COP 25: Crunch time for the Paris Agreement

Faced with the challenge of making 2015’s Paris Agreement operational, this COP needs to be decisive. Having overcome some unprecedented political obstacles by changing host countries, then host continent, the COP 25 is going ahead. It will run from Monday 2 to Friday 13 December in Madrid. Special attention will be given to biodiversity and … Continued

CORSIA: Preparing for take off

As the aviation sector readies itself for CORSIA, we take a look at current progress on deciding eligible offsets and how airlines can prepare themselves for a 2021 take off. What is CORSIA? By 2020, international aviation emissions are projected to be 70% higher than 2005 levels according to the EU, and could even reach … Continued

Carbon offsetting: is it really a solution to climate change?

The term carbon offsetting is back in the spotlight, causing a little controversy and a whole lot of confusion. Are you still unclear on what offsetting really means, where the money goes, if offsetting is good or bad and whether it is really a solution to climate change? These answers to the FAQs aim to … 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

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

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

Climate Resilience: Learnings from the UNEP Finance Initiative Regional Roundtable, Cairo

Climate resilience was the pressing issue at the 2019 United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative Regional Roundtable (UNEP FI RRT) for Africa and the Middle East in Cairo last month. Present were experts from both the finance and environmental industries discussing the solutions and tools for building climate resilience at a national, organisational and individual … Continued