Publications

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Report on the financial risk of climate change in a transition to a low-carbon world
Report on the financial risk of climate change in a transition to a low-carbon world 1024 683 Mantle314

Mantle314’s research paper for the University of British Columbia (UBC) highlights for investors how climate change science and risks translate into financial impacts. This report looks specifically at the energy sector, which contains the most high-risk companies because of their significant contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their ongoing production of fossil fuel…

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Study of climate-related disclosures by Canadian public companies
Study of climate-related disclosures by Canadian public companies 1024 691 Mantle314

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) commissioned Mantle314 to conduct a study of the climate-related disclosures provided by 40 TSX-listed companies in their regulatory and voluntary reporting, while assessing alignment with the TCFD recommendations. This reports build off of a similar report by Mantle314 for CPA Canada looking at disclosures in 2016. This…

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Investing in a climate-changed economy
Investing in a climate-changed economy 611 412 Mantle314

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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Driving business value through climate scenario analysis
Driving business value through climate scenario analysis 1024 682 Mantle314

Scenario analysis continues to be one of the most challenging of the TCFD recommendations for any organization to implement. However, Mantle and Verability argue that the benefits well outweigh the effort to understand and use scenario analysis. Scenarios provide a framework to understand, approach and manage the complexity that climate change presents to business decisions.…

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Integrating LCA into Ontario’s Infrastructure Planning & Decision Making
Integrating LCA into Ontario’s Infrastructure Planning & Decision Making 600 400 Mantle314

Mantle was engaged by the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure to perform research, analysis and provide insights for consideration on strategies to integrate life cycle assessment (LCA) into future government infrastructure planning and decision-making. This research focused on understanding current best practices on LCA-related data, tools and processes, and studying how environmental impacts over the life-cycle of…

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Developing a Stormwater Quality Management Standard
Developing a Stormwater Quality Management Standard (QMS)
Developing a Stormwater Quality Management Standard (QMS) 600 400 Mantle314

This project seeks to understand the role and scope of a risk and quality management standard that could be developed to assist municipalities, engineers and other professional practitioners in designing, operating, maintaining and continuously improving stormwater management systems—both today and in light of a changing climate. Read the full report in english or french.

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Transition Strategies: Preparing Canada for a Low-Carbon Future
Transition Strategies: Preparing Canada for a Low-Carbon Future 600 400 Mantle314

The ongoing global transition to a lower-carbon, resilient economy requires significant and, in some cases, disruptive changes across economic sectors and industries. These changes present significant risks for those slow to adapt, but also massive opportunities for forward-thinking organizations. This report examines the transition risks faced by both Canadian and international organizations, with an emphasis…

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Embodied Carbon
Embodied Carbon in Construction: Policy Primer for Ontario
Embodied Carbon in Construction: Policy Primer for Ontario 600 400 Mantle314

This primer provides an overview of the concept of embodied carbon and describes how life cycle assessment (LCA) can be used to calculate and minimize life cycle GHG impacts from construction projects. It draws on the lessons learned from a recent case study that calculated the embodied carbon of a new commercial building in Toronto…

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Preventing Disaster Before It Strikes
Preventing Disaster Before it Strikes
Preventing Disaster Before it Strikes 600 400 Mantle314

This report profiles 20 best practices to be incorporated into the design and construction of new flood-resilient residential communities in Canada. Ensuring that new communities are built under the direction of these practices is necessary to combat ever-worsening extreme weather that, if not addressed, will result in costly and unremitting flood damage.

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Embodied Carbon of Buildings and Infrastructure
Embodied Carbon of Buildings and Infrastructure
Embodied Carbon of Buildings and Infrastructure 600 400 Mantle314

Addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from buildings and infrastructure is a key component of the global fight against climate change. This report was commissioned by Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd (FII), and examines international best practices towards measuring, reporting, and reducing embodied carbon. Read more.

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