Tag: business impact

Beyond PRI: How (and Why) to Become a Climate Leader

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 investment has moved from fringe to mainstream. Asset managers have responded to new market dynamics and reassessed their investment processes to understand how ESG factors […]

2020 Teaches Pension Fiduciaries to Prepare for Climate Change

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 year can provide lessons for building more resilient governance structures for retirement plans. 2020 has made us look more broadly at external risks that can […]

Achieving Paris-Alignment: New investor initiative provides blueprint for net-zero alignment

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 emissions by 2050. To help investors achieve these objectives, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s (IIGCC) Paris Alignment Investment Initiative, supported by 70 European investors […]

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

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 to make their disclosures public and a quarter carried out scenario analysis. Non-European players were among the top 10 markets reporting on climate-related indicators. While […]

ESG and Sustainability Funds Resilient in the Face of Non-Traditional Risks

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 Market Intelligence analyzed 17 exchange-traded and mutual funds, with more than $250 million in ESG-related assets under management, and found 12 of the 17 ESG funds […]

How to Manage your Company’s Climate Risks and Harness Opportunities

How to Manage your Company’s Climate Risks and Harness Opportunities

Over the next 20 years, we will experience receding ice cover, heatwaves, rising sea levels, wildfires, storm surges and other extreme weather events. These climate impacts could cause significant losses, damage, or disruptions to our food systems, drinking water, infrastructure, and the energy systems that fuel our modern lives. They may also disturb our forests and ecosystems, […]

Climate Risk: Corporate Canada’s Blind Spot

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 and reporting systems. Recent weeks have seen numerous developments aimed at encouraging better disclosure of climate risks and enforcing transparency requirements. To help make sense […]