Climate Change

Answering your questions about TCFD and climate disclosure
Answering your questions about TCFD and climate disclosure 1024 678 Mantle314

Looking to have your reporting aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework? Not sure what to include in your climate disclosure? Recently, we held a webinar addressing these pressing topics and want to share with you our answers to the most popular questions that came up. Q: TCFD Drivers: There are…

read more
Beyond PRI: How to Identify climate leaders - image of hang sliding a puzzle piece into place
Your investment manager is a PRI signatory, but do they understand climate change?
Your investment manager is a PRI signatory, but do they understand climate change? 1024 683 Mantle314

If asset owners want to ensure their investments are climate resilient, having managers who are Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) signatories is a good start but it’s not enough. Forward-looking asset owners are doing more on climate change—here’s how you can identify the climate leaders. The PRI is the leading organization advocating for responsible investment.…

read more
pencils on pad - the state of Canadian Climate Disclosure
Canadian climate disclosures improving but consistency gaps remain: report
Canadian climate disclosures improving but consistency gaps remain: report 1024 683 Mantle314

Climate-related financial disclosures by some of Canada’s largest companies are improving, but more work is required to boost the quality of disclosures and to align with industry best practices, according to a report Mantle314 conducted for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. In 2019, CPA Canada commissioned Mantle314 to conduct a study of the climate-related…

read more
oil derricks - Financial Risk of the Low Carbon Transition
Climate transition increasing risks for unprepared investors
Climate transition increasing risks for unprepared investors 1024 683 Mantle314

The COVID-19 crisis is reinforcing for companies and investors the importance of preparing for global systemic risks. While it is difficult to foresee a global pandemic, investors should not be surprised when the well-documented risks of the global climate crisis impact their investment portfolios. In a recently published Mantle314 research paper for the University of…

read more
Solar panels installed on the territory of the petrochemical complex
Report on the financial risk of climate change in a transition to a low-carbon world
Report on the financial risk of climate change in a transition to a low-carbon world 1024 683 Mantle314

Mantle314’s research paper for the University of British Columbia (UBC) highlights for investors how climate change science and risks translate into financial impacts. This report looks specifically at the energy sector, which contains the most high-risk companies because of their significant contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their ongoing production of fossil fuel…

read more
The COVID-19 crisis is expected to knock some $4 trillion from the global economy. The climate crisis, under current pledges to cut carbon emissions, could cut $600 trillion from the global economy by 2100. The economic cost of climate change is equivalent to 1.8x covid-like contractions each year for 80 years.
Climate change total costs comparable to twice the COVID-economic hit each year until 2100: new paper
Climate change total costs comparable to twice the COVID-economic hit each year until 2100: new paper 1024 593 Mantle314

As the world grapples with the social and economic fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, evolving projections point to significant economic losses. The crisis may wipe out between $2-4 trillion from the global economy, possibly more if the crisis is not contained, the Asian Development Bank said. This is a devastating loss. In the…

read more
a tree surrounded by buildings
Study of climate-related disclosures by Canadian public companies
Study of climate-related disclosures by Canadian public companies 1024 691 Mantle314

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…

read more
climate change and investing white paper screen capture
Investing in a climate-changed economy
Investing in a climate-changed economy 611 412 Mantle314

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…

read more
climate change protesters on the street
2019: The year that changed the climate of climate change
2019: The year that changed the climate of climate change 1024 768 Mantle314

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…

read more
ice bergs in the Arctic
Sea-level rising: the accelerating wave
Sea-level rising: the accelerating wave 1024 683 Mantle314

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…

read more