Resources for Directors

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

Oct 1st, 2017

FAQs – Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures (SIPP)

Under section 78(1) of Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act (PBA), the administrator of a pension plan is required to establish a statement of investment policies and procedures (SIPP) for the plan that meets the requirements of the federal investment regulations (FIR), as modified in sections 47.8 and 79 of the Regulation.  Effective January 1, […]

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Sep 1st, 2017

Converging on Climate Risk: CDSB, the SASB, and the TCFD

After extensive deliberation and discussion, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) issued its final recommendations in June 2017, marking an important turning point for the resilience of global financial markets. As Task Force Chairman Michael R. Bloomberg has stated, “without effective disclosure of [climate-related] risks, the financial impacts of climate change may not […]

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Aug 1st, 2017

Climate change briefing: Questions directors should ask

Climate change is a business issue. This publication outlines 20 questions for boards of directors to ask in overseeing organizational risk management, business strategy and performance in the context of climate change.

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May 10th, 2017

Calculator for Greenhouse Gases and Common Air Contaminants

Environment Canada (EC) created the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and Criteria Air Contaminants (CAC) Calculator to help environmental groups and other users estimate GHG and CAC emission reductions from different environmentally sound actions undertaken during the lifespan of their projects. The tool is targeting recipients of EC funding programs to help them report on their […]

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Sep 1st, 2016

The Future of Canda’s Oil and Gas Sector: Innovation, Sustainable Solutions and Economic Opportunities

On 24 February 2016, the Committee unanimously passed a motion to explore the future of Canada’s oil and gas sector, with a focus on innovation, sustainable solutions and economic opportunities. Over the course of seven meetings, the Committee heard from 33 witnesses who highlighted a number of existing and emerging trends that are driving change […]

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Jul 7th, 2016

Northern Alberta Wildfire Costliest Insured Natural Disaster in Canadian History – Estimate of insured losses: $3.58 billion

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports that the May 2016 northern Alberta wildfire is by far the costliest insured natural disaster in Canadian history. Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) estimates the insured property damage at $3.58 billion.

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