Projects & Reports

The State of Sustainable Finance in Canada

As the world unites for COP26, ISF is launching a comprehensive, expert-driven analysis of sustainable finance progress in Canada. Using the recommendations from the 2019 final report of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance as our starting point, the report examines the central questions: will Canada’s progress on sustainable finance underpin or undermine our climate commitments? And how can we accelerate sustainable finance at scale?

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Canadian Corporate Performance on GHG Emissions, Disclosures and Target Setting

A recent report from the Institute for Sustainable Finance takes the first comprehensive review of TSX companies’ target and disclosure performance. The findings highlight the need and opportunity for corporations to close gaps in order to secure their own and Canada’s competitiveness in the global transition to a low-carbon economy. With increased global demands for climate data, the report shows that Corporate Canada must step up its game.

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Capital Mobilization Plan

On September 29, 2020, the Institute for Sustainable Finance launched landmark research to provide a concrete, data-driven capital blueprint for Canada’s low carbon transition. The Capital Mobilization Plan for a Canadian Low Carbon Economy highlights that cooperation between the public sector, private sector, and financial system is critical to securing investments needed to meet Canada’s 2030 climate targets.

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Green Finance: New Directions in Sustainable Finance Research & Policy

As we increasingly experience the physical impacts of climate change (flooding, extreme weather, forest fires), we will experience the financial impacts as well. The challenge for Canada is: how do we attract global investment while, at the same time, protecting Canadian assets, investors, and firms from risk in the context of climate change? In essence, this is what sustainable finance is about — harnessing our financial systems to help accelerate the activities, decisions, and structures that will put Canadian industries and our economy ahead of the curve.

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