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New EU taxonomy aims for a rapid increase in sustainable investing
New EU taxonomy aims for a rapid increase in sustainable investing 1024 662 Mantle

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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How to manage your company’s climate risks and harness opportunities
How to manage your company’s climate risks and harness opportunities 1024 670 Mantle

Over the next 20 years, we will experience receding ice cover, heatwaves, rising sea levels, wildfires, storm surges and other extreme weather events. These climate impacts could cause significant losses, damage, or disruptions to our food systems, drinking water, infrastructure, and the energy systems that fuel our modern lives. They may also disturb our forests and ecosystems,…

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BlackRock’s climate warning needs to match their climate actions
BlackRock’s climate warning needs to match their climate actions 1024 683 Mantle

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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Four tips for businesses from Climate Week NYC
Four tips for businesses from Climate Week NYC 1024 683 Mantle

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
Businesses will miss opportunities waiting for government action on sustainable finance 1024 724 Mantle

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
Climate change litigation mounts as companies face increased exposure, legal report finds 1024 684 Mantle

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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