New Institute for Sustainable Finance Will Harness Canada’s “Best and Brightest”

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Dec 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Last month, we had the honour of launching the new Institute for Sustainable Finance. The event, held at theSmith School of Business downtown Toronto facility, was filled with over 100 of our peers and colleagues from academia, government, and the financial industry. We were pleased to have Toronto Finance International (TFI)’s support in communicating the importance of advancing sustainable finance expertise in Canada in the lead up to the event and we look forward to continuing to work with TFI to move the dialogue on sustainable finance forward.

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada, Toronto, Climate Change, Green Finance

Canada as a Hub for Sustainable Finance

Posted by Daniel Malik on Feb 27, 2019 10:22:16 AM


What is Sustainable Finance?

Sustainable Finance can be defined as capital flows, risk management activities, and financial processes that assimilate environmental and social factors as a means of promoting sustainable economic growth and the long-term stability of the financial system. 

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada, Toronto, Finance

TFI Joins World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC)

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Oct 11, 2018 11:25:57 AM

Source: TFI Newsletter October 2018 Edition 

TFI formally joined the World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC) in July 2018. The mandate of WAIFC is to facilitate cooperation and the exchange of best practices across financial centers.  Initial projects will include collecting data on financial centres, green investment and infrastructure, FinTech, and the role of financial centers in financing the real economy.

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada

Global investors find value in making a difference

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Oct 11, 2018 9:30:42 AM

Source: TFI Newsletter October 2018 Edition 

It is possible to make money while doing good.

This is not simply an idealist’s dream. It is actually a founding belief that brings 11 major global investors together. AIMCo, Allianz, Aviva, CalPERS, CDPQ, Generali, Natixis Investment Managers, OMERS, Ontario Teachers’, OPTrust and PGGM – representing more than $6 trillion in assets under management – have agreed to work together and pledged to commit resources, expertise and networks to make a difference.  Needless to say, investors have not joined forces just to talk: they are looking for tangible results. Led by Ontario Teachers’ and CDPQ, the group has sought the participation of key partners and decided first to focus its energy on three specific initiatives:

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada

TFI Leads the Discussion on Sustainable Finance

Posted by Daniel Malik on Oct 11, 2018 9:29:01 AM

Source: TFI Newsletter October 2018 Edition 

The global transition to a low-carbon economy is providing an opportunity for financial centres to play a leading role in unlocking the potential of sustainable growth. An estimated investment of US$500 billion per year between now and 2030 will be required in order to keep global warming under 1.5° Celsius and the financial sector has a significant role to play.

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada

 

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