Introducing our Experts
Our faculty is comprised of global leaders and experts from around the world that contribute directly to our program content through speaking and engaging with participants in the interactive sessions; pre-recording fireside chats and interviews; podcasts, and related mediums. This allows for rich and varied content across all session modules.
Agnes K Y Tai
Director, Great Glory Investment Corporation; Senior Advisor, Hong Kong single family office; Senior Partner/Responsible Officer, Yaozhi Asset Management International
Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada and Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business Development | Déléguée commerciale en chef du Canada et sous-ministre adjointe, Développement du commerce international
Citizenship Judge, Citizenship Commission, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Chief Aide-de-Camp, Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Author, Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy, Former Vice-Chair, World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change
President and CEO, World Resources Institute, Global Trustee, World Economic Forum, and Member, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
Independent Consultant, AMT Consulting Services; Director, Regulus Resources Inc. and Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion; Corporate Secretary, Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd. and Renaissance Oil Corp.
Head, Climate Action; Deputy Head, Centre for Global Public Goods; Member of the Executive Committee
Managing Director, Global Head of ESG, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
Former Member of Parliament, and Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Trudeau and to International Development
Senior Director and Architect of the Drawdown Solutions Framework at Project Drawdown
Co-Founder and Activist in Residence, B Lab UK, Co-Chair, B Lab’s Global Climate Taskforce, Social Entrepreneur in Residence, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Co-Director, Oxford Climate Emergency Programme.
Chloe Van Dyke
Co-Founder, Chia Sisters, Co-Founder, Business for Climate Action, Edmond Hillary Fellow and Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leader
Christine Chow, Ph.D.
Executive Director; Global Head, Strategic Governance Advisory & ESG Integration
Non-Executive Director at Telefonica S.A, LafargeHolcim, Gerdau, and Embraer
Claus Stig Pedersen
Head of Global Sustainability & Public Affairs, EMEA, Novozymes & UN SDG Pioneer
Managing Director, Corporate Governance, Morrow Sodali, Former Senior Vice President, Investor Engagement and Governance, Barrick Gold, Former Vice President, Investment Stewardship, BlackRock Inc., and Former Principal, Corporate Governance, State Street Global Advisors”
Co-Founder & Fellow, Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Fellow, Stanford Law School, Board Member (Chair of Governance), The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Chair, Silicon Valley Directors Exchange and Board Member, Latino Corporate Directors Association, Mirova
Visiting Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School, Leading thinker in responsible investment
Vice President of Thought Leadership, Diligent, Co-author, Governance in the Digital Age: A Guide for the Modern Corporate Board Director, and Founding Team Member, BoardEffect
IncMag Top 100 leadership speakers to hire, #Speaker, #1 Fortune 500 Podcast Host, Master Storyteller, Dragonist
Dr. Wesley Hall
Executive Chairman and Founder, Kingsdale Advisors | Président-directeur du conseil d’administration et fondateur de Kingsdale Advisors
Foreign Service Officer; Honorary Professor at Aalborg University and Aarhus University; Adjunct Professor at American University; Associate Member of the Austrian Polar Research Institute
Florence Van Dyke
Co-Founder, Chia Sisters, Co-Founder, Business for Climate Action, Edmond Hillary Fellow and Forbes 30 under 30
Executive Vice President, Corporate, BlueScope and Founding Director, Manufacturing Australia
Non-Executive Director, Pan American Silver Corp, West Fraser Timber Ltd, and FLSmidth & Co. | Administratrice indépendante de Pan American Silver, West Fraser Timber ltée et FLSmidth et co.
Chief Integrity Officer, SNC-Lavalin, Former Regional Compliance Officer, Siemens Canada, Former Chair, EthicsCentre of Canada
Hon James Shaw
Minister for Climate Change, Associate Minister for the Environment, Government of New Zealand
Huguette Labelle, C.C., Ph.D., LL.D
Chair, International Anti-Corruption Conference Council
Iohann le Frapper
Vice-chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Corporate Responsibility & Anti-corruption international commission.
Senior Director, Head Decarbonisation Innovation & Business Development in A.P. Moller-Maersk
Senior Director, Global Climate and Supply Chain Sustainability, Procter & Gamble
Jan Jones Blackhurst
Board Member and Chair of the Social Responsibility Committee, Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Janet De Silva
President & CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade; Board Member, Intact Financial Corp. and Blue Umbrella Ltd; Canada’s Representative, APEC Business Advisory Council
Board of Directors, Carlyle Group; Board of Directors, Esquire Bank; Board of Directors, Echo360
José R. Hernandez, PhD
CEO, Ortus Strategies, Author, Broken Business: Seven Steps to Reform Good Companies Gone Bad
Kathleen Taylor, CM
Chair, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), SickKids Foundation and Altas Partners; Vice-Chair, The Adecco Group; Director, CPPIB and Air Canada
President & CEO, First Nations Bank of Canada | Président et chef de la direction de la Banque des Premières Nations du Canada
President and CEO, The Information-Security Institute, The EUGDPR, and President at The E-Compliance Academy
Partner, Baker McKenzie Toronto; Chair Policy Committee, Baker McKenzie International; Member, UN Global Compact Advisory Group on Supply Chain (Canada)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Export Development Canada | Présidente et chef de la direction d’Export Development Canada
Former Global Vice President, Integrated Social Sustainability, Unilever LLP, Principal of Roxbury Global
Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Partner, Taskforce – Management on Demand GmbH; Senior Advisor, Red Hat Inc.
