The Centre for Environment, University of Toronto is pleased to host a breakfast seminar to discuss the rapidly evolving world of environmental risk management.
The field of enterprise risk management today is placing greater emphasis on emerging risks, with more systematic consideration of these risks than ever before. Environmental risk is acknowledged by corporate executives to be one of the most significant of all emerging risks due to its increasing likelihood of occurrence and relatively high potential for impact on financial performance. External pressures are also playing a role, with increased scrutiny from both debt and equity providers on the ability of corporate executives to anticipate and manage environmental risk.
This seminar is especially useful for corporate managers operating in either risk or sustainability functions. Dr. Rodney White, Academic Advisor for the Centre for Environment’s Environmental Finance program will provide an introduction to the topics to be addressed.
- The integration of environmental considerations in traditional enterprise risk management models.
- Increasing expectations of banks on environmental risk management capabilities within the companies they finance.
- The evolving relationship between companies and their insurance providers, with specific reference to the re-evaluation of environmental risk models that today no longer apply.
- Hedging adverse weather risk through the capital markets. The integration of environmental considerations in existing risk management processes.
Date: January 21, 2010
Location: Hart House, Debates Room, 7 Hart House Circle
Time: 8:00 am Breakfast; 8:30 am - 10:30 am Seminar
Graham Campbell, Associate Director of Energy, Environment & Transportation,
Conference Board of Canada
Joanne Lam, Vice-President, Enterprise Risk Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Michelle McCulloch, Sr. Manager, Corporate Environmental Affairs, TD Bank Financial Group
George Boire, Environmental Practice Leader, Marsh
Paul Walsh, Senior Vice President, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc