CSR in Canada

The State of Sustainability Reporting & Transparency in Canada       

[Join me at TSSS on Feb 5th as we delve into the disconnect between CSR Reporting and Bay/Wall St. – why does it exist and what can we do about it. Click here for details: Bay/Wall Street and Sustainability: Does your CSR Report Resonate with Investors?]

sustainability_reportSustainability reporting in Canada today presents a dilemma. On the one hand, a 2014 study of Canadian reporters by Stakeholder Research Associates Canada (SRA) suggests that a mere 42% of Canadian companies listed on the TSX Composite disclose meaningfully ESG information. SRA’s research also found that among 100 reporting companies across various sectors and geographic regions in Canada, only 20% communicated a long-term strategy informed by targets and goals and only 38% identified their material issues.

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Maybe a carbon tax isn’t such a crazy idea

There’s plenty of evidence now that carbon pricing, when properly im­plemented, doesn’t kill economies. Ontario is listening.

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When Stephen Harper says Alberta has a good model for carbon pricing, as he did in his year-end interview with CBC News, you know something has changed.

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Sustainability Top 30 Under 30 Nomination

According to the United Nations, nearly a third of the world’s population falls into the “youth” category. It’s imperative, the global agency says, that youth from all parts of the world participate actively in all levels of decision-making related to sustainable development. “It affects their lives today and has implications for their futures.”

Just as important is that their voice is heard and their actions are recognized.
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8 Things to Know about Integrated Reporting

reportingKey takeaways from a 2-part Integrated Reporting webinar series, hosted by UN Global Compact Canada.

By: Megan Wallingford and Helle Bank Jorgensen of GCNC

In response to the growing need for companies to demonstrate the relationship between financial and non-financial information, integrated reporting (IR) is emerging as the future of corporate reporting. This fall the Global Compact Network Canada hosted leading integrated reporting experts and trailblazing companies for a 2-part webinar series on IR.

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Canadian CSR Leaders Outperform TSX

CDP2014reportcoverApple, BMW, LG, HP, Coca-Cola, and Walmart are among the 187 companies cited by non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project for doing the most to combat climate change. These green warriors also outperform the Bloomberg World Index. The five Canadian companies that made this elite group are TD Bank, Bombardier, TransCanada, Teck Resources, and CN Railway. I find out how their stock prices compare to the S&P/TSX Index.

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