Avoiding emissions in the value chain

In response to the call for a transition to a low carbon (and eventually net zero emissions) economy, more and more financial institutions are actively exploring ways to decarbonize their investment portfolios. The TCFD recommendations represent a commitment to better account for the risks and opportunities on the path towards a more sustainable global financial … Continued

COP24: Writing the rulebook on climate action

The 24th annual UNFCCC conference kicks off on Monday. It is the turn of a wintry Poland to play host to what will be the most significant meeting yet for the 192 states involved in the Paris Agreement. The fate of our climate will be in the hands of these parties next week as we … Continued

Are carbon and climate reporting standards finally aligning?

For quite some time, people responsible for carbon, energy, climate change and environmental sustainability reporting have been required to grapple with an alphabet soup of reporting standards. The knock on impact of this has been that for many of these professionals, and therefore for the organisations they work for, the focus has been on reporting … Continued

Clean Water Saves Lives

For many people living in Ethiopia, access to clean water is not available outside of cities. This means that people collect water from rivers and lakes and risk catching water-borne diseases such as cholera or typhoid.

TCFD: Where are we now?

In our 2018 Sustainability Reporting Performance report we identified that alignment with guidelines set out by the Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosure was one of the main trends of improved strategy and governance across FTSE 100 companies. The TCFD Status report published last month confirms our findings. The latest report from the Task Force … Continued

The global environmental sustainability trends in 2018

For the past few years, the challenge that climate change represents at a global scale is seldom omitted from the starting paragraph of any sustainability-related article. Arguably already falling into this same stereotype, this blog aims to turn the table around and focus instead on the encouraging trends that have been identified in this year’s … Continued

Buildings LEED the way to climate action

Taking action to reduce the environmental footprint of buildings can produce considerable results in the fight against climate change. In the United States, buildings contribute approximately 45%, over 2300 million metric tonnes, of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). One of the main components of New York City’s strategy to align with the Paris Agreement, the global … Continued

Taking Stock of the FTSE 100 key trends in sustainability

We recently published our 2018 Sustainability Reporting Performance reports. The reports are based on annual research into the public disclosures of the FTSE 100. The purpose is to highlight trends and recognise leadership in environmental performance and disclosure across some of the world’s largest and most carbon intensive companies. Here we take a dive into … Continued

EcoAct launches new brand identity

Carbon Clear rebrands to EcoAct New visual identity for the international climate change consultancy The international climate change consultancy EcoAct, today announces a rebrand with a new visual identity designed to provide a clearly focussed solution for companies and regions looking to manage their climate change impacts. Following the acquisition in July 2017 of Carbon … Continued