Catherine Jackson is President of Selegna Inc., a consulting firm providing research and engagement services to global institutional investors concerning the environmental, social and governance practices of their North American investments. Previously, she was the Manager, Corporate Governance & Proxy Voting for the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining Teachers', Catherine worked as a consultant in finance and investor relations for some of Canada’s largest publicly traded corporations, and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation after articling for KPMG. Catherine has a B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and in 2008 was named a Rising Star by the Millstein Center of Governance at the Yale School of Management.
The NSFM is an interesting organization because unlike others, it does not aspire to maintain or grow itself indefinitely, but to achieve its objectives and then dissolve. David Suzuki, a well-known Canadian scientist, equates endless growth within the biosphere to the goal of cancer in our bodies, yet the concept of growth is very much a part of the human psyche and by extension, the markets within which we invest and the communities in which we live. I would love to see the NSFM dissolve after having made a positive difference to our world, and I will do my part to assist it in achieving its objectives.