Chair, Wallenberg Foundations Investment Committee, Former Chair, Unilever, Former Chair, Ericsson & Former Chair, Electrolux
Director Mikebarryeco Limited, Former Director of Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer
Assistant Dean, NYU Stern Executive Programs, Academic Director, EMBA Programs, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Communications
Founder, Director, Co-author ‘Thinking the Unthinkable’; Main Presenter, BBC World News 1996-2014
Corporate Governance and ESG Expert and Former, Special Counsel and Head of Strategic Research and Analysis, ISS
Chairman, Clear Insurance Group and World Benchmarking Alliance; Non-Executive Board Member, SASB Foundation
Former CEO, Unilever, Chair, International Chamber of Commerce, Chair, The B-Team, Vice-Chair, United Nations Global Compact and co-founder, IMAGINE
Peter Damgaard Jensen
CEO, PKA & Chair, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
Vice President and Vice Provost, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University
Author, Doodles on Leadership: Experiences within and Beyond Tata, Non – Executive Chairman, Castrol India and Board Member, Hemas Holding PLC, Former Board Member, Tata, Former Chairman, Unilever Arabia,Former Managing Director, Brooke Bond Lipton and Former, Vice Chairman, Hindustan Lever
Robert G. Eccles
Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Said Business School, Oxford University and Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group
CEO, Director General & Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
Managing Director; Global Practice Leader, Executive Compensation; Talent & Rewards Business Leader, ASEAN & South Asia
Independent Board Member of Bancolombia; Managing Partner, Global Outcomes LLC
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, Arizona State University
President & CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business | Présidente et chef de la direction du Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Tamara Somers, GCB.D
Senior Specialist in the Sustainability Centre of Excellence (CoE), Telstra
Clinical Professor for Business and Society; Director, NYU Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business; Former President, Rainforest Alliance.
The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C.
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Former Chair of a Cabinet Committee on Public Security and Anti-terrorism, Chair of CIBC, CIBC Bank USA, and CAE, Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada, Founding member of the Wilson Center Global Advisory Council, and Chair of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) Advisory Council.
Thomas Thune Andersen
Chair, Lloyd’s Register Group Limited and Ørsted A/S, Vice-Chair, VKR Holding A/S, and Board Member, BW Offshore Limited and IMI plc
Former CEO, GRI; Former Senior Director Corporate Responsibility, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Former Chairman, Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Former Member, Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative’s Steering Committee
Director, Bristow Group, Inc., Midstates Petroleum, Inc., MDU Resources, Inc., Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, NACD Texas TriCities Chapter
Chief Operating Officer, CyberNB and Former Head – Business Development, BrightPlanet, Former Director,Global Security & Investigation, Celestica and Former Board Member, Canada South Africa Chamber of Commerce
Upkar Arora, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
CEO, Rally Assets Inc. and Co founder and CEO, Illumina Partners Inc., Director of VanCity Community Investment Bank, Governor of University of Waterloo’s Board of Governors, and Former Director of Metrolinx Inc
Group Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Strategy at GIB (Gulf International Bank) Asset Management
Victor van Kommer
Director Tax Services, Member Executive Board IBFD; Professor of Tax Policy at the University of Utrecht
Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law, Baruch University and Metropolitan College; Former Managing Director, NYSE & FINRA
Industrial Professor, Warwick University; Deputy Chairman, Webasto AG; Chairman, Nordex SE; Board Member, Veoneer Inc.
Jane Diplock, AO
Chair, Regulatory Committee, Abu Dhabi Global Market; Director, Singapore Exchange; Chair, the Governance and Nominations Committee of the International Integrated Reporting Council Board; Director, Australian Financial Services Group, and Former Chair, Executive Committee, International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
Jim Hagemann Snabe
Chair, A.P Moller – Maersk, Chair, Siemens, Vice-Chair, Allianz & Member of the Board of Trustee, World Economic Forum
Senior Advisor to Mark Carney, COP26 Private Finance Hub, Secretariat, TCFD
Non-Executive Director, Air France, F&C Investment Trust, Marshall Motors, AIC