ESG Insider Archive

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Past Issues

2023

May 2023 – Environmental targets & executive compensation: The gamble of unstandardized metrics

Executive compensation tied to environmental targets faces challenges due to the lack of standardized data and disclosure.

April 2023 – Confident in your board’s ESG competency?

In response to the increasing expectations, pressure and legal risk boards now face, we’ve outlined 6 practical steps to consider.

March 2023 – ESG disclosure requirements for Canadian financial institutions published

Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has set expectations for the management of climate-related risks.

February 2023 Looking Ahead to Climate-Related Reporting Requirements in Canada

Securities regulators in Canada and the U.S. are developing climate-related disclosure requirements for reporting issuers and registrants.

January 2023 – Modern slavery diligence law set for final reading in February 2023

A new law setting out due diligence and disclosure rules for forced labour and child labour in supply chains will receive its final reading in the House of Commons.

2022

December 2022 – Climate Activist Groups and Government Target Deforestation and Forestry Industry

Eight leading environmental groups from across Canada have filed a complaint with the Competition Bureau.

November 2022 – CSA Targets “Overly Promotional” ESG Disclosure

Canadian Securities Administrators recently issued a report cautioning companies to avoid greenwashing claims.

October 2022 – Canadian Regulators Zero in on Greenwashing Claims

While mandatory ESG reporting is on its way, regulators are already investigating greenwashing claims at Canada’s largest bank.

September 2022 – Canada’s Climate-Change Carrot

A new initiative launched by the federal government aims to encourage private sector companies to develop net-zero plans.

August 2022 – Worried About Mandatory ESG Reporting?

We break down ESG disclosure mandates for Canadian companies, when they will be in effect and the legal risks they’ll present.

July 2022 – ESG Considerations for Canadian Agri-Business

The ag and food sector has become increasingly aware of the importance of performing well from an ESG perspective.

June 2022 – ESG Litigation and Enforcement Trends

For those who believe their company’s sustainability report or net zero goal can’t create legal liability, think again.

May 2022 – SEC Issues First-Ever ESG Enforcement Action

April 2022 – It’s Official: Mandatory ESG Disclosure Is Coming to Canada

March 2022Oil and Gas Companies Cannot Delay Net Zero Plans

February 2022 – Vague Net-Zero Plans Are Unacceptable

January 2022Canada Takes Significant Steps Toward Mandatory ESG Disclosure and Net-Zero

2021

December 2021 – Companies Ignore ESG Risks at Their Peril