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Past articles by Jeffrey:

New federal rules call for financial institutions to bolster climate disclosure, risk management

But OSFI stopped short of prescribing specific increases in capital buffers to deal with risks related to climate change → Read More

Enbridge could spend US$1-billion expanding company turning food waste into energy

Calgary-based company’s massive deal for 10 per cent stake in Divert Inc. represents an expansion of Enbridge’s energy transition strategy → Read More

Toronto-based Li-Cycle gets conditional commitment for US$375-million U.S. Departent of Energy loan

Li-Cycle plans to start commissioning its US$485-million Rochester Hub in western New York late this year → Read More

Dominique Barker leaves CIBC to become chief financial officer of Lithium Royalty Corp.

Ms. Barker had been at CIBC since 2010, advising the bank’s corporate clients on environmental, social and governance issues → Read More

Teck Resources’ dilemma: Will investors want to own a spun-out coal business with limited cash flow?

Teck’s plan to spin out new coal division that would pay 90 per cent of its cash flow to Teck for an estimated 11 years, leaves its shareholders with very little → Read More

New global climate accounting standards take aim at greenwashing

The ISSB is finalizing a global baseline of reporting practices in response to complaints that a hodgepodge of disclosure methods make comparing and analyzing corporate progress a confusing slog → Read More

Sustainability playing widening role in corporate deal-making

ESG is playing an expanding role in mergers and acquisitions as pension funds, asset managers and foundations increasingly demand companies they trust with their capital help them achieve their own targets on climate change → Read More

Ottawa-based BluWave-ai secures $9.5-million in Series A funding

Ontario Power Generation subsidiary PowerOn Energy Solutions acquires a minority stake in the company, which will use the proceeds to develop and deploy its electric-vehicle charging software → Read More

B.C.’s Carbon Engineering is seeing its dream take shape in Texas. Can Canada compete?

Ottawa has instituted tax credits for carbon capture projects as an incentive to invest, but Canadian cleantech executives worry capital for green projects is being be diverted to the United States to take advantage of the richer subsidies → Read More

Opinion: Canada’s cleantech economy suffering from too many recommendations, not enough action

The real problem seems to be Ottawa putting thoughtful proposals into action in time to live up to climate commitments → Read More

Political squabbling puts Canada net-zero goals at risk

An advisory group that released 25 pieces of advice for Ottawa in a report on Friday says independent industry experts should be deployed to bridge the political divide so Canada can reach net zero by 2050 → Read More

Fears of proxy populism as fund investors get the power to vote as shareholders

Exchange-traded funds are hailing the move as the democratization of investment management, but some observers worry it could be polarizing → Read More

World oil demand hits record as supply constraints take hold

New high mark for oil demand comes as the UN’s Secretary-General warns greenhouse gas emissions are at record levels → Read More

Hydrostor signs offtake agreement for energy storage project in California

The deal is worth almost US$1-billion and moves a long-duration energy storage project closer to fruition → Read More

Shareholder advocates take aim at climate plans as proxy season begins

Metro is one of several companies being targeted by SHARE, which says grocer’s goals lack key details → Read More

Volatile interest rates take toll on sustainable investments

Rising interest rates and a flight to safer short-term opportunities are doing a lot of damage, says a top institutional investor → Read More

Majority of big Canadian companies now linking executive pay to ESG

Study finds 68 per cent of companies in the S&P/TSX 60 Index of large corporations offer chief executives and other top brass incentives at least partly based on meeting ESG objectives → Read More

Opinion: Canada’s top financial minds are trying to define the green energy transition. It won’t be easy

Sustainable Finance Action Council working to set rules outlining what qualifies as a green investment and what can be credited with contributing to the transition to a low-carbon economy → Read More

ESG’s greenwashing pains are overdue – and leading to a better picture for risk management

Regulators are putting more rules in place to prevent fund managers and others from suggesting environmental and social benefit when such claims can be dubious → Read More

New Canadian investing rulebook would disqualify new oil and gas projects from ‘green’ tag

Plan to limit oil-and-gas investment from green-finance eligibility could raise ire of environmental groups, energy companies → Read More