Learn how the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is changing the reporting landscape

Introduction to CLIMATE DISCLOSURE (half-day workshop)

Understand what you need to report climate-related risk

During a half-day workshop, explore the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) on reporting both transition and physical climate-related risk. You will explore the benefits, drawbacks and flexibility of the four categories of TCFD recommendations: Governance, Strategy, Risk and Metrics and Targets.

You will gain a better understanding of the financial and investor communities’ expectations and international momentum behind this movement. You will understand what is needed to develop a TCFD-compliant report and the advantages this brings your company.

TCFD is gaining ground in financial community

The financial community recognizes that climate change is a serious and material risk to the economy and markets. Investors, banks, insurers and stock exchanges support increased and higher quality climate change reporting from companies. They will use this information to enhance their financial decision making and avoid sharp corrections in the markets and valuations. To this end, the Financial Services Board, at the request of the G20, convened a task force who have produced a set of disclosure recommendations.

The recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure have gained strong and credible momentum in the past two years. In some regions, this disclosure is regulated. Overall, the trend is towards TCFD compliance becoming standard practice. Holders of $83 trillion in assets will be required to complete TCFD-compliant reports by 2020.

Skills and knowledge you will gain

  • A foundation to create a business case for climate-related financial reporting
  • An understanding of stakeholder expectations
  • Knowledge to create a staged approach to reporting
  • Insight into what makes a strong climate report
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Training rooted in practical experience

Mantle is a boutique consulting firm with over 60 years combined experience in climate work. Our training is informed by hands-on experience on climate solutions from a range of industries (including finance). We have over 30 years of direct climate experience from our top two advisors; and a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, engineers, accounting and finance professionals who bridge the gap between law, science, and real-world decision-making.

Who should take this workshop

Employees of corporations and organizations who are looking to build a business case for climate change reporting or are planning to report. If you need to produce a full report, we recommend considering our Advanced climate disclosure course.

dates

1/2-day Course @ 9am
May 28 | June 18 | Sept. 17 | Oct. 3 | Oct. 29

location

1255 Bay Street, Suite 801
Toronto, ON, M5R 2A9*

*remote access is available but in-person is preferred

certification

You will receive a certificate of completion

logistics

We will provide all needed materials
Coffee break refreshments are included

price

$395

meet your instructors

Laura Zizzo

Laura Zizzo BES, JD, Founder and CEO, Mantle314 Inc.

Laura Zizzo is a lawyer and strategic advisor with over a decade of experience leading organizations towards a low-carbon and climate-adapted future through the application of law and policy. Laura started her legal career with a prominent Bay Street law firm before founding the first law firm in Canada focused on climate change in 2009. She is a frequent writer and speaker on the move to the low carbon economy and is a leading voice on the legal imperative to adapt to climate change. Laura holds a degree in Environmental Studies (BES) from the University of Waterloo and a law degree (JD) from University of Toronto.

Laura Zizzo BES, JD, Founder and CEO, Mantle314 Inc.

Laura Zizzo is a lawyer and strategic advisor with over a decade of experience leading organizations towards a low-carbon and climate-adapted future through the application of law and policy. Laura started her legal career with a prominent Bay Street law firm before founding the first law firm in Canada focused on climate change in 2009. She is a frequent writer and speaker on the move to the low carbon economy and is a leading voice on the legal imperative to adapt to climate change. Laura holds a degree in Environmental Studies (BES) from the University of Waterloo and a law degree (JD) from University of Toronto.

Joy Williams

Joy Williams P.Eng., CAIA, MASc, Senior Advisor, Mantle314 Inc.

Joy Williams has spent most of her professional career in and around environment issues, particularly climate change. She is effective at communicating different perspectives, particularly what investors are looking for from their investment companies. Her time working on behalf of companies trying to understand how to navigate climate challenges and, most recently, with large asset owners who are driving the climate reporting has fueled her insights. She is currently the Chair of the Decarbonization Advisory Panel of the New York State Common Retirement Fund and is a Professional Engineer of Ontario and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.

Joy Williams P.Eng., CAIA, MASc, Senior Advisor, Mantle314 Inc.

Joy Williams has spent most of her professional career in and around environment issues, particularly climate change. She is effective at communicating different perspectives, particularly what investors are looking for from their investment companies. Her time working on behalf of companies trying to understand how to navigate climate challenges and, most recently, with large asset owners who are driving the climate reporting has fueled her insights. She is currently the Chair of the Decarbonization Advisory Panel of the New York State Common Retirement Fund and is a Professional Engineer of Ontario and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.