ESG factors are an integral part of Laurentian Bank’s new strategic plan. In her new role as AVP, ESG & Sustainability, Kelly is responsible for ensuring that ESG factors are taken into consideration across Laurentian Bank’s activities. Kelly led Laurentian’s first annual ESG report and TCFD disclosures. She is responsible for leading the ESG strategy, engaging employees around ESG issues and opportunities, and improving availability of climate data, such as analysis of lending related carbon emissions. Under Kelly’s leadership, Laurentian Bank became the first bank in Canada to announce that it would no longer finance exploration, production or development in the fossil fuel industry. Prior to joining Laurentian Bank, Kelly was also a key member of the team behind TD’s Climate Action Plan and commitment to Net-Zero announced in 2020.