At Mercer, I feel privileged to work every day towards a more sustainable future as part of our Responsible Investment team. Climate change is an urgent issue, and it is so inspiring to work with clients, colleagues and industry peers to mobilize financial markets to steward capital towards a low-carbon, inclusive and resilient world.
My efforts on sustainability at Mercer focus on two key areas:
In addition to the above, I’ve taken steps to reduce my own personal footprint (taking public transit whenever possible, plant-based eating, reducing water and energy use at home, reducing travel). It is clear to me that moving towards a sustainable lifestyle is not only dependent on individual behavior but also encouraging systemic changes. As such, it is important that we engage our city councilors, local businesses and neighbors on these issues. A question I commonly ask strangers now is “are you concerned about climate change?” Most people say yes, and some say “yes, of course – very concerned.”
My own efforts to progress sustainability efforts at Mercer within our Wealth business, and at home, have made it clear to me that incremental action will not suffice. We need transformational change now, and for that we need dialogue and collaboration.
Groups like Clean50, which recognizes and connects outstanding contributors to sustainable development and clean capitalism in Canada, keeps these important conversations going. I’m excited to have joined this esteemed group as a Clean50 2019 Award winner, and look forward to advancing Canada’s sustainability leadership on the global stage!
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