In the first of a four-part series, Kate van der Merwe considers the interplay between Finance and sustainability against a backdrop of increasingly extreme weather events. I love the sound of rain and the fresh release as it makes way for breaking sunshine (on those days that it does make way!) So it is hard to… Read More Can finance and sustainability go together?
With Hong Kong’s announcement last year that it would seek to become a hub for environmentally aware financial instruments, A Plus reports on how the stage is set for CPAs to help define the standards for a rapidly growing financial marketplace, and encourage investments into energy efficiency, low-carbon projects and other key technology sectors. To… Read More Going green, making green
by Jessica Irvine International pressure is increasing on Australia and New Zealand to achieve more ambitious carbon emissions reduction targets. Meanwhile, many other nations have already implemented truly robust market mechanisms. Kazakhstan is – unfairly – best known in Australia and New Zealand for the spoof movie Borat. But the joke is on us.
By John Lorinc In an era of conservation, is economic expansion still a viable method of measuring progress — and well-being? Seven years ago, with concern about climate change cresting, community stakeholders and municipal politicians in Guelph, Ont., embarked on an ambitious response to the pressures of population growth and greenhouse gas emissions. Provincial officials… Read More How is Economic Expansion Affecting our Well-Being?
By John Greenwood There’s a growing movement around investing to bring about change for the better. And it turns out you can do good and make money doing so. The past decade has seen a growing trend to invest in companies that do good, whether by protecting the environment, respecting human rights or simply acting… Read More Can Companies Turn a Profit while Investing in ESG?
By Alex Mlynek By now, you’ve heard at least a little about fracking. You know it’s controversial, but unless it’s happening in your community, you may think the debate is over. It isn’t. Steve Moran is acutely aware of what’s at stake when the government — and the public — isn’t on your side. Moran… Read More What’s the Story Behind Fracking in Canada?