Michelle de Cordova


Michelle has more than twenty years’ experience in sustainability and responsible investment. As a Principal at ESG Global Advisors, she helps investors to develop ESG policies, processes, frameworks and reporting, and companies to develop ESG strategies that align with investor expectations.Previously, she was Director of Corporate Engagement at NEI Investments, playing a prominent role in collaborations through the Responsible Investment Association, Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, Principles for Responsible Investment, and Investor Alliance for Human Rights. Earlier she workedinternationally for environmental and social non-profits and served in the U.K. Diplomatic Service. ​Michelle is a member of the United Church of Canada Investment Committee. She was a 2020 Clean50 Honouree for leadership in sustainable finance.

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Day 1: May 3, 2023

4:45 pm

4:45 pm


In a changing landscape – an action plan for effective ESG for nimble teams.

ESG has potential to enhance investment performance and alignment with values. But with emerging standards and new priorities impacting all aspects of governance and decision-making, it can seem overwhelming, especially for organizations that are just getting started or have limited resources. This session explores your responsible investment action plan for:

  • Developing a realistic ESG strategy to develop agile decision making
  • Smart ESG implementation approaches
  • Making ESG digestible for trustees and investment committees

Day 2: May 4, 2023