Climate Change

Our Top Climate Reads of 2020
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With 2020 coming to a close, we at Mantle314 took a look back at the reports, papers, and articles on climate change that had the biggest impact on us. Despite the enormous challenges presented by COVID-19, the world made important steps this year towards accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy. Whether it’s better disclosure…

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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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Net Zero Carbon Construction
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Download report Understanding Embodied Carbon & Net Zero Carbon Construction When it comes to creating lower-carbon construction, does the building industry have a blind spot? For a model of true sustainable development, consider Evergreen Brick Works’ landmark location in Toronto’s Don Valley. There, the historic Kiln Building has been transformed into the TD Future Cities…

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ESG and sustainability funds resilient in the face of non-traditional risks
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Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, major investment funds set up with ESG and sustainability criteria are outperforming the rest of the market, utilizing their experience with non-traditional risks. S&P Global Market Intelligence analyzed 17 exchange-traded and mutual funds, with more than $250 million in ESG-related assets under management, and found 12 of the 17 ESG…

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Answering your questions about TCFD and climate disclosure
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Looking to have your reporting aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework? Not sure what to include in your climate disclosure? Recently, we held a webinar addressing these pressing topics and want to share with you our answers to the most popular questions that came up. Q: TCFD Drivers: There are…

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Beyond PRI: How to Identify climate leaders - image of hang sliding a puzzle piece into place
Your investment manager is a PRI signatory, but do they understand climate change?
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If asset owners want to ensure their investments are climate resilient, having managers who are Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) signatories is a good start but it’s not enough. Forward-looking asset owners are doing more on climate change—here’s how you can identify the climate leaders. The PRI is the leading organization advocating for responsible investment.…

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pencils on pad - the state of Canadian Climate Disclosure
Canadian climate disclosures improving but consistency gaps remain: report
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Climate-related financial disclosures by some of Canada’s largest companies are improving, but more work is required to boost the quality of disclosures and to align with industry best practices, according to a report Mantle314 conducted for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. In 2019, CPA Canada commissioned Mantle314 to conduct a study of the climate-related…

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oil derricks - Financial Risk of the Low Carbon Transition
Climate transition increasing risks for unprepared investors
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The COVID-19 crisis is reinforcing for companies and investors the importance of preparing for global systemic risks. While it is difficult to foresee a global pandemic, investors should not be surprised when the well-documented risks of the global climate crisis impact their investment portfolios. In a recently published Mantle314 research paper for the University of…

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