Viewpoints by Alyson J. Slater, at Manulife Investment Management

Alyson J. Slater

Alyson leads sustainable investment and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) activities in Canadian public markets. She supports ESG integration across asset classes, leads issuer engagement on sustainability issues, supports new product development, and engages with clients and key stakeholders in Canada and beyond. Alyson brings over 20 years of experience to her role, with expertise in climate risk, sustainable finance, ESG data, inclusive finance, and a wide range of other ESG issues gained through her work as a senior executive at leading consultancies and international organizations in Europe and Asia. Alyson has specialist knowledge in sustainability reporting and disclosure through her decade as an executive at the Global Reporting Initiative, an international sustainability standard-setting body. She’s currently a member of the Ontario Securities Commission Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee and the Canadian government’s Sustainable Development Advisory Body.

  • Education: M.A., Resource Management and Environmental Science, University of British Columbia; B.A., Honours, Geography and Environmental Studies, McGill University
  • Joined the company: 2022
  • Began career: 2000