Inspiring change: positive stories in sustainability

The headline news from our Sustainability Reporting Performance reports this year was that corporate action on climate change is simply not happening fast enough. While this is sadly true, the purpose of our research is not to simply cast another cloud over the climate crisis. The objective is really to recognise the action that is … Continued

Microsoft tops the EcoAct Dow 30 Sustainability Reporting Performance ranking for the second year running

EcoAct, publishes 2nd consecutive sustainability leaderboard and report, warning not enough is being done by US companies to reduce carbon emissions and manage climate change    Microsoft tops the DOW 30 leaderboard, followed by Cisco and Intel. IT and telecommunications companies dominate the upper rankings with 5 companies in top 10 New York, September 25, 2019 … Continued

New transformational programme aims to clarify the path to Net Zero

LONDON: Climate change consultancy and project developer EcoAct has today launched an approach aimed to help guide businesses and organisations planning for a Net Zero future. The ambitious programme, called A to Zero, covers five modules that EcoAct believe are essential to establishing and working towards a Net Zero target. A to Zero is a … Continued

EcoAct launches new Nature-Based Solutions unit focused on climate change, ecosystems and communities.

What do we mean by Nature-Based Solutions? Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) are ways to address challenges such as climate change, access to water, social and economic development and disaster risk that put nature and people are the heart of the solution. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines nature-based solutions as “actions to protect, … Continued

2019 CDP scores: EcoAct congratulates its A-list clients

This morning CDP released the CDP scores for the 2019 round of disclosures. Out of over 8,400 companies disclosing, 179 have achieved a Leadership A-list ranking for the Climate Change Questionnaire. EcoAct’s clients, including L’Oreal, Tui, Coca Cola European Partners, Telefonica and Danone are among those achieving the highest-level score and demonstrating their leadership in … Continued

Summary of COP 25: What now for the climate?

The summary of COP 25 is one of disappointment. It was impossible to achieve consensus between countries to finalise the operating rules of the Paris Agreement and ensure that it became operational by 2020. So, what happened and what does this mean for the climate crisis? Multilateral climate governance impossible to establish by 2020 This … Continued

The future of renewable energy: what can we expect?

The world is full of uncertainty, particularly regarding the dynamics of climate change. Finding out exactly what will happen is an impossible, though not pointless exercise. We can’t see the future, but we can predict it and make judgements based on the best available information we have. In relation to people, the economy and politics, … Continued

What is an Organisational Life Cycle Assessment (OLCA)?

Understand how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can work at an organisational level to add business value and aid the transition to net zero. So far, a total of 19 countries and at least 34 large companies have recently committed to the ambition of net zero carbon emissions. In addition, at the time of writing 685 … Continued

COP 25: Crunch time for the Paris Agreement

Faced with the challenge of making 2015’s Paris Agreement operational, this COP needs to be decisive. Having overcome some unprecedented political obstacles by changing host countries, then host continent, the COP 25 is going ahead. It will run from Monday 2 to Friday 13 December in Madrid. Special attention will be given to biodiversity and … Continued

CORSIA: Preparing for take off

As the aviation sector readies itself for CORSIA, we take a look at current progress on deciding eligible offsets and how airlines can prepare themselves for a 2021 take off. What is CORSIA? By 2020, international aviation emissions are projected to be 70% higher than 2005 levels according to the EU, and could even reach … Continued

Carbon offsetting: is it really a solution to climate change?

The term carbon offsetting is back in the spotlight, causing a little controversy and a whole lot of confusion. Are you still unclear on what offsetting really means, where the money goes, if offsetting is good or bad and whether it is really a solution to climate change? These answers to the FAQs aim to … Continued