Category Archives: Securities Disclosure

World Bank Chief Outlines Need for Investor-Driven Change

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

In a speech at the recent World Economic Forum the World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim. He speaks about the need to price carbon and come up with government policy to support action on climate change. Of particular interest is his emphasis on the capacity and need for investor-driven change:   Financial regulators need to lead, as well.  Sooner ... Read More »

Travis to serve as featured expert for dialogue on material environmental risk and securities disclosure

On Tuesday October 16, 2012 from 8:15-10:00 a.m., SPRiNG Dialogues will be discussing public companies’ disclosure of material environmental risk in Toronto. Travis will be serving as a featured expert. Event summary: Canada’s public companies now have clear guidance that they must disclose material environmental risks and opportunities to their investors. Companies also need to be careful that statements in ... Read More »

Failure to disclose: The Materiality of Environmental Risk

Chasing The Markets

A recent decision by Vancity Investment Managements Ltd. to remove Enbridge from two SRI funds and employee pension plans suggests a growing concern over the financial influence of environmental risks. The decision to withdraw came as a result of alarm over Enbridge’s operational management and performance after a series of incidents called into question the safety of the company’s pipelines. ... Read More »

Travis Allan to chair panel on business adaptation to climate change in Toronto June 5th

Travis Allan will be chairing a panel discussion on business adaptation to climate change and the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy’s new advisory report “Facing the Elements: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate.”  Please see the invitation below if you would like to join us. Climate Change Lawyers Network On Tuesday, June 5th at 5:30 p.m., please ... Read More »

Join Zizzo Allan for a CBSR Webinar


Our friends at Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) have invited us to join them in giving a webinar for members and others interested in climate change in Canada on Tuesday December 14, 2010 from 2:00pm-3:00pm (EST). Laura and Travis will be discussing climate risks and opportunities for businesses and giving their analysis of the recent guidance on environmental disclosure ... Read More »

Canadians Securities Administrators Release Environmental Reporting Guidance: Says Public Companies Must Disclose Climate Risks

The Canadian Securities Administrators’ Environmental Reporting Guidance was released today through CSA Staff Notice 51-333. Companies subject to the Canadian Securities Regulators, including the Ontario Security Commission’s (OSC) disclosure rules now have definitive guidance on, and must disclose material climate risks, including those related to potential carbon regulation and pricing and physical effects of climate change, such as changing weather patterns ... Read More »

Disclosure of Climate Risks: SEC and OSC Guidance

Canadian Oil Sands and other large-scale emitting industries will be under new scrutiny now that the Securities and Exchange Commission (the body responsible for regulatory public companies in the United States) and the Ontario Securities Commission (the Ontario securities regulator) have determined that climate risks can be material to investment decisions and should be disclosed. SEC released Climate Change Disclosure ... Read More »

Climate Risk Disclosure Lacking in Ontario

A Coalition of Investors, Environmental Groups and Climate Change Lawyers Call on Ontario Securities Commission to Improve Climate Risk Disclosure. I am proud to be a part of the study and submission recently made to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) asking for stronger guidance and new rules to enhance climate risk disclosure in public disclosure documents. Along with Ceres, Climate ... Read More »