What is an Organisational Life Cycle Assessment (OLCA)?

Understand how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can work at an organisational level to add business value and aid the transition to net zero. So far, a total of 19 countries and at least 34 large companies have recently committed to the ambition of net zero carbon emissions. In addition, at the time of writing 685 … 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

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

Understanding the risks of climate change through scenario analysis

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

Making climate change risk more mainstream

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has today recommended through its Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) that companies based in G20 nations adopt a range of best practices to report on environmental risks. The group was set up by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney in his role as head of the FSB.

From rats to risk: how climate change is shaping the future

The media have reported another climate change first. Research carried out by scientists found the Bramble Cay melomys (a small rat native to Australia) has become extinct. But more than the extinction of an entire species, itself a terrible occurrence, the researchers concluded that it ‘probably represents the first recorded mammalian extinction due to anthropogenic … Continued