Carol Smith has been a Financial Advisor for over 17 years and is currently in partnership with Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network. Carol has participated on several industry panels exploring the growth of Responsible Investments in Canada and has provided insight for several publications on Responsible Investing. She is a sustainability advocate and has hosted the green networking event, Green Drinks Mississauga for many years. In 2018, Carol was a nominee for NEI Investments Award for Excellence in Responsible Investments. Carol is on the Board of Directors with the Responsible Investment Association of Canada. She is also on the board of directors for The Gatehouse in Toronto, an organization that provides support and resources for individuals impacted by childhood sexual abuse. Carol holds the Responsible Investment Advisor Certification (RIAC), the Responsible Investment Specialist (RIS) designation as well as the Elder Planning Counsellor Designations (EPC).