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Insights from a Corporate Climate Journey: A Discussion with Bridge Investment Group

Insights from a Corporate Climate Journey: A Discussion with Bridge Investment Group

August 15, 2023 Companies around the world are continuing to grapple with the ever-evolving regulations and investor expectations surrounding climate disclosure and management. But many don’t know where to begin on their climate journeys, how to address the growing threat of climate risk, and the steps to managing it. Additionally, many are still unsure how […]

EP5: How the Finance Sector Can Address Climate Risk

EP5: How the Finance Sector Can Address Climate Risk

The impacts of climate change pose a massive risk to the financial sector. Companies that continue to invest, lend, or insure assets that fail to transition to a low-carbon economy or are highly exposed to natural disasters have the potential to lose significant capital. All this means firms need to actively manage their climate-related financial […]

Global Risks Report Highlights Urgent Need for Climate Risk Planning

Global Risks Report Highlights Urgent Need for Climate Risk Planning

Failing to take action to mitigate and adapt to climate risks poses major economic risks, a survey of the world’s top experts shows. The findings affirm the importance of climate risk management and planning for businesses. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2023 examines the key threats to the global economy over the short […]

Closing the ‘Say-Do’ Climate Gap

Closing the ‘Say-Do’ Climate Gap A group of people walking towards the escalators

Companies are touting their climate credentials in increasing numbers, with many disclosing plans that show their commitments to a green, climate-safe world. In its recent status report, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) — the world’s premier climate reporting framework — found that around half of the 1,400 companies it reviewed included information […]

How Regulation Can Encourage Climate Action

How Regulation Can Encourage Climate Action A view of building pillars from below

As the low-carbon transition accelerates, more companies are considering climate change in their operations and decision-making. Part of this shift is due to regulation. In many jurisdictions, governments are requiring businesses to disclose climate-related information in their periodic filings.  Climate-related disclosures inform companies’ key stakeholders of how they’re approaching the challenges and opportunities related to […]

The Investment Case for Climate Opportunities

The Investment Case for Climate Opportunities Abstract concrete geometric structure background.

While asset managers are in the business of growing their clients’ wealth, they’re also increasingly being asked to support climate goals. On paper these two objectives may appear at odds with one another, but in practice there’s plenty of overlap between them. Investing in climate opportunities can yield healthy financial returns and power the low-carbon […]

5 Key Considerations for Retail Companies to Enhance Climate Action

5 Key Considerations for Retail Companies to Enhance Climate Action

Retail is one the most important contributors to economic growth and development. The sector contributed approximately USD$20trn to the global economy in 2020 and is expected to grow to almost USD$30trn by 2025. The sheer volume of goods and products manufactured, stored, and distributed across retail supply chains also means that the sector will play […]

How to Kick-Start a Climate Action Plan

How to Kick-Start a Climate Action Plan Aerial photo of a car driving through the cliff bridge

Companies big and small are thinking about producing climate action plans. Some are under pressure to do so from regulators or shareholders, while others are being encouraged by large companies in their value chains. Many more businesses may be driven by their values or by more prosaic concerns, like protecting themselves from climate-related financial risks. […]

An Economic Slump is No Reason to Skimp on ESG

An Economic Slump is No Reason to Skimp on ESG A high rise curve glass building

High inflation and slow economic growth have darkened the outlook for businesses. Big and small companies face higher costs and lower profits, and many are reviewing their expenditures to see where they can save. A recent survey found that investments for improved sustainability and reduced environmental impact are among the most likely to be cut […]

What OSFI’s Draft Climate Risk Guideline Means for Canadian Financial Institutions

What OSFI’s Draft Climate Risk Guideline Means for Canadian Financial Institutions A woman points something on the computer to her colleagues.

On May 26, Canada’s federal financial regulator released a draft guideline that outlines how nationally regulated financial firms should both manage and disclose their climate risks. As part of the draft guideline, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) lays out six climate governance and risk management principles, as well as six climate-related […]