Climate Action

Vancouver Releases Plan to Reduce Embodied Emissions by 40%
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To date, more than 1,700 jurisdictions have declared a climate emergency. Vancouver has long been a global climate leader, adopting innovative policies and taking strong action to enable a more sustainable lifestyle. Vancouver declared a climate emergency in January 2019 and developed its Climate Emergency Response report, which was approved by the City Council in…

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Canada Commits to Net-Zero in New Legislation
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Risk management, a national strategy and plan, oversight and governance, transparent metrics and targets – Canada now has a proposed legal framework for meeting our global climate commitments; and it looks rather like the recommendations of the Task-Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Today, Canada’s federal government tabled long-awaited legislation outlining a roadmap for meeting…

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Beyond PRI: How (and Why) to Become a Climate Leader
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Asset managers have flocked to become members of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). With climate change rising up the agenda, how will you stand out? Over the last decade, responsible investment has moved from fringe to mainstream. Asset managers have responded to new market dynamics and reassessed their investment processes to understand how ESG…

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2020 Teaches Pension Fiduciaries to Prepare for Climate Change
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Like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate-related events have the potential to impact pension investments and funding obligations, as well as day-to-day plan operations. The adversity that administrators have adapted to this year can provide lessons for building more resilient governance structures for retirement plans. 2020 has made us look more broadly at external risks that can…

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Achieving Paris-Alignment: New investor initiative provides blueprint for net-zero alignment
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A growing trend in the market amongst climate-aware institutional investors is a commitment to align their investment portfolios with the Paris Agreement, and contribute towards the goal of net-zero global emissions by 2050. To help investors achieve these objectives, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s (IIGCC) Paris Alignment Investment Initiative, supported by 70 European…

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The COVID-19 crisis is expected to knock some $4 trillion from the global economy. The climate crisis, under current pledges to cut carbon emissions, could cut $600 trillion from the global economy by 2100. The economic cost of climate change is equivalent to 1.8x covid-like contractions each year for 80 years.
Climate change total costs comparable to twice the COVID-economic hit each year until 2100: new paper
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As the world grapples with the social and economic fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, evolving projections point to significant economic losses. The crisis may wipe out between $2-4 trillion from the global economy, possibly more if the crisis is not contained, the Asian Development Bank said. This is a devastating loss. In the…

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