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

The opportunity in Carbon Neutrality

Since COP21 and the adoption of the Paris Agreement, a growing number of nations and businesses have pledged to take action on climate change and made a commitment to a common goal: carbon neutrality. But what does this really mean to your business? Why should you consider a carbon neutral commitment?

BT lead the FTSE 100 in managing the risks of climate change

Our new report published today finds that companies across the FTSE 100 index are responding to shareholders demands to see climate risk assessed as part of company governance. The ‘Sustainability Reporting Performance’ report, which ranks FTSE 100 companies on their sustainable business practices, finds a step change in results across index for 2018. Scores across the … Continued

Providing confidence in renewable energy

With the Paris Agreement and the stark realities of climate change now pressing concerns, businesses are under mounting pressure to reduce their carbon footprints and account for their climate-related risks. Purchasing renewable energy is a vital part of business strategies to do just that, as well as to achieve their carbon neutral ambitions. The good … Continued

New Regulation will Drive a Tenfold increase in Mandatory Carbon Reporting

Yesterday the UK Government published its plans for the new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulations. It outlines the new mandatory reporting framework which will replace the existing CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme due to end in 2019. The SECR is designed to streamline and reduce complexity in the carbon and energy reporting landscape as … Continued

Credible carbon credits: There is more to offsetting than you think

There is a certain amount of cynicism around the term ‘offsetting’. Much of this comes from doubts surrounding whether or not schemes actually deliver the carbon savings promised, concern over double-counting and a view that they are simply a convenient greenwashing mechanism. However, there is more to offsetting than you might think and the rigorous … Continued

Plug In to the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Electric vehicles (EVs) have got the world’s attention. From Prince Charles implementing them into the royal fleet, to the UK and France proposing a ban on sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, EVs are hard to ignore. This shift has made industry and business more conscious about vehicle emissions, particularly in light of … Continued

Good News for Your Carbon Footprint: The UK is going Green

Earlier this month, DEFRA released their 2018 greenhouse gas reporting conversion factors. This year, there have been some changes to the methodologies used, as well as some key headline figures illustrating the UK’s (and beyond) progress towards carbon neutrality. The changes seen are important for companies in terms of reporting their emissions, as any significant … Continued

A Blueprint for a Winning Carbon Neutral Strategy

The word “strategy” is derived from ancient Greek. Although then a term for the battlefield as opposed to the boardroom, its essential meaning endures: a high-level plan to achieve a long-term goal. Today, one of our greatest battles is against climate change and the long-term goal is limiting warming to less than 2 degrees. To … Continued