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A Milla Minute

July 16, 2019

Approximately one month ago, the Canadian Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance released its final report, to which we had provided our preliminary commentary at the time. 

Recently we were asked to present a summary of the report to an industry association and in doing s...

June 14, 2019

This morning, Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance has tabled its final report (see links at bottom) which is a very strong and holistic view of the opportunities that lie ahead for Canada and highlights that the report is about “mobilizing financial services t...

April 16, 2019

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to participate in a Q&A session relating to the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues on the minds of more than 100 Canadian Investor Relations Officers (IRO) at the IR Magazine Forum - Canada, in Toronto.

Both Valerie...

September 12, 2018

On September 10th, the Asset Owners’ Disclosure Project published a ranking of the 100 largest global public pension funds on their responses to climate change. In fact, this is the first segment of a four-part report assessing the global pension sector’s response to t...

April 14, 2018

The recently released CSA Report on Climate change-related Disclosure Project provides some valuable insights into the current Canadian disclosure landscape and the information disconnect between investors and issuers that we often refer to.

The work done by the CSA is...

September 19, 2017

These are interesting times here in my home province of Quebec, Canada.

First, the homegrown Desjardins Group (and the largest cooperative financial group in Canada), has been making waves by declaring a moratorium on loans to pipeline projects on environmental grounds....