Barbara Zvan

President and CEO, University Pension Plan (UPP)

Barbara Zvan is the President and CEO of University Pension Plan (UPP), working to deliver valuable, lifelong pension security to more than 39,000 members across Ontario’s university communities. Barb is globally recognized as a leading voice on sustainable investing and an ambassador for defined benefit pensions. She was named Canada’s CEO of the Year and Corporate Citizen of the Year 2022 by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine in honour of her contributions and leadership in both areas.

In 2018, Barb was appointed to the Government of Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance and is an inaugural member of the Sustainable Finance Action Council, which launched in 2021. She also serves on the board of the Responsible Investment Association and the advisory board of the Institute of Sustainable Finance at the Smith School of Business. She chairs the Steering Committee of Climate Engagement Canada, and co-chairs the C.D. Howe Institute’s Pension Policy Council.

Speaker Sessions

From Risk to Reward: Unlocking Private Investment in Low-Carbon Solutions

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Katie Wheatley Head of Canada, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
John Stackhouse Senior Vice President, Office of the CEO, RBC
Barbara Zvan President and CEO, University Pension Plan (UPP)
Jill Earthy Chief Executive Officer, InBC Investment Corp.
Erin Flanagan Director, Canada Growth Fund Investment Management Inc.
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