Canadian Schools Address Sustainability

A new network focuses on climate change through research and education.

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.