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Manifest Climate Raises $6.5M in Seed Round

Our ability to make an impact has officially increased. Manifest Climate today announced that it has completed a seed financing of $6.5 million with an exceptional syndicate of leading technology investors….

Initiating the Carbon Footprint Assessment of an Investment Portfolio

Role of Financial Institutions in Achieving Net-Zero 2020 was a significant year where commitments around “net-zero targets” gathered momentum. Announcements were made across the board, from national governments to industries…

Mantle314 Rebrands to Manifest Climate

Today we are delighted to announce that Mantle314 is now Manifest Climate. The Story Behind the Rebrand We started Mantle314 to bring an interdisciplinary view to the climate crisis, to…

Intro to Scenario Analysis: What is it and How is it Helpful?

There’s a rapidly growing consensus among top global business leaders that the impacts of climate change pose a sizable financial risk in the short- and long-term. Despite this recognition, companies…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Top 5 Takeaways from PRI’s First Year of Mandatory TCFD Reporting

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…

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…