April 7, 2022


1:00 pm ET

 — 2:00 pm ET



This session is designed specifically for board members, investment committee members and leadership of Canadian Community Foundations.

In partnership with the Canada Climate Law Initiative, join us for an engaging conversation about climate risk governance and the philanthropic sector. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report shows that human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and global disruption in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world. While a certain amount of suffering is inevitable and adaptation is already limited for certain locations in the world, there are opportunities for intervention. Directors and trustees are under increasing pressure to adapt and act on the climate emergency. The speakers will explore what the climate emergency means for the philanthropic sector, the role of a board member of a community foundation, and how the climate governance lens is essential in building resilient and climate-ready portfolios.


Amr Addas, Adjunct Professor & Director of the Department of Finance, Concordia University
Karen Fellowes QC, Senior Counsel at Stikeman Elliott in AB