ESG Regulation in Canada – Key Trends for Fund Managers

Canada Responsible Investment 2 DO NOT USE ESG Responsible Investment

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Demand for ESG and sustainable finance continues to dominate regulatory focus around the globe, with each jurisdiction outlining their own regulatory guidelines and commitments amid developing global standards.

Join us for a presentation on ESG regulation in Canada, how it relates to global standards and how alternative fund managers can best implement ESG into their policies and practices. Discussion topics will include:

  • Overview of Canadian Responsible Investing (RI) & ESG regulatory trends
  • Comparison of Canadian standards to global peers
  • Addressing privacy concerns with diversity reporting
  • Key areas of focus for alternative fund managers:
    • Fiduciary duty
    • Internal governance arrangements 
    • Policy considerations for ESG strategies
    • Disclosure considerations
    • Reviewing and assessing ESG-related matters in portfolio investments
    • ESG objectives and executive compensation trends
    • Proxy voting considerations



  • Jennie Baek, Partner, Capital Markets & Securities, McMillan LLP
  • Ravipal Bains, Associate, Capital Markets & Securities, McMillan LLP
  • Greg McIlwain, Partner, Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, McMillan LLP

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