IR Leader
December 10, 2019

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Five Ways That ESG Creates Value

Your business, like every business, is deeply intertwined with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns. It makes sense, therefore, that a strong ESG proposition can create value - and in this article, we provide a framework for understanding the five key ways it can do so.

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OSC Publishes Ambitious Plan to Reduce Capital Markets Regulatory Burden

The OSC has published an ambitious plan to reform Ontario's securities regulatory regime. The potential reforms, announced on November 19 in the report "Reducing Regulatory Burden in Ontario’s Capital Markets", could affect nearly every market participant operating in Ontario's capital markets - companies, investment funds, dealers and other registered firms, derivatives participants and others.

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Proxies Offering Incomplete Human Capital Picture, Study Finds

Issuers starting to tackle investor demand for information but often lack detail, according to research.

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How Do Investors Use ESG?

Last week, the SEC's Investor Advisory Committee held a meeting focused in part on the use of environmental, social and governance information in the capital allocation process - how do investors use ESG information in making investment decisions? The panelists - an academic and several representatives of asset managers - all viewed ESG data as important to decision-making, particularly in relation to potential financial impact, even for investment portfolios that were not dedicated to sustainability.

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CSA Notes Inadequate Disclosure of Financial Interest in Cannabis M&A

On November 12, 2019, staff of the securities regulatory authorities in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia (the "Regulators") issued Canadian Securities Administrators Multilateral Staff Notice 51-359 Corporate Governance Related Disclosure Expectations for Reporting Issuers in the Cannabis Industry (the "Notice") to provide supplementary guidance related to disclosure of financial interests in the context of mergers, acquisitions or other significant corporate transactions.

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Buy Side Eyes Mandated ESG Disclosures

As environmental, social, and corporate governance concerns continue to grow, institutional investors and asset managers have found obtaining the necessary financially material disclosures from companies a growing challenge and have started to push towards mandated disclosures.

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