Making sustainability a reality
At CIBC, we are committed to making sustainability a reality for our clients and the communities we serve. We have built a market-leading Renewables franchise to provide our clients with expert advice, capital and access to capital markets.
Key Takeaways from Climate Week NYC 2023
David Janashvili and Tom Heintzman of CIBC Capital Markets, join Siddharth Samarth, Managing Director & Head, Sustainable Finance to discuss key observations from this year’s Climate Week NYC 2023 conference, and the important takeaways to help companies accelerate climate action.
Carbon markets trends and their influence on decarbonization
Duncan Rotherham of Deloitte joins CIBC Capital Markets’ Tom Heintzman to discuss key trends in the carbon markets, how these are influencing the ‘velocity’ of decarbonization and transition efforts, and what this means for companies over the short and long term.
What approach should Canada take on Carbon Contracts for Difference?
Michael Bernstein of Clean Prosperity joins CIBC Capital Markets’ Tom Heintzman to discuss the current challenges posed by carbon price uncertainty, the opportunities for a Carbon Contracts for Difference (CCFD) regime in Canada, and what this means for large emitters.
CIBC Carbon Summit
CIBC’s Carbon Summit brings together experts in carbon market structure, project development and policy. The Summit will provide policy insights and practical examples of how to navigate the emerging carbon markets.
New Sustainability Disclosure Standards and implications for Canadian corporates
Charles-Antoine St-Jean joins Bindu Dhaliwal, Senior Vice President, ESG and Corporate Governance at CIBC to discuss the International Sustainability Standards Board’s (ISSB) Sustainability Disclosure Standards, how they are expected to be implemented in Canada, the role of the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board, and what corporations should consider being prepared for.
Sustainability Newsletter Edition 37
In this edition of the CIBC Sustainability Newsletter, we look at the importance of the first global stocktake of the Paris Agreement, key energy transition progress reports and the national project of the century, among others.
Creating greater resiliency across the food value chain
Jonathan Belair of Power Sustainable Lios joins Ijeoma Madueke, Executive Director, Sustainable Finance, CIBC Capital Markets, to discuss the agri-food sector, including climate change’s influence on food supply strategies, the role of Controlled Environment Agriculture, and how food companies can contribute to food system resilience.
Doconomy Carbon Calculator
Katarina Wangler Björk of Doconomy joins Ryan Fan, Managing Director and Vice Chair, Global Markets to discuss Doconomy’s carbon calculator – what it does, how it is changing consumer and business behaviours, and why it’s an important tool for climate action.
Transforming lithium extraction
Ghada Nafie of Litus joins The Hon. Lisa Raitt, Vice Chair, CIBC Capital Markets, for a multi-part series profiling female entrepreneurs enabling Canada’s energy transition. They discuss break-through solutions for selectively harvesting lithium from aqueous sources, and what this means for lithium producers and the future industry.
Sustainability Newsletter Edition 35
With global carbon markets evolving and diversifying, the stage is set for significant growth over the next decade.
Turning CO2 emissions into value
Beatriz Molero Sanchez of SeeO2 Energy joins The Hon. Lisa Raitt, Vice-Chair, CIBC Capital Markets, for a multi-part series profiling female entrepreneurs enabling Canada’s energy transition. They discuss carbon capture utilization and storage (‘CCUS’) technology that breaks down CO2 emissions into clean fuels, how this can be used for generating power or heat, and the benefits for high-emitting industries.
AI-powered predictive emissions monitoring systems
Ling Bai of VL Energy joins The Hon. Lisa Raitt, Vice Chair, CIBC Capital Markets, for a multi-part series profiling female entrepreneurs enabling Canada’s energy transition. They discuss the next level of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Predictive Emissions Monitoring Systems (PEMS) and how this helps companies to achieve cost efficiency, regulatory compliance, and sustainability.
Sustainability Newsletter Edition 34
With record growth in wind and solar reaching a 12% share in the global electricity mix, is global electricity at its cleanest-ever?
A solution for hydrogen storage and transportation
Natasha Kostenuk of Ayrton Energy joins The Hon. Lisa Raitt, Vice-Chair, CIBC Capital Markets, for a multi-part series profiling female entrepreneurs enabling Canada’s energy transition. They discuss the opportunities and challenges of hydrogen storage and transportation, and how new technology can enable clean distributed energy generation.