Tag: climate action

How to Turn Climate Disclosures into Action – Part II

How to Turn Climate Disclosures into Action – Part II

In our previous blog, we outlined, at a high-level, what it means to operationalize the TCFD framework within a company. We illustrated how developing corporate-level TCFD-aptitude can start with asking some pointed questions. The right questions will reveal whether the company’s internal and external stories on climate change match and whether the climate-related disclosures of […]

What Exactly is the TCFD?

What Exactly is the TCFD? Learn about the TCFD, what it does, and how it helps businesses.

If you’re a publicly-traded company, you’ve probably heard the phrase ‘TCFD’ mentioned. What exactly does it mean, and more importantly, what does it mean for your business? TCFD stands for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. It is a framework that organizations can use to publicly disclose the climate-related risks and opportunities to their […]

Initiating the Carbon Footprint Assessment of an Investment Portfolio

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 and sectors to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by a specific date. The Paris Agreement has established a timeline to 2050 to achieve this, with concrete […]

Climate Transition Increasing Risks for Unprepared Investors

Climate Transition Increasing Risks for Unprepared Investors 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 pandemic, investors should not be surprised when the well-documented risks of the global climate crisis impact their investment portfolios. In a recently published Manifest research paper for the University of British Columbia, […]

Welcome Jeremy Greven as President

Welcome Jeremy Greven as President

Message from our CEO Now, more than ever, innovative technology is needed to solve global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing climate emergency. We exist to help organizations understand and manage climate risk and opportunity and we need to scale to have a greater impact. To support this vision, I’m thrilled to […]

Top 3 Misconceptions About TCFD Climate Disclosures

Top 3 Misconceptions About TCFD Climate Disclosures Top 3 Misconceptions About TCFD Climate Disclosures

One of the services Manifest provides is helping companies prepare climate disclosures aligned with the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The TCFD recommendations provide companies with a framework to discuss their climate risks and opportunities under four themes: governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets. Since the June 2017 […]

New EU Taxonomy Aims for a Rapid Increase in Sustainable Investing

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 lack of traceability for investors. The new European Union taxonomy, released in early March, aims to assist investors and companies by providing a common language for sustainable activities. By providing a […]

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, […]

Time for a Bold Response to our Converging Health and Climate Emergencies

Time for a Bold Response to our Converging Health and Climate Emergencies

The current COVID-19 health crisis portends a future with increased climate-related disruptions where multiple shocks occur causing significant impacts to systems and economies. This experience has highlighted resiliency gaps across businesses, governments and institutions. At the same time, seeing how the global community, businesses, and citizens have come together to mitigate a collective risk that […]

BlackRock’s Climate Warning Needs to Match their Climate Actions

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 all companies to recognize and account for the risks of climate change. The letter said the failure to account for these risks would put billions […]