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Reports on climate impacts and adaptation a call for courageous financial interventions to bolster resiliency
Reports on climate impacts and adaptation a call for courageous financial interventions to bolster resiliency 1024 768 Mantle

Recent reports on climate impacts and adaptation provide further justification for bold actions now to move Canada to a low-carbon and resilient economy. It’s clear in the reports, there is opportunity for forward-thinking businesses who plan for the impacts and leverage the opportunities in the short-term. Longer term projections are uncertain, but they point to…

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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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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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The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 4)
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By Joy-Therése Williams & Alicia Seiger Originally published on Responsible Investor In the final of a series of four articles, Joy Williams and Alicia Seiger of the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel take a deeper look at the work of the expert panel. Click here for the first, second and third in the series.  The final…

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The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 3)
The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 3) 1024 683 Mantle

By Joy-Therése Williams & Alicia Seiger Originally published on Responsible Investor In the third of a series of four articles, Joy Williams and Alicia Seiger of the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel take a deeper look at the work of the expert panel. Click here for the first and second articles.  The final consensus report…

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The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 2)
The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 2) 1024 683 Mantle

By Joy-Therése Williams & Alicia Seiger Originally published on Responsible Investor In the second of a series of four articles, Joy-Therése Williams and Alicia Seiger of the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel take a deeper look at the work of the expert panel. The first article is available here. This article is…

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The Bank of Canada
Bank of Canada listing of climate change as a risk to Canada’s economy is another warning to companies
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On Thursday, the Bank of Canada released its 2019 Financial System Review, and for the first time it listed climate change as one of the main risks to Canada’s economy and financial system. The inclusion of climate change as one of six vulnerabilities listed in the Financial System Review (FSR) comes a few weeks after…

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RI Americas Conference 2018
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Mantle was pleased to participate on two panels at the recent RI Americas 2018 in New York.  Laura Zizzo moderated a panel on the alignment with the TCFD recommendations for both companies and investors while Joy Williams participated on the plenary panel on climate change divest/invest debate.  On Laura’s panel, both companies and investors arrived at…

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Litigation will force better management and disclosure of climate-related risk
Litigation will force better management and disclosure of climate-related risk 600 392 Mantle

A Quebec group is suing Canada’s federal government for violating the rights of young people by failing to tackle climate change.  In Juliana v. US, a lawsuit filed by young people against the US government for failing to limit the effects of climate change.  Crab fishermen are suing 30 oil firms over climate change.  Climate-related…

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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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