December 2020 | Janis Sarra | Guides
Our Canadian partners the Canada Climate Law Initiative have released Audit Committees and Effective Climate Governance, A Guide for Boards of Directors, a practical guide for corporate boards to respond to growing investor requests for effective management and disclosure of climate-related financial risks and opportunities. Authored by Dr. Janis Sarra, Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia, with contributing authors Meghan Harris-Ngae, Ernst & Young, Roopa Davé, KPMG, and Ravipal Bains, McMillan LLP, this guide draws together current legal standards and best practice guidance for Canadian audit committees, to assist them in taking a leadership role in effective climate governance. It offers practical tips for audit committees navigating a rapidly changing climate governance landscape. “The Guide for Audit Committees on Climate Governance provides a comprehensive blueprint to assist corporate boards and their audit committees in effectively reporting on their oversight of management of climate-related risks.” said Catherine McCall, Executive Director at the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) and CCLI’s Climate Governance Expert. The guide is available in English and in French.