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Margaret Childe
Head of ESG, Canada at Manulife Investment Management


Margaret Childe is Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Canada, at Manulife Investment Management. 

She is responsible for working collaboratively and proactively with Manulife IM’s Canada-based investment teams on ESG integration, identifying and managing ESG risks and opportunities for Canadian portfolios. Margaret also works on global ESG integration projects and methodologies for ESG product development, and represents Manulife AM’s ESG capabilities among the local investment community.

Previously, Margaret was a senior manager of ESG advisory services at Sustainalytics, where she helped asset owners and investment managers in Canada and the US to develop and implement sustainable and responsible investment strategies, including ESG integration and impact investing solutions.

Prior to that, Margaret managed RBC Capital Market’s collateral management desk and was an associate on the Global Equity Linked Products desk. Earlier in her career, Margaret worked for Save the Children and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. 

Margaret is fluent in French.
Education: University of Toronto, BA (Honors) in Environment & Society and French Literature & Civilization, 1999 (included a year of study at The Paris-Sorbonne University)
Joined Company: 2017
Began Career: 1999

Agenda Sessions

  • Metrics workshop: Scenario modelling, temperature scores and ESG ratings