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. This report looks specifically at…

White Paper: Investing in a Climate-Changed Economy

The climate is changing, bringing risks to businesses. Companies are beginning to move beyond thinking of climate as a corporate social responsibility or a regulatory concern. Firms are starting to…

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 into a pension plan, you…

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…

BlackRock’s Climate Warning Needs to Match their Climate Actions

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s latest annual letter to CEOs “A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance” immediately made waves in the financial community and the media because of its urgent call for…

Top 5 Takeaways from the PRI’s Leading Conference on Sustainable Finance

Last week, Manifest’s Joy Williams and Laura Zizzo attended, along with 1,700 participants, the annual PRI in Person conference: “Responsible investing in an age of urgent transition.” The Principles of Responsible…

RI Americas Conference 2018

Manifest was pleased to participate on two panels at the recent Responsible Investor Americas 2018 in New York. Laura Zizzo moderated a panel on the alignment with the TCFD recommendations for both…

To the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance

Looking ahead for the long-term The work by the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance was a welcome initiative by the federal government. Manifest hopes that this initiative will be successful…

Sustainable Classification System (Green Taxonomy)

A Canadian-Specific Standard is Needed Today, the term sustainable finance refers mainly to public and private funds earmarked to support a transition to a low carbon and resilient economy. This…

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…