Episode 7:

What does it mean to be a Sustainable Investor these days?
After 20 years in ESG analysis and strategies, guest Martin Grosskopf lays it all on the table. In this episode, Kenrick looks to Martin to better understand ESG investing and break down an investors role in sustainability, the trends that have blossomed, and the trends that have been just too early to hit the mark. How do we invest in a sustainable future now?

Guest speaker - Martin Grosskopf

Martin Grosskopf manages AGF’s sustainable investing strategies and provides input on sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues across the AGF investment teams. He is a thought leader and a frequent public speaker on ESG and Green Finance issues. He serves as Vice-Chair of the CSA Group technical committee on Green and Transition Finance and is a past member of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA)’s Board of Directors. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in financial and environmental analysis. He previously served as Director, Sustainability Research and Portfolio Manager with Acuity Investment Management Inc., which was acquired by AGF Management Ltd. in 2011. Before joining the financial industry, Martin worked in a diverse range of industries in the areas of environmental management, assessment and mitigation. He was a project manager with CSA International from 1997 to 2000 and, prior to that, served as an environmental scientist with Acres International Limited. Martin obtained a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an MES from York University, and earned an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.

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