Catherine Jackson

Bio:

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.

Interests:

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.

Email: catherine[at]selegna.ca