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New EU taxonomy aims for a rapid increase in sustainable investing
New EU taxonomy aims for a rapid increase in sustainable investing 1024 662 Mantle

Investor demand for sustainable investments is growing, but the exact definition of sustainable has traditionally relied on self-reporting or industry standards, creating confusion and a lack of traceability for investors. The new European Union taxonomy, released in early March, aims to assist investors and companies by providing a common language for sustainable activities. By providing…

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Green Stimulus: Support the economy, boost local jobs and cut carbon with upfront carbon caps on infrastructure projects
Green Stimulus: Support the economy, boost local jobs and cut carbon with upfront carbon caps on infrastructure projects 1024 602 Mantle

With the economy severely battered by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the government of Canada is taking unprecedented action to support Canadian workers and businesses. As was the case after the 2008 financial crisis, the government will likely look towards infrastructure spending to fund shovel-ready projects. To jump-start the economy, support Canadian workers (without running afoul…

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How to manage your company’s climate risks and harness opportunities
How to manage your company’s climate risks and harness opportunities 1024 670 Mantle

Over the next 20 years, we will experience receding ice cover, heatwaves, rising sea levels, wildfires, storm surges and other extreme weather events. These climate impacts could cause significant losses, damage, or disruptions to our food systems, drinking water, infrastructure, and the energy systems that fuel our modern lives. They may also disturb our forests and ecosystems,…

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Study of climate-related disclosures by Canadian public companies
Study of climate-related disclosures by Canadian public companies 1024 691 Mantle

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) commissioned Mantle314 to conduct a study of the climate-related disclosures provided by 40 TSX-listed companies in their regulatory and voluntary reporting, while assessing alignment with the TCFD recommendations. This reports build off of a similar report by Mantle314 for CPA Canada looking at disclosures in 2016. This…

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Time for a bold response to our converging health and climate emergencies
Time for a bold response to our converging health and climate emergencies 1024 768 Mantle

The current COVID-19 health crisis portends a future with increased climate-related disruptions where multiple shocks occur causing significant impacts to systems and economies. This experience has highlighted resiliency gaps across businesses, governments and institutions. At the same time, seeing how the global community, businesses, and citizens have come together to mitigate a collective risk that…

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BlackRock’s climate warning needs to match their climate actions
BlackRock’s climate warning needs to match their climate actions 1024 683 Mantle

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s latest annual letter to CEOs “A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance” immediately made waves in the financial community and the media because of its urgent call for all companies to recognize and account for the risks of climate change. The letter said the failure to account for these risks would put billions…

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Investing in a climate-changed economy
Investing in a climate-changed economy 611 412 Mantle

The climate is changing, bringing risks to businesses. Companies are beginning to move beyond thinking of climate as a corporate social responsibility or a regulatory concern. Firms are starting to develop plans to manage climate risk and harness climate opportunities. There is a growing pool of sustainable finance capital being invested in companies that have…

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2019: The year that changed the climate of climate change
2019: The year that changed the climate of climate change 1024 768 Mantle

With a month to go in 2019, many of us working and thinking about climate change at Mantle have understood 2019 has been different. Our clients, families, friends, politicians, and the media are all talking about climate change more frequently and seriously. We keep tabs on climate change news and it seems like every day…

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Sea-level rising: the accelerating wave
Sea-level rising: the accelerating wave 1024 683 Mantle

Sea level rise is occurring faster than expected, impacting millions in the coming decades and potentially locking in irreversible changes for centuries to come, says the latest UN climate report. While there is uncertainty in the number of people impacted and how quickly these impacts will be felt, new science reveals that current projections for…

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Driving business value through climate scenario analysis
Driving business value through climate scenario analysis 1024 682 Mantle

Scenario analysis continues to be one of the most challenging of the TCFD recommendations for any organization to implement. However, Mantle and Verability argue that the benefits well outweigh the effort to understand and use scenario analysis. Scenarios provide a framework to understand, approach and manage the complexity that climate change presents to business decisions.…

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