Future-Ready Reporting: Preparing for Effective Sustainability Disclosures

The ISSB has released its first set of international sustainability standards, radically altering the reporting landscape. At the same time, the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB), which will support the adoption of these standards, has become fully operational. These initiatives represent significant advancements for sustainable business practicesones that will require building capacity and understanding to help businesses feel confident in their reporting. In this workshop, experts will demystify the sustainability reporting landscape and explore the array of tools and resources available to empower businesses to embark on their disclosure journeys. 

Critical Minds on Critical Minerals: Strategies for a Decarbonized and Resilient Mining Value Chain

As a leader in critical mineral reserves, Canada is positioned to play a crucial role in the global shift towards adopting clean mining technologies. To successfully navigate this transition, a holistic, whole-of-value-chain approach is needed to address environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges across the mining sector. Join this workshop session to explore how we can foster collaborative solutions to enable a sustainable, decarbonized critical minerals value chain in Canada.

Partnering for Adaptation: Collaboration to Build Physical Climate Resilience

Building resilient communities requires collaborative solutions grounded in multi-stakeholder partnerships. This session will explore how the private and public sectors can accelerate action by showcasing real-life examples. Join us to learn about effectively combatting climate risks and disasters, building back stronger from flood and fire, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders to build climate resilient communities. 

Envision 2080: Harmonizing Generations for a Sustainable Future

Purpose-led action today must be grounded in a shared long-term vision for a clean, prosperous, and equitable tomorrow. For that vision to become reality, we must harness the combined power, skill sets, and perspectives of all generations. Join this intergenerational plenary dialogue to foster the diverse collaboration needed to reach our 2080 goals and ensure a legacy that transcends the generational divide. 

From Risk to Reward: Unlocking Private Investment in Low-Carbon Solutions

Experts around the world agree that reaching net zero by 2050 will require a massive increase in flows of capital to low-carbon solutions. How do we ensure we deploy the right policies and the right financial levers to de-risk the right climate-smart investments? Join this session to hear from leading financial experts on how we can spur and scale public and private investment in climate-smart solutions and help drive clean economic progress forward. 

Net Zero and Nature Positive: Driving Transformational Change for a Regenerative Future

Building a net-zero economy and restoring our natural environment are intrinsically linked. Combatting climate change is not possible without reversing nature loss, and restoring nature is not possible without action on climate change. Join this session to hear from leaders who are driving transformational systems change across industries and sectors to ensure a more regenerative future. 

From Aspiration to Action: Global Perspectives on Driving Tangible Results

Around the world, businesses and governments alike are being called upon to display measurable progress towards a sustainable, net-zero future. Join us to hear global leadership perspectives on how driving action through policy, finance, and technology can result in tangible results. 

IETA Carbon Dialogue & Member Meeting (Invite-only)

Bringing together IETA Members and guests from governments and NGOs, this timely dialogue will share analyses and discuss: market-related highlights from post-COP28; Canada’s shifting carbon market landscape; the turbo growth of compliance carbon markets and infrastructure globally; and, outlooks for the voluntary carbon market, focusing on implications of newly-issued guidance/disclosure requirements.

CBSR Member Roundtable: Climate Transition Plans, Reporting & Transparency (Invite-only)

This members-only roundtable will bring together Canadian leaders from across industries to discuss corporate climate actions to realize net zero goals. Climate Transition Plans (CTPs) can be a driving force behind net-zero progress and are increasingly recommended in sustainability reporting, including ISSB. Speakers include Jamie Biggar & Adam Lynes-Ford from My Climate Plan, Tom Ewart from Co-operators, and Sandra Kesseler from Loblaw Companies Limited to discuss how to create an effective CTP, and more importantly, how to use it.

To learn more about CBSR membership options, visit the CBSR website.

Your Scope 1, My Scope 3: SMEs and Financed Emissions on the Road to Net Zero

Representing 51.9% of the Canadian gross domestic product (GDP), small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have a key role to play in the transition to a net-zero economy.  

Financial institutions (including investment managers, banks, and insurers) often see a large portion of their carbon footprint represented by scope 3 financed emissions that are associated with lending to or investing in SMEs. This session will bring together both sides of the financer/provider equation to identify collaborative decarbonizing pathways that will benefit all parties.