Following the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C released last October, the sustainability community has been waiting to find out what this means for science-based targets. Up until now, a science-based target has been defined as one that aligns to the commitment of the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 2°C or below. However, … Continued
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
On 31st January the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) published its roadmap for responsible finance in Europe. This 100-page detailed document we have read for you articulates an ambitious and comprehensive set of recommendations with an overarching objective to ‘hardwire’ sustainability into the EU’s regulatory and financial policy framework.
The hosts for the 23rd United Nations Conference of Parties was Fiji – Bula! For practical reasons, Fiji came to the Rhine with the negotiations physically hosted in Bonn, Germany. Frank Bainimarama, the Fijian Prime Minister and COP 23 President is one of the leading global voices calling on the international community to commit to … Continued
Successful engagement with customers, employees and suppliers is one of the key areas we assessed in our 2017 report on the Sustainability Reporting Performance of Europe’s largest companies. Engagement schemes can bring about huge business benefits, including supply chain efficiency, improved customer loyalty and increased employee satisfaction.
Recent news stories have focused on the rise and rise of renewable energy. The International Energy Agency in its assessment of renewable energy states ‘we see renewables growing by about 1,000 gigawatts by 2022, which equals about half of the current global capacity in coal power’.
Assessing and acknowledging the risks and opportunities of climate change has been on the agenda of forward thinking companies for some time. However, we believe that there is a more robust approach to impact assessment that considers possible risks and opportunities and acts as a lens through which to view future business operations – climate … Continued
The most important thing to remember when benchmarking business best practice is that no two companies are the same, and what one industry might see as an important issue could be irrelevant to others. For example, financial intuitions may value understanding the carbon intensity of their investment portfolios while FMCG companies would look at sold … Continued
Gradually companies are beginning to embed sustainability in their business models; the paradigm is shifting from sustainability as an afterthought to sustainability as best practice. McKinsey’s Sustainability’s Strategic Worth: Global Survey report found that CEOs are now twice as likely to cite sustainability as their top business priority when compared to 2012, demonstrating not only … Continued