Upcoming Event: Should Issuers Be Required to Improve their Climate-related Financial Disclosures?

Should Issuers Be Required to Improve their Climate-related Financial Disclosures?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 12 noon (registration opens at 8:30am)
Rotman School of Management

Desautels Hall (2nd floor)
105 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario


$49.95 plus h.s.t. per person (Refreshments will be served)

Registration required. REGISTER HERE Please register before noon November 27, 2017.

Please join the Capital Markets Institute on November 28, 2017 for a panel discussion on Should Issuers Be Required to Improve their Climate-related Financial Disclosures?

Investor concern regarding the risks and financial impacts associated with climate change has motivated market monitors and regulators to consider requiring issuers to improve and mainstream the quality of their climate-related financial disclosures.  A Global Task Force of the Financial Stability Board, in an influential report issued in June of 2017, called on issuers to include climate-related financial disclosures in their annual financial filings.  The report recommends issuers provide specific information so investors can assess the potential financial implications of a changing climate for their firm.  In March 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) launched a climate disclosure review project. This forum will introduce evidence on the state of environmental disclosures by Canadian issuers, the rationale behind demands for improved disclosure, and concerns with mainstreaming climate-related financial disclosures.


Bindu Dhaliwal        BMO Financial Group
Dan Hanson              Jarislowsky, Fraser
Stephanie Leaist     CPPIB & FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure
Jo-Anne Matear       Corporate Finance, Ontario Securities Commission
Alexander Dyck      Capital Markets Institute

Additional Resources:

Financial Stability Board (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Disclosure

Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) Climate Change Disclosure Review Project


For more information about the program, please contact Kathleen Coulson, Executive Director, Capital Markets Institute at  kathleen.coulson@rotman.utoronto.ca.