Monthly Archives: April 2018

Opportunities in the Canadian Green Bond Market (IIAC Blog)

Opportunities in the Canadian Green Bond Market (IIAC Blog)

The IIAC is conducting research on opportunities in the Canadian green bond market. Green bonds, issued by public and/or private entities, fund projects that are certified to have positive environmental and/or climate benefits.

As a first step, we have released a position paper that serves as an introduction on the underlying features of the global and Canadian marketplace for green bonds. The paper includes information on:

The size of the global market and major players.

Projects that take up the largest share of green bond funds.

Current and prospective Canadian green bond issuers.

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IIAC Cyber Education Series (IIAC Blog)

IIAC Cyber Education Series (IIAC Blog)

In collaboration with NPC, Miller Thomson LLP and FleishmanHillard HighRoad, the IIAC is proud to bring to our members the IIAC Cyber Education Series of webinars and presentations.

We are launching with a webinar titled “Ransomware, BEC and Cyberjacking – The New Front of the Cyber War: Defense Strategies for Companies Large and Small” presented by Larry Keating, President and CEO, NPC DataGuard. You can view it here.

This will be followed by a webinar on “Incident Response Planning”, expected in late June 2018.

 

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IIAC Responds to Ontario Government Consultation Paper on Regulation of Financial Planners (IIAC Blog)

IIAC Responds to Ontario Government Consultation Paper on Regulation of Financial Planners (IIAC Blog)

The IIAC submitted a comment letter to the Ontario government on its Consultation Paper, Regulation of Financial Planners. In our submission, the IIAC responded to questions surrounding the proposals to restrict the use of the “Financial Planner” title in Ontario, prohibit titles similar to “Financial Planner” and create a central, publicly-accessible database of financial planners.

You can read our submission here.

For more information, please contact Michelle Alexander, malexander@iiac.ca

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IIAC Comments on BCSC FinTech Regulation Consultation Paper (IIAC Blog)

IIAC Comments on BCSC FinTech Regulation Consultation Paper (IIAC Blog)

The IIAC was pleased to offer comments on British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) Notice 2018/01Consulting on the Securities Law Framework for Fintech Regulation (the “consultation paper”). The IIAC appreciates input received from members, industry experts and Fintech firms.

Fintech has the potential to add efficiencies and introduce a new competitive element to the industry, as well as fundamentally change the structure of the industry insofar as how firms, clients, vendors, and regulators interact. As innovation progresses, regulation needs to keep pace in order to facilitate business operations.

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