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Jun 25th, 2020

Putting Climate Change Risk on the Board Room Table

In her opinion, titled “Putting Climate Change Risk on the Boardroom Table,” Ms. Hansell clarifies the role of the corporate board with respect to climate change and how it is unequivocal about the responsibility of corporate directors to include climate change risks and opportunities in their oversight and strategic direction of the companies they serve. […]

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Jun 1st, 2020

The Role of Auditors in Company-Prepared ESG Information: Present and Future

This publication builds on the concepts outlined in The Role of Auditors in Company-Prepared Information: Present and Future. We will provide an overview of what ESG reporting is, how investors are using the information, and how public company auditors are well positioned to enhance the reliability of ESG information given their public interest role. We […]

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May 22nd, 2020

Briefing for Finance: Biodiversity

Loss of nature and biodiversity can impact business operations. However, investing in biodiversity also offers opportunities. It can help to improve the long-term viability of business models, reduce costs and increase operational efficiency and resilience.

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May 4th, 2020

Canada’s Official Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Every year, Canada prepares and submits a national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Apr 30th, 2020

Implementing a Sustainable Finance Framework: Top Tips

The guidance builds on the A4S Essential Guide to Debt Finance and draws on the experience and examples of issuers to set out five top tips for treasurers. The top tips are based on the practical experience of treasurers, international guiding principles, and an extensive list of framework examples. The technical team of ACT and […]

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Apr 1st, 2020

Carbon Pricing in a Federal State: The Case of Canada

Canada has broad-based emissions pricing in place across the country. But this implementation shows a lack of uniformity, both in terms of policy design and policy implementation.

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