ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)

Recent ESG Updates

Tools and resources

Overview of ESG ratings and rankings

There is growing interest from investors, regulators, employees and customers on corporate ESG performance. Many stakeholders are now turning to rating agencies to help evaluate companies and identify any issues that may pose financial, legal, supply chain or reputational risk. In recognition of this, RCC has prepared an overview webpage, including fundamentals, why ESG is relevant, and different ways retailers can help improve scores. 

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Overview of ISSB exposure drafts

The proposed International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards, including the General Requirements Exposure Draft and the Climate-related Disclosures Exposure Draft, provide for significantly more sustainability-related disclosure requirements than the current proposal from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). To help members better understand these proposed requirements, RCC has prepared an overview webpage.

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Member committee

ESG & Climate Action Committee

Governments around the world, including Canada’s federal government, are participating in global efforts to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5C. Moreover, ESG reporting frameworks and rating agencies have emerged as an important area for corporates to both monitor and inform. This committee is looking to help facilitate best practice sharing, monitor policies/trends, explore collaborative opportunities and develop related resources.  (Meets bi-monthly)

Join this committee

Contact Kelsey Morden, Senior Manager, Sustainability Programs, at kmorden@retailcouncil.org, for questions or additional information.

Be heard. Save money. Stay informed.

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