Hot Topic Symposium - Deep Dive on ISSB’s General & Climate-related Standards & Your Role as an IRO

This new event series will focus on topics that are top of mind amongst IROs. This session will provide a deep dive on the requirements for issuers and your role as an IRO to implement them.

With International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards in effect as of January 2024, this session will provide a global baseline of sustainability-related disclosures for capital markets and what you can do an IRO to be prepared and educate senior management. This webcast is eligible for 2 CEUs.

Over Zoom, Michael will share his knowledge through a formal presentation in a convenient, one-hour and 15 minute session with an extra 15 minutes dedicated to audience Q&A. Questions will be taken live or may be submitted in advance to be addressed during the session.

At the end of the session there will be a 10 minute supplier spotlight with GreenWorks ESG, Demian Newman, CEO & Founder. It will provide you with a better understanding of their products and services and how they can support you in your role.

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm ET
Format: Formal Presentation with Q&A, plus a Supplier Spotlight
Cost: $40 for CIRI members, $65 for non-members (plus taxes)
Location: Virtual - The zoom link will be provided to those registered in advance.

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What You Will Learn

  • A brief overview of ISSB;
  • Gain a deeper understanding of ISSB’s General & Climate-related standards;
  • Prepare and educate the C-Suite and Board on these changes; and
  • Understand your position and responsibility as an IRO to manage and implement this transition.

Who Should Attend

This event is intended for all individuals engaged with or contributing to their company's ESG journey.  This event would also be of interest to your Corporate Sustainability or ESG Officer and we encourage you to share this opportunity with them to register.


Michael Jantzi, ISSB Member, IFRS
Michael was appointed as a full-time member of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in June 2022, effective 16 July 2022. He has 30 years’ experience in responsible investment and sustainable finance. He joined the ISSB from Morningstar, where he served as Managing Director of ESG Strategy. He is the founder and former CEO of Sustainalytics, an ESG research and ratings firm that grew to global market prominence under Michael’s leadership and was subsequently acquired by Morningstar in 2020.In 1992, he founded Jantzi Research and led a multiple-company merger that formed Sustainalytics in 2009. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Value Reporting Foundation and of the Principles for Responsible Investment. He has also served as a committee member of the Independent Review Committee on Standard Setting in Canada and as a board director of the MakeWay Foundation. Mr Jantzi holds a Master of international relations from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

Demian Newman CEO/Co-Founder GreenWorks ESG (Moderator)
With more than 25 years in the Canadian energy sector, combined with a business background in technology, Demian brings the perspective of an industry insider to address the nuanced and complex world of environmental reporting, sustainability optics and business ethics. In 2019, he founded GreenWorks ESG, a SaaS platform designed facilitate the tracking, management and validation of true ESG impacts regardless of a company’s size, while streamlining the process and enhancing transparency around ESG reporting. Demian has established Greenworks to marry the benefits of a proprietary and cutting-edge software system that empowers companies to control their own ESG journey, and combine it with broad sustainability expertise available through its advisory service. As investors, the public, and governments globally continue to command more from companies related to their ESG practices and reporting, GreenWorks offers the key to building real, tangle, quantitative substance into useful sustainability reporting.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance for reimbursement. Please contact Brittany Snell if you need to cancel your registration.

2/14/2024 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Virtual - Eastern Time Virtual - Eastern Time, CANADA

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