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Four tips for businesses from Climate Week NYC
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Climate Week in New York City just wrapped up, and Mantle was in attendance. With more than 300 events taking place, we couldn’t attend everything—but we had a presence at several events discussing the role of sustainable finance and the importance of businesses taking action on climate. Here are the top four things that we…

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Businesses will miss opportunities waiting for government action on sustainable finance
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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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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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Climate change litigation mounts as companies face increased exposure, legal report finds
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Over 1,200 climate change cases have been filed in more than 30 jurisdictions against governments and corporations, including 950 in the United States, according to a newly released report by the global law firm Clyde & Co. Cases filed in the US, Australia, the UK, the EU, New Zealand, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and India either…

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Corporate directors facing increased exposure to climate change litigation, say legal experts
Corporate directors facing increased exposure to climate change litigation, say legal experts 1024 750 Mantle

Corporate directors face an increasing climate liability exposure, according to an updated legal opinion by an Australian think tank, the Centre for Policy Development (CPD). The original 2016 legal opinion by Noel Hutley SC and Sebastian Hartford Davis found that it was “likely to be only a matter of time before we see litigation against…

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Climate Disclosure: A Transition from Thinking to Action
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“There has been a transition in thinking. And this is now beginning to be translated into action.” -Mark Carney’s speech, “A Transition in Thinking and Action,” delivered in early April at the International Climate Risk Conference for Supervisors in Amsterdam The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations continue to gain support and momentum…

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Canadian Securities Regulators Report on Need for Better Climate Disclosure
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On April 5, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 51-354 Report on Climate Change-related Disclosure Project (the Notice). The Notice details the findings of its year-long review of Canadian climate disclosures. It summarizes the current state of climate-related reporting in Canada, discusses perspectives of both reporting companies (issuers) and users…

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Keep Calm and Disclose your Climate Change Risks
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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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