the sphere of responsible investment in its interview with Milla Craig, co-founder of the Finance and Sustainability Initiative (FSI) and President and CEO of Millani.
Milla Craig received Canada's 2017
Clean50 and Clean16 awards
In recognition of her outstanding contribution as consultant in responsible investing, Milla Craig of Millani was selected by Delta Management as a recipient of Canada’s Clean50 Award for 2017, which recognized leadership in sustainability and clean capitalism. In addition, Milla was the Clean16 Award recipient for the Consultant category for 2017.
Milla Craig participated in the
IWF Climate Change Conference
The Montreal Chapter of the International Women's Forum organized its first climate change conference CONTINUUM, featured our President and CEO, Milla Craig.