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ISSB and SEC Put the Squeeze on Canada’s Climate Reporting Plans

ISSB and SEC Put the Squeeze on Canada's Climate Reporting Plans Alyson Slater, Senior Director, Sustainable Finance, GRI Alexandria Fisher, Manager, Sustainable Finance, GRI Download the full Report - PDF Version ABOUT THIS REPORT: After two decades of multiple voluntary sustainability reporting frameworks gaining footholds in the market, the move toward global, mandatory, standardized reporting... View Article

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Unwinding Pandemic Stimulus: The Bank of Canada’s Narrow Path to Successful Policy Normalization

Unwinding Pandemic Stimulus: The Bank of Canada’s Narrow Path to Successful Policy Normalization James K. Stewart, Executive in Residence, Global Risk Institute Hugh O'Reilly, Executive in Residence, Global Risk Institute Victoria Guo, Director, Research, Global Risk Institute Download the Executive Summary - PDF Version Download the Executive Summary - PDF Version

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World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2022: The Canadian Perspective

World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2022: The Canadian Perspective Victoria Guo, Director, Research, Global Risk Institute Download the full Report - PDF Version Abstract The World Economic Forum published its Global Risks Report 2022 (the Report) in January, with the latest Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS) results in fall 2021. The Report is based... View Article

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The Impact of Cultural and Political Factors on the Spread and Macro-Economic Fallout of COVID-19

The Impact of Cultural and Political Factors on the Spread and Macro-Economic Fallout of COVID-19 Anup Basnet, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom Dieter Gramlich, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim (DHBW), Germany Thomas Walker, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Download the full paper - PDF Version

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How to Distinguish the Good from Greenwashing: Greenwashing Risk in the Canadian Market and Mitigation Measures for Financial Institutions

How to Distinguish the Good from Greenwashing: Greenwashing Risk in the Canadian Market and Mitigation Measures for Financial Institutions Alexandria Fisher, Manager, Sustainable Finance, Global Risk Institute Download the full Report - PDF Version INTRODUCTION Greenwashing happens when organizations promote environmental credentials for their products and services that are materially inflated or even in contradiction... View Article

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Key Takeaways for the Financial Sector from Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reductions Plan

Key Takeaways for the Financial Sector from Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reductions Plan Alyson Slater, Senior Director, Sustainable Finance, GRI Yibo Bu, Climate Research Analyst, GRI Nan Ge, Research Associate, GRI Download the full Report - PDF Version ABOUT THIS REPORT: Attempting to avoid the worst physical impacts of climate change, many of Canada’s  largest financial... View Article

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Building a Stronger Economic Future: Key Takeaways from Federal Budget 2022

Building a Stronger Economic Future: Key Takeaways from Federal Budget 2022 Victoria Guo, Director, Research, GRI Download the full Report - PDF Version ABOUT THIS REPORT: Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered the federal budget (“Budget 2022”) on Thursday, April 7th, 2022. “A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable,” Budget 2022 sets... View Article

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Sanctions on Russia: Disruptions in Emerging Markets

The role of the Russian economy in the emerging markets has been diminishing since the 2014 sanctions were applied following the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. Despite a recovery in 2021, Russia’s share in the global economy is now in further decline as the financial impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war are priced into global markets.

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Building Bridges: Using scientific information about the future of climate for asset-level financial risk assessment

Climate-related risks present profound challenges for financial decision-makers around the globe. In 2021 alone, the physical impacts of climate cost over US$280B (up from US$210B in 2020), and this number is expected to significantly rise over the coming decades.