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Insurance companies’ financed emissions estimated to be larger than those of major Canadian provinces

Sun Life and Manulife found to be in early days of implementing net zero plans, with major gaps remaining (September 21, 2022; Toronto, Canada) Today the shareholder advocacy group Investors for Paris Compliance released the report Insuring the Climate Crisis which documents the financed emissions of insurance giants Sun Life and Manulife and their efforts…

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Newsflash: Sustainability-Linked Bonds to remain dodgy

Today the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) updated its guidance regarding Sustainability-Linked Bonds (SLBs), among other things. You may remember the controversies regarding the use of SLBs in Canada by companies like Enbridge and Tamarack Valley Energy who used proceeds from SLBs to expand fossil fuel infrastructure and development – thereby increasing emissions. Unfortunately, ICMA…

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