Jennifer Coulson

Senior Managing Director & Global Head, ESG, BC Investment Management (BCI)

Jennifer Coulson has worked in the financial services industry for more than 20 years. She began her career in the mutual fund business working for a national firm that specializes in responsible investing solutions. At BCI, she oversees Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration across all asset classes; engages with companies to manage ESG risk; develops public policy submissions on ESG matters of broad relevance to the investment industry; and oversees the proxy voting program for Public Markets. Jennifer has an undergraduate degree in Environment & Resource Management from the University of Western Ontario as well as a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University. She has attained the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D); Chairs the Investor Group of the 30% Club of Canada; serves on the Investment Advisory Committee for the University of Victoria Student Investment Fund; and, is a member of the Board for the SDI Asset Owner Platform. Jennifer was recently recognized as one of B.C’s Most Influential Women in Finance by BC Business Magazine.

Speaker Sessions

Future-Ready Reporting: Preparing for Effective Sustainability Disclosures

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Patricia Fletcher Chief Executive Officer, Responsible Investment Association
Pamela Steer President and CEO, CPA Canada
Bindu Dhaliwal SVP, ESG & Corporate Governance, CIBC
Jennifer Coulson Senior Managing Director & Global Head, ESG, BC Investment Management (BCI)
Dan Hugo Chief Financial and Strategy Officer, ATB Financial