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5 Key Considerations for Retail Companies to Enhance Climate Action

5 Key Considerations for Retail Companies to Enhance Climate Action

Retail is one the most important contributors to economic growth and development. The sector contributed approximately USD$20trn to the global economy in 2020 and is expected to grow to almost USD$30trn by 2025. The sheer volume of goods and products manufactured, stored, and distributed across retail supply chains also means that the sector will play […]

How to Kick-Start a Climate Action Plan

How to Kick-Start a Climate Action Plan Aerial photo of a car driving through the cliff bridge

Companies big and small are thinking about producing climate action plans. Some are under pressure to do so from regulators or shareholders, while others are being encouraged by large companies in their value chains. Many more businesses may be driven by their values or by more prosaic concerns, like protecting themselves from climate-related financial risks. […]

An Economic Slump is No Reason to Skimp on ESG

An Economic Slump is No Reason to Skimp on ESG A high rise curve glass building

High inflation and slow economic growth have darkened the outlook for businesses. Big and small companies face higher costs and lower profits, and many are reviewing their expenditures to see where they can save. A recent survey found that investments for improved sustainability and reduced environmental impact are among the most likely to be cut […]

What OSFI’s Draft Climate Risk Guideline Means for Canadian Financial Institutions

What OSFI’s Draft Climate Risk Guideline Means for Canadian Financial Institutions A woman points something on the computer to her colleagues.

On May 26, Canada’s federal financial regulator released a draft guideline that outlines how nationally regulated financial firms should both manage and disclose their climate risks. As part of the draft guideline, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) lays out six climate governance and risk management principles, as well as six climate-related […]

Your TCFD Journey in 3 Steps

Your TCFD Journey in 3 Steps Multi-ethnic business people discussing at desk in office

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is a globally recognized framework that allows businesses to identify, manage, and respond to their climate-related risks and opportunities. The framework has broad buy-in from policymakers, world leaders, investors, and activists.  Endorsed by the G20, many jurisdictions — including Canada, the US, and the European Union — […]

Poor Sustainability Data May Hinder Canada’s Climate Transition

Poor Sustainability Data May Hinder Canada’s Climate Transition Office colleagues having a meeting

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 the conclusion of a new report out of Queen’s University’s Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF), a network of professionals from across academia, the private sector, and government. The institute said […]

How Climate Tech Enables the Climate Transformation

How Climate Tech Enables the Climate Transformation An abstract building skylight

Manifest Climate’s CEO and Co-Founder, Laura Zizzo, spoke at the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2022 about how climate tech can foster climate transformation. The conversation covered everything from firms’ climate journeys to technology’s role in supporting and promoting them. Here are some key takeaways: Leaders need to ask the right climate-related questions In today’s complicated […]

Climate Basics: Six Key Takeaways

Climate Basics: Six Key Takeaways A man sticking a note on the wall

This blog is based on a Manifest Climate webinar that was moderated by our CEO and co-founder Laura Zizzo and in conversation with climate strategists Adam Rochwerg and Peter Coxford. 1. Climate change is the greatest economic risk to society The risks of climate change have become so severe, influencing everything from natural ecosystems, to […]

Managing Climate Risks for Credit Unions

Managing Climate Risks for Credit Unions

As climate change continues to impact the world, there is a growing recognition that physical and transition risks threaten credit unions and the wider financial system. Credit unions need to be aware of these risks and opportunities and incorporate them into their business and financial decision-making. Stakeholder awareness of these risks has grown substantially over […]

What the Proposed SEC Climate Rule Means (and Doesn’t Mean) for REITs

What the Proposed SEC Climate Rule Means (and Doesn’t Mean) for REITs

Download our white paper as we provide an overview of the proposed rule and how it could forever change how US-listed companies assess, manage, and disclose their climate-related risks. On March 21, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its long-awaited proposed rule for mandatory climate disclosure for issuers. The 500+ page document outlines […]