Martin Grosskopf, MBA, MES

Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Investing

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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Day 1: Dec 2, 2020

12:30 pm

12:30 pm

Panel Discussion

Assessing the Value of Your Low-Carbon Portfolio: Is it Saving or Destroying the Planet

Investors are focused on the reduction of both direct and indirect emissions, yet most ignore third party emissions, and this could be a problem. Determine the true impact of your portfolio through a more vigilant assessment of your investments. Build a strategy to:

  • Ensure that focusing primarily on decarbonization does not miss the mark
  • Assess the space of ESG investing and whether thematic investing vs. ESG factor integration has held up best
  • Respond to the most common themes in ESG and impact investment and prepare for emerging themes
  • Understand thematic investing as a risk reducer or a return enhancer
  • Which asset classes are most prominent in low-carbon investing

Assess the value of your low-carbon portfolio to ensure you are not destroying the planet

Day 2: Dec 3, 2020