Understanding Sustainable Finance
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Understanding Sustainable Finance

All over the world, big investors are betting on a greener future. Sustainable finance is no longer a hazy concept. It’s the reality at big banks and investment firms working toward a low-carbon economy. With experts from the Institute for Sustainable Finance at Smith, let’s explore some of the trends and insights.

The Cost of Climate Change Pain

The Cost of Climate Change Pain

Sean Cleary, Neal Willcott

Investing now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions more than pays for itself in reduced physical damages tomorrow

Why the Stress Test is the Tool of the Times

Why the Stress Test is the Tool of the Times

Ryan Riordan

Popularized in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, stress tests have the power to make the fallout from climate change real

Searching for a Risk Map in Stormy Times

Searching for a Risk Map in Stormy Times

Sara Alvarado

Companies are flying through turbulence as their exposure to climate hazards slowly comes into focus

The Price Tag for Clean Growth in Canada

The Price Tag for Clean Growth in Canada

Ryan Riordan, Simon Martin

The country’s first capital plan for a low-carbon future is “reasonable and achievable”

A Climate of Disclosure

A Climate of Disclosure

Sean Cleary, Andrew Hakes

Canadian firms are slow in setting climate targets and disclosing the environmental impact of their activities

Is ESG the Vaccine Investors Need?

Is ESG the Vaccine Investors Need?

Companies with strong environmental, social and governance metrics often do better in tough times. This time may be different

Carbon Risk, Green Reward

Carbon Risk, Green Reward

Ryan Riordan

Capital markets are penalizing firms that are slow to transition to a low-carbon economy. A credible way to measure carbon risk arrives just in time

How Sustainable Finance Will Take Root

How Sustainable Finance Will Take Root

The agenda is clear: decide what green finance means for Canada, bolster risk analytics, and manage the transition, without delay

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