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Looking Ahead: How Climate Regulation, Reporting and Action is Shaping Up in 2023

Looking Ahead: How Climate Regulation, Reporting and Action is Shaping Up in 2023

November 17, 2022 Next year is shaping up to be a big year for climate regulation, reporting, and action. In 2022, we saw the introduction of significant climate-related reporting standards, including proposals out of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the International Sustainability Standards Board. Those standards are expected to be finalized in 2023 […]

Canada Commits to Net-Zero in New Legislation

Canada Commits to Net-Zero in New Legislation

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 […]

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

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

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 factors […]

2020 Teaches Pension Fiduciaries to Prepare for Climate Change

2020 Teaches Pension Fiduciaries to Prepare for Climate Change

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 […]

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

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

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 investors […]

ESG and Sustainability Funds Resilient in the Face of Non-Traditional Risks

ESG and Sustainability Funds Resilient in the Face of Non-Traditional Risks

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 funds […]

TCFD & Climate Disclosure: Answering your Questions

TCFD & Climate Disclosure: Answering your Questions TCFD & Climate Disclosure Questions Answered"

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 climate disclosure questions that came up. Q: TCFD Disclosure Drivers: There […]