Monika Freyman

Vice-President, Sustainable Investing, Addenda Capital

Monika plays a pivotal role in driving Addenda’s comprehensive approach to sustainable investing, which encompasses four key pillars: the integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions; the qualification of securities for impact and climate transition; stewardship that promotes sustainable capital markets to address systemic sustainability issues; and active corporate engagement. 
 
She is a member of the leadership advisory committees for both the Responsible Investing Association of Canada and the U.N.-launched Valuing Water Initiative. This latter initiative is dedicated to advancing principles and practices that preserve freshwater resources globally. 
 
Monika’s career in sustainability began with a research project at Harvard’s Kennedy School’s Initiative for Responsible Investing. Later, at Ceres, she launched the Investor Water Toolkit and established a foundation for global investor collaboration on water. Returning to Canada, Monika led the Sustainable Investing department at Mercer, where she assisted asset owners nationwide in their sustainability and climate initiatives. 
 
Monika holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Science from Loyola University Chicago. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Speaker Sessions

Capital for Conservation: Innovative Finance Models for Nature and Water (Invite-only)

  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
Session Date
Tuesday, Feb 13 2024 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Featuring
The Honourable Nathan Cullen Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, Government of British Columbia
Deputy Chief Harlan Schilling Deputy Chief, Daylu Dena Council
CEO, Centre of Excellence in Economic Development
Alan Shapiro Advisor, Working for Watersheds & Principal, Shapiro & Company
Zita Botelho Director, Watersheds BC
Katherine Balpataky Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, ALUS
Eddy Adra Chief Executive Officer, Coast Funds
Monika Freyman Vice-President, Sustainable Investing, Addenda Capital
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