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

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

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

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

EcoAct Group becomes first global science-based target partner

Global climate change solutions provider, EcoAct Group, has been confirmed as a Gold Partner for science-based targets through the CDP. CDP collaborates with the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute, and the World Wide Fund for Nature on the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) that champions science-based target setting as a powerful way to boost companies’ … 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

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.

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

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