Climate Change Centre of Excellence

We believe climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. This challenge requires global mobilization, collaboration and understanding.

The Scotiabank Climate Change Centre of Excellence aims to contribute to the global dialogue on climate change, building a better world for everyone, and for every future.

Our focus areas

Collaboration and Partnerships


Working with multiple stakeholder groups to tackle system-wide change.

Information and Knowledge


Sharing information and knowledge through events, training sessions or conferences.

Resources and Publications


Resources and publications to showcase our thought leadership both internally and externally.

Our Progress

See how Scotiabank is enacting our five Climate Commitments to address climate change.

Scotiabank Net Zero Research Fund

Thank you for your interest. Applications are now closed.

As part of its continued efforts to combat climate change, Scotiabank has established a $1,000,000 Net Zero Research Fund (NZRF) to initiate partnerships with leading think-tanks and academic institutions that are supporting key sectors in their efforts to decarbonize. 

 We are no longer accepting applications. Please check back again for future opportunities. 

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The Edge of Energy Ep. 7: Renewable Energy from Food? That’s Rubbish!

How can we help farmers to reduce and producers to build resilience? General Manager at Truly Green Farms, Greg Devries shares some groundbreaking carbon neutral farming practises. Lenore Newman gets excited about the future of food and Evan Fraser, Director of the Arrell Food Institute, has some suggestions for policy makers.

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The Edge of Energy Ep. 6: If It Doesn’t Have Green Purpose, It Won’t Make Cents.

Climate Strategist-Kevin Quinlan, Director of Research at The Institute of Sustainable Finance-Ryan Riordan and Scotiabank’s own Head of ESG Research-Patrick Bryden join us to show how Canada is poised become an economic influencer by accelerating innovation while mobilizing and securing a sustainable economic future.

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The Edge of Energy Ep. 5: Closing the Loop on Ecosystem Conservation.


The energy feeding our lives has been stretched to its limit.  How can we close the loop, maintain resilience and inform government? Jay Famiglietti, Executive Director and Professor of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan; Gillian Chow-Fraser the Boreal Forest Manager at CPAWS Northern Alberta; and conservation scientist Brett Favaro talk ecosystem conservation.

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The Edge of Energy Ep. 4: Talks About Carbon Reduction? It's All Hot Air Unless You Remove It.


Founder and CEO of Carbon Cure, Robert Niven, takes us through carbon capture, sequestration and some innovative technology that will give us the push we need. While, Scotiabank’s Vice President of Social Impact & Sustainability, Sandra Odendahl, will take us through carbon management, and give strategies and policy suggestions that can give us a global advantage. 

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The Edge of Energy Ep. 3: If you build it green, they will come.


Zahra Ebrahim explains why participatory design might reveal innovations we’ve not yet thought about. Fin Macdonald gives us a sneak peek at renewable strategy in the building sector and Leslie Woo looks at the built environment through a new lens.

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The Edge of Energy Ep. 2: Transportation and it’s Most Important Passenger: Clean Energy.


With transportation being one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, we need to put our foot on the gas when headed to a cleaner mobile future. From electric vehicles to hyperloop transportation, experts discuss our transition future.

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The Edge of Energy Ep. 1: What exactly is the energy transition and why is it important?


Scotiabank’s Chief Economist JF Perrault and Merran Smith, Founder and Executive Director of Clean Energy Canada discuss Canada’s energy transition.

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Pandemic ushers in wave of demand for COVID-related bonds


Demand for social, green bonds 'not a fad' say co-leads of new Scotiabank Sustainable Finance Group.

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Canada’s transition angle to the Great Taxonomy Debate


Scotiabank's Director of Sustainable Finance Jason Taylor writes that the framework being designed would encourage sectors to angle toward a low-carbon economy.

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Scotiabank commits $1.25 million to the Institute of Sustainable Finance


This partnership is part of the Bank’s commitment to advancing sustainable finance in Canada and contributing to the global conversation on climate change.

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