Ian Robertson

Guest Author, Girl Power Talk Ian is a Portfolio Manager, Director, and Vice President of Vancouver based Odlum Brown Limited, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining Odlum Brown in 1997, he spent five years with the Federal Government, where he held several positions with a financial or economic focus – including postings in Ottawa with the Department of Finance and the Department of Foreign Affairs. Ian is a CFA charter-holder and has also completed his Responsible Investment Advisor certification, which is focused on the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the selection and management of investments. A keen lifelong learner, Ian is pursuing his DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford, focusing on the integration of ESG factors into proxy voting. Ian holds an MBA from Dalhousie, an MA from Carleton, and a BA and a BSc from UBC, and has completed his directors’ certification (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ian has also spoken on various ESG topics at conferences in Canada, Europe and the UK. Ian is the past board chair of the Responsible Investment Association (Canada). Further to his DPhil research at Oxford, Ian is also the founder of a university spinout social venture – OxProx – which aims to bring transparency and accountability to institutional shareholders’ proxy voting records on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) proposals. Community service is also important to Ian. He is a past chair of the UBC Alumni Association and a past chair of the UBC Foundation. Ian is a Past President of CFA Vancouver and continues to volunteer with its affiliated global body, CFA Institute. He served as chair for CFA Institute’s global annual conference, held in Vancouver in 2007. He has been a lecturer for CFA Institute’s Investment Fundamentals course and for the Institute’s Investment Ethics course, and has been a judge for the Institute’s Investment Ethics Challenge for university students. Ian is the Past Governor and former President of the Royal Lifesaving Society (BC & Yukon). He was a longstanding classroom volunteer with Junior Achievement and has participated in mentorship programs at both UBC and SFU. Ian is a contributor to the United Way, and has served in several leadership roles with the organization. Ian enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children, gardening, and competing as a nationally ranked masters swimmer. In 2017, Ian was awarded the Volunteer Leadership Award at the alumni UBC Achievement Awards Gala for the support of his alma mater, and in 2018 the Arthur Delamont Service Award by UBC Athletics.

Ian Robertson

Guest Author, Girl Power Talk Ian is a Portfolio Manager, Director, and Vice President of Vancouver based Odlum Brown Limited, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining Odlum Brown in 1997, he spent five years with the Federal Government, where he held several positions with a financial or economic focus – including postings in Ottawa with the Department of Finance and the Department of Foreign Affairs. Ian is a CFA charter-holder and has also completed his Responsible Investment Advisor certification, which is focused on the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the selection and management of investments. A keen lifelong learner, Ian is pursuing his DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford, focusing on the integration of ESG factors into proxy voting. Ian holds an MBA from Dalhousie, an MA from Carleton, and a BA and a BSc from UBC, and has completed his directors’ certification (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ian has also spoken on various ESG topics at conferences in Canada, Europe and the UK. Ian is the past board chair of the Responsible Investment Association (Canada). Further to his DPhil research at Oxford, Ian is also the founder of a university spinout social venture – OxProx – which aims to bring transparency and accountability to institutional shareholders’ proxy voting records on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) proposals. Community service is also important to Ian. He is a past chair of the UBC Alumni Association and a past chair of the UBC Foundation. Ian is a Past President of CFA Vancouver and continues to volunteer with its affiliated global body, CFA Institute. He served as chair for CFA Institute’s global annual conference, held in Vancouver in 2007. He has been a lecturer for CFA Institute’s Investment Fundamentals course and for the Institute’s Investment Ethics course, and has been a judge for the Institute’s Investment Ethics Challenge for university students. Ian is the Past Governor and former President of the Royal Lifesaving Society (BC & Yukon). He was a longstanding classroom volunteer with Junior Achievement and has participated in mentorship programs at both UBC and SFU. Ian is a contributor to the United Way, and has served in several leadership roles with the organization. Ian enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children, gardening, and competing as a nationally ranked masters swimmer. In 2017, Ian was awarded the Volunteer Leadership Award at the alumni UBC Achievement Awards Gala for the support of his alma mater, and in 2018 the Arthur Delamont Service Award by UBC Athletics.

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