Just Transition Finance: Pathways for Banking and Insurance 

At COP 28 in Dubai, the Finance Initiative of the United Nations Environment Program and the International Labour Organization released a new report entitled Just Transition Finance: Pathways for Banking and Finance. Among other things, this guide for financial institutions to: “Tailor products to support place-based just transition priorities and invigorate local economies; promote investments…(Read more)

Sarah Thatcher is the 2023 Jackson Family Scholar

Sarah Thatcher, a student in the Masters in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Carleton University, has been named the 2023 Jackson Family Scholar. Established by Ted Jackson and Magda Seydegart in 2021, the Jackson Family Scholarship in Community Engagement supports recipients to carry out an impactful community-based project during their studies. Ms. Thatcher has launched…(Read more)

US Department of Agriculture Prioritizes Worker-Driven Social Responsibility

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced its new Farm Labor Stabilization and Protections (FLSP) Pilot Program to address human rights violations against migrant farmworkers and to maintain a stable agricultural workforce.  Under this pilot, employers that improve conditions in their supply chain through the protections of a worker-driven social responsibility program—like the Fair Food…(Read more)

Plastics Circularity Investment Tracker Identifies $160B in Private Investments

In early November 2023, The Circulate Initiative, a US non-profit, published the key global findings of its Plastics Circularity Investment Tracker, an online tool for investors. For the period 2018-2023, the tracker identified 3,700 investment deals around the world and USD 160 B worth of investments in upstream and downstream products and services, including materials,…(Read more)

China-Singapore Green Finance Task Force

In climate finance for the global transition to clean energy, one of the most significant events of 2023 has been the establishment of the China-Singapore Green Finance Task Force. The group is chaired by Dr. Ma Jun, Chair of the China Green Finance Committee, and Ms. Gillian Tan, Assistant Managing Director and Chief Sustainability Officer…(Read more)