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TMAC Webinar: The Importance of ESG Integration in Corporate Decision-making

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Educational Event

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TMAC would like to share that we have taken steps to build out partnerships with AFP Chapters across Canada, providing you access to a collective Canada-wide series of virtual educational seminars.  For TMAC members, this will now expand the number of sessions you can attend at no cost throughout 2022, with a nominal $25.00 attendance fee assessed on each seminar for non-members.  These partnerships complement our own TMAC sessions and reinforce our key mandates to connect, educate and support our practitioner constituents and will serve to offer additional value to your professional development. 

The Importance of ESG Integration in Corporate Decision-making
September 14, 2022
12:00 pm  - 1:00 pm

Join us for this new webinar sponsored by:

Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of strong Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) practices to help them safeguard their business from future risk. And investors, policymakers and consumers are demanding that companies prioritize ESG in their business strategies.  But why should treasurers care about ESG and what solutions are available in the market to support a company’s ESG strategy?

Join us for a panel discussion on how companies can leverage ESG to enhance their reputation and ensure long-term growth. Moderated by Dr. Tobi Petrocelli, an expert in sustainability management, the panel brings together a diverse range of perspectives on how companies can ensure that they have the right level of ESG integration and how financial executives can position themselves to help create meaningful change.

Moderator :

Dr. Tobi Petrocelli
Lead Director, Environmental Sustainability & Management - Americas
MUFG

MUFG Americas has been at the forefront of financing renewable energy for more than a decade, placing among the top two private sector banks on the clean energy league tables every year since 2009, helping the growth of the wind and solar industries and their achievement of cost-competitiveness with fossil fuels.

In continued efforts to implement a sustainable culture, Dr. Tobi Petrocelli is the Director of Environmental and Sustainability Management at MUFG Americas. Dr. Petrocelli leads the Sustainable Business Office and is responsible for the creation, implementation, and management of the Bank’s Sustainability program, which is based on the principles of sustainability:

* Foster economic, social, and environmental sustainability

* Promote financial prosperity, sociocultural equity, and diversity

* Conserve natural resources to preserve and improve the environment

Tobi creates efficient environmental, social and governance policies and programs throughout the bank’s operations including climate risk management, carbon reduction efforts and the subsequent reporting through standardized metrics and frameworks. Secondly, she helps develop products and services that serve the markets demand for more sustainable opportunities for investors. “In banking there are internal value drivers and external customer strategies – these typically run parallel rather in synchrony and my responsibility is to integrate ESG factors throughout MUFG and its subsidiaries.” Additionally, Petrocelli heads ESG Client Engagement for the Global Corporate Investment Banking division, implementing and supporting the portfolio clients toward the transition to a low carbon economy.

Dr. Petrocelli’s extensive experience includes her position as Founder of Verde Enterprises, a company created to develop sustainable solutions and best practices for capital systems and corporate operations through technological innovation and corporate responsibility. Her industry expertise is in the areas of corporate banking, infrastructure, communications and consumer -creating growth in profitability by assessing environmental, economic and social governance and mapping solutions for improvement. She is an international contributor in the field of sustainability through her previous roles as Sustainability consultant with the United Nations Environmental Programme in Geneva, Switzerland; Sustainability Advisor with AccountAbility in NY; and Director of Strategic Initiatives & Sustainability with Clearbrook Global Advisors. Tobi Petrocelli holds a Doctorate in International Business from Walden University and a Masters in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

Panelists:

Jeff Horlor
Team Lead, Financial Institutions
Manifest Climate

Jeff works with asset managers and financial institutions helping them prepare for the shift to a low-carbon economy by integrating climate-related risks and opportunities into their business operations, strategy, risk management and corporate disclosures. This work involves assessing climate-related practices and disclosures against the TCFD framework and industry best practices.
He currently sits on the CFA UK’s Climate and Investing Panel, tasked with developing a certificate for investment professionals.


Scott Manson
VP, Finance and Treasury
Capital Power

Appointed Treasurer of Capital Power Corporation in 2021, Scott leads the Corporate Finance, Valuations, Credit and Treasury Operations functions.  Prior to the appointment, Scott served most recently as the Director, Treasury and Director, Valuations Services. 

Scott has over 15 years of financial experience, holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA, CA), is a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV), and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta.

Kim Bach Vu
Had of ESG, CSR, and Supply Chain Responsibility
Applied Materials

Kim Bach Vu leads supply chain responsibility known as SuCCESS2030 at Applied Materials. She has ten years of experience in sustainability with specialization in reporting and social auditing. Her end-to-end experience in social auditing includes working on the brand, supplier, industry association, and audit firm side; this allows her to have a holistic view on how to improve supply chains. While her educational background is focused on the environmental side, she is most interested in improving the working conditions of others.

Kim is a native Californian and attended college in East Tennessee and graduate school in the Boston area. She has lived on both coasts, but now considers Texas her home.

Not a member of TMAC?  Join now as we are offering annual memberships at $225 + HST.  You will be able to attend an unlimited number of webinars on a wide range of topics at no additional cost, hosted by both TMAC and the AFP Chapters across Canada.



We look forward to connecting with you virtually soon!

Sincerely,

TMAC Toronto Board of Directors

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