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Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Canada

Governance Implications in the Net-Zero Transition

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Retail’s Route to Net-zero Emissions

The Canadian Retail Sector and Effective Climate Governance

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Canada’s financial sector could face climate trouble, unless we implement a policy solution

Bill S-243, An Act to enact the Climate-Aligned Finance Act (CAFA) and to make related amendments to other Acts, introduced by Senator Rosa Galvez, would provide alignment between Canada’s net-zero objectives and our financial system.

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Enhancing Effective ESG and Climate Governance in Pension Fund Oversight

Remarks to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Canadian Legal & Legislative Conference by Dr. Janis Sarra, Professor of Law, University of British Columbia, and Principal Co-Investigator, Canada Climate Law Initiative Imagine, for a moment, living in a region devastated by wildfires, a heat wave that kills hundreds, and atmospheric rivers hundreds of kilometres […]

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Canadian Standard Setting needs to keep up with the rapidly evolving ESG issues and long-term public interests must be at the foundation of its development

The recent release of a consultation paper by the Independent Review Committee on Standard Setting in Canada came at an important juncture for standard setting in Canada, particularly in the context of sustainability disclosure standards. The committee set out to conduct a review of the current governance and structure for establishing Canadian accounting and assurance […]

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Latest Updates

June 15, 2022

Lawyers Can’t Ignore Climate Change

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June 9, 2022

Canada’s financial sector could face climate trouble, unless we implement a policy solution

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June 7, 2022

In an updated legal opinion, Hansell reaffirms the role of the boards of directors in addressing climate risk

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June 23, 2022

Climate Change Litigation: What Board Directors Need to Know

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June 7, 2022

Climate Change Risk on the Boardroom Table

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June 3, 2022

A New Dawn in Climate Disclosure: Comparing Canada’s proposed National Instrument 51-107 with proposed SEC rules and IFRS/ISSB standards

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