Pembina Institute executive director named to Institute for Sustainable Finance Research Advisory Council Inaugural council includes Canada’s biggest banks, oil industry, pension board, academia

Sept. 23, 2021

Linda Coady, executive director

Linda Coady, executive director of the Pembina Institute

VANCOUVER — Linda Coady, executive director of the Pembina Institute, was named to the inaugural Research Advisory Council of Queen’s University’s Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF) today.

The research council — composed of “leading practitioners and academics in sustainable finance research and innovation” — will help “ensure the ISF’s research priorities represent the most critical sustainable finance issues affecting Canadian and global business, government and civil society,” according to the ISF. Council members are from Canada’s biggest banks, the oil industry, pension board, academia and more. The full list of council members can be found here.


“Capital markets will be critical in the effort to move from an emissions-intensive to a net-zero economy. Linda Coady has a long history of working collaboratively on sustainability, social responsibility and on frameworks for environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, not only at Pembina Institute but with industry and academia as well. We offer congratulations to Linda and welcome her contribution to this important area of work.”

— Thomas Marr-Laing, chair of the board of directors, Pembina Institute

“As a new federal government strives to help limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and realize commitments to advance mandatory climate-related financial disclosures, issue billions of dollars worth of green bonds, and develop a net-zero capital allocation strategy, the expertise of the Institute for Sustainable Finance will be crucial. I am pleased to join this important council.

— Linda Coady, executive director, Pembina Institute



Sarah MacWhirter
Director, Communications, Pembina Institute


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