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Top five takeaways from the PRI’s leading conference on sustainable finance
Top five takeaways from the PRI’s leading conference on sustainable finance 1024 682 Mantle

Last week, Mantle’s Joy Williams and Laura Zizzo attended, along with 1,700 participants, the annual PRI in Person conference: “Responsible investing in an age of urgent transition.” The Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI) is an investor initiative in partnership with the UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact. PRI signatories pledge to implement six…

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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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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 Mantle) 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 climate…

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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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