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

Carbon neutrality is in fashion

Luxury fashion brand Gucci last week announced that it will be making all operations, including those in its supply chain, carbon neutral. The news followed an industry first earlier in the week with designer Gabriela Hearst ensuring her entire New York show was carbon neutral, supported by EcoAct. The news coincided with global fashion season … Continued

A clean winner for the US Open Tennis Championships

It was the US Open Tennis Championships this month and we were particularly excited as we have been collaborating with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) on their climate program. As a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, the USTA is committed to driving climate awareness and action throughout the world. Annually … Continued

Who will be the sustainability leaders in 2019?

Research is now well underway for EcoAct’s ninth annual Sustainability Reporting Performance reports. In the context of last year’s IPCC report, unprecedented public movement for climate action as well as strengthened government targets, understanding corporate sustainability performance has never been more pertinent. In 2018 Microsoft, BT Group and M&S topped the ranks of global leaders … Continued

The planet and our progress in 2019

In the sustainability world we are not light on research and findings. It’s often hard to keep up and harder still to find time to read them all. So, we have summarised some of the most significant reports on the state of climate and sustainability to provide a snapshot of developments in the industry in … Continued

What do investors really want from climate change disclosures?

Hermes EOS is a leading stewardship provider with a focus on achieving positive change. Their dedicated team of engagement and voting specialists enable pension funds and other longer-term institutional investors to achieve their fiduciary responsibilities and be more active owners of companies. They work on behalf of investors from 12 countries who entrust them with … Continued

The order in disorder: Aligning environmental disclosure frameworks

The sustainability disclosure landscape is a bit of a maze for businesses. In fact, it has been a source of frustration to many organisations that there are so many requirements and expectations and the reporting burden to fulfil them all seems huge. In addition to this, there are so many different voluntary frameworks (each another … Continued

Positive step forward for UK transition to net zero emissions

The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today issued a report for Government recommending a new emissions target for the UK: net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050. The reports key findings are that: The UK should commit to the “highest level of ambition” as called for by Article 4 of the Paris agreement and Government … Continued