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Study of climate-related disclosures by Canadian public companies
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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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Time for a bold response to our converging health and climate emergencies
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The current COVID-19 health crisis portends a future with increased climate-related disruptions where multiple shocks occur causing significant impacts to systems and economies. This experience has highlighted resiliency gaps across businesses, governments and institutions. At the same time, seeing how the global community, businesses, and citizens have come together to mitigate a collective risk that…

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BlackRock’s climate warning needs to match their climate actions
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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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2019: The year that changed the climate of climate change
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With a month to go in 2019, many of us working and thinking about climate change at Mantle have understood 2019 has been different. Our clients, families, friends, politicians, and the media are all talking about climate change more frequently and seriously. We keep tabs on climate change news and it seems like every day…

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Sea-level rising: the accelerating wave
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Sea level rise is occurring faster than expected, impacting millions in the coming decades and potentially locking in irreversible changes for centuries to come, says the latest UN climate report. While there is uncertainty in the number of people impacted and how quickly these impacts will be felt, new science reveals that current projections for…

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Driving business value through climate scenario analysis
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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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Where could a minority parliament find common ground? Start with climate resiliency
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With Canada’s federal election now complete, the focus is turning towards what the next government will look like. For the first time in more than a decade, no party won a majority of seats. There are many unanswered questions about what a new government will look like and how the different parties will (or won’t)…

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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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Top five takeaways from the PRI’s leading conference on sustainable finance
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Last week, Mantle’s Joy Williams and Laura Zizzo attended, along with 1,700 participants, the annual PRI in Person conference: “Responsible investing in an age of urgent transition.” The Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI) is an investor initiative in partnership with the UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact. PRI signatories pledge to implement six…

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