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July 2020

  • The rising call for environmental justice
  • Signs the transition to a low-carbon economy is underway
  • The positive role investors can play in shaping our world – highlights from the RiA Conference
  • Central banks move ahead with climate scenarios
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Back Issues

  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
  • Building back better and more resilient after COVID-19
  • The defining moment for ESG?
  • How will you reduce your impact on the environment this year?
  • Looking back at RBC’s history of environmental support
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  • Canada can be the Sustainable Energy Power of the World
  • Earth Tech: Accelerating Freshwater and Climate Solutions
  • Preparing Canada’s Business Students for Careers in Sustainable Finance
  • Canada’s Unique Opportunities to Reduce Climate Change in 2020
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  • RBC Tech for Nature
  • An Evolving Responsible Investment Landscape
  • Using AI to help visualize the local impacts of climate change
  • Canada’s Youth are leading the way to a Sustainable Future
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  • Highlights from Largest Ever NYC Climate Week
  • Agriculture Could Lead the Fight against Climate Change
  • The Future of Public Transit is On-Demand
  • Innovative Water Station Wins the 2019 Aquahacking Challenge
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  • A Playbook to Win the Race for Sustainable Growth
  • RBC Capital Markets Publishes Inaugural ESG Best Ideas Report
  • Corporate Renewable Energy Gets a Boost in Canada
  • Solar Powering the 2019 RBC Canadian Open
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  • RBC issues inaugural Green Bond!
  • RBC announces its $100 billion sustainable finance commitment
  • Celebrating Earth Day
  • Canada's Greenest Employers
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  • A call for energy action in Canada
  • New investment options for clients seeking to incorporate sustainability factors into their investment portfolios
  • RBC 2018 ESG Report: Find out how RBC is bringing its purpose to life
  • Advancing the constructive dialogue at the Transition Day of Learning
  • RBC included in the “The Sustainability Yearbook” for the fourth consecutive year
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  • Helping clients thrive: RBC announces new Sustainable Finance Group
  • Financial Institutions have a critical role to play in the transition to a lower-carbon economy
  • EnergyGeeks helps Canadians go solar
  • The Supply Chain Opportunity
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  • Dave McKay speaks up for energy and smart climate solutions in Alberta
  • Responsible investing gains traction with investors
  • Flood adaptation innovation wins big at AquaHacking 2018!
  • Interim Report released by the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance
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  • All together now- G7 leaders gather in Nova Scotia to discuss climate, oceans and clean energy
  • Could blockchain help close the loop in water-data management?
  • Canadians were out in full force at Climate Week NYC
  • The world's largest ocean cleanup is now underway
  • RBC's trading floor in London goes green
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  • Celebrating 10 years of the RBC Blue Water Project with an eye to the future
  • CPPIB’s record breaking green bond
  • Measuring impact
  • Fintech to the rescue? Four technologies that may crack the code on a more sustainable planet
  • Keeping it green at the 2018 RBC Canadian Open
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  • Breaking new ground with climate scenario analysis
  • A flood of innovative water solutions predicted at this year’s AquaHack
  • The rise of the global green bond market
  • Race2Reduce: a competition that inspires collaboration
  • Disruptive change inspires innovative impact funding strategies
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  • Disrupting business as usual: what we heard at GLOBE Forum 2018
  • Intelligent by design: smart devices are driving down costs
  • Ready, set, go! The clean innovation race is on
  • Empowering youth to succeed and shape a sustainable future
  • Want to learn about how RBC is helping clients thrive and communities prosper?
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  • Positioning RBC for a low carbon future
  • Cleantech’s turning point
  • Closing water data gaps with Blockchain
  • Sitting on valuable resources?
  • Cap-and-trade in Canada: What manufacturers need to know
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  • Key ingredients to accelerate clean growth in Canada
  • Tax equity has benefits for renewable energy developers and investors
  • Responsible investing grows, despite the need for better ESG data
  • Ten ways to help protect against basement flooding
  • The Big 5 join forces to collect 2,728 pounds of electronic waste for recycling
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  • Insights from Climate Week NYC
  • Climate Conscious Millennials: A Driver for Responsible Investing?
