Resources for Directors

Understand climate-related risks and opportunities and build climate competence to remain competitive

Oct 25th, 2023

Nature-related risks and directors’ duties’

Under the Australian Corporations Act, nature-related risks are within the scope of directors’ duties to act with care and diligence, according to a legal opinion. Authored by Sebastian Hartford-Davis and Zoe Bush, the opinion ‘Nature-related risks and directors’ duties’ concluded that nature-related risks to a company should be regarded as foreseeable now, given the large […]

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Jul 3rd, 2023

The Chairperson’s Guide to Climate Integrity

This guide, produced by the World Economic Forum and the Climate Governance Initiative in collaboration with Deloitte, explores how organizations, guided by their Chairs, non-executive directors and board members, can earn and enhance trust through the sustainability transition. This paper explores the common risks and pressures businesses are facing in light of the sustainability transition. […]

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Jun 27th, 2023

Canadian Corporate Performance on GHG Emissions, Disclosures and Target Setting

Taking stock of climate commitment: the Institute for Sustainable Finance’s latest study finds that most of Canada’s large public companies are reporting on their greenhouse gas emissions to some extent. Increasingly, firms are also setting targets for reducing emissions. But there is plenty of room for setting more and more ambitious targets, and adopting detailed […]

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Jun 14th, 2023

Canadian Credit Unions and Effective Climate Governance: Cooperating for a Sustainable Future

As the impacts of climate change become increasingly evident, directors of credit unions should recognize climate governance and management as a strategic issue within their institutions. This guide emphasizes the importance of understanding directors’ duties, cooperative principles, and the profound effects of extreme weather events on credit union members. It is a valuable resource for […]

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Apr 20th, 2023

Case studies: The role of boards in driving climate action

The Climate Governance Initiative presents four business case studies on the experiences of leading companies driving climate action from the board level. The case studies highlight the climate and sustainability commitments, strategies and activities of four organisations from diverse geographies and sectors, from real estate to cosmetics. The case studies provide a snapshot of: The […]

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Apr 11th, 2023

Keeping Up to Speed on Climate Risk Management and the Latest Disclosure Regulations

This article is shared with permission from CTEA and Matrix Group Publishing Inc. It was originally published in the Spring 2023 issue of CTEA Today. The full magazine can be read here:

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