Council for Clean Capitalism Managing Director, Lyn Brown and Julie Desjardins, Director, Reporting and Capital Markets, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada publish article on natural capital in the Globe and Mail on August 18, 2015. Read the article HERE.
TORONTO – Over twenty business leaders from a diverse range of sectors today offered their support for the Wynne Government’s plan to put a price on carbon. In a letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, the CEOs noted “climate change poses one of the greatest global challenges and threatens to roll back decades of development […]
Changes to Ontario regulations passed by cabinet last month have pensions incorporating ESG matters in their SIPPs (Statement of Investment Policies). For the policy document, please visit: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2014/elaws_src_regs_r14235_e.htm
Nearly $2.4 Billion in Orders for the $500 Million Offering October 9, 2014 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Finance Ontario has successfully launched a green bond program with a bond issue of $500 million, making it the first government in Canada to issue green bonds. There was strong demand for Ontario’s first green bond, with orders […]
(Toronto, September 18, 2014) – The inaugural Ontario green bond issue announced today is a clear signal of the growing desire for financial accountability and commitment to cleaner economic and community development. The initial green bond for up to $500 million will be issued in the coming weeks, and is part of larger multibillion-dollar Ontario […]
Gadi Mayman, the CEO of the Ontario Financing Authority confirmed to Bloomberg that Ontario is planning on an initial summer 2014 green bond issue to be in the order of C$500 million. This would be the first provincial green bond issue and is expected to broaden the base of global investors in Ontario’s bonds. Anticipation […]
Ontario publishes regulation update to require pension funds to disclose if the consideration of environmental, social and governance factors is reflected in the plan’s investment policy and practice. The logic being that it would nudge pension funds (as has already happened in Australia, UK, Sweden, France, Germany, and South Africa) to better integrate environmental, social […]
The Council for Clean Capitalism is pleased to welcome Mouvement des Caisses Desjardins. Desjardins is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada offering personal and business services while maintaining shared values of individual and collective responsibility. We see Desjardins as a great asset as the Council seeks to enable more green bonds to be developed in Canada. […]
Corporate Knights CEO, Toby Heaps, along with David Labistor of MEC, Kathy Bardswick of The Co-operators, Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto and Daniel Muzyka of The Conference Board of Canada discuss the challenges of public/private economies at the 2014 Globe Conference in Vancouver.
The City of Toronto adopts Item PE26.3 “Energy Reporting Requirement for Large Commercial and Multi-Residential Buildings,” which is a big step (and example for other Canadian cities) toward closing a critical information gap that will enable Toronto to better realize profitable energy efficiency opportunities. Media: Toronto wants buildings’ energy data: Toronto councillors have proposed requiring […]