  • Adapting City Designs: From Concrete Jungles to Sponges
  • Artificial Intelligence is making Smart Homes a Reality
  • Greater than Expectations: Green Bonds Market Outperforms
  • The Future of Fresh Water
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  • Mind the Gap: The Responsible Investing Knowledge Gap
  • Canadian Cleantech Fueling Chinese Buses
  • Collective Learning: Climate Risk Disclosure
  • From Green to Restorative Buildings
  • Credit Rating Agencies & Investors Partner to Integrate ESG Factors
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  • Five Reflections from GLOBE Capital and a Busy April
  • Green is the New Black: Green Bond Market Growth Continues
  • What will it take to flood-proof communities?
  • The Million-Dollar Question: Will Carbon Pricing Work?
  • New research links green buildings and productivity
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  • Canadians are Conflicted about Our Most Precious Natural Resource: Fresh Water
  • Ten Years of Protecting Fresh Water
  • Are you a data junkie?
  • Going for Green at the 2017 RBC Heritage
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  • Can Bilateral Action on Climate and Protectionism Co-Exist?
  • A Sunny Outlook for Renewables
  • Green Buildings Positively Impacting the Canadian Economy
  • Bloomberg and Carney Recommendations on Climate-Related Disclosures Released
  • Targets on Track
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  • The First Federal Canadian Social Impact BondJoining Together to Support Carbon Pricing in Canada
  • Impact investing on the up and up!
  • City National Bank Launches Their First Corporate Social Responsibility Report!
  • Perfect Energy Score for RBC WaterPark Place
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  • Corporations coming together to advocate for a price on carbon
  • Golf is getting greener (and we’re not talking about the grass!)
  • Exploring Ontario’s Greenbelt
  • Why People Are At the Root of Healthy Forests
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  • RBC Supports a Price on Carbon
  • The Largest Solar Bond Offering in Canada
  • A record-breaking year for green bonds
  • A growing appetite for impact investing: what wealth advisors need to know
  • Congratulations to this year's Evolve Sustainable Design Competition Winners!
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  • Canadians Rank Climate Change as the Top Threat to Fresh Water
  • More than $3.2 million in Funding Announced to Support Fresh Water
  • Team RBC Completes More Than 500 Community Makeovers on RBC Blue Water Day
  • Congratulations to our Hometown Heroes!
  • Going Strong for 8 Years
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  • Seven Thoughts from the Globe Business and Sustainability Conference
  • Smart Prosperity Launches at the GLOBE Conference in Vancouver
  • The Official launch of our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report
  • Calling all Architecture, Engineering and Design Students! Last Call for the Fourth Annual EVOLVE Sustainable Design Competition
  • Youth Engaging Youth in Conversations about a Sustainable Future
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  • What Happened in Paris? Outcomes from COP21
  • Financing Clean Technology: Hydrogen Fuel Technologies
  • RBC Meets Environmental Targets Ahead of Schedule
  • Millennials Explore New Ways to Bank the Unbanked
  • Supporting the Growth of Renewable Energy in the US
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  • The City of Love Transforms into the City of Climate Action for Two Weeks
  • Investing in the Transition to the Low Carbon Economy
  • A Very Happy 10th Anniversary to Bullfrog Power
  • Climate Change and Your Home
  • Get Out the Brooms!
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  • Growth in Responsible Investments
  • A Spike in Carbon Trading a Sign of Things to Come?
  • Jason Day and the Environment Win at the 2015 RBC Canadian Open
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About RBC and Climate Change
  • Sixteen Candles
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  • A Sea of Blue
  • Action on Climate Change Being Driven by Provinces and States
  • Platinum is the New Green
  • Low-Income Families Have Opportunity to Live in One of the Most Energy Efficient Buildings in the United States
  • RBC named one of Canada's “Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations”
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  • Happy 1st Birthday!
