The 2015 Paris Agreement represented the commitment of 197 nations to limit temperature increases due to climate change to
no more than 2 DegreesC posing climate resilience and clean growth as one of the most influential far-reaching governance
opportunities of the twenty-first century. Finance plays a critical role in the transition to a clean economy one that will
require significant collaboration and governance coordination between private and public financial institutions and with policy-makers.
Green Finance: New Directions in Sustainable Finance Research and Policy provides compelling insights from "green finance"
thought leaders in academia civil society the financial industry and government offering new research ideas multilevel governance
trends and solutions to challenging issues in sustainable finance. The book also serves as a platform for building new research
collaborations aimed at transforming Canada's financial system into one in which sustainable growth is ingrained in everyday
policy decisions and business practices. Canada has the chance to become a world leader by showing that a low-carbon economy
bears incredible economic and societal opportunities. In this evolving global economy businesses insurance companies banks
pension funds mutual funds not-for-profits universities and government institutions must be aware of the financial risks of
stalling action around climate change and they must recognize that sustainability is crucial to Canada's long-term success.