Sustainability News

Solving data challenges to reduce scope 3 emissions Locked

Expert Opinion: Anuj Saush of business think-tank The Conference Board discloses technical details on overcoming data inconsistencies for scope 3 reporting.

Global, North America

Australia's nature plan reforms environmental laws Locked

Nature positive plan introduces new standards and protections and sees significant role for offsets (but would allow payment for nature damage where offsets are unavailable).

Asia Pacific, Australia, Global

Investor pressure makes companies twice as likely to disclose impacts Locked

CDP survey reveals Costco, Honda, Levi Strauss and Samsung disclosing their environmental impacts in 2022 for the first time, while companies declining to disclose included Tesla and Exxon Mobil.

Global, North America

WEF launches philanthropic climate scheme Locked

Project aims to address fact that less than 2% of the $810bn total global philanthropic finance in 2021 was geared towards climate mitigation.

Europe, Global

‘Green image’ is vital to brand value Locked

Customers buying at premium end of all sectors – including cars – are the most influenced by the sustainability ratings of brands.

Global, North America

Expert Opinion: Turning over a new leaf – ESG predictions for 2023 Locked

Andrew Probert, Kroll’s managing director, ESG Advisory – EMEA, shares his thoughts on ESG trends for the year ahead given growing stakeholder scrutiny and litigation, and disclosure becoming mandatory in many parts of the world. 

Global

Survey highlights hurdles on road to net zero Locked

Executives require expert advice and a more transparent, better regulated voluntary carbon market, says report.

Global, UK

New frontiers in natural resources, tech and geography to dominate 2023 Locked

ANALYSIS: We present Environment Analyst’s predictions for what will unfold, emerge and increasingly impact demand for specialist environmental & sustainability expertise in the coming year.

Global, UK

Antea Group USA advances ESG strategy Locked

Consultancy sets out blueprint for ESG strategy development and reports improved workforce diversity in 2021 sustainability report.

Global, North America

Singapore gov’t appoints chief sustainability officer Locked

Public sector set to lead on carbon abatement and resource efficiency in city state's plan to reach net zero by 2050.

Asia Pacific, Global

KPMG finds ‘confusion’ on applying ESG to M&A Locked

ESG compliance is viewed as a proxy for good financial performance but the lack of accepted definitions makes data gathering difficult. Companies urged to align M&A considerations to core ESG strategy.

Global, UK

ERM commits to biodiversity at COP15 Locked

Consultancy declares company-wide commitment to protecting biodiversity and publishes TNFD reporting guidance.

Global, North America, UK

CDP’s triple ‘A lister’ numbers shrink Locked

Global corporate performance on climate change has improved but there was a notable fall in water security leadership. Two-thirds of firms failed to improve their overall scoring in the last twelve months.

Global, UK

Article 6.4 – a new charter for carbon mitigation Locked

Although international agreement on how to count VCM projects towards national net zero targets will be left until COP28, there was some clarification of the rules on carbon double counting at COP27 as Environment Analyst reports.

Global

Investments consolidate natural capital as an asset class Locked

Moves to put big money into natural resources-focused funds suggest natural capital has moved from concept to concrete.

Global, UK

‘Gaps closing’ on ESG reporting, finds Deloitte Locked

Survey shows that ESG reporting is maturing but indicates concerns about data accuracy, with external assurances increasingly being sought.

Global, North America

Global standard for biodiversity reporting moves closer Locked

Biodiversity is declining in every region, finds intergovernmental expert panel.

Global, UK

Screening software pinpoints environmental justice gaps Locked

Online tool uses data to identify communities facing climate risks, transportation inequities, historic redlining and legacy pollution.

Global, North America

Addressing ‘hard to abate’ sectors is key to net zero Locked

Electrification coupled with hydrogen technology and renewable or nuclear energy are urgently needed for intensely emitting industries.

Global, North America

Terraformation launches carbon credit ‘matchmaker’ Locked

New programme will prioritise forestry projects that promote women’s leadership, offer community education and create local economic impact.

Global, North America

COP27: US backs nature-based solutions Locked

Roadmap marks first strategy from a US administration aimed at scaling up nature-based solutions across federal government.

Global, North America

Q&A: People-centred climate action transforms urban outcomes Locked

Lucy Latham of global disclosure platform CDP spoke with Environment Analyst about the implications of CDP’s annual report, this year focusing on climate change and cities.

Europe, Global, UK

EU parliament adopts stringent corporate reporting law Locked

EU-listed companies, banks, insurance companies and multinationals with significant EU activity will have to comply with the more rigorous CSRD sustainability reporting directive.

Europe, Global, UK

ERM publishes frameworks for corporate climate reporting Locked

Publications aimed at senior execs bring new approaches to climate scenario analysis and decarbonisation planning respectively.

Global, UK

WSP UK claims to be ‘almost half’ green Locked

UK division of Canadian-headquartered firm makes good progress on carbon reduction but lags on proportion of senior positions held by women.

Europe, Global, UK

Survey suggests corporate sustainability reporting must come of age Locked

Bureau Veritas UK suggests sheer complexity of data is biggest hurdle

Global, UK

CDP to use ISSB climate standard in global platform Locked

Move has potential to align disclosure requirements and deliver consistent climate data for investors.

Global, UK

Dow Jones ESG scoring marries company data and investigative reporting  Locked

Firms need to monitor their ESG scores and actively contact rating providers to address gaps, finds Environment Analyst's Steve Gilmore

Global, North America

Inogen Alliance publishes first ESG report  Locked

The global environmental consulting alliance is using offsets to tackle travel as its single largest source of emissions.

Europe, Global, North America

Fund nature, fight climate change Locked

Why finding a development paradigm which recognises nature as an asset should be front and centre of the COP27 agenda, according to experts at the 'Valuing natural capital 2022' global conference. Nick Cottam reports

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Global