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Transition finance: An important strategy on the path to net-zero

Within and among the boards of charitable foundations, a range of viewpoints may exist in terms of what constitutes climate leadership and how to effect meaningful change on the path toward a net-zero-carbon economy. How funds are invested matters, write Greg Elliott and Monika Freyman – and allocating invested assets in ways that accelerate the pace of change matters most.

Climate transition requires a sense of urgency, sector leaders say

Philanthropic foundations can manage their investments to provide much-needed support on the most urgent issues facing the planet in a variety of ways: divestment, transition financing combined with shareholder engagement, impact/ESG investment – or even winding down and freeing up their endowments to accelerate work toward a net-zero Canada by 2050.