  • Fifty Shades of Green
  • Can We Accomplish One Million Acts of Good? Round Two
  • Equator Principles Calls For More Detailed Reporting
  • Lucky Number 7
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  • Brothers Take Home Top Prize at Evolve
  • Spotlight on the RBC Social Finance Initiative
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  • Don’t Under Estimate Transportation Costs When Choosing a Home
  • Socially Responsible Investments Up 16% Since 2013
  • Millennials Imagine New Way to Save for Retirement
  • RBC Brings Home Three Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Awards
  • Profiles in Green Financing: Creating a Clean Tech Centre of Excellence
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  • Ontario First Government to Issue Green Bond in Canada
  • Looking for Great Ideas to Address Water Issues in Urban Centres
  • What's the Deal with Stranded Assets and Unburnable Carbon?
  • All-Star Judging Panel to Select Winning Sustainable Design
  • Continuing to LEED the Way in Green Real Estate
  • Profiles in Green Financing: Okikendawt Hydro Project
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  • Homebuyers Prefer Neighbourhoods Where They Don’t Always Need a Car
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Designing the Sustainable Library of the Future
  • 15 Years on the DJSI
  • Tim Clark and the Environment Win at 2014 RBC Canadian Open
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  • RBC Employees "Make Over" More than 750 Communities Around the World!
  • Renewable Energy Powers RBC ATMs across Canada
  • Investing in Clean, Renewable Energy for Future Generations
  • Stop Watering Your Lawn and Try Xeriscaping
  • Congratulations to the 2014 Hometown Heroes
  • RBC Earns Recognition for Corporate Responsibility Efforts
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  • Setting the Direction to Do Better
  • Could We Accomplish One Million Acts of Good?
  • Celebrating Water on June 12th
  • Six Consecutive Years as One of Canada's Greenest Employers
  • Affordable Green Housing Project in NY
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  • Ryerson Students Big Winners at Evolve Competition
  • What Irritates Canadians?
  • A New Direction in Corporate Responsibility Reporting
  • What is a Green Bond?
  • Keeping it Clean in London, England
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  • All-Star Judging Panel to Select Winning Sustainable Design
  • See You at GLOBE 2014
  • Do Canadians Value Water?
  • Do You Know a Hometown Hero?
  • Looking for a Return on Green
  • RBC Recognized for Leadership in Energy Conservation
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  • Homebuyers Priced Out of Prime Locations in Toronto
  • Safeguarding the Experimental Lakes Area
  • Looking for Great Ideas to Address Water Issues in Communities
  • Greengage - Rewarding Positive Behaviors
  • National BizBash Awards Recognize 2012 RBC Canadian Open as Best Green Initiative
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  • Designing the Sustainable Sports Institute of the Future
  • Want to Support Clean Technology? Take a Trip to MaRS
  • Over 500 Organizations and Counting
  • Equator Principles III are here!
  • Still Rocking the Sustainability Ratings!
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  • RBC Employees in 22 Countries Rally Around 322 Community Makeover Activities on RBC Blue Water Day
  • Fairways weren't the only thing that was Green at the RBC Canadian Open
  • An Investment in Energy Efficiency that Helps Pay for Itself
  • More than $2.3 Million in Water Funding Announced
  • Congratulations to the Lower Mainland Green Team
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  • Get On Your SoapBox!
  • Waterloo Students Big Winners at Evolve Competition
  • Celebrating Partnerships on Earth Day
  • Targeting Carbon Neutrality at a PGA Golf Tournament
  • RBC Named to "Canada's Greenest Employers" List for Fifth Consecutive Year
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  • Urban-Dwellers Ill-Prepared for Water Impacts
  • RBC Green-Certified Office Space Could Cover Nearly 50 Soccer Fields
  • Will Canada Deliver Water Solutions to the World?
  • Do You Know a Hometown Hero?
  • RBC Named as One of the Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
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  • RBC Blue Water Project is Looking for Great Ideas to Address Water Issues in Communities
  • Are You Exposed to Conflict Minerals?
  • Does Socially Responsible Investing Hurt Investment Returns?
  • Students Keen to Design Bank Branch of the Future
  • A First for Solar Financing in Canada
  • RBC Wins Race to Reduce Award for Leadership in Energy Reduction
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  • Bullfrog Power Takes Renewable Energy National
  • Social Finance is Gaining Attention
  • How do you Educate Tenants about Building Energy Use? Put a Huge Digital Energy Meter in the Lobby!
