Peter A Allard School of Law

From Ideas to Action, Governance Paths to Net Zero - book launch (w/ Dr. Janis Sarra)


Book Launch Recording


About the Book

This book offers a guide, for companies, pension funds, asset managers, and other institutional investors, on how to commence the legal, governance, and financial strategies needed for effective climate mitigation and adaptation, and to help distribute the economic benefits of these actions to their stakeholders. It takes the reader from ideas to action, from first steps to a more meaningful contribution to the move towards a net zero carbon world. It can serve as a helpful guide to everyone implicated in a corporation's activities - employees, pensioners, consumers, banks and other lenders, policymakers, and community members. It offers insights into what we should be expecting, and asking, of these fiduciaries who have taken responsibility for effectively managing our savings, our retirement funds, our investments, and our tax dollars.


About the Author

Janis Sarra is Presidential Distinguished Professor at the University of British Columbia and Professor of Law at its Peter A. Allard School of Law. She was previously Director of UBC's Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Dr Sarra served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law until 2007 and was founding Director of the National Centre for Business Law. Dr Sarra's research and teaching interests are in the areas of banking and finance law, corporate governance, corporate and securities law, climate and conservation finance, insolvency law, and contract law. Her publications have been cited with approval in more than 100 superior and appellate court judgments, including by the Supreme Court of Canada. She serves on the Canadian delegation of UNCITRAL Working Group V. Dr Sarra is called to the Bar of Ontario and previously as a commercial arbitrator, labour mediator/arbitrator, and tribunal vice-chair.

This event is eligible for 1 CPD credit

Co-hosted by the Centre for Business Law, Centre for Feminist Legal Studies and Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School of Business

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