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RI Americas Conference 2018
RI Americas Conference 2018 600 392 Mantle

Zizzo Strategy 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…

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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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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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Canadian Securities Administrators to Review Climate-Related Disclosure and Reporting Requirements
Canadian Securities Administrators to Review Climate-Related Disclosure and Reporting Requirements 1024 614 Mantle

  MARCH 21, 2017 – The Canadian Securities Administrators announced their intention to review the climate-related disclosures prepared by large reporting issuers listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The three key components of this project include: Review of international disclosure requirements and voluntary frameworks. The increased scrutiny placed on climate-related disclosure has lead to the…

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Momentum for climate disclosure continues as investors push Exxon and Chevron
Momentum for climate disclosure continues as investors push Exxon and Chevron 610 343 Mantle

Major Canadian institutional investors including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Bank of Montreal’s Global Asset Management group and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have announced support for shareholders’ resolutions urging Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. to “stress test” their operations against a climate-adjusted future. While Exxon and Chevron both conduct their own analysis…

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Zizzo Strategy Named a Founding Advisory Partner of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
Zizzo Strategy Named a Founding Advisory Partner of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board 1000 600 Mantle

On March 28, 2016, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) announced the launch of its Advisory Partner Program to support corporate and investor application of sustainability disclosure standards and guidance. We are proud to have been selected as one of the ten founding Advisory Partners and the only Canadian firm certified to support the application…

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United Nations Climate Summit, Paris COP 21: Welcoming Pragmatic Action and A Conversation
United Nations Climate Summit, Paris COP 21: Welcoming Pragmatic Action and A Conversation 1024 545 Mantle

Delegates are boarding planes, trains and other modes of transportation on their way to Paris to participate in the most anticipated United Nations Climate Summit since Copenhagen in 2009. This year’s conference has a different mood than past conferences. It’s been sobered by terrorist attacks, extreme weather challenges, economic crisis and austerity measures. It’s taking…

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Climate Change is Transforming the Financial Landscape through Disclosure, Divestment and Duty
Climate Change is Transforming the Financial Landscape through Disclosure, Divestment and Duty 1024 593 Mantle

The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, recently delivered a stark warning detailing the various risks global markets and the financial community face as a result of a changing climate. He called climate change the “tragedy of the horizon”. Climate change increases physical, regulatory, reputation and litigation risks in a timeframe that may be longer than our…

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