Finance

Beyond PRI: How (and Why) to Become a Climate Leader
Beyond PRI: How (and Why) to Become a Climate Leader 1024 678 Mantle314

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
Achieving Paris-Alignment: New investor initiative provides blueprint for net-zero alignment 1024 678 Mantle314

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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Top five takeaways from PRI’s first year of mandatory TCFD-based reporting
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PRI’s first year of mandatory climate reporting has shed light on the quality of disclosures by its investor signatories – asset owners and investment managers. One-fifth of these signatories chose to make their disclosures public and a quarter carried out scenario analysis. Non-European players were among the top 10 markets reporting on climate-related indicators. While…

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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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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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Updated guidance helps limited partners implement responsible investing
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Responsible investing is on the rise, however, investors face continuing challenges, including misconceptions, to implement responsible investing in private equity. A recently updated Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) guide designed for limited partners – from venture capitalists to secondary investors – aims to address these challenges. Responsible investing is growing because of greater industry awareness and understanding of core environmental,…

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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
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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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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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