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March 7, 2023, 3:57 PM

Canada Financial Watchdog Sets Rules on Climate Risk Disclosure

Esteban Duarte
Esteban Duarte
Bloomberg News

Canada’s financial industry regulator published a set of guidelines for banks, insurance companies and other regulated firms to assess and disclose climate risks.

Financial firms will need to release climate-related financial disclosures at least once a year, the guidance from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions said. The principles come into effect at the end of fiscal 2024 for larger banks and insurers and in 2025 for smaller firms, the regulator said in a statement.

The Canadian regulator is going ahead with its first climate framework as global financial bodies raise pressure on the industry to prepare for ...

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