The global coronavirus pandemic has changed the world more quickly than we have changed our thinking. Governments have borrowed and spent trillions of dollars to mitigate the impact of the forced lockdown of the economy. Yet many believe that the post-COVID priorities of people and governments will be same as they were before the dramatic events of 2020 occurred. No major social, geopolitical and economic file reflects this more than the discussion and debate about climate change and the future of fossil fuels. David Yager will link coronavirus, climate coronavirus, climate change and the future of oil together in a way that demonstrates how the post-COVID world will be much different than what we were told it will be or should be.
This session will discuss the role and impact of sustainable finance issues on the major players in the Finance industry – banks, pensions, insurance and asset managers, with representatives from the major groups. Discussions will focus on the macro level (ie the financial sector as a whole – including some discussions re the recommendations of the Canadian Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance) and at a more micro level (ie what it means to banks, pensions, etc) in particular.
These Canada’s CFO of the Year™ winners will share their story of how these major Canadian Corporations managed through COVID-19. They will discuss how their organizations and business models had to pivot, the impact on their corporations both financially, internally and publicly and where they are nine months later. This session will touch on the role of the CFO in today’s challenging times and how this role had to evolve to manage through a world pandemic. We have read about it in the news every day. What does it take to be a leader at the helm so that recovery can be accomplished.