Who will be the sustainability leaders in 2019?

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 […]

What do investors really want from climate change disclosures?

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 […]

The order in disorder: Aligning environmental disclosure frameworks

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 […]

First steps towards mandatory TCFD reporting

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 […]

Are carbon and climate reporting standards finally aligning?

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 […]

The global environmental sustainability trends in 2018

The global environmental sustainability trends in 2018

For the past few years, the challenge that climate change represents at a global scale is seldom omitted from the starting paragraph of any sustainability-related article. Arguably already falling into this same stereotype, this blog aims to turn the table around and focus instead on the encouraging trends that have been identified in this year’s […]

Taking Stock of the FTSE 100 key trends in sustainability

Taking Stock of the FTSE 100 key trends in sustainability

We recently published our 2018 Sustainability Reporting Performance reports. The reports are based on annual research into the public disclosures of the FTSE 100. The purpose is to highlight trends and recognise leadership in environmental performance and disclosure across some of the world’s largest and most carbon intensive companies. Here we take a dive into […]