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Monday April 29, 2024

Location Le Centre Sheraton Montreal1201, boulevard René-Lévesque OuestMontréal
ContactFrom 11.45am to 1.45pm (meal included)Registration deadline : Wednesday April 24 at 1 p.m

Panel on diversity investments

Annick Charbonneau (Accelia Capital), Wils Theagene (Citadelle Capital), Jean Vincent (Société de Crédit Commercial Autochtone)
Moderator : Martine St-Victor (Edelman Montréal)

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Panel on diversity investments

Biography

Annick Charbonneau

Co-founder and Managing Partner
Accelia Capital

Biography

Wils Theagene

Founder and Managing partner
Citadelle Capital

Biography

Jean Vincent

President - Société de Crédit Commercial Autochtone et de Société d’Épargne des Autochtones du Canada
Member of the Board of Directors - Cogir Immobilier

Biography

Martine St-Victor (Moderator)

General Manager
Edelman Montréal

Diversity and Performance: Redefine Canada’s Investment Landscape

Institutional investors in Canada have a unique opportunity to transform the financial landscape by adopting the values of cultural diversity and inclusion. A gap exists between culturally diverse communities and the majority that is marked by economic disparities and obstacles to career advancement. Less than 1% of private equity and venture capital funds in Canada are managed by managers from culturally diverse communities; this is an opportunity that has yet to be seized. After all, the data shows that diverse management teams post better performances, bolstered by innovative points of view and a better understanding of global market dynamics. An investment in diversity is an investment in sustainability and innovation, and a 10% increase in management team diversity can improve EBITDA by around 1%. The Canadian Club of Montreal invites institutional investors to join it on April 29, 2024 for a critical debate on the challenges of diversity and the strategies that should be developed to harness its huge potential. These strategies will look at more than just its economic value; they will strive to firmly establish equity and inclusion within Canada's financial ecosystem in such a way that they enrich culturally diverse communities and promote their role in the economy.

Please note that the presentation will be in French.

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Biography

Annick Charbonneau

A serial technology entrepreneur, Annick Charbonneau has founded and managed two tech companies over the past decade. A fervent promoter of the presence of women in entrepreneurship, in 2021 she launched Accelia Capital, a venture capital fund whose mission is to invest in innovative companies, owned or led by women. At $60 M, it is one of the most important venture capital funds to propel female entrepreneurship in North America. 

Passionate about impact investing, Annick is regularly invited to share her vision on prestigious forums, such as McGill Dobson Center for Entrepreneurship and John Molson School of Business.  She also sits on the board of directors of Fiera Capital, an investment management firm with nearly 165 billion dollars in assets under management.

A graduate in International Business from Pepperdine University in California, Annick also holds a certificate in Artificial Intelligence:  Implications for Business Strategy from MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a passionate traveler and enjoys skiing, cycling, and running.

 

Wils Theagene

Wils Théagène, with a rich three-decade career in investment management, venture capital, and private equity, stands out as a pivotal leader in the financial sector, deeply committed to responsible investments, diversity promotion, and innovation in green technologies. Wils is the architect of a $250 million diversity-focused investment initiative, affiliated with one of Canada's largest pension funds, highlighting the importance of supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs and fund managers in response to growing societal demands for greater equity post-2020. This approach mirrors his vision of ethical and inclusive finance. As the co-founder of Straccel, he has made a significant impact on the clean technology sector. A graduate in finance, chemical engineering, and holding a certificate in governance, he contributes to the sustainable development of Quebec SMEs
through his board role with Filaction and fosters innovation among the youth as a board member of Venture for Canada. His expertise has steered companies like Unito, BKR Capital, and ApplyBoard towards success.

 

Jean Vincent

Président du Conseil d’administration de Société de crédit commercial autochtone (« SOCCA »).
Président du conseil d’administration de Société d’épargne des Autochtones du Canada (« SÉDAC »).
Président et membre du conseil d’administration de l’Association nationale des sociétés autochtones de financement (NACCA).
Membre des comités de retraite (employés – dirigeants) des régimes de rentes du Groupe Promutuel.
Membre fiduciaire du Fonds pour les logements du marché destinés aux Premières Nations.
Commissaire de la Commission des champs de bataille nationaux.
Membre du conseil d’administration de la Fondation Marie-Vincent
Vice-Grand Chef de la Nation huronne-wendat de 2008 à 2018.
Détenteur des titres de Fellow de l’Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec et de Gestionnaire financier autochtone accrédité (GFAA).
 

Martine St-Victor

Martine St-Victor is a communication strategist who leads Edelman Montréal. In addition, she is a regular contributor to the Montreal Gazette, La Presse, Radio-Canada and the CBC.
Martine is a Trustee on the Board of Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Chair of its communications advisory committee, as well as a Trustee on the Boards of the KANPE Foundation, the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie Foundation, the think tank IRPP (Institute for Research on Public Policy), the Montreal Heart Institute's Foundation and Plus1.
Martine is also a founding member of the Black Opportunity Fund, a member of the International Women’s Forum and vice-Chair of its Montreal chapter.

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