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Panel Discussion on "Should Issuers Be Required to Improve their Climate-related Financial Disclosures?"

8:30-8:59am check-in and refreshments; 9:00am sharp to 12:00pm discussion and Q&A

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Speaker Series | Panel Discussion

Date: Tuesday November 28, 2017 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker(s): Bindu Dhaliwal, BMO Financial Group
Alexander Dyck, Capital Markets Institute
Dan Hanson, Jarislowsky, Fraser
Stephanie Leaist, CPPIB & FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure
Jo-Anne Matear, Corporate Finance, Ontario Securities Commission
Gordon Richardson, KPMG Professor of Accounting, Rotman School of Management
Topic: "Should Issuers Be Required to Improve their Climate-related Financial Disclosures?"

Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Toronto, ON

Location: Toronto
Cost: $49.95 plus HST per person; $39.95 plus HST per person for Rotman and UofT Alumni (fee includes 1 seat for the talk and refreshments)
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SYNOPSIS: 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.


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