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To the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance
To the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance 1024 669 Mantle

Looking ahead for the long-term The work by the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance was a welcome initiative by the federal government. Mantle (formerly Zizzo Strategy) hopes that this initiative will be successful in transitioning Canada’s economy to one that is based on less carbon intensive assets and is more resilient to the impacts of…

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Finance Solutions for Climate Action Needed
Finance Solutions for Climate Action Needed 600 392 Mantle

One of the main obstacles to meaningful climate action is adequate capital backing. While government policies and incentives are crucial to drive climate initiatives, solutions require support from a broader stakeholder group. The financial sector has been called out as a crucial participant in solving the global climate crisis.  Pension funds, banks, insurance companies and…

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Federal Government Releases “Climate Lens” to Screen Investments and Build More Resilient Infrastructure
Federal Government Releases “Climate Lens” to Screen Investments and Build More Resilient Infrastructure 600 399 Mantle

On Friday, June 1st, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced the launch of the Climate Lens, a tool that will help ensure the Government of Canada takes into account climate change considerations when assessing its future infrastructure investments. What is the Climate Lens? Under Investing in Canada, the federal government’s long-term infrastructure plan, “applicants seeking federal…

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Keep Calm and Disclose your Climate Change Risks
Keep Calm and Disclose your Climate Change Risks 600 400 Mantle

This Guest Post was Contributed by Mercedes Arango* In the last days, nine investment group leaders, including la Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ), in partnership with UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) created a workgroup to promote climate transparency in the financial markets, based on the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB)…

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Two Years After Paris Agreement, Support for Climate Disclosure is Surging
Two Years After Paris Agreement, Support for Climate Disclosure is Surging 375 250 Mantle

The final recommendations of the industry-led Financial Stability Board (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) are continuing to gain momentum and attract support from companies, investors, rating agencies, stock exchanges, regulators, governments and others. Companies across sectors are endorsing the recommendations and some are beginning to implement them in their public disclosures. Global…

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Caisse de Dépôt De-risks Portfolio and Supports Low-carbon Economy with New Investment Strategy
Caisse de Dépôt De-risks Portfolio and Supports Low-carbon Economy with New Investment Strategy 600 400 Mantle

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)—Canada’s second biggest pension fund, with more than C$285 billion under management—just announced a new investment strategy to support the targets of the Paris Agreement and contribute to the transition toward a low-carbon global economy. Referencing rapid climate-related policy, technological and market developments, CDPQ has decided to…

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Drive for Increased Climate-related Financial Disclosures Continues
Drive for Increased Climate-related Financial Disclosures Continues 600 400 Mantle

Companies can no longer hide their climate risk. The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is helping to standardize the approach to reporting on climate-related risks and opportunities, imploring organizations to identify and strategize around climate issues and tell investors how they are making these determinations. A recent lawsuit against an Australian Bank for inadequate disclosure of climate risks, among…

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2017 Budget – Creating Canada’s Clean Growth Economy
2017 Budget – Creating Canada’s Clean Growth Economy 1024 680 Mantle

The 2017 Budget reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to decarbonizing the economy with significant investments planned in green infrastructure and the growth of clean technology sector. This solidified the progress from 2015 and 2016 that started with Canada’s commitment to the Paris Agreement, followed by the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change and…

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Canadian Securities Administrators to Review Climate-Related Disclosure and Reporting Requirements
Canadian Securities Administrators to Review Climate-Related Disclosure and Reporting Requirements 1024 614 Mantle

  MARCH 21, 2017 – The Canadian Securities Administrators announced their intention to review the climate-related disclosures prepared by large reporting issuers listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The three key components of this project include: Review of international disclosure requirements and voluntary frameworks. The increased scrutiny placed on climate-related disclosure has lead to the…

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London Stock Exchange Joins Call for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks, TSX asked to step up
London Stock Exchange Joins Call for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks, TSX asked to step up 610 343 Mantle

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) recently published a guidance document, adding its voice to the choir declaring the importance of issuers integrating climate change-related information into investor reporting and communications, stating: Investors want to understand how issuers are responding to long-term and macroeconomic trends such as climate, demographic and technological change as well as political…

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