Full Name
Susan McGeachie
Job Title
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Global Climate Finance Accelerator
Speaker Bio
Susan McGeachie is Co-founder and Managing Partner of the Global Climate Finance Accelerator, a convenor of partnerships across business, finance, and government on strategies, policies, procedures, and tools to align capital with net-zero commitments and ambition. She has over 20 years of experience identifying, evaluating, and managing ESG risks and strategic positioning opportunities. Following her early years in ESG research and analytics, she held leadership positions in banking, management consulting, and engineering firms as the Head of the BMO Climate Institute, Global Director of the Climate Change practice at Hatch, and Market Leader for EY's Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice.

Susan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto where she teaches a graduate course in climate finance and an executive education module of the ESG Designation program at the Rotman School of Management. She is a member of the Climate Governance Experts panel and a former board member of the Canadian Responsible Investment Association. Susan was named to the Canadian delegation of COP 26 and 27 and, in 2021, was awarded one of twenty-six Canadian Climate Champions by the Canada Climate Law Initiative and the British High Commission. In 2014 she was named to the Clean50 and Clean 16 lists of practitioners, which recognize contributions to advancing the clean economy.

Susan received her MBA from the Schulich School of Business with a dual specialization in international finance and sustainability.
Susan McGeachie