Sustainable Finance

All Hands on Deck as Pensions Tackle Climate Change

What are you doing to future-proof your pension? Whether you are running a pension plan, consulting to a pension plan, or putting your retirement savings…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Beyond PRI: How to Identify Climate Leaders

Your investment manager is a PRI signatory, but do they understand climate change? If asset owners want to ensure their investments are climate resilient, having…

Report: Financial Risk of Climate Change in a Transition to a Low-Carbon World

Manifest’s (formerly Mantle314) research paper for the University of British Columbia (UBC) highlights for investors how climate change science and risks translate into financial impacts….

Climate Transition Increasing Risks for Unprepared Investors

The COVID-19 crisis is reinforcing for companies and investors the importance of preparing for global systemic risks. While it is difficult to foresee a global…

New EU Taxonomy Aims for a Rapid Increase in Sustainable Investing

Investor demand for sustainable investments is growing, but the exact definition of sustainable has traditionally relied on self-reporting or industry standards, creating confusion and a…