Kicking off day two

Please note: with a dynamic schedule, Carla Harris will now be the day two opening keynote and Mark Carney will be closing out the day.

Day two will kick off with our opening keynote, Mark Carney. Mark is a vice chair of Brookfield Asset Management and head of ESG and Impact Fund Investing. In this role, he is focused on the development of products for investors that will combine positive social and environmental outcomes with strong risk-adjusted returns.

It’s hard not to be in awe of a curriculum vitae that includes stints managing a £600- billion balance sheet after managing an C$88-billion balance sheet. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2020, Mark served as Governor of the Bank of England from 2013 to 2020 and as Governor of the Bank of Canada from 2008 to 2013. He has had front-row seats to some of the biggest challenges facing markets and economies, including the financial crisis in 2008, Brexit referendum and COVID crisis.

Mark is a long-time and well-known advocate for sustainability, specifically regarding the management and reduction of climate risks, and is currently the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance.

In addition to his work, Mark has been stoutly supportive of community foundations as vital contributors to building social capital. “Community foundations are helping to deliver a more inclusive capitalism, one in which individual virtue and collective prosperity can flourish.” At Capitalize for Kids, we are working to bridge the capital markets to philanthropic support for kids’ mental health agencies so they can deliver more capacity for kids and families seeking mental health services.

As a fanatic Edmonton Oilers fan, when the Oilers come to town, Mark probably wishes he could dust off his Harvard Crimson goalie pads and do his best imitation of Zamboni driver David Ayres. While he waits for that opportunity, Mark’s keynote will be a moderated discussion with Erik Schatzker. We look forward to having them on our stage and invite you to join us!