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CDP reports 24% rise in companies looking for greater transparency in supply chains

Terry Slavin, (May 20, 2020)

Science-based targets and TCFD requirements in bail-out packages are helping to drive greater corporate disclosure. Terry Slavin reports

‘FTSE companies urgently need to raise their game on CO2 reporting’

Alexia Perversi and Andrew Jones, (Mar 18, 2020)

Alexia Perversi and Andrew Jones of Mazars say a recent study by the auditing firm casts huge doubt on the credibility and utility of carbon disclosures in year-end reports

CSR Cheat Sheet: Dire climate predictions endorsed by courts

Oliver Balch, (Mar 2, 2020)

In his monthly analysis of sustainability news, Oliver Balch reports on the decision of the UK Court of Appeal shooting down a third runway at Heathrow, Mark Carney’s green finance powwow and reasons to be cheerful about corporate climate action

Five sustainable business trends to watch for in a critical year

Lauren Compere, (Jan 22, 2020)

Lauren Compere of Boston Common Asset Management says companies and investors will have to urgently step up their ESG work on multiple fronts in 2020 and beyond

‘The TCFDs go to the heart of our job as a bank to assess risk’

Terry Slavin, (Dec 3, 2019)

Terry Slavin talks to ABN Amro’s Tjeerd Krumpelman about how the Dutch bank is using the recommendations on climate risk reporting to steer decision-making on sustainable lending

‘If you want to be a climate leader, you can’t ignore the TCFDs’

Mike Scott, (Dec 3, 2019)

Mike Scott reports on how Ørsted, Equinor, Unilever and Gold Fields are using climate risk reporting to help strategic transformation

Tackling the last frontier in climate finance

Jakob Thomae, (Sep 19, 2019)

Jakob Thomae of the 2° Investing Initiative explains how 17 international banks are road-testing a new methodology to address the barriers that have prevented banks from aligning more fully with the Paris Agreement

'Companies ignore the human implications of climate change at their peril'

Will Dawson, (Sep 9, 2019)

Mass migration and social destabilisation from climate change present enormous business risks, but the vast majority of companies are overlooking these and focusing exclusively on physical risks, warns Forum for the Future’s Will Dawson

BlackRock in push to make sustainable investment mainstream

Terry Slavin, (Mar 15, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on how the asset manager has responded to booming ESG demand in Europe with new exchange-traded funds that are targeting a 30% decrease in emissions, and no loss of performance

Why boards must overcome roadblocks to becoming climate-competent

Helle Bank Jorgensen, (Mar 11, 2019)

Helle Bank Jorgensen of Competent Boards on how boards can cut through the confusion surrounding climate risk by learning from sustainability leaders like Paul Polman and Cornerstone Capital's Erika Karp

CSR Cheat Sheet: Half of companies ‘failing to report action on climate’

Oliver Balch, (Mar 7, 2019)

Transparency in non-financial reporting; labour rights abuses by fashion brands; and FAO warnings on biodiversity are highlighted in Oliver Balch’s latest roundup of sustainability news

CDP names 120 leading firms for engaging suppliers on climate

Terry Slavin, (Feb 7, 2019)

World’s biggest businesses cut CO2 equal to South Korea’s emissions from their supply chains last year, according to the disclosure platform, which also added AstraZeneca, Coca-Cola European Partners, Diageo and LG Innotek to its A list for action on water risk. Terry Slavin reports

‘We’re going in the right direction, but we have to dramatically pick up the pace’

Paul Simpson, (Dec 19, 2018)

Paul Simpson of CDP charts a year when initiatives like RE100 and Science Based Targets surged in membership, but the scale of the challenge grew more stark

The year that capital markets finally woke up to climate risk

Matthew Welch, (Dec 18, 2018)

Matthew Welch of SASB explains why the launch of the new accountability standard marked a big step towards a world where sustainability goals and business objectives are mutually supportive

'Tragedy of the horizon' still holding back action on climate change, Carney says

Terry Slavin, (Nov 26, 2018)

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney told the annual Accounting For Sustainability meeting that it is too early to make TCFD disclosure mandatory, though he accused insurers of 'cognitive dissonance' on climate risk. Terry Slavin reports

New alignment project seeks to ‘cut the clutter’ in sustainability reporting

Richard Howitt, (Nov 6, 2018)

Richard Howitt of the International Integrated Reporting Council on today’s launch of an important new phase towards harmonising the ‘alphabet’s soup’ of corporate sustainability reporting standards

The disruptors: How Aviva’s Steve Waygood is trying to turn the tide on capitalism

Oliver Balch, (Aug 28, 2018)

Oliver Balch interviews the head of responsible investment at the UK insurance giant to find out why he is one of Christiana Figueres’ leading climate optimists and prime mover for sustainable finance

The impact of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Mark Hillsdon, (Aug 6, 2018)

TCFD is beginning to spur regulation, and the signs are it will become mandatory – meanwhile there is an increasing appetite among investors for companies to come clean, writes Mark Hillsdon

When it comes to disclosing climate risk, collaboration is key

Rodney Irwin, (Jul 19, 2018)

Opinion: Rodney Irwin of WBCSD gives three takeaways from its report on implementing the TCFD recommendations in the oil and gas sector

Mind the boardroom gap on climate risk

Carbon Disclosure Project, (Apr 3, 2018)

Jane Stevensen of CDP says the TCFD framework is a game changer, but warns that those companies lagging on managing their environmental impact must incentivise their boards to take real action

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