What We Do

The Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI) provides businesses and regulators with climate governance guidance so they can make informed decisions towards a net-zero economy. Powered by the nation’s top expertise, we engage with boards of directors and trustees to ensure businesses understand their legal duties with respect to climate change. Our legal research allows us to stay one step ahead in a rapidly transforming policy landscape.

Build board expertise on climate change

We offer free, confidential, and private presentations to directors and trustees to help Canadian businesses to consider, manage, and disclose climate risks. Our goal is for Canadian boards of directors and management to govern with confidence.

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Inform policy decisions

We make informed policy recommendations to regulators and other institutions at the provincial and federal levels.

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Generate and share knowledge

We engage in leading-edge research in climate governance and related areas of sustainable finance, conservation finance and management, corporate law and governance, Indigenous partnerships in sustainable business, and advancing a green recovery and circular economy.

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Educate professionals through our 8-week program

Our online program supports students so they understand new regulations in Canada, how to oversee and address climate-related financial risks, and build competency and confidence to lead corporate ESG and sustainability initiatives.

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Engage with the public

We hold and attend public events in-person and online on topics ranging from sustainable finance policy to implementing effective climate governance in specific sectors.

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