Speaker Insights

Maya Chorengel

Maya Chorengel is a managing partner of The Rise Fund, a global impact investing fund with $2.1 billion under management that is part of global alternative asset firm TPG. Here she tells us more about what makes for a successful impact investor.

Maya Chorengel Q&A
Sustainable Business Summit Bill Sisson Q&A New York

Bill Sisson

Bill Sisson is the executive director for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s North America operations. In his role he oversees WBCSD’s regional strategy, relations and growth efforts, sustainability focused member projects, and strategic engagements. Here he tells us more about WBCSD’s efforts to help companies align their retirement assets with their sustainability goals.

Frances Edmonds

Frances Edmonds is the head of sustainable impact at HP Canada. In her role she oversees all of HP’s corporate responsibility programs, partnerships with nonprofits, and HP’s volunteer program. Here, she tells us more about her current work and how her educational background helps her in her current role.

Sustainable Business Summit Frances Edmonds
Sustainable Business Summit Tiff Macklem

Tiff Macklem

Tiff Macklem is the Chair for Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance, which was tasked with presenting the Canadian Government “with a set of recommendations to scale and align sustainable finance in Canada with our country’s climate and economic goals.” Macklem speaks with us about the need for sustainable finance to go mainstream.

Faisal Kazi

Faisal Kazi is the President and CEO of Siemens Canada, where he is responsible for leading the company’s strategic management, direction, and leadership team. Here, he tells us more about his company’s sustainability strategy and explains what “Ownership Culture” is and how it can help other companies achieve success.

Faisal Kazi Sustainable Business Summit Q&A
Catherine McCall Sustainable Business Summit Q&A

Catherine McCall

Catherine McCall is the Executive Director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG), which is comprised of representatives of Canada’s leading institutional investors. McCall speaks with us about the role ESG factors play in corporate board members’ decision making.

Kiersten Barnet

Kiersten Barnet is the Head of Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index, a first-of-its-kind performance barometer for gender equality at publicly-held organizations and Bloomberg’s standardized gender-reporting framework.


Alexandra Brand

Bringing a background in international business and a doctorate in chemistry, Alexandra Brand became Syngenta’s chief sustainability officer in January. She discusses integrating sustainability and aligning it with other company goals.

José Filippo

José Filippo has been on the leading edge in developing sustainable sourcing initiatives that positively impact the bottom line. He shares thoughts on how other companies might do the same thing.


Sarah Pool

An entrepreneur with a background in finance, Sarah Pool has launched two sustainability-minded startups: Pacific Superfood Snacks and Canvas, which delivers needed fiber in a beverage. She discusses the different set of challenges in launching a startup built on sustainability and the opportunity presented by billions of pounds of spent grain.

Luisa Santiago

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a leading advocate for the circular economy, which uses a regenerative approach to minimize waste and make the most of scarce resources. As Brazil Lead for the Foundation, Luisa Santiago has led sustainability projects around the world. She offers her thoughts on how the right policies can improve people’s lives.