ESG and good corporate governance

I'm delighted to announce that I successfully completed a six month intensive course in good corporate governance, focussing on environmental, social and governance aspects of being a corporate director.

This was a ground-breaking, professional development program for directors on how to identify, articulate, and confidently act upon the most material environmental, social and governance aspects of a business. The program covers ESG, Climate, Diversity & Inclusion, Human Rights, SDGs, Supply Chain, Anti Corruption, Transparency, Data Use, Cybersecurity, Tax, Investment, Pay, Engagement & Disclosure, and is supported by 80 global board chairs, board members, executives, investors and experts

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More evidence that Alberta’s oil industry is not “ethical”

Alberta claims to have an ethical oil industry. An ethical industry would pay its way and clean up its own mess. This is called the Polluter Pay principle and it’s fundamental to Canadian environmental law. Unfortunately, that’s not what’s happening...

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Climate litigation: Exciting victories

"Gradually, then suddenly". After many years of hard work, climate litigation is racking up unprecedented victories around the world. Both companies (Shell) and governments (Belgium, France, Germany, etc.) have been found to be negligent and in breach of human rights...

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Indigenous climate action and moose

I was delighted to listen to the most recent episode of the Indigenous Climate Action pod, called "In the Know - Respect the Moose". This episode focusses on the animals' long-term relationship with indigenous peoples across Canada, and how that...

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Of course land is not interchangeable

So the Ford government will protect some land somewhere in exchange for its dozens of abusive, developer- friendly MZOs? That only makes it ok if land is interchangeable like Lego blocks. Which is nonsense. Of course they should expand protected...

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Can PACE take off?

Municipalities across Canada are grappling with how to honour their climate emergency declarations and net-zero commitments. To reach net-zero by 2050, municipalities would have to ensure deep energy efficiency and /or renewable energy retrofits in an average of ~3% of...

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