  • How an Energy Audit Can Help You Prioritize Your Renovations
  • Socially Responsible Investments: A Growing Trend
  • RBC wins Award for Leadership Excellence in Real Estate
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  • Calling All Students
  • The Gold Standard - Inside and Out
  • California Dreaming
  • Ten Ways to Prevent Water Damage
  • Well Deserved!
  • Congratulations to the Meduxnekeag River Association
  • Lucky Number 13
  • RBC Wealth Management Staff Help to Restore Wetland
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  • RBC WaterPark Place to Be First LEED Platinum Office Tower in Toronto
  • Keeping it Green at the 2012 RBC Canadian Open
  • More than $4.4 Million in RBC Blue Water Project Funding Announced
  • Location Matters: Redefining Living in the Suburbs and the City
  • Congratulations to the Meduxnekeag River Association
  • RBC Talks about Saving Energy on CBC Metro Morning
  • RBC Named One of Canada's Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations
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  • Retailers Enabling a Greener Economy
  • School’s Out For Summer – See Our Report Card
  • Greening a PGA Golf Tournament
  • Come Celebrate Our Third Annual Blue Water Day on June 8
  • RBC Named One of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2012
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  • RBC Explores Top Sustainability Issues Facing Canadian Farmers
  • RBC Releases 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report
  • Canadians Believe Their Local Water Infrastructure is Good Enough for Now
  • Digging into Electronic Waste
  • RBC Congratulates Winners of Imagine H20 Prize
  • RBC Wins Globe Award for Sustainability in Finance
  • Follow us @RBCGreen and Check Out our New Website
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  • RBC $20 Million Impact Fund Breaks New Ground
  • It’s official! RBC Centre is the Largest LEED for New Construction Certified Project in Canada
  • Protecting Your Home From Water Damage
  • RBC Recognized for Leadership in Energy Reduction
  • See You at Globe 2012!
  • It’s Not Too Late to Apply for a RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant
  • Do You Know a Hometown Hero?
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  • Green Buildings 101 - What You Need to Know.
  • 2011 RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grants Announced.
  • More Options for Financing Solar.
  • Riverbank House – the Newest Addition to our Family of Green Office Towers.
  • This Blue Dot Saved a Lot!
  • RBC named to Canadian Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 2011.
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  • Video: Greening the 2011 RBC Canadian Open.
  • Focus Forward: A Report on Greening Logistics.
  • Spotlight on Supplier Labour Standards.
  • 2011 Imagine H2O Prize to Focus on Wastewater Opportunities.
  • RBC Named to 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
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  • Continuing to LEED in green buildings.
  • Free filtered water provided at the 2011 RBC Canadian Open.
  • Congratulations to the Bay Area Restoration Council.
  • Which way to the beach? Find out with the new Swim Guide app.
  • Webinar: Helping you to Green Your Business.
  • RBC cleantech account managers at your service.
  • RBC named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2011.
  • Profile in green financing: Enerkem.
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  • Join the Wave! RBC celebrates 2nd annual Blue Water Day.
  • Responsible procurement, a new normal.
  • Our FSC paper use surpasses 80%.
  • Protecting our clients from environmental risks.
  • Video: Financing a brownfield.
  • Employee engagement key to improving environmental performance.
  • RBC and Fulbright Canada establish Eco-Leadership program.
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  • RBC releases 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report and Environmental Blueprint Report Card.
  • RBC helps to improve energy literacy in Canada.
  • RBC is helping Canadian businesses finance solar energy systems.
  • RBC and Imagine H2O announce winners of $100,000 global water competition.
  • Earth Day Canada and RBC set to reward environmental hero with $10,000 prize.
  • Server virtualization: A green solution for data storage.
  • RBC named to Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list.
  • Profile in green financing: Affordable green housing project in North Carolina.
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  • RBC launches Greening your Business advice guide.
  • RBC revamps environmental and social risk management for capital markets business.
  • Want to learn more about green manufacturing?
  • RBC Blue Water Project update.
  • RBC named to Canadian Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 2010.
  • Profile in green financing: Affordable green housing project in Oregon.
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