How investors can stay engaged with ESG through proxy votes

September 23, 2022 |RBC Wealth Management

In the era of ESG, or investing according to environmental, social and governance principles, investors have become increasingly active in trying to drive support for ESG-related policies.

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The price of power: How to cut Canada's net zero electricity bill

September 20, 2022 |Colin Guldimann
The Price of Power is the latest report in RBC Economics and Thought Leadership’s climate series, building from the team’s flagship report, The $2 Trillion Transition. This climate series is designed to inform and inspire Canadian prosperity, while advancing...
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A Just Transition to net zero

September 16, 2022 |RBC Wealth Management

Just Transition is a movement defined by The Paris Agreement of 2015 as countries working together for equitable distribution of the costs and benefits of climate action via workers, employers, communities, society and governments.

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Canadian home buyers feeling the heat of higher interest rates

September 15, 2022 |Robert Hogue

Fewer—and more budget-constrained—active buyers in the market are taking steam out of prices.

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Labour shortages and rising interest rates headline Q3 business concerns

August 30, 2022 |Claire Fan

Businesses expecting an increase in profitability or employment count over the next three months edged lower, relative to Q2.

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Proof Point: Canada's labour shortages will outlive a recession

July 20, 2022 |Nathan Janzen, Claire Fan and Naomi Powell
A severe labour squeeze is choking the ability of Canadian businesses to ramp up production. A recession in 2023 might temporarily ease worker shortages—but they’ll return as Canada’s population ages. An influx of educated immigrants could offer some...
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Forceful BoC surprises with 100 bp hike

July 14, 2022 |Josh Nye
100 bp hike topped widespread expectations for a 75 bp increase BoC front-loading the path to higher rates amid excess demand, high inflation and rising inflation expectations “Interest rates will need to rise further”; we see 3.25% policy rate by October...
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Immigration Nation: New Canadians are vital to an aging society

June 29, 2022 |Nathan Janzen, Claire Fan and Carrie Freestone

A wave of new Canadians is coming—and just in time.

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Canada's housing markets rebalancing fast

June 09, 2022 |Robert Hogue
The wind is definitely shifting—and becoming a lot chillier—for Canada’s housing market. Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Hamilton were among the areas experiencing significant pullbacks in home resale activity in May. For many of them this represented...
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Bank of Canada hikes interest rates another 50 bps and isn’t done yet

June 01, 2022 |Josh Nye, Senior Economist, RBC Economics

Rate hike is the second in a row from the Bank of Canada.

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