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AtkinsRealis cuts Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 87%

Tyler Choi ESG ESG Greater Montreal Oct. 12 2023

AtkinsRéalis (ATRL-T), the Montreal-headquartered engineering and project management firm formerly known as SNC-Lavalin, outlined how it significantly cut its operational emissions and incorporated sustainability into its projects and operations in its 2022 ESG report.

RioCan estimates GHGs, asks SBTi to validate goals

Tyler Choi ESG ESG Toronto / GTA Aug. 28 2023

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, one of the largest Canadian REITs, finished a high-level estimate of its greenhouse gas emissions and certified more of its portfolio under green standards in 2022 as part of its evolving ESG strategy.

Suncor outlines efforts for low-carbon transition

Tyler Choi ESG ESG Calgary Jul. 25 2023

Suncor Energy Inc. (SU-T), a Calgary-based oil and gas producer, refiner and supplier, says it is taking steps toward its climate goals with investments into low-carbon initiatives and finding ways to reduce pollution within its supply-chain.

Oxford Properties puts ESG data at centre of 2022 report

Tyler Choi ESG Oxford Properties Toronto / GTA Jul. 19 2023

Oxford Properties made 2022 a crucial year for its ESG practice by focusing on data collection and education to integrate its initiatives across the company, which it considers key to future activities. Its 2023 Global Sustainability Report highlights 2022 activity.

Allied REIT aims high for green building certifications

Tyler Choi ESG Emissions target Toronto / GTA Jun. 29 2023

Allied Properties REIT says in its 2022 ESG Report the trust has outperformed its environmental performance targets, executed the first steps of its net-zero plan, and intends to certify most of its portfolio with LEED and/or BOMA by 2028.

Aecon’s path for sustainable construction

Tyler Choi ESG Construction Toronto / GTA May. 23 2023

Aecon Group Inc.’s 2022 sustainability report titled Building a Sustainable Future provides a picture for how the Toronto-based construction company behind some of Canada’s landmarks is trying to build and operate greener.

Housing help, energy efficiency are ESG focuses for Skyline

Tyler Choi ESG ESG Ontario Apr. 24 2023

Skyline Group of Companies, a Guelph-based private investment firm that develops and manages Canadian real estate and clean energy assets, said its latest sustainability report is starting to “capture the importance of presenting the good that we do.”

The ESG Report: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Geotab, Nuvei

Tyler Choi ESG ESG National Apr. 13 2023
The latest Canadian ESG corporate commitments come from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, vehicle telematics firm Geotab and electronic payments processor Nuvei.

RBC spotlights emissions targets for fossil fuel lending

Tyler Choi ESG ESG National Mar. 20 2023

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has summarized its 2022 efforts to act against climate change, highlighted by a 2050 net-zero lending target, interim emissions targets on oil and gas lending, and investing billions of green capital.

Boralex sells facilities, cuts direct emissions 95%

Tyler Choi ESG ESG Report Quebec Mar. 6 2023

Renewables developer Boralex announced a significant cut in its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions over two years and reported reforms to its governance structure in its 2022 corporate sustainability report.

EY Canada marks carbon neutral office, workplace equality in ESG report

Tyler Choi ESG ESG National Feb. 23 2023

EY Canada, the Canadian branch of Big Four accounting firm EY, published its 2022 corporate responsibility report underscoring its efforts to build an equitable and inclusive workplace that is striving to reach net-zero by 2025.

McCain Foods shows progress on sustainable farming in 2022

Tyler Choi ESG ESG Report Atlantic Canada Feb. 2 2023

McCain Foods, the world’s largest frozen potato product manufacturers, announced progress on its climate commitments and more sustainable farming practices in its latest sustainability report.

Daniels emphasizes people, planet, partnerships in impact report

Tyler Choi ESG ESG Report Toronto / GTA Jan. 25 2023

The Daniels Corporation, a Toronto real estate planner and developer, summarized its latest efforts in sustainable construction, community-building and supporting affordable housing in its 2021-2022 Impact Report.

Electra Battery Materials lays out sustainability strategy

Tyler Choi ESG Mineral Toronto / GTA Jan. 16 2023

Electra Battery Materials, a Toronto-based battery producer and recycler, has outlined its 2050 net-zero target and initiatives to create a cleaner battery lifecycle in its inaugural sustainability report.

Toyota N.A. lays out 2050 net-zero pathway

Tyler Choi ESG ESG Report National Jan. 13 2023

Toyota Motor North America has outlined its sustainability strategy around renewable energy use, supply chain engagement and improved recycling as it aspires for net-zero across its facilities by 2035 and across the vehicle life cycle by 2050.

KPMG in Canada aims for net-zero by 2030

Tyler Choi ESG ESG National Jan. 3 2023

KPMG in Canada's 2022 impact plan reports it is now entirely powering its operations via renewable energy, has set a 2030 net-zero target, and is included in a company-wide $1.5 billion investment toward an "ESG change agenda."

GFL Environmental expands on methane capture efforts

Tyler Choi ESG ESG Report National Dec. 21 2022

GFL Environmental, a waste management company based in Vaughan, Ont., showcased significant advancement in waste capture and greenhouse gas sequestration in its 2021 Sustainability Report.

Dream Group aims for 2035 net-zero milestone

Tyler Choi ESG ESG Toronto / GTA Dec. 5 2022

Real estate company Dream Group says “going green is good business,” and is seeking to fulfill this statement with steps like reaching net-zero for its owned properties by 2035 and committing to issuing $850 million in green bonds.

Choice Properties unveils first net-zero report

Tyler Choi Real Estate Choice Properties National Nov. 28 2022

Months after releasing its 2021 ESG report and validating its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goal by the Science-based Targets initiative (SBTi), Choice Properties REIT disclosed a more detailed plan for reaching net-zero by 2050.

PSP Investments refines ESG data, issues $1B green bond

Tyler Choi ESG Renewable Energy National Nov. 17 2022

Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), a Crown corporation pension investment manager, released its 2022 Responsible Investment report to unveil its focus on recognizing green assets, improving access to ESG data and adopting a new business model.

Morguard ESG report updates progress, sets new priorities

Tyler Choi ESG Real estate National Oct. 31 2022

Real estate firm Morguard Corporation is using its latest ESG report to advance a comprehensive discussion about its practices and recognize existing gaps on its sustainability, diversity and governance.

SNC-Lavalin marks progress on GHGs, integrity

Tyler Choi ESG ESG National Oct. 3 2022
Canadian construction companies SNC-Lavalin and PCL Construction announced updates and progress on their ESG commitments made in 2021, with SNC-Lavalin marking attempts at improving their internal integrity and greenhouse gas emissions.

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