The Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI) is a national research initiative housed at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Business Law, delivering leading-edge research in climate governance and related areas of sustainable finance, corporate law, and climate governance.
Through our research, we aim to clarify directors’ and pension fund fiduciaries’ duties related to climate-related financial risk, and we work with a network of Climate Governance Experts to offer free and confidential presentations to boards of directors.
CCLI is led by principal investigators Dr. Janis Sarra and Dr. Carol Liao, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia and Professor Cynthia Williams, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Professors Sarra and Williams are also the Canadian principal investigators for the global Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative, founded at Oxford University, UK. We work with lawyers, economists, scholars, directors, pension trustees, asset managers, and other institutional investors to move Canada towards a sustainable net-zero carbon economy, and we offer services in both French and English.
CCLI’s Climate Governance Experts offer free of charge, private, and confidential presentations to board directors, pension trustees, and other fiduciaries, sharing insights on the latest developments in sustainable finance, climate disclosure, and effective climate governance.