WEBINARS & EVENTS
Millani & MAC present:
Mining & Biodiversity
June 1st, 2023
Millani has been collaborating with the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) for several years, bringing together MAC members and Canadian institutional investors to engage on key ESG topics.
This year, the conference is centered around biodiversity in the mining sector and will run as part of the Finance Montreal Sustainable Finance Week.
The conference will consist of a keynote speech and 3 panel sessions between MAC members and key players in the Canadian capital markets. Topics will include:
Biodiversity, natural capital, ecosystem services: links to the financial sector
Drivers: regulation, disclosure, investor, collaborative engagement
Setting biodiversity targets and disclosing on biodiversity risk
Investor engagement on biodiversity
The Great Canadian ESG Championship: State of the Industry Report
November 14th, 2022
Join us on November 14th as Nourhane ElGarhy, from Millani, presents a State of the Industry Report, including observations about the current state of ESG investing in Canada and globally, along with some calls to action for the investment sector.
Marc Gauthier, from Concordia University, will share his thoughts about the Championship and ESG investing from the perspective of an institutional investor and as a co-investor. Richard Muller of Impact United will speak to how the organization can support asset owners interested in responsible investing. Eric St-Pierre, Executive Director of the Trottier Family Foundation will moderate a Q&A session.
Millani & Gowling WLG:
Addressing the risk of forced labour in supply chains
November 2nd, 2022
Unanimously passing its second reading in the House of Commons, Bill S-211 could become law in Canada. If enacted, all companies listed on a Canadian stock exchange would need to publish an annual report on how they are reducing and preventing the risk of forced labour and child labour in its supply chains.
On Nov. 9, join Stephen A. Pike (Gowling WLG), Rosa van den Beemt (BMO Global Asset Management) and Charlotte Lombardi (Millani) for a discussion on what this legislation means for Canadian issuers and investors.
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.
Millani's 2022 MarketTrends
ESG integration trends in capital markets for 2022
Sponsored by the TMX Group
January 27th, 2022
2021 continued to witness unprecedented changes, with major developments in the world of sustainable finance accelerating responsible investing into the mainstream. As trusted advisors to investors, corporate issuers and capital market participants, Millani offers a unique perspective on the rapidly evolving field of ESG integration and sustainable finance.
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).
Millani's 5th Annual ESG Disclosure Study:
A Canadian Perspective
September 8th, 2021
For the past five years, Millani has assessed the ESG disclosures of all companies listed on the S&P/TSX Composite Index. We presented the results of our 2020 assessment, including changes in the number of companies disclosing on ESG, which frameworks issuers are using, and relevant disclosures on topics such as climate change, diversity, and Indigenous relations.
Millani's MarketTrends 2021
ESG integration trends in capital markets for 2021
Sponsored by The TMX Group
January 27th, 2021
Millani's Annual ESG Disclosure Study:
A Canadian Perspective
September 9th, 2020
Over the past several years, Millani has been assessing the ESG (environmental, social and governance) and sustainability disclosures of the S&P/TSX Composite Index constituents, providing insight and context to the research and identified trends. With increasing demands from financial stakeholders for material information, we have gathered data on Canadian companies’ uses of reporting standards and frameworks such as the GRI, SASB and TCFD, along with data on how many companies are disclosing on topics such as diversity, water scarcity and climate change.
Is COVID-19 Affecting ESG Integration?
A Canadian Investor Perspective
May 26th, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has impacted every industry of the Canadian economy, but what will be the effects on ESG, responsible investment and sustainable finance? Given the substantial shifts in global capital markets over recent months, Millani set out to understand if and how the sentiment or approach of Canada's largest investors had been adapted. This study provides the Canadian investor perspective and related implications for financial stakeholders, management teams and corporate issuers, namely on the potential cost and ability to access capital. In addition to publishing a report, Millani presented the study's findings in a recorded webinar which can be viewed below.