Milla is a leading expert in the field of sustainability and sustainable investing, and she is known for anticipating trends.
Prior to founding Millani in 2008, Milla worked for more than 15 years in the institutional equity markets for major Canadian financial institutions such as RBC Dominion Securities and Scotia Capital, where she was consistently ranked as a top-tier salesperson. Throughout her career, she has worked very closely with senior management and investor relations teams of Canadian publicly-listed companies, as well as financial analysts and investment managers of several Quebec pension and investment funds. Milla then moved to the field of ESG integration and corporate sustainability where she was also actively involved in the development of sustainability strategy, management, stakeholder engagement, and reporting for a variety of Canadian organizations in her role as Deloitte's Leader – Sustainability, for the Quebec Region.
Milla is a board member of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) and Co-President of the steering committee of the Finance and Sustainability Initiative of Finance Montréal. Milla was part of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB) Financial Sector review.
Milla holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mount Saint Vincent University as well as the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC) designation from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business.
Milla was recently honoured as top performer in the consulting category by receiving Canada’s Clean16 Award for 2017, and in October 2016 she delivered a compelling TEDx MontrealWomen talk on ESG Integration.
Erica applies her extensive breadth of knowledge to helping companies of all types and sizes implement sustainability practices.
Erica joined Millani in March 2017. She has more than six years of consulting experience in sustainability and responsible investment, in Canada and in Europe. After an internship with the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C., Erica joined Deloitte’s Sustainability group before moving to France where she worked for GreenFlex, a leading sustainability consulting firm based in Paris. Having worked and supported companies of all sizes and sectors, from SMEs to institutional investors, Erica has developed a deep understanding of sustainable development and is able to bridge the gap between companies and investors on environmental, social and governance issues.
Erica holds a B.Com. in International Management with a minor in Environment from McGill University, as well as a Masters in Sustainable Development (MSc) and a Certificate in Energy & Finance from HEC Paris.
Erica also participated in the fifth cohort of L’Effet A, a professional development program helping women to reveal their full potential and achieve their ambitions.
Anne has several years of experience as a portfolio manager, which allows her to fully understand the issues surrounding the integration of ESG considerations and offer the most appropriate solutions to meet the needs of her clients.
Anne joined Millani in June 2019. She has more than twenty years of portfolio management experience with two major pension funds in Montreal. She has expertise in fixed income, foreign exchange, money market and derivatives management. More recently, her strong interest in sustainable finance has led her to work as a sales manager for Vigeo Eiris, an international ESG research and advisory firm. Her responsibilities have enabled her to raise awareness and support North American investors and corporates on the various aspects of responsible investment and sustainable development.
Anne holds an MA in Economics from Queen’s University, the CFA designation as well as the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC) designation from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. She is also a graduate of the Collège des administrateurs de Sociétés (ASC) at Université Laval.
David's passion for service fuels his keen ability to listen to clients' needs, provide the right solutions, and build solid relationships.
David joined Millani in September 2018. He brings more than five years’ experience in finance and two years in responsible investment. After working in banking and discount brokerage services at Bank of Montreal and National Bank, David became a Responsible Investment Consultant at Vigeo Eiris, a global provider of ESG research and advisory services to investors and various organizations. More recently, David was mandated to analyze the ESG performance of the HEC Montréal Pension Plan portfolios.
David is a member of the Board of Directors of the Club d’investissement responsable du Québec and a member of the Concordia Sustainable Investing Project Advisory Committee. He is a past member of the PRI Québec Network's Events Committee and also a past member of the responsible supply chain committee for the RRSE.
David holds a B. Com. in Finance from UQÀM and a Master of Science (MSc) - Finance at HEC Montréal.
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Anne-Josée Laquerre, MSc, ARP
Anne-Josée leverages her tremendous experience to drive organizational success by creating and implementing corporate sustainability strategies.
Anne-Josée brings more than 25 years of experience in corporate social responsibility and public relations in publicly-traded companies, including: Noranda, Domtar, Merck Frosst, Paprican, Bombardier Aerospace and Aimia. Her vision of corporate sustainability has been shaped over the years by interacting with colleagues from all over the world and by her experience across various sectors: mining and metals, pulp and paper, aeronautics, pharmaceuticals, data-driven marketing, loyalty, philanthropy, professional services and economic development.
Anne-Josée holds a BBA and an MSc from HEC Montréal. She is accredited in Public Relations (Canadian Society for Public Relations) and holds the GRI certificate in G4 reporting guidelines. Additionally, she holds a certificate from Harvard Business School Executive Education, in Aligning Sustainability with Corporate Performance.
Tamara Close, MSc, CFA, SIPC
Tamara is a recognized and trusted advisor to executives and senior management with a strategic well-rounded approach to risk management and value creation.
Tamara brings more than 20 years’ experience in capital markets, both on the sell-side and the buy-side. She first held various investment management positions for the Bank of Montreal and Credit Lyonnais in the global derivatives and foreign exchange markets. In 2000, she was head of quantitative research for a start-up asset management firm in Montreal, and in 2008 she joined PSP Investments where she held senior management roles within the risk and public markets investment groups. Her areas of expertise include specific activities within the trade lifecycle as well as cross-functional activities spanning end-to-end processes, securities lending, business process management and optimization, derivatives, valuation, risk management, and governance.
Tamara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from McGill University and a Master of Science in Finance from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business (JMSB); she is also a CFA charterholder and holds the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC) from JMSB.
Stephen Kibsey, MBA, CFA
Stephen has been at the forefront of responsible investing for many years and brings more than 30 years’ experience as an investment professional.
Stephen worked at the Caisse Depot et Placement du Quebec for 21 years in various roles as an analyst, portfolio manager, business unit risk manager, and more recently as vice-president in the Investment Stewardship group. He also held the position of vice-president of Canadian equities during his ten years at Bimcor (BCE pension fund affiliate).
Stephen played a key part in the creation of the Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate at Concordia University (SIPC). He also lectures at the Goodman Institute on Risk Management, teaches Sustainability at McGill University, and contributes to the Sustainable Finance Institute at Queens University.
Stephen was a member of the Mining Association of Canada-Community of Interest Panel for 9 years and was one of the founding members of the Finance and Sustainability Initiative in Montreal. He has a seat on the Investment Committee and Risk Sub-Committee of the McConnell Foundation in Montreal.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiology, a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining, an MBA and a CFA.