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

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 […]

Avoiding emissions in the value chain

Avoiding emissions in the value chain

In response to the call for a transition to a low carbon (and eventually net zero emissions) economy, more and more financial institutions are actively exploring ways to decarbonize their investment portfolios. The TCFD recommendations represent a commitment to better account for the risks and opportunities on the path towards a more sustainable global financial […]

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 […]

TCFD and CDP: 10 Questions Answered

TCFD and CDP: 10 Questions Answered

In April we hosted a webinar about the TCFD recommendations, specifically how they will impact CDP disclosures this year. Here we look at some of the questions that were asked during the webinar to give you an insight into how to maximise your disclosure this year and in the future You’ll find the full webinar […]

Connecting the SBTi with the TCFD

Connecting the SBTi with the TCFD

SBT and TCFD are two acronyms that are here to stay. The new buzz words in sustainability, they are Science-based targets and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures respectively. Here we explore how these two growing initiatives are connected and what this means in practical terms for businesses and investors. The SBT initiative (SBTi) […]

Scenario Analysis: future-proofing your organisation

Scenario Analysis: future-proofing your organisation

The uncertainties regarding the future state of the earth’s climate are vast. With the potential for many different climatic conditions, preparing businesses and the economy for the future poses a great challenge. To tackle this, increasing attention is being given to scenario analysis.