Climate Action

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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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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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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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Where could a minority parliament find common ground? Start with climate resiliency
Where could a minority parliament find common ground? Start with climate resiliency 1024 680 Mantle

With Canada’s federal election now complete, the focus is turning towards what the next government will look like. For the first time in more than a decade, no party won a majority of seats. There are many unanswered questions about what a new government will look like and how the different parties will (or won’t)…

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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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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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Litigation will force better management and disclosure of climate-related risk
Litigation will force better management and disclosure of climate-related risk 600 392 Mantle

A Quebec group is suing Canada’s federal government for violating the rights of young people by failing to tackle climate change.  In Juliana v. US, a lawsuit filed by young people against the US government for failing to limit the effects of climate change.  Crab fishermen are suing 30 oil firms over climate change.  Climate-related…

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Summer of Extreme Weather Confirms the Need for Climate Action, Canadian Private Sector Responds
Summer of Extreme Weather Confirms the Need for Climate Action, Canadian Private Sector Responds 600 400 Mantle

Extreme weather events in Canada are intensifying, highlighting the financial and social cost of climate change. After a summer of heat waves, flooding and wildfires across the country, it is becoming increasingly clear that climate impacts are real and imminent. We need to do more – both in terms of preparing for these impacts, but…

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