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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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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Nov 02, 2022

New report shows why regulations are needed now to align Canada’s federally-regulated financial flows with its climate goals

Recent decision by GFANZ to water down accountability of voluntary net-zero commitments proves that enforceable…

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Oct 28, 2022

Statement from Julie Segal on GFANZ move to distance itself from UN backed Race to Zero

GFANZ distanced itself from the UN expert guidance, Race to Zero, which recently published strong…

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Jul 21, 2022

Canadian regulator tip-toes into the climate regulation pool but needs to actually go for a swim

In a recent webinar hosted by Manifest Climate, Julie Segal, Senior Program Manager, Climate Finance…

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May 05, 2022

It’s time policymakers align finance with actual climate action

Over 85 investment firms, academic organizations, and environmental groups from across Canada and the globe,…

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Jan 20, 2022

Acting now on climate change is Canada’s best financial bet

This article was originally published in The National Observer.

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Jan 14, 2022

What is sustainable finance and why should the Canadian government regulate it?

We can’t solve the climate crisis unless private finance flows in a new direction. But…

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