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Sustainability is a rapidly evolving field, driven by billions of dollars in global investment. Join hosts Michael Torrance, Jonathan Hackett and David Sneyd in this podcast series, as we introduce you to the innovative minds and diverse perspectives that are pushing the boundaries in sustainability good practice. With topics ranging from climate change to sustainable finance and green bonds to human rights and responsible investing, we explore the world of corporate sustainability through interviews with corporate practitioners, investors, scholars and the NGO community.

Sustainability Leaders BMO

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Sustainability is a rapidly evolving field, driven by billions of dollars in global investment. Join hosts Michael Torrance, Jonathan Hackett and David Sneyd in this podcast series, as we introduce you to the innovative minds and diverse perspectives that are pushing the boundaries in sustainability good practice. With topics ranging from climate change to sustainable finance and green bonds to human rights and responsible investing, we explore the world of corporate sustainability through interviews with corporate practitioners, investors, scholars and the NGO community.

    Part 1: Understanding the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

    Part 1: Understanding the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

    “We still have that story today. That story today is still very much one that came from residential schools, which is that Indigenous peoples don't matter. So that may be shocking for Canadians, but it's something that people need to hear in order to get to the truth, because we cannot get to reconciliation without understanding what's happened,” says Sustainability Leaders guest Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, Professor in Native Studies and Head of the Native Studies Department at the University of Manitoba. 
    Join BMO’s Kona Goulet in this two-part series discussion with Dr. Sinclair around the history of Indigenous communities and residential schools system.

    • 29 min
    Closing the Racial Wealth Gap With Measurable Actions

    Closing the Racial Wealth Gap With Measurable Actions

    Over the past year and a half, we've seen the business community step up and speak out about diversity and equity like never before. But achieving economic equity not only requires moving beyond meaningful dialogue to taking real action. We recently convened a panel of esteemed business leaders to share their unique perspectives and concrete ideas on how businesses can support efforts to close the racial wealth gap and drive lasting change.
    A transcript of this episode is available at bmo.com/sustainabilityleaders-podcast.

    • 51 min
    Breaking Down Barriers to Affordable Housing

    Breaking Down Barriers to Affordable Housing

    "Investing in housing for all Canadians means removing barriers that exclude so many from a better life," said Sharon Haward-Laird, General Counsel and Co-Chair of BMO's Sustainability Council, BMO Financial Group. BMO recently announced a commitment to finance affordable housing over a ten-year period in support of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) aspiration that all Canadians have a home that they can afford and that meets their needs by 2030.
    Sharon Haward-Laird joins Sustainability Leaders host Jonathan Hackett, Romy Bowers, President and CEO of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Chief R. Don Maracle, Tyendinaga Mohawk Council, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, and Mike McGahan, CEO, InterRent REIT to discuss this new commitment to build a more inclusive society.
    A transcript of this episode is available at bmo.com/sustainabilityleaders-podcast.

    • 52 min
    Big Oil Investors Mandate Action On Climate Change

    Big Oil Investors Mandate Action On Climate Change

    This year’s proxy voting season brought a clear message: Investors want to see greater ambition on climate change. This was especially apparent within the oil and gas sector, where three large companies were mandated to do more to accelerate change. Andrew Logan, Senior Director, Oil and Gas at Ceres, joins Sustainability Leaders host Nalini Feuilloley in a discussion that recaps the recent outcomes for Big Oil during proxy voting season and what it may mean for corporates around the world. Plus, Andrew discusses why it might be a greater risk for companies to be too slow on addressing climate change than moving too quickly. For a transcript of this episode visit bmo.com/sustainabilityleaders-podcast

    • 33 min
    Consolidating the Crowded Sustainability Reporting Landscape

    Consolidating the Crowded Sustainability Reporting Landscape

    Sustainability Leaders host Whitney McWade, is joined by Maria Theofilaktidis and Larry Leva, from the IFRS Foundation, and Katie Schmitz Eulitt, with Value Reporting Foundation (formerly Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) to discuss the evolution of corporate reporting in a world where corporations are increasingly expected to manage their businesses in the interest of a wide array of stakeholders, including customers, communities, employees, NGOs, and of course shareholders.

    • 52 min
    Nuclear Energy and the Sustainability Conversation

    Nuclear Energy and the Sustainability Conversation

    Sustainability Leaders host Jonathan Hackett, is joined by Alec Cheng, who serves as Vice President and Treasurer at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and John Mauti, OPG's Chief Financial Officer in a conversation about sustainability and the role of nuclear energy as OPG, one of the largest, most diverse low-cost power generators in North America, strides toward a post-carbon economy. For a transcript of this episode visit bmo.com/sustainabilityleaders-podcast

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great Show!

Michael, Jonathan, and David, hosts of the Sustainability Leaders podcast, highlight all aspects of sustainability and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Arlie K ,

Inspiring!

No matter the topic, I take away valuable information from every episode! The conversations cultivated on Sustainability Leaders make me feel hopeful about the future. It's a must-listen!

J. Barshop ,

I love discovering new ideas here

It’s obvious Michael, Jonathan and David put extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights they bring to bear is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time.

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Sustainability Leaders enough 🙌

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