Tag: climate disclosure

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TCFD & Climate Disclosure: Answering your Questions

TCFD & Climate Disclosure: Answering your Questions TCFD & Climate Disclosure Questions Answered"

Looking to have your reporting aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework? Not sure what to include in your climate disclosure? Recently, we held a webinar addressing these pressing topics and want to share with you our answers to the most popular climate disclosure questions that came up. Q: TCFD Disclosure Drivers: There […]

Beyond PRI: How to Identify Climate Leaders

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 managers who are Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) signatories is a good start but it’s not enough. Forward-looking asset owners are doing more on climate change—here’s how you can identify […]

The State of Canadian Climate Disclosures

The State of Canadian Climate Disclosures

Climate-related financial disclosures by some of Canada’s largest companies are improving, but more work is required to boost the quality of disclosures and to align with industry best practices, according to a report Manifest conducted for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. In 2019, CPA Canada commissioned Manifest to conduct a study of the climate-related […]

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 […]