WEBINAR: Perspectives from a Thought Leader on the Landscape of Impact Investing and Climate Action

Watch the recording from the event below!

This month’s business and sustainability webinar featured one of Canada’s leading voices on innovation and economic disruption. Sharing perspective on a range of topics impacting the globe and translating them to what it means for the Great Lakes region, we heard from John Stackhouse, a thought-leader, author, and the Senior Vice President in the office of the CEO at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), who provided insight on the impact investing landscape, offered his outlook for balancing economic and environmental prosperity, and shared his takeaways from the World Economic Forum 2023.

Attendees tuned in to hear a discussion on the following:

  • Investing in Impact
  • Business’s role in climate action
  • Global innovation and disruption trends
  • Ramping up North America’s energy transition

Event Speaker: 

John Stackhouse, Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, Royal Bank of Canada

John Stackhouse is a nationally bestselling author and one of Canada’s leading voices on innovation and economic disruption. He is senior vice-president in the office of the CEO at Royal Bank of Canada, leading the organization’s research and thought leadership on economic, technological and social change. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail and editor of Report on Business. He is a senior fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. His latest book is Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future, which explores the untapped resource of the millions of Canadians who don’t live here but exert their influence from afar.

Event Moderator: 

Lora Shrake, Senior Program Director, Business and Sustainability, Council of the Great Lakes Region 

Lora Shrake is the Senior Program Director, Business and Sustainability for the Council of the Great Lakes Region. With over 20 years of experience, Lora has dedicated her career to the environment and sustainability issues. Her management and leadership spans across non-profit operations, environmental program management, stakeholder engagement, strategy, and research.

Prior to joining CGLR, Lora led a national green building council in the United Arab Emirates where she oversaw all aspects of the organization’s cross-functional development, including its impact and reach.

About Royal Bank of Canada:

Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 95,000+ employees who leverage their imaginations and insights to bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank and one of the largest in the world, based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 27 other countries. Learn more at rbc.com. We are proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. See how at rbc.com/community-social-impact.

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