Resources for Directors

Understand climate-related risks and opportunities and build climate competence to remain competitive

Dec 13th, 2022

Biodiversity Risk: Legal Implications for Companies and their Directors

This paper by the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative analyses the relevance of biodiversity risks to companies and economies in the discharge of directors’ legal duties globally.

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Nov 8th, 2022

Integrity matters: Net zero commitments by businesses, financial institutions, cities and regions

Report from the United Nations’ High-Level Expert Group on the Net Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities

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Nov 7th, 2022

A guide to effective climate governance in the Canadian real estate sector: Building for the net-zero future

This guide provides information to help boards, management, and professionals in the Canadian commercial real estate sector understand and deal with the increasing implications of climate change and the net-zero transition, including the risks, legal duties of those that should manage them, effective governance practices they should embrace, and where and how to leverage the […]

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Oct 20th, 2022

Banking on a Net-Zero Future: Effective Climate Governance for Canadian Banks

A comprehensive guide to the current state of the law, the risks and opportunities associated with climate change for the financial sector, best practice guidance developed in Canada and globally on oversight and governance, and a snapshot of the kinds of decisions bank boards are making on their pathway to net-zero emissions. This is a […]

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Oct 11th, 2022

Climate-washing in Québec and Canada: How to turn the tide

This report by the Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement (CQDE) outlines which rules and standards exist now to address climate-washing, and the CQDE’s policy recommendations to improve how climate-washing is addressed.

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Oct 7th, 2022

Climate Change Disclosures: What Board Directors Need to Know

The Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative has partnered with the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) to prepare this Quarterly Update for the CGI network. This is the second update of a series of quarterly learning materials on climate change as it relates to boards’ duties and governance.

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