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Climate Risk: Corporate Canada’s Blind Spot

Although the many risks and opportunities posed by climate change are increasingly understood and recognized, Canadian companies have only begun integrating this knowledge into their business models, strategic plans, policies, measurements…

Enforcing Transparency on Climate Risk: Recent Developments

As climate-related concerns and disclosures continue to gain profile, recent weeks have seen numerous developments aimed at encouraging better disclosure of climate risks and enforcing transparency requirements. The U.S. Securities…

Manifest Named a Founding Advisory Partner of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

On March 28, 2016, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) announced the launch of its Advisory Partner Program to support corporate and investor application of sustainability disclosure standards and guidance. We are proud…

3 Reasons Organizations and Investors Should Care About Climate Risk

Climate change is not just an environmental issue; it’s a core business issue. The transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy is underway, with increasing investor attention and rapid regulatory change…

Climate Change is Transforming the Financial Landscape through Disclosure, Divestment and Duty

The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, recently delivered a stark warning detailing the various risks global markets and the financial community face as a result of a changing climate. He called…

Shareholders Sue U.S. Corporation for Improper Disclosure of Environmental Liabilities

Shareholders and investors are increasingly asking for more information on environmental risks and liabilities. Investors in the United States filed a securities class action lawsuit claiming that a Florida-based corporation misled them…

U.S. Establishes New Federal Flood Risk Management Standard to Account for Climate Risks

On Friday (January 30, 2015), President Obama issued an executive order requiring all federally-funded construction projects to adopt more stringent siting and building standards to account for increased flooding risks linked to climate…