Investing in a Changing World: Transitioning from Traditional to Sustainable Investments

Integrated Management Symposium with Josée Guibord and Patrick Odier moderated by Mehreen Haider, serving as the opening ceremony for MIPC 2019.

Investing in a Changing World: Transitioning from Traditional to Sustainable Investments

Opening Ceremony of 2019 MIPC (Symposium powered by Lombard Odier Group)

Friday, November 8, 2019 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm

5:00 pm Doors open and registration

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Symposium

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Networking reception

Salon 1861, 550 Rue Richmond, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1V3

What is the role of financiers in shaping a more sustainable world? What are some constructive ways asset managers can transition to investing sustainably? How can we rise above the race for short-term earnings to generate long-term competitive returns and system-wide change?

Join us for a special Integrated Management Symposium to mark the opening ceremony of the 2019 McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC), the premier buy-side finance case competition in the world with $50,000 in cash prizes. Sustainable investment experts Patrick Odier, Senior Managing Partner of Lombard Odier Group in Switzerland and Josée Guibord CEO of Evolugen (by Brookfield Renewable) will share their view on how the investment community can participate as genuine actors in enabling a cleaner, healthier and an equitable future. The discussion will be moderated by Mehreen Haider (McGill MBA’19), Global Capital Markets Associate at Scotiabank.


Patrick Odier has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd. since January 1st, 2014, and he has been Senior Managing Partner of the Lombard Odier Group since July 1st, 2008. He joined the Lombard Odier Group in 1982 and completed his training in Zurich, New York, and Montreal, before becoming a Managing Partner in 1986. He holds an economics degree from the University of Geneva and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. Patrick Odier was Chairman of the Swiss Bankers Association from September 2009 to September 2016. He is a member of the Board and Board Committee of economiesuisse (Swiss Business Federation). He is also a board member of several Swiss and international academic institutions and philanthropic organizations.

Josée Guibord, Chief Executive Officer, Evolugen: Named CEO in 2018, Josée is accountable for leading Evolugen and advancing its strategic growth within the country. She draws on her extensive experience as General Counsel and Senior Vice-President (SVP), Legal Services for Brookfield Renewable’s North American platform. Since joining in 2011, she has acted in a strategic advisory role during periods of significant expansion and transformation, contributing to the success of several large-scale organizational transitions, such as the creation of Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. in 2011. Becoming SVP in 2015, she led her legal team on all aspects of the business, including financing, litigation and acquisition among other corporate and commercial matters.

Josée is a board member of WaterPower Canada, providing direction in the promotion and advocacy of sustainable hydropower in Canada. In addition, as an active member of her local community, she is committed to supporting the well-being of francophone children as the Chair of the Board of Grandir Ensemble, a community non-profit in the Ottawa region.

The discussion will be moderated by Mehreen Haider, McGill MBA'19 graduate and currently Global Capital Markets Associate at Scotiabank. Mehreen is named by Poets & Quants among the 2019 MBA students to look out for worldwide.

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