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Canada's Transition Angle to The Great Taxonomy Debate

The framework is being designed to influence sectors to pivot toward a low-carbon economy.
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by Jason Taylor is Director of Sustainable Finance at Scotiabank. He is also Scotiabank’s representative to Canada’s Transition Taxonomy Technical Committee at the CSA Group.

Canada is on the cusp of having its own transition-focused taxonomy, a very welcome, important tool that will help the burgeoning sustainable finance market to develop and grow.

Pandemic Presents Both a Challenge and Opportunity for Start-Ups: Tangerine CEO

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The accelerated digital transformation brought on by the pandemic means that startups must in turn quickly pivot their business models to the new normal, but these challenges also open up opportunities for entrepreneurs to respond.

That’s a key message heard during a recent Canadian Club Toronto virtual panel focused on advice and best practices for Canadian startups and how to set women entrepreneurs up for success.

Chart: Childcare Access Key for Women in the Workforce

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The Prime Minister has announced a range of economic measures aimed at setting Canada on the path to recovery from the staggering economic impact of the pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted women. 

Scotiabank Backs Efforts to Support Black-Led Businesses

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In the latest in a series of efforts to support Black-led businesses and Black communities, Scotiabank is proud to support the Government of Canada’s Black Entrepreneurship Program announced on Wednesday. The partnership between the Federal Government, Scotiabank and other Canadian financial institutions will ultimately collectively commit up to $128 million in lending capital for the program’s Black Entrepreneurship Fund. 

Scotiabank Commits $500,000 in Support of North American Organizations Dedicated to Eliminating Racial Discrimination

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TORONTO, June 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank announced a $500,000 commitment to several organizations recognized for their leadership in the fight to eliminate racial discrimination within Canada and the U.S. Scotiabank's contribution will be directed toward providing needed tools and educational resources for those groups most at risk of being subject to individual, institutional and systemic racism, with a focus on Black youth.

Watch: Scotiabankers Continue Supporting COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Communities Around the Globe

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It’s a unique story, our own, on how Scotiabankers around the world are thinking beyond themselves and committing time and experience to help our communities overcome COVID-19. 

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The Scotiabank Women Initiative Has Something for Every Women-Owned, Women-Led Business

Geneviève Brouillard shares how the bank is helping women entrepreneurs.
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By Shelley White

The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ has had a strong start since launching in December 2018, but according to Geneviève Brouillard, there’s much more to come.

Scotiabank Releases its 2019 Environment, Social and Governance Report

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TORONTO, April 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank released its 2019 Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) report, a comprehensive review of how the bank is working to build a more sustainable future for its stakeholders – from shareholders, to customers, employees, communities and the natural environment.

Scotiabank Earmarks $2.5 Million for COVID-19 Community Response Efforts

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A small group of University of Ottawa faculty and students are making a big impact in the fight against COVID-19 by using their engineering know-how and 3D printers to produce much-needed face shields for frontline healthcare workers in the city.

Using the Richard L’Abbé Makerspace lab — where students in design courses can use the equipment and the space to test and prototype their designs — they are now making as many as 300 face shields a day as it becomes increasingly difficult globally to source protective personal equipment.

Scotiabank Commits $2.5 Million in Support of COVID-19 Community Response Efforts

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TORONTO, April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to support those populations and communities most at risk during the COVID-19 outbreak, Scotiabank has committed $2.5-million to community response efforts across its footprint.

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