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RBC spotlights emissions targets for fossil fuel lending

Tyler Choi ESG ESG National 4 days ago

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.

The ESG Report: CN, Vertex, Keyera

Tyler Choi ESG ESG National Sep. 16 2022
The ESG Report explores the latest sustainability and diversity initiatives set by the Canadian National Railway Company (CN), environmental consultancy Vertex and oil and gas operator Keyera.

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

Tyler Choi ESG ESG National Sep. 8 2022
The latest Canadian ESG corporate commitments come from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, vehicle telematics firm Geotab and electronic payments processor Nuvei.

ESG Report: Air Canada, OPG, CBRE

Tyler Choi ESG ESG National Aug. 23 2022
This week’s ESG Report takes to the skies with Air Canada, then returns to the ground with Crown corporation Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and real estate giant CBRE Group.

ESG Report: Minto, Gildan, Cushman & Wakefield

Tyler Choi ESG ESG Report National Aug. 17 2022
Real estate firm Minto Group, clothing company Gildan and CRE giant Cushman & Wakefield announced their latest ESG targets and achievements.

The ESG Report: Empire, Fortis, Sleep Country Canada

Tyler Choi ESG Empire Company National Aug. 11 2022
Supermarket and real estate conglomerate Empire Company, energy utility Fortis and mattress retailer Sleep Country Canada announced their latest ESG commitments with a focus on their net-zero goals. Empire The owner of Canadian supermarket Sobeys, Empire Company is a Stellarton,

The ESG Report: Bombardier, IMCO, Canadian Solar

Tyler Choi ESG ESG National Jul. 28 2022
Business jet manufacturer Bombardier, Ontario asset manager IMCO and photovoltaic solar panel manufacturer Canadian Solar announced their latest ESG commitments and progress made in 2021. Bombardier Bombardier is a Montreal-based business jet manufacturer, having sold off its stakes in commercial

The ESG Report: WSP, Parkland, Tri Pointe Homes

Tyler Choi ESG ESG International Jul. 21 2022
This week, SustainableBiz looks at the ESG reports of Canadian engineering services company WSP Global, Alberta-headquartered fuel and petroleum products supplier Parkland, and U.S. home developer Tri Pointe Homes. WSP Global WSP Global is a professional engineering services firm headquartered

The ESG Report: Canfor, Hines, Trans Mountain

Tyler Choi ESG ESG National Jul. 12 2022
Canfor, Hines and Trans Mountain have updated the progress made toward their environment, social and governance (ESG) goals in 2021, with an emphasis on their efforts to reach net-zero and make more diverse hires. Canfor Canfor Corporation is a Vancouver,

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