Climate Change

Top five takeaways from PRI’s first year of mandatory TCFD-based reporting
Top five takeaways from PRI’s first year of mandatory TCFD-based reporting 1024 678 Mantle314

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
ESG and sustainability funds resilient in the face of non-traditional risks 1024 678 Mantle314

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
Answering your questions about TCFD and climate disclosure 1024 678 Mantle314

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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Solar panels installed on the territory of the petrochemical complex
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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Preventing Disaster Before It Strikes
Preventing Disaster Before it Strikes
Preventing Disaster Before it Strikes 600 400 Mantle314

This report profiles 20 best practices to be incorporated into the design and construction of new flood-resilient residential communities in Canada. Ensuring that new communities are built under the direction of these practices is necessary to combat ever-worsening extreme weather that, if not addressed, will result in costly and unremitting flood damage.

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Companies Can No Longer Hide Behind Their Climate Risk
Companies Can No Longer Hide Behind Their Climate Risk
Companies Can No Longer Hide Behind Their Climate Risk 600 400 Mantle314

Investors and institutions are increasingly attuned to the impacts of climate change, and how it is fast becoming a cost of doing business. They are asking for more transparency on how companies are thinking about these risks. Companies have historically reported on environmental liabilities related to pollution. But with the introduction of stricter GHG policies and…

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Report on Legal Tools for Flood Resiliency
Report on Legal Tools for Flood Resiliency 600 400 Mantle314

The Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction and Mantle have released a report exploring legal tools that could be used to require private property owners in existing developments to better manage stormwater and protect against flood risk. It also offers a model bylaw that can be adapted by municipalities across Canada. Read more.

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COP22
Cop22 Report – Outcomes of the U.N. Climate Change Conference
Cop22 Report – Outcomes of the U.N. Climate Change Conference 600 400 Mantle314

From November 7-18, 2016, delegates from almost 200 countries gathered in Marrakech for the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22), as well as the first session of the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement. Negotiators came prepared to focus on…

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Research and Information Gathering on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Research and Information Gathering on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation 600 400 Mantle314

Mantle team members advised Ontario MOECC on how to achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives through amendments to Ontario’s land use planning framework in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (including the Planning Act, Growth Plan, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan). Drawing on an extensive review of literature and best practices,…

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Canada Electricity Generation and Transmission Sectors’ Action and Awareness
Canada Electricity Generation and Transmission Sectors’ Action and Awareness 600 400 Mantle314

This primer provides an overview of the concept of embodied carbon and describes how life cycle assessment (LCA) can be used to calculate and minimize life cycle GHG impacts from construction projects. It draws on the lessons learned from a recent case study that calculated the embodied carbon of a new commercial building in Toronto…

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