Rebecca Zentner-Barrett


Rebecca Zentner-Barrett, Associate

Rebecca Zentner-Barrett is an Associate at ESG Global Advisors. Previously, she was a Proxy Voting Analyst with RBC Global Asset Management’s (“RBC GAM”) Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment group where she was responsible for making proxy voting recommendations for all of the firm’s global funds. She also did extensive research and writing on ESG-related issues, in general and in advance of company-specific engagements. Prior to joining RBC GAM, Rebecca also worked as a project manager at a social impact research centre. Rebecca is a member of Dress for Success Ottawa’s All Women Empowered and Client Relations volunteer committees. She is also a member of St. Brigid’s Summer Camp Advisory Board.  Rebecca has a Bachelor of Commerce from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

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Day 1: Dec 2, 2020

Day 2: Dec 3, 2020

3:15 pm

3:15 pm


Navigate Through Risk with Passive and Active Approaches to Investment

Indexed funds have suffered big losses through the recent market rout, yet so too have many active investment strategies. How investors should respond in the short and long term, can vary depending on many factors. Build your blueprint to: 

  • What does the data show on market and hedge fund contributions and returns 
  • Use the current volatility to map your hedging strategies 
  • Gauge the market decline based on various scenarios – and how to react to it 
  • Is passive still viable and should you stay the course 
  • Are active ETFs performing betterbetter than Active Management?   THAN WHAT? 
  • Find a balance that can reduce risk yet not sacrifice returns 

Create new opportunities to negotiate the market risks through passive and active approaches 

3:45 pm

3:45 pm

Panel Discussion: 

Impact Investments: Revise your Mission-Driven Impact Investment Strategies to Meet your Mandate

The pandemic has taken a financial toll on charities and foundations, with heavy impacts on donations and many of the fundraising events they rely on for income. However, many organizations are finding ways to drive their mission forward as well as engage with donors to build a more sustainable financial strategy going forward. Build your blueprint to: 

  • Partner with similar organizations to build reach in your community 
  • Find new methods of engagement, from naming rights to enterprise engagement strategies 
  • Deliver on your mandate even with volunteer and staffing challenges 
  • Find your authentic voice to improve engagement and advocacy 

Create a strategy to build new fundraising capabilities post COVID-19 

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