Resources for Policy Makers

Our robust legal research allows the team to provide specific policy recommendations that can help policy makers in developing policies related to directors’ duties and climate change, including climate-related disclosures.

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 2nd, 2022

Roadmap to a Sustainable Financial System in Canada

When it comes to Canada’s climate policies, there is a widely overlooked frontier: finance. In this policy briefing, Ecojustice, Shift: Action and Environmental Defence lay out an actionable pathway to address how Canada should regulate climate-alignment within our financial system. The brief shows how financial alignment is a critical piece of the broader climate package […]

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Oct 27th, 2022

Partial Disclosure: Assessing the state of physical and transition climate risk disclosure in Canada

The latest Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF) study demonstrates that in aggregate, climate-related disclosures by Canadian companies are inadequate, both in terms of quantity and quality. This impedes the ability of financial institutions to properly price the opportunities and risks associated with climate change, which has significant consequences for Canadian competitiveness and the functioning of […]

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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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Sep 29th, 2022

Submission to Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) for its draft Guideline B-15 Climate Risk Management

The Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI) applauds the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) for its draft Guideline B-15 Climate Risk Management. The proposed Guideline is important recognition that climate-related risks can significantly affect the safety and soundness of federally-regulated financial institutions (FRFI), in turn affecting the integrity of the Canadian financial system. […]

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Sep 20th, 2022

Submission on CAPSA’s draft Guideline on Environmental, Social and Governance Considerations in Pension Plan Management (ESG Guideline)

We are thankful for the opportunity to make submissions on the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ (CAPSA‘s) draft Guideline on Environmental, Social and Governance Considerations in Pension Plan Management (ESG Guideline). The Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI) supports the three very broad principles contained in the Guideline; however, our view is that the baseline […]

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