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May 13, 2024 – 9:00 am - 10:15 am Virtual

Advancing Canada’s climate goals through sustainable finance: A cross-partisan dialogue

Join us for an engaging online event where elected officials will discuss their strategies for advancing Canada’s climate goals through sustainable finance, ensuring Canada builds a resilient economy and healthy environment. Canada has committed to climate action both internationally and domestically. As part of Canada’s commitment to the Paris Agreement, the government pledged to cut […]

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April 24, 2024 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am Virtual

Strengthening climate resilience in the financial services sector: Perspective from Québec’s AMF Climate Risk Management Guideline

In late 2023, the Autorité des marchés financiers’ (AMF), the organization that oversees Québec’s financial industry, published a draft Climate Risk Management Guideline, which will apply to licensed insurers, financial services cooperatives, authorized trust companies and other authorized deposit institutions. The Guideline acknowledges that climate-related risks can significantly affect the safety and soundness of Québec-regulated […]

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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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Knowledge Hub Resources

Apr 11th, 2024

Progress and priorities: Reviewing sustainability in key pension systems

Pension funds are long-term investors and their ability to generate long-term returns relies on the performance of the markets and economies in which they invest. Because sustainability factors such as climate change and biodiversity loss threaten the performance of the markets and economies on which they rely for financial returns, pension funds have a responsibility to […]

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Feb 28th, 2024

Canadian Pension Climate Report Card 2023

Shift’s annual Canadian Pension Climate Report Card is an independent benchmark for evaluating the quality, depth and credibility of climate policies for 11 of Canada’s largest pension managers.  This second edition finds that despite incremental progress, Canadian pension funds remain off track, especially compared to international peers. Far more work is needed to ensure Canadian […]

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Jan 18th, 2023

2022 Canadian Pension Climate Report Card

Shift’s inaugural Canadian Pension Climate Report Card analyses the climate policies and strategies of Canadian pension funds based on public information disclosed to December 31, 2022.

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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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