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Economics / Sustainability /  • August 14, 2018
Green bonding with the planet
The global green bond market is experiencing a growth spurt.

Climate change and global warming is the defining issue of our time, caused by the planet’s atmosphere trapping heat, a phenomenon known as the greenhouse effect. The gases that contribute to this include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous o...

Economics /  • June 27, 2018
Ten year anniversary of the financial crisis
The 2008 bankruptcy of the Lehman Brothers bank in the United States sparked a near-collapse of the world’s financial system. Is the West in full remission?

It has been a decade since the global economy sunk into a Great Recession following the bankruptcy of the Lehman Brothers investment bank, which precipitated a domino effect that swept Europe, sparking a debt crisis. How well have Western na...

Business / Economics /  • April 23, 2018
A bit of controversy

In 2014, the American Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist, businessman and actor 50 Cent (born Curtis Jackson III) allowed fans to use cryptocurrency to buy his album Animal Ambition, as a way for him to “stay with the times.” The sales stunt rak...

Economics / Human Interest /  • February 20, 2018
Mind the Gap
Canada is a bountiful country — for some.

Last year, Global Finance Magazine ranked the world’s countries according to their gross domestic product (GDP) and purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita, based upon 2016 data from the International Monetary Fund. Of the world’s wealth...

Economics / Human Interest /  • December 21, 2017
Census 2016
Statistics Canada releases census figures from 2015 showing incomes on the upswing.

New census results released by Statistics Canada this past September indicate that a majority of Canadians saw their incomes rise in the decade from 2005 to 2015. The median income of individuals rose 12.7 per cent to $34,204 in 2015, a...

Economics /  • June 23, 2017
Borrowing Spree
Canadian households carry the biggest debt-to-income load in the G7.

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Community Development / Economics /  • February 21, 2017
Economic pillar
By investing profits back into communities, credit unions create twice as many jobs as Canada’s largest banks.

By investing profits back into communities, credit unions create twice as many jobs as Canada’s largest banks.

Economics / Sustainability /  • July 1, 2015
Responsible investment in Canada
Check out our primer on ethical investment, from strategies to screening

Climate change, labour rights, executive compensation. These issues matter to Canadians, as evidenced by a 68 per cent increase in the RI sector over two years.

Economics /  • Mar 2015
Canada’s shifting population and money
Canada's success depends on growth, which is largely attributed to immigration.

People and money flow in and out of Canada, contributing to our economy and boosting growth.