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Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

Large U.S. companies are increasingly linking executive compensation to some form of environmental, social and governance performance, growing from 66 per cent in 2020 to 73 per cent in 2021, according to a new report by the Conference Board, Semler Brossy Consulting Group and ESG data analytics firm ESGAUGE. Between 2020 and 2021, the amount […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 4, 2022 November 4, 2022
  • 15:00

References to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals in corporate reports may be used to deceive the general public and would-be impact investors, according a scholarly review published in Nature. “This impact [of the SDGs] has been largely discursive, affecting the way actors understand and communicate about sustainable development,” wrote the authors, a group of […]


While 17 per cent of current investments by large public corporations are green, fewer than five per cent of corporate green investments in 2017 were financed by certified green bonds, which have the potential to play a bigger role, according to a report by Corporate Knights and the Climate Bonds Initiative. The report, which covered […]


Concordia University has launched a sustainable bond, with the aim of financing its share of the university’s new science hub while generating environmental and social benefits as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The issuance amounts to $25-million worth of debt at just over 3.6 per cent, functioning as a 20-year senior unsecured bond. […]


\MSCI Inc. and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development have collaborated on a joint research paper to facilitate discussions about how institutional investors can implement the UN’s sustainable development goals in their strategies. There are 17 sustainable development goals that aim to deal with challenges including climate change, income inequality and sustainable consumption. The target delivery dates […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 24, 2018 January 12, 2021
  • 10:31