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December 9, 2022 – 10:00 am - 11:00 am Virtual

Effective Climate Governance in the Canadian Commercial Real Estate Sector

REALPAC and the Canada Climate Law Initiative are pleased to launch their ‘Guide to Effective Climate Governance in the Canadian Commercial Real Estate Sector: Building for the Future‘, to help boards, management and professionals within the commercial real estate industry. At this webinar, authors Temitope Tunbi Onifade and Helen Tooze will share their findings, with […]

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March 23, 2022 – 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Virtual

Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Climate Transition Risk: How Will Your Organization Adapt to Changing Policies?

The Government of Canada has signed the COP26 Statement on International Public Support for the Clean Energy Transition, committing to prioritize the clean energy transition and end new direct public support for the international unabated fossil fuel energy sector by the end of 2022, and the Glasgow Climate Pact to accelerate the phaseout of inefficient […]

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June 3, 2021 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am Virtual

Partnerships in Indigenous Finance: Paths to Sustainable Finance and Protection of Biodiversity

Financing the transition to net-zero carbon emissions requires government to government and government to private sector partnerships. Please join us for an important discussion on Indigenous partnerships for sustainable finance and governance, including successful partnerships in conservation finance; the transition to sustainable energy in action; and a discussion of the recent creation by the Canada […]

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Knowledge Hub Resources

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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Sep 21st, 2022

The Net Zero Investor Playbook

Investor Leadership Network’s Net Zero Investor Playbook offers an inventory of approaches institutional investors are taking to transition investing and highlights key challenges. The Net Zero Investor Playbook summarizes of the wide range of approaches to transition investing that investors are taking and categorizes them into four themes: Portfolio emissions forecasting and target setting Alignment […]

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Jul 29th, 2022

Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations 2nd edition

The Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative has worked with the Climate Governance Initiative to produce the second edition to the Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations. The Primer provides an overview of contemporary evidence that climate change presents foreseeable, and in many cases material, financial and systemic risks that affect corporations and […]

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