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Climate change litigation mounts as companies face increased exposure, legal report finds
Climate change litigation mounts as companies face increased exposure, legal report finds 1024 684 Mantle

Over 1,200 climate change cases have been filed in more than 30 jurisdictions against governments and corporations, including 950 in the United States, according to a newly released report by the global law firm Clyde & Co. Cases filed in the US, Australia, the UK, the EU, New Zealand, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and India either…

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Observed changes (°C) in annual temperature across Canada between 1948 and 2016, based on linear trends. From: Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action
Federal climate report, revealing Canada is warming at twice the global average, demonstrates urgent need for adaptation and deep decarbonization
Federal climate report, revealing Canada is warming at twice the global average, demonstrates urgent need for adaptation and deep decarbonization 1024 695 Mantle

Canada’s climate is warming at nearly twice the global average rate and Northern Canada is warming even faster, according to the federal government’s sobering national assessment on the impacts of climate change in Canada.  Canada’s Changing Climate Report is yet another warning to governments and businesses that we must urgently adapt to the changing climate…

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Integrating LCA into Ontario’s Infrastructure Planning & Decision Making
Integrating LCA into Ontario’s Infrastructure Planning & Decision Making 600 400 Mantle

Mantle was engaged by the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure to perform research, analysis and provide insights for consideration on strategies to integrate life cycle assessment (LCA) into future government infrastructure planning and decision-making. This research focused on understanding current best practices on LCA-related data, tools and processes, and studying how environmental impacts over the life-cycle of…

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Changes in LEED v4.1 make life cycle assessment and embodied carbon management more flexible
Changes in LEED v4.1 make life cycle assessment and embodied carbon management more flexible 600 392 Mantle

You’ve probably heard of a “LEED Building”; you may even live or work in one. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most popular green building rating system in the world. Its voluntary best-practices have played a major role in the greening of the construction industry. Canada has over 3,800 LEED buildings. Over…

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Significant Step to Making TCFD a Requirement
Significant Step to Making TCFD a Requirement 600 392 Mantle

Over 2250 financial market participants will have to report on TCFD recommendations of governance, strategy and risk/opportunity in 2020. This is the next step in the PRI’s support of the disclosure framework. The PRI (Principles of Responsible Investing) has announced that several TCFD-aligned disclosure indicators will move from being voluntary to be mandatory in 2020…

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Laura’s Globe op-ed on the need for executive compensation to reflect climate governance
Laura’s Globe op-ed on the need for executive compensation to reflect climate governance 600 392 Mantle

In Today’s Report on Business of The Globe and Mail, Laura Zizzo’s featured op-ed “Executive compensation must be recalibrated to include climate-related governance” argues it’s high time for climate goals and governance to be reflected in executive compensation. Action on climate makes good business sense and is being demanded by regulators and other stakeholders. What…

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Climate Tech Crunch
Climate Tech Crunch 600 392 Mantle

At the intersection of climate change, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, there is extreme potential. Expert insights are required for organizations to understand and utilize the best available technology to assess and manage their climate risks and opportunities. This post highlights few tools on our radar. Arabesque’s S-Ray “Explore the sustainability of the…

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Bringing Climate into Focus through the Climate Lens
Bringing Climate into Focus through the Climate Lens 600 392 Mantle

Funding opportunities from Infrastructure Canada require projects to understand their climate change risks, resilience strategies, and GHG emissions. Over the next 12 years, Infrastructure Canada (INFC) expects to fund more than $180 million in projects. $33 billion of the funding will be available for projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), as indicated…

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Sustainable Classification System (Green Taxonomy)
Sustainable Classification System (Green Taxonomy) 1000 653 Mantle

A Canadian-Specific Standard is Needed Today, the term sustainable finance refers mainly to public and private funds earmarked to support a transition to a low carbon and resilient economy. This consists of funding activities that will help the current economies mitigate climate change and adapt to a new climate reality in the near- and long-term…

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Climate Change Series: Building and Construction Industry
Climate Change Series: Building and Construction Industry 1000 653 Mantle

In this third edition of our blog series on the implication of climate change for various sectors, we will be exploring the issues as they relate to the building and construction industry. As with our previous installments on the financial sector and power utilities, we will dive into the key impacts and translate them into decision-useful considerations. We…

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