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Thursday, February 23 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Public Event: Shared Prosperity - The role of investors in addressing inequality LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

The unequal distribution of economic benefits across society has become a headline political and economic issue. In 2015, the United Nations laid out a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to focus the world’s attention on the need for equitable and sustainable development. In developed economies investors continue to express concern that high pay leads to risky behaviour and outsized rewards for a few while stagnating standards of living built on low pay strategies are undermining economies. This dialogue event will explore how long-term investors such as pension funds are grappling with the challenges of economic inequality and addressing the opportunity of shared prosperity.


Moderators
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Stephanie Bertels

Director, Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Beedie School of Business, SFU
Stephanie Bertels is the Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability and an Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. She studies how organizations make the transition towards sustainability by undertaking practitioner informed research on sustainable operations, embedding sustainability and sustainable innovation. Stephanie founded and leads the Embedding Project... Read More →

Speakers
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Jason Milne

Vice President, Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment, RBC Global Asset Management
Jason Milne joined the private client department of Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management in 2000 and took on the role of Corporate Governance Analyst two years later. He assumed his current role in 2008 when PH&N was acquired by RBC GAM and is now part of the Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment Group within RBC GAM. The Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment Group oversees all of RBC GAM’s... Read More →
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Lisa Nathan

Campaigns Manager, ShareAction
Lisa Nathan joined ShareAction in October 2013. She supports ShareAction’s research and campaign work on the Living Wage. She previously worked for a global union federation in Switzerland and on a number of campaigns for economic and social justice in the United States. She holds a BA with highest honours in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Katherine Ng

Head of Academic Research, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Katherine Ng is the Head of Academic Research at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The program aims to engage and inform investors with evidence and insights on ESG issues that are thought-provoking, analyse current thinking and future trends, and provides practical recommendations. It seeks to bridge the gap between the academic and investor communities. She managed the Research and Insights programme at ACCA, developing... Read More →
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Shannon Rohan

Director of Responsible Investment, SHARE
Shannon Rohan is a responsible investment professional with a focus on helping institutional investors devise and implement responsible investment policies and practices.Her principle area of expertise is devising shareholder engagement approaches for mission-driven investors. She has worked with the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) since 2006 and currently holds the position of Director of Responsible... Read More →
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Damon Silvers

Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO
Damon A. Silvers is the Director of Policy and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO.  He joined the AFL-CIO as Associate General Counsel in 1997. Mr. Silvers serves on a pro bono basis as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of New York and is a Senior Fellow for the Roosevelt Institute.  He is a member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Treasury Department’s Financial... Read More →



Thursday February 23, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Segal Graduate School of Business 500 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6