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

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

How to calculate a carbon footprint for your business

An organisational carbon footprint is an essential component on the journey towards net zero and is the first building block towards any sustainability strategy. A carbon footprint can also provide an initial climate risk and opportunities assessment by identifying emissions hotspots across your value chain. Companies all over the world measure and report their carbon … Continued

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

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

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

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