Financing the 21st Century

Investment, Infrastructure and Innovation

Through candid, high-level discussions, GLOBE Capital explores how to mobilize and accelerate the capital necessary to sustain our communities, transform our infrastructure, and future-proof our economy.

Delegates will discover tools and approaches for capitalizing on the opportunities in the clean economy – how to scale-up clean innovation and deal flow, reduce risk, and move money into the emerging economy.

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08:30 am - 9:00 am
Opening Plenary
09:00 am - 9:30 am
09:30 am - 9:45 am
Networking/Coffee Break

From emissions regulation, to trade policy and pricing, North America is facing turbulent times. How do corporate decision makers, regulators, and industry leaders perceive the status quo and its impacts on the innovation and infrastructure sectors? In this session, we examine innovative leadership models that look beyond short-term policy, jurisdictional myopia, and trade uncertainty to uncover long-term strategies that boldly advance the clean economy.

Roxanna Benoit Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Enbridge
Alessia Falsarone Managing Director PineBridge Investments
Lisa DeMarco Senior Partner DeMarco Allen LLP

In April 2018, the Government of Canada announced the formation of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance to consult with Canada’s financial market participants on issues related to sustainable finance, including climate-related disclosures. In October 2018, the Panel released their interim report based on early consultations with experts across Canada. This roundtable dialogue will build on the Panel’s interim report, providing an update on consultations throughout the fall and spring, and an opportunity to discuss how barriers can be overcome to create a path forward for sustainable finance in Canada.

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Networking Break

Investment in resilient infrastructure continues to move slowly, with major asset owners seeing more risk than opportunity. This expert panel will explore how a focus on resilience can entice large investors and how systematic collaboration can ease fragmentation present in project funding across Canada. Join this session to understand how key players are building scale and moving past discussion and enabling the growth of resilient infrastructure in Canada.

Maryam Golnaraghi Director of Extreme Events and Climate Risks The Geneva Association
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The concept of the circular economy is causing traditional forms of manufacturing and capital to rethink supply chains for the 21st century. This dialogue will identify investment opportunities being created in an increasingly circular economy from extraction to innovation to manufacturing.

Ashley Larson Yesayan
Ashley Larson Yesayan Vice President Revolution Growth
Ellen Martin VP, Impact and Strategic Initiatives Closed Loop Partners
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Martin Rich Co-founder & Executive Director Future-Fit Foundation
Deirdre Cooper Portfolio Manager Investec Asset Management
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Fossil fuels continue to dominate the global energy landscape. Globally, oil, gas, and coal combined account for over 85% of the energy used in transportation, heat, and power. The key question for investors and companies across sectors now is: how rapid is this change and are they positioned to succeed?

This session will highlight the positions of business leaders, the finance community, and solutions providers in the transition to a low carbon economy. We’ll shed light on the opportunities, how risk is managed, and the implications for investors.

Matt Arnold Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Geeta Sankappanavar Co-Founder & President Grafton Asset Management
Lindsay Patrick Director, Global ETF Strategy RBC Capital Markets
Bruce Hogg Managing Director, Head of Power and Renewables CPP Investment Board
Shawn McCarthy National Business Correspondent The Globe and Mail 

Solar, wind, electric vehicles, and the batteries that support them dominate clean energy headlines. However, some of the greatest investment opportunities are found in the supply chains that make it all possible. From the manufacturers of variable speed motors and power management electronics to the advanced materials clean energy equipment is made from – this panel will dive into the soaring demand for upstream technologies often overlooked or misunderstood by mainstream investors and the media. Join us to learn which upstream investment opportunities sink to the bottom and which rise to the surface.

William Page Senior Portfolio Manager Essex Investment Management, LLC
Nicola Fritz Director, Portfolio Specialist Impax Asset Management
John Cook President Greenchip Financial Corp.
03:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Networking/Coffee Break

A new wave of technological innovation places our society in the early stages of a transformation that will affect our homes, our food, and how we travel through the world. We have smart devices in our homes, a revolution in urban mobility, and the decarbonization and decentralization of electricity, and much more. Seen through the eyes of a child born today, this presentation will identify the key trends and how they will change the lives of the next generation.

Shayle Kann Senior Vice President Energy Impact Partners
05:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Opening Reception
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