This symposium was sponsored by the Desjardins Centre for Business Finance Innovation (Concordia), the S.A. Jarislowsky chair in corporate governance (Concordia) and the Financial and Organizational Information Chair (CIFO, ESG-UQAM).
Climate change, along with its socio-economic consequences, has implications for the construction of investment portfolios, particularly for institutional investors, whether they are managers or asset owners.
The purpose of this CIRANO Symposium was to discuss the conceptual and practical issues arising in portfolio management in this new environment, including corporate disclosure as well as measurement and analysis of the impact of greenhouse gases. We also discussed the asset allocation challenges facing institutional investors. The symposium adopted a practical orientation and concluded with a panel discussion of managers who took stock of the issue based on their experience.