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Addressing Investment Risks in the 21st Century

February 28, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business/CIBC Centre for Corporate Governance and Risk Management, the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) and the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) warmly invite you to our speaker event on 28 February 2013 featuring keynote Dr. Wolfgang Engshuber, Chair of PRI.

Dr. Wolfgang Engshuber
Wolfgang Engshuber was elected chair of PRIAC as well as PRIA in January 2011. He is an ex officio Board member of the UN Global Compact. After a career spanning 25 years, he retired formally from his executive position at Munich Re in October 2011, although he will continue as a senior advisor. As President, Corporate Centres, Munich Re America for 13 years, he oversaw key corporate departments, including Investments, Integrated Risk Management, Human Resources, IT, Claims, Legal, Internal Audit and Marketing. Dr. Engshuber served as a director of MEAG New York, a company that manages North American assets of Munich Re. Before moving to the United States in October 1998, he was employed by Munich Re where he was a member of the executive management responsible for global asset management. Dr. Engshuber earned his Masters of Law Degree in 1982 and a Ph.D. in Economics in 1986, both from the University of Munich. He also studied at the London School of Economics and worked for the International Monetary Fund and the German Ministry for Developing Countries.

Dr. Engshuber’s speech will be followed by panel presentations and discussion with the audience on the role of responsible investment in comprehensive risk management and building healthy, sustainable capital markets. The event will bring together a wide range of professionals, from investment fund decision makers to academics. This is an excellent opportunity to meet, collaborate and learn from your peers.


4:00pm – 4:30pm Registration and refreshments

4.30pm – 4.50pm Keynote address by Dr. Wolfgang Engshuber

4.50pm – 5.50pm Panel discussion: Addressing investment risks in the 21st century


  • Dr. Wolfgang Engshuber, Chair, PRI
  • Robert Adamson, CICA Fellow in Corporate Governance and Risk Management,Executive Director, CIBC Center for Corporate Governance & Risk Management, Beedie School of Business
  • Bryan Thomson, Vice President, Equity Investments, BcIMC
  • Bob Walker, Vice President, ESG Services and Ethical Funds, NEI Investments
  • Dermot Foley, Manager ESG Analysis, Vancity Investment Management
  • Laura O’Neil, Director of Law and Policy, SHARE

5.50pm – 6.20pm Q&A session

6:20pm – 7:00pm Networking reception


SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Vancouver, Canada


February 28, 2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Vancouver, Canada


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