200 College Street
Host: Yuri Lawryshyn
With the effects of climate change upon us, our global community is focused on the transition to a lower carbon economy as a means of minimizing further climate impacts. The financial sector, as part of the global community, can be leveraged to promote sustainable economic growth. Although finance is not going to solve climate change alone, it has a critical role to play in supporting the real economy through the transition. The emerging field of ‘sustainable finance’ is focused on channelling financial sector expertise, ingenuity and influence towards the challenges and opportunities posed by climate change. This talk will focus on the role that banks, and their multiple business segments, are playing in identifying, assessing, and managing the risks of climate change, and supporting the transition to a low carbon economy.
Nicole Vadori is AVP and Head of Environment, TD Bank Group. She leads TD’s environmental strategy to deliver on the bank’s vision of creating a sustainable tomorrow so that people and economies can thrive. Leading a team of environmental finance and risk professionals, her mission is to drive positive business results for the bank while increasing the quality of the environment. TD’s environmental efforts include managing environmental and climate risk for the bank and the bank’s business activities, pursuing sustainable finance opportunities to support low carbon economic growth, and building community resilience through philanthropy and strategic investments in green spaces and natural areas. She is a proponent of innovative business solutions to support the planet and profits, and has been a key player in TD’s environmental accomplishments, including the formalization of TD’s Green Bond Program, the development of TD’s $100 billion target towards the low carbon economy by 2030, and the consideration of climate-related risk within TD’s key business segments.
Prior to TD, she was an engineering consultant working across industries and geographies to reduce environmental impacts and advise on climate change. Nicole holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Click here for more information on Lectures of the Leading Edge 2019-2020