Canadian Specialty Program Group Achieves Exceptional Accolade

Among Canada’s insurance sector managing general agents, Specialty Program Group Canada (SPGC) is the first to get EcoClaim certification.

This landmark is an integral aspect of SPGC’s plans to help the MGA achieve its goal of going net-zero.

SPGC, which owns the operating brands Cansure, Beacon, and i3 Underwriting, has emphasized the importance of improving climate performance and greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting in line with their ESG (environmental, social, and governance) objectives.

“With the goal of reaching net zero by 2030 in mind, we have prioritized three critical initiatives, one of which is to decarbonize our supply chain.”

Along with the EcoClaim accreditation, SPGC has also taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint and strengthen its relationship with The Nature Force, an organization working to build resilience in the face of climate change.

Jodi Scarlett, chief executive of EcoClaim, shown second from left during the SPG Earth Month event, said, “SPGC is taking bold steps as climate leaders in the insurance industry.”

By being the first MGA to receive EcoClaim certification, SPGC is inspiring its suppliers and the community at large to take greater climate action. We are elated to witness the direct result of our collaboration in the immediate reduction of construction trash sent to landfills.

Using EcoClaim’s training and monitoring tools, we learned that SPGC intends to supplement its annual GhG inventory with Scope 3 supply chain emissions. The partnership with The Nature Force will also help the company reduce its environmental footprint.

“Any company, no matter how big or small, can support our efforts to partner with groups like EcoClaim and The Nature Force,” said Cameron Copeland, president and CEO of SPGC.

“Anyone in the industry seeking to enhance their ESG performance would be welcome to hear my thoughts on our endeavors, and I would be happy to share them with you.”