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

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

The order in disorder: Aligning environmental disclosure frameworks

The sustainability disclosure landscape is a bit of a maze for businesses. In fact, it has been a source of frustration to many organisations that there are so many requirements and expectations and the reporting burden to fulfil them all seems huge. In addition to this, there are so many different voluntary frameworks (each another … Continued

First steps towards mandatory TCFD reporting

The UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has announced that it will be making further sections of its reporting framework mandatory for its signatories in 2020. Specifically, this relates to the sections recently created to align to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) on strategy and governance. This is a … Continued

Are carbon and climate reporting standards finally aligning?

For quite some time, people responsible for carbon, energy, climate change and environmental sustainability reporting have been required to grapple with an alphabet soup of reporting standards. The knock on impact of this has been that for many of these professionals, and therefore for the organisations they work for, the focus has been on reporting … Continued