How to credibly communicate your product’s green credentials

Corporate commitments such as science-based targets are a great way to set the ambition and outline a vision for the direction of the company. But organisations need to communicate the green credentials of their products effectively in order for customers to understand these commitments and what they mean for individual products and services. For this … Continued

CDP FAQs: your questions answered

CDP is one of the largest internationally recognised climate and sustainability reporting frameworks. During our webinar a few weeks ago, we received many questions about the 2020 disclosure cycle. In this post we aim to answer them to help you to prepare. Why report to CDP? 1. What is the benefit of voluntary CDP disclosure? … Continued

2019 CDP scores: EcoAct congratulates its A-list clients

This morning CDP released the CDP scores for the 2019 round of disclosures. Out of over 8,400 companies disclosing, 179 have achieved a Leadership A-list ranking for the Climate Change Questionnaire. EcoAct’s clients, including L’Oreal, Tui, Coca Cola European Partners, Telefonica and Danone are among those achieving the highest-level score and demonstrating their leadership in … Continued

Leading independent climate change report reveals at least 85% of FTSE 100 companies do not have sufficient carbon reduction strategies

EcoAct publishes its 9th consecutive FTSE 100 Sustainability leaderboard and report, warning not enough is being done by UK companies to reduce carbon emissions and manage climate change    Unilever and Marks & Spencer top rankings, with FMCG firms and retailers demonstrating strong performance Utility companies make strong entry into rankings with 4 companies in top … Continued

Who will be the sustainability leaders in 2019?

Research is now well underway for EcoAct’s ninth annual Sustainability Reporting Performance reports. In the context of last year’s IPCC report, unprecedented public movement for climate action as well as strengthened government targets, understanding corporate sustainability performance has never been more pertinent. In 2018 Microsoft, BT Group and M&S topped the ranks of global leaders … 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

How can science based targets help the UK meet national carbon targets?

In 2008, the UK government passed the Climate Change Act which established a legally binding target to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. This overall objective was then divided into carbon ‘budgets’ – time frames allocated to certain reduction goals. Most recently the UK government … Continued