Who Impacts Whom? Impact can (should) behave like a nuclear reaction by Jacques Caussignac, Director of Client Experience and Strategy Clear Skies is an Impact investment manager. That is a broad statement, but it begs the question: who is aiming to have an...
Impact Investing In the News
Everyone is taking action on climate risk, equality and governance, and Clear Skies aims to keep investors informed.
Biodiversity comes up in voting discussions
GIR and Clear Skies collaborate on a white paper on the current proxy voting practices around biodiversity. Read the contribution by our colleague Saphira Suoi, which outlines how Clear Skies integrates Biodiversity to board room conversations.
Reality check for 2023: A year of more action towards reaching the net zero goal
A thought piece about 2023 net zero goals by founder and CEO of Clear Skies, Michel Brutti.
CAD$32,000 raised for WATER ACESS in the spirit of Giving Tuesday
The Clear Skies Foundation opted to participate in the global Giving Tuesday campaign this year and match up to $10,000 CAD in donations directed towards the One Drop Foundation’s mission to ensure sustainable access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene for...
Introducing the iWorld Equity Fund, an impact investing strategy
The Quebec Emerging Manager Program is proud to announce the selection of Clear Skies Investment Management Inc. to manage the iWorld impact fund, a first of its kind in Montréal for institutional investors.
Clear Skies Ahead – Monthly Newsletters
STAY INFORMED WITH US THROUGH OUR MONTHLY CLEAR SKIES AHEAD NEWSLETTER Our investment strategy requires staying informed through financial, economic, business and international news - as we dig through all that information, we will gather what impact...
Striking a Balance Between Inflation and Climate Action
The Inflation Reduction Act is the most significant bill to address climate change in US history, supporting the funding of clean energy sources and allowing incentives for citizens to reduce their emissions. The passage of this bill is a testimony to investors who foresaw the opportunity for a change. A change for a sustainable future that strikes a balance between the risks of a portfolio and the risks to the planet.
The Energy Transition
Many countries are looking for ways to reduce their energy dependence on other sovereign countries. And that is leading to an acceleration of a shift towards renewables.
The Supreme Court on Climate Change
On June 30, 2022, the US Supreme Court prevented the EPA to regulate GHG emissions as per the Clean Power Plan. The plan involved an approach that would have ruled capped carbon dioxide emissions at levels low enough to further shift electricity generation toward greener sources. Read more here.
Driving GHG emissions reductions through decarbonization of portfolios As society's concern over the systemic risks associated with climate change grows, a once-niche ESG and impact investing product offering is providing investors with a route to a greener...
Clear Skies Becomes a Signatory of the PRI
Clear Skies announced its official recognition as a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), further signaling its priority for maximizing risk-adjusted returns while maximizing positive impact on the planet and society.
Responsible Investing, ESG and Democracy
Following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine on February 24th, and the atrocities committed after the invasion, the question of whether responsible investors (and ESG Funds) should have been invested in Russia, is appropriate and quite...
Launching the Clear Skies Climate Action Fund
Clear Skies Investment Management Inc. officially opens two open-ended funds today composed of well-managed and purpose-driven companies making a positive impact for people and planet. One such fund is notably tailored to address climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Clear Skies in Glasgow and COP26
Big pledges for ending deforestation, pledges to phase out coal and interesting deals on methane (which causes a lot more warming per tonne that is emitted than CO2). These are but a few commitments drafted by national governments from across the world to mitigate climate change – strategies that help make the climate change less severe.
However, did you know that adaptation tactics- strategies that help protects from current and future effects of climate change – do not get nearly enough attention.
A message from the founder
“Today, I am investing with the lens of an impact investor because I believe it is the winning formula.” Read the full message…
Nature-Related Financial Disclosure
Task Force on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) is a common framework for organizations to report their impact and dependencies on nature. Read more…
Beyond ESG: The Impact Assessment
10 years ago, people were sold a story that focusing on ESG would yield higher profits. They believed that it would change the impact companies had on society. Today, the global community should look at going beyond ESG with a sense of urgency. This is a message the was sounded loud and clear at the “Impact Assessment” at the Sustainable Finance Summit. If you were not able to attend this panel, here is a brief summary.
Making the Case : Impact Investing
What is impact investing? Impacting investing is an investment strategy that allows the investor to monitor the social and environmental impacts of their investment while still perceiving financial gain. Challenging the widely held notion that social issues can only...