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Recent Reports

Climate Change and the Preparedness of 16 Major Canadian Cities to Limit Flood Risk (February 2021): by Dr. Blair Feltmate and Marina Moudrak. This report examined the preparedness of 16 major Canadian cites to minimize the negative consequences of current and future floods. It is the intent of this report to provide an informed perspective that will contribute to the alleviation of current and future flood and climate-related risks in Canada.

Institutional Investors Find Alpha In Climate Risk Matrices: Global Survey Finds (December 2020): by Natalia Moudrak, Kathryn Bakos, Joanna Eyquem, Hugh O’Reilly, Ashby Monk, Soh Young In. This report that presents results of a global institutional investor survey focused on understanding the methods to assess physical climate risk, the extent of formal training on physical climate risk received by the Boards of Directors, C-Suite officers and portfolio managers, and the utility of Climate Risk Matrices to aid portfolio managers in investment decisions.

Under One Umbrella: Practical Approaches for Reducing Flood Risk in Canada (November 2020): by Natalia Moudrak and Dr. Blair Feltmate. This report outlines practical approaches to limit flood risk in Canada, summarizing best practices from national guidelines and standards applicable to: Residents, governments, federal government and agencies, architects, developers, home builders, home renovation specialists, insurance brokers, mortgage lenders, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, home inspectors, retailers, landscaping professionals, commercial real estate owners/managers, conservation and watershed authorities, environmental not-for-profit organizations, neighbourhood associations, local community groups, local utility companies, institutional investors, and professional regulatory bodies.

Climate Change and the Preparedness of Canadian Provinces and Territories to Limit Flood Risk (August 2020): by Dr. Blair Feltmate, Marina Moudrak and Kathryn Bakos. This report examined the preparedness of provincial and territorial governments to minimize the negative consequences of current and future floods. It is the intent of this report to provide an informed perspective that will contribute to the alleviation of current and future flood and climate-related risks in Canada.

Factoring Climate Risk into Financial Valuation (March 2020): by Dr. Blair Feltmate, Natalia Moudrak, Kathryn Bakos and Brian Schofield. This report presents a practical means to factor climate change and extreme weather risk into financial valuation consistent with direction of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance (EPSF). This report will help institutional managers to guide investments, securities commissions to assess disclosure, and credit rating agencies to measure risk by incorporating the impacts of climate change into business analysis.

Ahead of the Storm: Developing Flood-Resilience Guidance for Canada’s Commercial Real Estate (October 2019): by Natalia Moudrak and Dr. Blair Feltmate. This report outlines 20 measures that can be implemented by commercial real estate owners and managers to enhance flood-resilience of existing office towers, thereby reducing the potential for property damage, business disruptions and loss of life. Click here for a brochure about the report.

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