Low-Carbon Transition

Climate Policy in 2022: What Happened and What it Means for Business

December 6, 2022 Following COP27, Manifest Climate, together with experts from BNP Paribas Asset Management and the UN PRI’s Inevitable Policy Response (IPR), take stock…

COP27 Week Two Round-Up

The second week of the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP27) saw frenzied discussions between developed and developing countries on an array of topics…

COP27 Week One Round-Up

The first week of the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP27) saw progress made on a range of policies that matter to governments and…

How COP27 Could Affect Business

The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP27, kicked off on November 6. Over the next two weeks, the flagship summit will set…

US Inflation Reduction Act Unlocks Climate Opportunities

A brighter climate future is here. On August 16, US President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes USD$369bn in climate change and clean…

How herd behavior could imperil the low-carbon transition

Financial stability risks could arise if banks and investors all take the same route to decarbonize their portfolios “When the herd moves, it moves.” UK…

Has the backlash against financed emissions begun?

Climate finance tastemakers are pushing for financial institutions to put real-economy emissions reductions at the heart of their net-zero strategies “Financed emissions” are no longer…

GFANZ gets serious

The umbrella group of climate finance alliances has rolled out what could be a game changing new framework on transition plans Yesterday marked what could…

Poor Sustainability Data May Hinder Canada’s Climate Transition

Canada has a sustainability data problem. Until it’s solved, financial institutions will struggle to efficiently allocate capital in support of the country’s climate transition.  That’s…

How to tackle net-zero target arbitrage

Many financial institutions have rolled out portfolio decarbonization goals. But the differences between them could be ‘gamed’ by carbon-intensive companies Net-zero target setting is all…