Hancock Natural Resource Group: Investing Beyond TodayHNRG is one of the world’s largest natural resource managers for institutional investors.
HNRG occupies a unique position as a steward of assets and land: find out how they are using this position to influence positive sustainability.
Building synergy: Vermilion Energy Inc. creates geothermal energy from traditional oil productionShared value principles boost economic and social capacity
An innovative exchange between tomato greenhouses and oil production demonstrates how partnerships can play a critical role in the energy transition.
Konica Minolta: Digital Responsibility for a sustainable societyKonica Minolta strives for economic and social value through innovations. It includes how digitalisation can be done in a more sustainable way or to use digitisation for sustainable solutions.
Our vision for sustainabilitySuccessful business must act responsibly
Taking action on climate change is a priority. Legal & General challenge the companies they invest in to take carbon reduction seriously and contribute to a climate positive future.
The Panasonic Approach To SustainabilityPanasonic’s view of sustainability is deeply rooted in its management philosophy, which has remained unchanged for the last 100 years. As such, it is reflected in the principles laid down by the founder, Konosuke Matsushita, who called for the company to “make contributions to the progress of society and the well-being of people through our business activities.” As the company proceeds with its next 100 years, this spirit is still very much alive, as expressed in Panasonic’s corporate slogan, “A Better Life, A Better World,” which was established in 2013.
Siemens: Advancing technologies to serve societyWith a 172-year history, thinking and acting in the interest of future generations is part of our company’s DNA. Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs can only be accomplished by adopting long-term thinking and creating the foundations for sustainable development.
Our understanding of sustainability is fully based on our company values – responsible, excellent, innovative.
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Canadian Climate Leadership through Cleantech Investment
Given the acceleration of severe climate-related events in recent years, it is more urgent than ever to mitigate and reverse the effects of global warming, for the benefit of society, environment and economy.
At Export Development Canada (EDC) they know this well. As Canada’s export credit agency and leading cleantech financier, EDC is helping drive the transition to a greener economy. Having facilitated more than $9billion in cleantech exports since 2012, EDC is furthering Canadian sustainability and prosperity through their support for Canadian cleantech companies.
And they aren’t doing it alone. Collaborating with organizations like Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a foundation created by the Government of Canada to support the development and demonstration of Canadian cleantech companies, they are showing the win-win of a cleantech ecosystem who work together.
SDTC’s deep technology expertise has been helpful to further EDC’s understanding of the many sectors that comprise cleantech. The two work closely together to ensure that the transition from grant funding to commercialization of Canadian cleantech companies occurs optimally. Leah
Lawrence, President & CEO of SDTC, explains the vital importance of investment in entrepreneurs and new innovations in sustainable technology.
‘While government policy is important, it won’t be governments that develop economic, scalable technologies that tackle climate change,’ she says. ‘It’ll be entrepreneurs, and that’s where EDC comes in – they provide the money and the expertise to help these companies scale, and that is where we’ll really see the change happen.’
EDC’s intent is to build a portfolio of the future through a mix of corporate policy and strategy, driving large scale investment in clean, low carbon technology, and reducing the carbon intensity of its lending portfolio. This will all be done while fostering greater transparency as evidenced by EDC’s commitment to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures, or TCFD for short. TCFD is an invaluable framework that drives demand for clear, consistent, high quality and comparable information related to climate-related risks and opportunities for companies.
For Mairead Lavery, President and CEO of EDC, TCFD is just one example of how it can show Canadian leadership on climate change.
“Business success isn’t just about numbers—it’s about doing the right things for the right reasons,”she said. “Climate change is a significant and complex global challenge that presents a range of risks and opportunities to countries, businesses and individuals. If this challenge is to be addressed
effectively, it will require action from all sectors of the global economy. EDC will continue to do its part by reducing our support for more carbon intensive sectors, while simultaneously supporting Canadian cleantech companies that have developed innovative solutions to fight climate change and confidently grow their business globally.”