Climate Change

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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 683 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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Reports on climate impacts and adaptation a call for courageous financial interventions to bolster resiliency
Reports on climate impacts and adaptation a call for courageous financial interventions to bolster resiliency 1024 768 Mantle

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)
The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 4) 1024 670 Mantle

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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