The Intelligent Way to Benchmark Sustainability

The Intelligent Way to Benchmark Sustainability

This week Carbon Clear launched the Intelligent Sustainability Benchmarking Toolkit, a free online platform for businesses to benchmark their approach to environmental sustainability. Answer 15 questions across three categories and receive an Intelligent Sustainability score, industry benchmark and recommendations for improvement plus observations about best practice. The sustainability landscape is continually evolving as governments, organisations, investors and […]

The importance of an ‘and’ approach when on the path to climate neutrality

The importance of an ‘and’ approach when on the path to climate neutrality

When it comes to addressing the impact of dangerous climate change, we know that a binary approach doesn’t work. The Kyoto Protocol era (1997-2012) taught us this lesson: developed vs developing countries, mitigation vs adaptation, perpetrator vs victim, etc. Although progress was made, it was not quick enough, inclusive enough or innovative enough to meet […]

Three areas of focus for business and sustainability during 2017

Three areas of focus for business and sustainability during 2017

I’ve not set resolutions this year. However, this year I have decided that I’d like to not take certain things with me into 2017. I’d like to leave the negative aspects of 2016 behind and focus on the now. This particularly resonates for me when I think about climate change. So much was achieved in […]

Making climate change risk more mainstream

Making climate change risk more mainstream

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has today recommended through its Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) that companies based in G20 nations adopt a range of best practices to report on environmental risks. The group was set up by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney in his role as head of the FSB.

Good value chain: overcoming the challenge of collecting Scope 3 emissions

Good value chain: overcoming the challenge of collecting Scope 3 emissions

Measuring Scope 1 and 2 emissions is standard practice for many companies. Our research into the sustainability reporting performance of the FTSE 100 found only one company not providing this information publicly. In the context of stakeholder demand and the need to manage business risk, companies are increasingly looking to understand emissions in their value […]

Positive energy: businesses and renewables

Positive energy: businesses and renewables

Friday 4th November marks the beginning of the historic Paris Agreement to limit emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) on a global level. This means that all countries must now begin to implement the plan laid out in their ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ (INDCs), including regular reporting on efforts to reduce emissions. INDCs provide clearer direction […]

Which FTSE 100 company is the best at reporting sustainability?

Which FTSE 100 company is the best at reporting sustainability?

Congratulations to BT Group for ranking first in this year’s Sustainability Reporting Performance of the FTSE 100 research. Marks and Spencer Group (M&S) scored a very close second, missing the top spot by one percentage point. Both of these companies really pave the way in terms of climate change best practice with holistic and extensive approaches to […]