Julie Segal

Senior Program Manager, Climate Finance

Julie works as Senior Manager, Climate Finance at Environmental Defence, where she advances climate-related financial policy and regulation. She previously managed a portfolio of impact investments at the McConnell Foundation. Her career combines sustainable finance and climate advocacy. She is an Associate at Youth Climate Lab and sits on the investment advisory committee of The Michaëlle Jean Foundation. She’s won national and global awards for her work integrating environmental justice into sustainable finance, including winning First Prize Paper in the Ethics & Trust in Finance Global Prize. Julie writes about climate finance in the media, volunteers with various community- and youth-led environmental groups, and advises foundations on strategies for impact investing. Julie completed a Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University.

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Day 1: May 3, 2023

2:55 pm

2:55 pm



Moving towards net zero portfolios: How do you develop a credible plan and what does it mean to implement it?

Foundations and endowments are adjusting to the principles of responsible investment, which are here to stay. Many groups have made net zero commitments but are still looking for how to best implement a credible plan for action. Stay ahead of social and consumer pressure for ESG investments with solutions for your portfolio and strategies, including how to tackle combining E & S in net zero plans, positive impact investments, energy investment questions, and how to revise investment mandates and procedures. Walk away with an action plan to:
  • Leverage global best practices to implement your net zero commitment
  • Align your portfolio with the best available science
  • Benefit from change management and thought leadership as part of the ESG journey
Future proof your sustainability investment strategies to improve your organization’s triple bottom line.

Day 2: May 4, 2023