Sustainable Finance Primer Series

This series aims to explore the foundations of sustainable finance – one of the most important emerging fields of our time. Each primer focuses on a specific subject matter, breaking down its definition, its importance, its challenges, and the current situation in Canada.

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Taxonomies

By Sean Cleary, PhD, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Finance in collaboration with Toronto Finance International

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Fiduciary Duty, Climate Change and ESG Considerations

By Sean Cleary, PhD, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Finance and Jim Leech, Chancellor of Queen’s University, Chair of the Institute for Sustainable Finance Advisory Board, and former CEO of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors in Investing

By Sean Cleary, PhD, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Finance and Dustyn Lanz, CEO of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA)

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Divestment

By Ryan Riordan, PhD, Director of Research, Institute for Sustainable Finance

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Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

By Sean Cleary, PhD, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Finance

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Green Bonds

By Ryan Riordan, PhD, Director of Research, Institute for Sustainable Finance

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Transition Bonds

By Ryan Riordan, PhD, Director of Research, Institute for Sustainable Finance

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What Is Sustainable Finance

By Sean Cleary, PhD, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Finance

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The Canadian Expert Panel Report

By Sean Cleary, PhD, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Finance

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