Sustainable Investing

Smith School of Business

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Smith School of Business


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Anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts of sustainable investing, and how to apply them.

About the course

Canadian businesses, financial institutions, asset managers, and investors need to become well-versed in the fast-emerging practice of sustainable investing.

Queen’s Executive Education has partnered with the Institute for Sustainable Finance to offer a 2.5-day program which delivers the essential knowledge of key concepts and strategies, insights on the latest market developments, and case studies to demonstrate emerging best practices.


Participants will gain a solid understanding of the fundamental constructs of sustainable investing, and the most current strategies and considerations.

The program provides an expert view of the latest global developments and how sustainable investing is impacting Canadian investment dynamics.

Panel discussions and expert-led sessions will provide unparalleled access to the most current industry perspectives, and the latest academic insights in the field. In the small group format, you will get personal attention and the opportunity for rich discussion with presenters and fellow participants.


In just 2.5 days participants will acquire a solid understanding of the core concepts of sustainable investing, and how to begin to leverage opportunities, and manage risk.

Topics include:

  • Defining sustainable investing
  • Applying environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment criteria
  • Understanding the role and structure of green bonds, and transition bonds
  • Exploring the role and approaches to impact investing

You will hear from senior industry leaders and experts from academia who are leading sustainable investing in Canada and defining best practices.

Case studies will facilitate applied learning to see sustainable investing in action.


Barbara Zvan

Barbara Zvan works for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan as Senior Vice-President, Asset Mix and Risk and is also the plan’s Chief Investment Risk Officer. Barbara and her team of investment professionals oversee the development of the fund’s long-term investment strategy based on the economic o...

Cary Krosinsky

Cary Krosinsky is a leading teacher, author and advisor on sustainable finance. His five books include the recent Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in Theory and Practice, selected by the People’s Bank of China for translation into the government’s official Green Finance Series in 2018. His tea...

Sean Cleary

Professor & Bank of Montreal Professor of Finance Sean Cleary, CFA is the BMO Professor of Finance, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University. Dr. Cleary holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Toronto, as well as an MBA. He is a CFA charter holder, and is a former member of the...

Ryan Riordan

Associate Professor & Distinguished Professor of Finance Ryan is an Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Finance at Smith School of Business. Ryan studies how investors and exchanges use technology, in particular high-frequency trading systems, and the impact of these sy...

Stephen Kibsey

Stephen Kibsey is an investment stewardship professional who worked over 30 years in the investment industry at one of the largest institutional asset managers in the world and at one of Canada’s largest corporate pension funds. Stephen has worked in different capacities including analyst, senior...

Amr Addas

Amr Addas is a Lecturer at the Finance Department and the Goodman Institute of Investment Management at John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. He is also the principal at Addas Financial Consulting, offering financial consulting services and newsletters to financial advisors and po...

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