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How Regulation Can Encourage Climate Action

How Regulation Can Encourage Climate Action

As the low-carbon transition accelerates, more companies are considering climate change in their operations and decision-making. Part of this shift is due to regulation. In many jurisdictions, governments are requiring businesses to disclose climate-related information in their periodic filings.  Climate-related disclosures inform companies’ key stakeholders of how they’re approaching the challenges and opportunities related to […]

An Economic Slump is No Reason to Skimp on ESG

An Economic Slump is No Reason to Skimp on ESG

High inflation and slow economic growth have darkened the outlook for businesses. Big and small companies face higher costs and lower profits, and many are reviewing their expenditures to see where they can save. A recent survey found that investments for improved sustainability and reduced environmental impact are among the most likely to be cut […]

What OSFI’s Draft Climate Risk Guideline Means for Canadian Financial Institutions

What OSFI’s Draft Climate Risk Guideline Means for Canadian Financial Institutions

On May 26, Canada’s federal financial regulator released a draft guideline that outlines how nationally regulated financial firms should both manage and disclose their climate risks. As part of the draft guideline, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) lays out six climate governance and risk management principles, as well as six climate-related […]

What the Proposed SEC Climate Rule Means (and Doesn’t Mean) for REITs

What the Proposed SEC Climate Rule Means (and Doesn’t Mean) for REITs

Download our white paper as we provide an overview of the proposed rule and how it could forever change how US-listed companies assess, manage, and disclose their climate-related risks. On March 21, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its long-awaited proposed rule for mandatory climate disclosure for issuers. The 500+ page document outlines […]

Lead with Climate: A Primer on ‘Climate, ESG, and the TCFD’

Lead with Climate: A Primer on ‘Climate, ESG, and the TCFD’

A more detailed version of this blog can be found here. Today’s investors have to understand how businesses are impacted by Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and climate-related risks and opportunities if they are to make wise decisions. While ESG and climate are often conflated by companies and external stakeholders alike, there are important distinctions […]

How Climate Change Can Create Opportunities for Businesses to Thrive

How Climate Change Can Create Opportunities for Businesses to Thrive team in glass meeting room discussing how Climate Change Can Create Opportunities for Businesses to Thrive

Businesses face many physical and transition risks from climate change, but also many opportunities. Through efficiency, innovation, and growth, businesses can take measures to ensure they thrive through their climate transformations. The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), a globally recognized framework for climate disclosures, can be used to help companies identify and capitalize […]