Author: Robert Mendelsohn, Wendy Morrison, Michael E. Schlesinger, Natalia G. Andronova
Industry Group: All Industry Groups
Research / Insights - 2000
This paper develops a new climate-impact model, the Global Impact Model (GIM), which combines future scenarios, detailed spatial simulations by general circulation models (GCMs), sectoral features, climate-response functions, and adaptation to generate country-specific impacts by market sector.
In this edition of the blog series on the implication of climate change for various sectors, Mantle explores the issues as they relate to power utilities. The TCFD identified electric utilities as one of the sectors potentially most affected by climate change with a wide range of possible financial implications. This blog explores climate change risks and opportunities for power utilities, discussing both the financial and non-financial drivers and translating them into decision-useful considerations.
This first entry in Mantle’s blog series explores the implications of climate change for various economic sectors and the organizations, and individuals within them. Climate change is recognized as a global challenge and a “threat multiplier” to other existing challenges. Climate change’s magnitude can make it seem like an overwhelming topic, especially if all you want to know is what the next steps should be for your organization or your specific role. Throughout this series, Mantle delves into the significance of climate change for particular sectors, discussing both the financial and non-financial impacts, and translating them into decision-useful considerations to provide clarity on relevant issues and help propel internal discussion and management of climate-related risks and opportunities.
Industry Group: Asset Managers, Asset Owners, Banks, Coal, Energy, Oil and Gas
Guidance / Tool - 2018
This new Toolkit allows investors to:
…select or create multiple bespoke future scenarios and define beliefs about relative plausibility
…quantify the financial impact of climate transition risk under each scenario
…across sectors and asset classes, including in-depth individual asset assessments
The Toolkit also provides publications on practice areas, providing practical case study examples. Most recently, the Net-Zero Toolkit was applied by HSBC Global Asset Management’s to assess the implications of climate action on equity valuations using the MSCI All Countries World Index (MSCI ACWI) as a representative portfolio.
This is a working list of core indicators for enterprise reporting, drawing on existing sustainability/ESG reporting frameworks, the current practices of large companies, the information needs of capital providers, and the SDGs monitoring framework.
This database is maintained by Ceres and tracks shareholder resolutions filed by their investor network on sustainability-related issues that companies face. These resolutions are part of broader investor efforts encouraging companies to address the full range of ESG issues. These are filed by some of the largest pension funds, foundations, and responsible investors in the USA.
This link provides a description of the dedicated methodologies and tools offered by Carbone4 for specific actors or specific sectors. This enables companies to easily calculate their footprint, and follow their emissions trajectory. We also help companies to define 2 degrees targets.
This technical note provides an overview of the TCFD recommendations, how CDP has committed to aligning its questionnaires with the TCFD’s recommendations, and where organizations can find TCFD-related questions in CDP questionnaires.