THE INSTITUTE FOR Sustainable Finance has been launched as part of the Canadian
Sustainable Finance Network (CSFN), an alliance of 44 academics from 16 universities
focused on helping Canada transition to a sustainable economy. The institute
will be housed at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Toronto,
Ontario, Canada. The institute’s initiatives will include expanding research
partnerships and joint funding opportunities, creating a repository of education
resources and program offerings, and collaborating with organizations such as the
Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investments. The overall
goal is to boost Canada’s ability to thrive through a low-carbon transition.
“Climate change is becoming a mainstream policy issue, and increasingly understood
to have potentially serious financial consequences as well as being the
source of significant opportunity,” says Andy Chisholm, a member of the Canadian
Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance and part of the institute’s advisory board.
The institute is also developing education initiatives about sustainability. Some
are traditional academic courses; others, including programs created by the institute
and Queen’s Executive Education, are aimed at business professionals.
Visit the Institute for Sustainable Finance to learn more.