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Carbon Footprint Series: Basics

Introduction to Climate and Carbon Footprinting

Date & time

Monday, September 28, 2020
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.




This event is free



*This is an introductory level Learning Lab. It is suitable for those with no previous knowledge on this topic, as well as those with only basic background knowledge. This session is suitable for professionals from all sectors.

What are greenhouse gases (GHG) and how do they impact the environment? In this Introductory Learning Lab, we will tackle the topic of GHGs from a variety of different lenses, analyzing how they do - and are going to continue to - impact the way we, as a society, do business. You will discover how Climate Change and GHG emissions are affecting policies and regulations, shifting consumer demand and changing business models. 

We will also look at this phenomenon from a social impact perspective, where the transition to a low-carbon economy will drive the need for re-qualification in certain professions. What will these changes look like and what does that mean for you? 

Finally, we will touch upon an overview of carbon footprint measurement, the main international standards, and reporting frameworks. 

By the end of the session, you will have undergone a solid overview of climate change and carbon footprinting, which will not only provide you with the knowledge needed to remain a valuable player in a sustainably-focused business landscape, but will also ensure you have the base knowledge needed to move onto the subsequent learning lab sessions in this series:

September 30, 2020 — GHG Accounting and Reporting Principles

October 1, 2020 — Measuring Portfolio's Carbon Footprint

About the Sustainability Ecosystem initiative

The Sustainability Ecosystem is created to foster constructive interactions and strengthen multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration and education, in Montreal and beyond. We create opportunities to meet and exchange information, experiences, and ideas for collaboration on sustainability topics. 

Learning Labs Series

Fast-paced hands on participative experiences that bring the knowledge on key pressing sustainability issues from experts around the world. Each learning lab will have a brainstorming session and opportunities for building awareness and knowledge sharing. Sustainability experts representing task forces, providers of frameworks and processes and authoritative bodies will be invited to present their content in order to educate stakeholders. Ten Learning Labs per year will be developed and delivered to members of the CFA, PRI-Quebec, RIA, PRMIA, SASB, FRM, FSI, universities, investment firms, corporations, government and non-government initiatives.

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