More than 60 Canadian business and civil society leaders sent an open letter to the Prime Minister and Premiers today, encouraging them to work together to make Canada a global leader in clean growth and climate action, and offering to help seize this historic opportunity. Find additional details here: http://www.smartprosperity.ca/activities/letter-first-ministers-major-business-and-civil-society-leaders
Following up on recommendations by the Advisory Council on Economic Growth, the federal government is launching the new Canada Infrastructure Bank to provide innovative funding and financing for infrastructure projects and help more projects get built in Canada. The Canada Infrastructure Bank will be responsible for investing at least $35 billion from the federal government into […]
Ontario MPP Yvan Baker announces Ontario’s third green bond issue will come this fiscal year at at launch of Smart Prosperity/Climate Bonds Canada Green Bonds Report. Main highlights of the report: Canada is the 5th largest country of issuance in the climate-aligned universe with nearly C$33bn outstanding. Both the full climate-aligned universe and the C$ […]
On September 30, CPA Canada and Corporate Knights hosted a breakfast discussion with Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer at Kering to discuss the group’s innovative approach to Environmental Profit & Loss Accounting. An interview by the CPA’s Rosemary McGuire with Marie-Claire Daveu can be viewed here.
Building on Budget 2016’s commitment to extend the sunset date for federal financial sector legislation and regulations by two years, the Department of Finance Canada today announced the launch of the first of a two-stage consultation process on the federal financial sector legislative and regulatory framework. While Canada has a highly regarded and well-functioning financial […]