Are you ready for mandatory TCFD?

Mandatory TCFD reporting now applies to UK premium listed companies. EcoAct’s TCFD expert, Sarah McGaw explains TCFD alignment and how best to be ready for mandatory reporting By 2025, it will be mandatory for organisations across the UK economy to align their financial risk disclosures to the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures […]

Who will be the top 10 sustainable business leaders in 2020?

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This year marks EcoAct’s 10th annual ranking of FTSE 100 sustainable business leaders based on their sustainability reporting performance. Ahead of the release of this year’s report, we look back at the trends across the last decade in corporate climate reporting and sustainable business leadership. 2020 is the beginning of the final decade when we […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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

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 […]

10 things you should know about the new energy and carbon reporting regulations

In summer 2018, the UK government announced it’s plans for the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulations for businesses. Last week saw the publication of the Environmental Reporting Guidelines, including SECR which is due to come into effect this year. Here are 10 important things you should know about the latest acronym to grace the […]