Sustainability Leaders, presented by BMO

Sustainability is a rapidly evolving field driven by billions of dollars in global investment. In this podcast series, we introduce you to the innovative minds and diverse perspectives that are pushing the boundaries in good sustainability practice. With topics ranging from climate change to sustainable finance, and green bonds to human rights and responsible investing, we explore the world of corporate sustainability through interviews with corporate practitioners, investors, scholars and the NGO community.


Host: Michael Torrance

Michael Torrance

Chief Sustainability Officer BMO Financial Group
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Podcast host Manju Seal

Manju Seal

Head of Sustainable Finance Advisory, BMO Capital Markets
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David Sneyd, Host

David Sneyd

Vice President, Analyst, Responsible Investment
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Latest Episodes

In this episode, Manju Seal sits down with atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Katharine is a well-known TED speaker, one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2014, and a respected scientist studying global warming today.  Originally from Canada, she is now a professor and the director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.   In a wide-ranging interview, they discussed a “just transition” to a low […]

Today we’re going to learn about a sustainability disclosure framework created by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).   Our guest is Matthew Welch, President of SASB. Founded in 2011 to develop and disseminate sustainability accounting standards, SASB created a new approach to measuring and reporting standardized sustainability metrics, tied to financial materiality – rather than stakeholder conceptions of materiality used […]

In today’s episode we’ll learn about how the European Union is defining sustainability for investors and business.  Our guest is Nathan Fabian, Rapporteur for the Taxonomy Group of the European Union Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.  The Taxonomy group is developing a green taxonomy for sustainable finance products that will form part of the EU’s […]

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