Climate Finance

Answering your questions about TCFD and climate disclosure
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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…

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Your investment manager is a PRI signatory, but do they understand climate change?
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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.…

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Updated guidance helps limited partners implement responsible investing
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Responsible investing is on the rise, however, investors face continuing challenges, including misconceptions, to implement responsible investing in private equity. A recently updated Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) guide designed for limited partners – from venture capitalists to secondary investors – aims to address these challenges. Responsible investing is growing because of greater industry awareness and understanding of core environmental,…

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New EU taxonomy aims for a rapid increase in sustainable investing
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Investor demand for sustainable investments is growing, but the exact definition of sustainable has traditionally relied on self-reporting or industry standards, creating confusion and a lack of traceability for investors. The new European Union taxonomy, released in early March, aims to assist investors and companies by providing a common language for sustainable activities. By providing…

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Time for a bold response to our converging health and climate emergencies
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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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BlackRock’s climate warning needs to match their climate actions
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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s latest annual letter to CEOs “A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance” immediately made waves in the financial community and the media because of its urgent call for all companies to recognize and account for the risks of climate change. The letter said the failure to account for these risks would put billions…

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Investing in a climate-changed economy
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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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Top five takeaways from the PRI’s leading conference on sustainable finance
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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 Mantle314

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
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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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