climate-related risks and opportunities
Climate risk/opportunity identification and benchmarking
We start by helping organizations understand why they should identify their climate risks and opportunities. This can often include board or executive training.
Climate and sustainability strategy development (including governance)
We develop climate solutions for our clients, so they are equipped to make smart business decisions. We do this by integrating climate into decision-making frameworks at all levels of the organization. This process often leads to new connections and synergies within the organization, increasing organizational resilience.
We Identify and mitigate our clients’ current and potential future liabilities related to climate risk (e.g. flooding, fires, impassable roads, electricity interruptions, infrastructure damage and storm water management.)
Increasingly, investors want a measure of the risk of a changing climate on their portfolios. The broad scope of climate impacts are becoming clear: according to one estimate, 93% of the total U.S. equities market is exposed to material climate-related risks. We help asset managers to identify and manage their portfolios’ climate risk and opportunities.
Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
The TCFD, led by Michael Bloomberg and Mark Carney, is applying international pressure on companies to disclose climate risk and opportunities on financial statements. We help companies understand and comply with mandatory and voluntary reporting requirements like the TCFD.
Policy, education and training
We develop low-carbon policy solutions to address regulatory, legal, community and business needs; we advise clients on the implications of upcoming domestic and international regulatory requirements; we offer specialized training for groups and boards; and we offer a quarterly climate news update that is curated for client priorities.
low-carbon, resilient infrastructure
Life cycle assessment and embodied carbon management
We help clients assess and track the full environmental impacts of their projects, from raw material extraction to ultimate recycle and/or disposal, used in the construction of infrastructure and buildings.
Resilient infrastructure and building strategy development
We advise clients on the construction of high-performance green buildings and climate resilient infrastructure; we formulate climate resiliency frameworks for communities and build smarter cities; we also manage renewable energy projects, including microgrids, thermal energy systems and biofuels.
Green building certifications and carbon footprinting
We efficiently manage the certification process for clients and perform or provide custom carbon footprinting tools and calculations.
Codes and standards updated for climate change
Our extensive experience, and international awareness of where policy is heading, makes us experts at updating codes and standards in light of a changing climate and increased carbon constraints.
Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens support
We provide complete support (GHG emissions and climate resiliency assessment) for clients applying to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF) and the Smart Cities Challenge, among others.
Policy, education and training
We advise clients on policy and the implications of upcoming domestic and international regulatory requirements on climate issues; we offer specialized training for groups; and, we offer a quarterly climate news update that is curated for client priorities.