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Canadian companies must adopt transparent, consistent climate-risk reporting: report

Institutional investors, regulators and financial standard organizations are calling on Canadian corporations to adopt transparent climate-risk reporting, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. The report noted corporate directors have the legal and fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of their companies in developing strategies to address climate-related financial risks […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 4, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 15:00
New B.C. financial services authority appoints CEO

The B.C. Financial Services Authority’s board of directors is appointing Blair Morrison as its new chief executive officer, effective July 22, 2019. The province’s financial institutions commission will become the BCFSA, a self-funded Crown agency focused on the regulation of pension plans, credit unions, insurance and trust companies and mortgage brokers. In addition to the role […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 24, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:00
OPTrust and partners launch climate-focused strategic investment project

A group of financial institutions, including the OPSEU Pension Trust, is launching a climate-focused pilot project that will map potential future climate impacts on investment performance. The project aims to integrate quantified risks associated with climate change into standard, forward-looking financial scenarios that drive strategic investment decision-making, according to a press release. The investors involved will use […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:46
Institutional investors sign declaration for climate change accountability

A group of 30 Canadian and international pension funds and financial institutions have released a joint declaration that implores publicly traded companies in Canada to commit to disclose more information about their exposure to the risks of climate change and the measures undertaken to manage them. The 30 signatories — which include Bâtirente, the Caisse de dépôt et […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 27, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 08:00
New CFO network to focus on financial sustainability

The Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability project has launched a Canadian chapter of its chief financial officer network that will focus on the role the finance community plays in integrating environmental and social issues into financial decision-making. Founding members of the Canadian chapter, which is the first outside Europe, include chief financial officers from […]

Brandes extends relationship with State Street

Brandes Investment Partners & Co. (BIPCo) has expanded its investment servicing relationship with State Street to include its Canadian pooled funds totalling $1 billion in assets. State Street will provide custody, accounting, financial reporting and taxation services, securities lending and performance analytics and will be trustee and transfer agent for the funds. “Our relationship with […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 27, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 12:34

A look at the preparedness of Canadian companies regarding the impending shift to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) has revealed a serious lack of planning, according to experts at a Financial Executives International conference in Toronto on Friday. January 1, 2011 is when the current generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) will be replaced with IFRS […]

  • By: Jody White
  • April 28, 2008 September 13, 2019
  • 00:00