Toronto, Ontario

The Road to Net Zero: Lessons Learned from GARP’s Climate Risk Symposium


The GARP Toronto Chapter is hosting a roundtable discussion featuring insights and perspectives emerging from the 2022 GARP Climate Risk Symposium. Participants may join the conversations into emerging dilemmas and risks facing companies as they navigate the transition to a low-carbon or net-zero economy. 

The roundtable discussion will focus on:

  • Strategic challenges companies are facing in their transition
  • Engagement in ESG practices and sustainability outcomes
  • Systemic risk and decarbonization

We are pleased to have Rita Achrekar, Board Director and SCR® certificate holder, as a facilitator. Following the roundtable there will be a networking reception where you can meet with local Chapter members and peers in the risk management profession.


Welcome/registration: 5:00 - 5:30 pm EST

Roundtable discussion: 5:30 - 6:30 pm EST

Networking reception: 6:30 - 7:30 pm EST

Meeting Location

Vantage Venues

150 King Street West

Toronto Ontario


Attendees qualify for 1 GARP CPD credit.

Chapter Speakers

Rita Achrekar, FRM, SCR

Executive in Residence, Global Risk Institute

Rita currently serves on the boards of ICICI Bank Canada, QuadReal Property Group, Farm Credit Canada, and Canadian Investor Protection Fund. She is an Executive in Residence at the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services where she is involved in research and education of emerging risks. Rita has expertise in global capital markets, risk management, corporate governance, and business transformation. She was previously Senior Vice President-Global Risk Management at Scotiabank.

Rita has earned FRM® Certification and the SCR certificate. She also holds ICD.D (Institute of Corporate Directors) designation and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Photography Policy

Photographs may be taken at GARP Chapter meetings and featured in the photo gallery section of our website. By registering and attending a GARP Chapter meeting, you agree to our photography policy, and understand that your photo may be included in the photo gallery. Please click here to review our photography policy. If you do not agree to this policy please email immediately.



December 6, 2022 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Chapter Directors

Desmond Alvares
CFO and Director Operations Emerge Canada Inc.
Xiaobo Wang
Chief Risk Officer at WinnerMax Capital Inc.

Committee Members

Facundo Zapata

Senior Manager Enterprise Risk Management TMX Group

Shailesh Mulki

Senior Auditor Capital Markets Scotiabank

Melanie Dussarrat

Director eFX Trading CIBC Capital Markets

Sudip Kumar Bhura

Market and Credit Risk Technology TD Securities

Michael Rososhansky

Grants Consultant Ryerson University


Senior Manager Data Quality at Scotiabank

Christy Chen

Director in Enterprise Stress Testing Scotiabank

Azaan Jaffer

Principal Promontory Financial Group Canada ULC

Hira Shahzad

Director IT Risk Methodology & Governance Great-West Life

BylawsCode of ConductPrivacy NoticeTerms of Use © 2022 Global Association of Risk Professionals