Veritas Fact-Finding Video Conferences
In April, 2020, we started to go "on-the-ground" to speak to industry professionals to find the truth about how the pandemic would affect the future of our economy, our lives and our investments.
These video conferences are for our clients and subscribers only. For sales subscription inquiries, please contact Chris Davidge.
February 4, 2021
Episode 53: The future of Canada's capital markets
Maureen Jensen, Former Chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission
January 26, 2021
Episode 52: Financial statement manipulation is a slippery slope
Chris Mathers, Crime and Risk Consulting Services
Why the pandemic has changed criminality and organized crime, why cybercrime is on the rise and how working-from-home is fueling this fire. What to look for when evaluating a management team so that you the investor aren’t being led astray.
January 20, 2021
Episode 51: Professional Skepticism for ESG and Sustainability Ratings
Charles Cho, Professor of Accounting & Erivan K. Haub Chair, Schulich School of Business, York University – Business & Sustainability
Professor Cho shed light on the latest trends in ESG and Sustainability Reporting, including which what investors need to be on the lookout for. He discussed how reporting standards need to consider materiality in both financial and non-financial terms, as well as how society needs to rethink the concept of a corporation’s beneficiaries: Investors or Society at large.
January 13, 2021
Episode 50: Electric Vehicle Irrational Exuberance?
Dimitry Anastakis, LR Wilson/RJ Currie Chair in Canadian Business History, Professor - Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto History Department
Despite electric vehicles (EVs) constituting only about 3% of North American auto sales, Tesla’s hyper-growth is seen as a validation of the EV’s arrival. But in 1900, electric vehicles constituted nearly 40% of American car purchases. Dimitry Anastakis, professor and author of numerous books and articles on the history of the auto industry in North America, talked to us about the EV’s second historical moment and what lessons we can take from its first.
December 15, 2020
Episode 49: A strategic reboot for Canada to get going
David Dodge, Senior Advisor Bennett Jones LLP and former Governor of the Bank of Canada
The economic backdrop heading into 2021; What Canada should do to improve our economic positioning with the Biden administration; The danger in the federal government building up excessive debt; How to address Canada’s productivity problem; Why China's currency will overtake the U.S. dollar as the global currency this decade.