Julie Segal

Senior Program Manager, Climate Finance

Julie Segal leads a climate finance policy program at Environmental Defence Canada, where she advances climate-related financial policy and regulation. She previously managed a portfolio of impact investments at the McConnell Foundation, where she invested in projects with positive impacts for Indigenous reconciliation and a just climate transition. She has won national and global awards for her work integrating environmental justice into sustainable finance, including winning First Prize Paper in the Ethics & Trust in Finance Global Prize. She writes about climate finance in the media, contributes to youth- and community-led environmental groups, and advises foundations on strategies for impact investing. Julie completed a Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University.

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Mar 14, 2024

Statement on New Climate-Related Disclosure Guidance from the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board

Statement by, Julie Segal, Senior Manager, Climate Finance  “Canadian businesses report less than global peers…

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Nov 29, 2023

Two-thirds of Canadians want financial sector regulated to ensure environmental sustainability

ECOJUSTICE, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People- New polling…

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Nov 22, 2023


Campaign calling on Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to block the biggest bank merger in Canadian…

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Jul 18, 2023

All-star team of politicians step up to fix finance for climate

Canada finally has an all-star team ready to tackle the biggest gap in Canada’s climate…

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Jun 08, 2023

Statement on the Climate Aligned Finance Act advancing one step closer to becoming law

Statement from Julie Segal, Senior Program Manager, Climate Finance Toronto | Traditional territories of the…

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May 18, 2023

Statement On Parliamentarians Call On Government To Act On Climate-Aligned Finance

Statement from Julie Segal, Senior Program Manager, Climate Finance Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of…

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Apr 06, 2023

Cleaning up Canada’s Financial System for the Climate

Canadian banks and pension plans are still putting money into polluting investments. This is holding…

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Mar 07, 2023

Statement from Julie Segal on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ (OSFI) new climate disclosure rules, guideline B-15

Now is the time for climate finance leadership from government Statement by Julie Segal Senior…

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Dec 20, 2022

Paris Agreement Article 2.1c sounds obscure – but it packs a big punch for cleaning up the financial sector.

Imagine a tug of war. If public dollars pull towards a healthy planet but private…

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