Tuesday, March 3, 2009

SIO announces preliminary conference information

The Social Investment Organization has released a few early details of its biennial conference, to be held in Winnipeg from June 7-9. This year’s theme will be “sustainable investing in unprecedented times.”

“With the headlines full of economic uncertainty, this conference will explore how socially responsible investment is responding to current market volatility.” The SIO said in an e-mail to members. “Sessions on climate change, green investing, community investing, aboriginal issues, retail markets and institutional investment will provide insight and hope for how SRI can point a way forward through the current market turmoil.”

Confirmed speakers include Mark Jaccard, Professor, School of Resource and Environment Management at Simon Fraser University, member of the National Roundtable on Environment & Economy, and research fellow, CD Howe Institute; Lloyd Axworthy, formerly Foreign Affairs Minister and currently President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg; Nancy McHarg, Vice President, Strategic Counsel, Hoggan & Associates; and Ed Waitzer, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Chair, Corporate Governance, Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business, and former Chair, Ontario Securities Commission.

Full conference details will be available soon at http://www.socialinvestment.ca/.

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