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May 5th, 2022

Canada’s Conflicted Pension Managers

Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health’s May 2022 report, Canada’s Climate-Conflicted Pension Managers: The Oil and Gas Insiders Overseeing Canadians’ Retirement Savings, reveals the deep entanglement between the fossil fuel industry and directors, trustees and investment managers at Canada’s largest public pension funds.  It finds 80 Canadian pension managers with 124 different roles […]

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Apr 29th, 2022

The Chairperson’s Insights into Climate Action

The Chairperson’s Insights into Climate Action provides a summary of highlights from interviews with 16 members of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chairpersons on the topic of climate action. It explores key issues and best practices for board members across strategy, risk and opportunity, stakeholders, board competence and operations in relation to climate. It provides answers […]

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Apr 27th, 2022

ESG and Climate Change Blind Spots: Turning the Corner on SEC Disclosure

This article examines four areas in which the SEC, for more than a decade, resisted reform or impeded shareholders’ access to sought-after environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information. These areas are: (1) the SEC’s refusal to act on several rulemaking petitions submitted during the years 2009 to 2018, which called for expanded ESG disclosure; (2) […]

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Apr 19th, 2022

Assessing the Climate Action Investment Practices of Canadian Community Foundations

In this report, IISD proposes eight recommendations that foundations should undertake to better utilize their endowments to tackle the challenges of climate change: Move toward positive screening investment strategies and climate investing Make all governance documents public Make the reporting of endowment holdings and returns transparent Streamline endowment management Join the Canadian Philanthropy Commitment on […]

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Apr 13th, 2022

Collaboratively Building a Climate-Resilient Economy and Financial System in BC

Collaboratively Building a Climate-Resilient Financial System in BC was a first of its kind workshop of financial sector organizations, financial service providers, risk consultancy providers, climate action professionals and financial regulators. The workshop was hosted collaboratively by the Vancouver Economic Commission, the Pembina Institute, the BC Financial Services Authority as an invitation-only portion of the […]

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Apr 4th, 2022

Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change – Summary for Policymakers

The Summary for Policymakers (SPM) provides a high-level summary of the key findings of the Working Group III Report. The Working Group III report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact […]

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