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Reports on climate impacts and adaptation a call for courageous financial interventions to bolster resiliency
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Recent reports on climate impacts and adaptation provide further justification for bold actions now to move Canada to a low-carbon and resilient economy. It’s clear in the reports, there is opportunity for forward-thinking businesses who plan for the impacts and leverage the opportunities in the short-term. Longer term projections are uncertain, but they point to…

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Businesses will miss opportunities waiting for government action on sustainable finance
Businesses will miss opportunities waiting for government action on sustainable finance 1024 724 Mantle

In June, the federal government’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance released its final report, comprised of 15 recommendations for how Canada can build a stronger, greener and more resilient economy. We at Mantle welcome the report and appreciate the hard work the four volunteer members of the panel did in just over a year. The…

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What can companies take away from the NY State Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel work?
What can companies take away from the NY State Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel work? 1024 683 Mantle

The New York State Common Retirement Fund (Fund) the third largest pension plan in the United States, recently published their Climate Action Plan following the recommendations of their first ever Decarbonization Advisory Panel. The panel was charged with recommending how to prepare the $210 billion Fund to identify and manage the risks of a changing…

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Toronto’s first resilience strategy needs broad societal and political support to protect against ‘hotter, wetter, and wilder’ future
Toronto’s first resilience strategy needs broad societal and political support to protect against ‘hotter, wetter, and wilder’ future 1024 678 Mantle

The City of Toronto released its first Resilience Strategy earlier this month. The strategy sets out a vision, goals, and actions to help Toronto survive, adapt and thrive in the face of any challenge, particularly climate change and growing inequities. Recognizing that true resiliency is more than keeping the lights on during extreme weather, the…

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Climate-disclosure is up across sectors, but additional progress urgently required, say new reports from TCFD and CDP
Climate-disclosure is up across sectors, but additional progress urgently required, say new reports from TCFD and CDP 1024 683 Mantle

A growing number of climate disclosures are identifying more extensive climate-related risks, but also revealing the opportunities may greatly outweigh the costs for many organizations. Recent disclosure reports have confirmed this trend and identified that continued progress is required to improve information for investors and help drive towards future financial sustainability. On June 4, 2019,…

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The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 4)
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By Joy-Therése Williams & Alicia Seiger Originally published on Responsible Investor In the final of a series of four articles, Joy Williams and Alicia Seiger of the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel take a deeper look at the work of the expert panel. Click here for the first, second and third in the series.  The final…

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The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 3)
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By Joy-Therése Williams & Alicia Seiger Originally published on Responsible Investor In the third of a series of four articles, Joy Williams and Alicia Seiger of the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel take a deeper look at the work of the expert panel. Click here for the first and second articles.  The final consensus report…

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The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 2)
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By Joy-Therése Williams & Alicia Seiger Originally published on Responsible Investor In the second of a series of four articles, Joy-Therése Williams and Alicia Seiger of the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel take a deeper look at the work of the expert panel. The first article is available here. This article is…

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Bank of Canada listing of climate change as a risk to Canada’s economy is another warning to companies
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On Thursday, the Bank of Canada released its 2019 Financial System Review, and for the first time it listed climate change as one of the main risks to Canada’s economy and financial system. The inclusion of climate change as one of six vulnerabilities listed in the Financial System Review (FSR) comes a few weeks after…

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Beyond the headlines: A closer look at the impacts highlighted in Canada’s Changing Climate Report
Beyond the headlines: A closer look at the impacts highlighted in Canada’s Changing Climate Report 1024 684 Mantle

By Kevin Quinlan On April 2, 2019, the federal government released Canada’s Changing Climate Report, the first in a series of reports outlining the impacts of climate change in Canada. It immediately generated national news for reporting “temperature in Canada has increased at roughly double the global mean rate” with northern Canada warming “roughly three times”…

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