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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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Insurers look for new ways to cope with climate change

Author: Shawn McCarthy, The Globe and Mail, Published on: 29 November 2015

…[E]xecutives from Intact Financial and researchers from the University of Waterloo will gather in Toronto to launch the Intact Centre for Climate Adaptation. The centre will conduct research and work with Canadians – both property owners and corporations – on practical measures to reduce risks posed by climate change and extreme weather. Intact will provide $4.25-million over five years…Corporate executives and their boards are increasingly required to assess the potential impact that changing climate could have on their operations and business models. Institutional shareholders are demanding that companies…outline their carbon risk. In a recent speech, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned that climate change could in future undermine financial stability. The international Financial Stability Board, headed by Mr. Carney, recommended Canada and other Group of 20 countries issue clear guidelines for disclosure of carbon intensity of different assets…

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