Addressing Knowledge Gap in Sustainable Financing and Investment for Climate Conscious Canadian Investors
Sustainable investment is an expending sector of the mainstream financial market, yet there are few studies evaluating the trends, opportunities, impacts and knowledge gaps as they relate to Canadian investors. Understanding the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues related to business operations and investment are critical to understanding trends that are driving this shift towards sustainability in financial markets. The proposed study will identify future opportunities for the partner organization within four industry sectors significant affected or closely intertwined with the issues of climate change (oil and gas, energy generation, building infrastructure and agriculture). The aim is to identify both the likely rewards and potential risks posed to any investor seeking to use their financial resources to both benefit from and positively contribute to successful mitigation strategies and adaptation impacts linked with 10 different investment scenarios.