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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

Accounting for change: the drive to put a dollar figure on nature

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 21, 2018)

Even mainstream business is trying to put a value on natural assets. Angeli Mehta reports on efforts to now take it to the heart of decision-making

The disruptors: Paul Simpson, the atypical activist who woke C-suites to climate risk

Oliver Balch, (Nov 23, 2017)

The founder of CDP tells Oliver Balch how the organisation he started 17 years ago has helped transform corporate and investor attitudes to climate change

Climate briefing: The UK developers minding the energy gap in commercial buildings

Mike Scott, (Nov 23, 2017)

Landsec and Hammerson are innovating to increase energy efficiency and renewables use in a sector resistant to change

Top stories of 2017: #2 China and Carney taskforce boost climate finance

Mark Hillsdon, (Jan 8, 2017)

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures helped turn 2017 into the year of the green bond, with China the driving force, writes Mark Hillsdon. RE100, Science-Based Targets and carbon pricing all benefited from the ‘TCFD bounce’