Q&A: Will Canada follow in Europe's footsteps and regulate greenwashing?

Canada’s sustainability disclosure regulation is caught between Europe's pull and the U.S. status quo

Why It Matters

Greenwashing neutralizes climate action and prevents responsible and impact investors from making decisions aligned with their values. Europe now regulates green claims by demanding more sustainability disclosure from companies. U.S. authorities chose a less binding road. Canada is stuck in the middle.

How can you tell if a Canadian company is environmentally responsible or “greenwashing?” Well, Canadian regulations don’t make it easy.

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