RepRisk publishes ESG data methodology Locked

No black boxes here: RepRisk secret sauce made public including definitions, processes, algorithms, code

Europe, Global, UK

2021 sees record $1.6tn sustainable debt issuance Locked

Largest contributor to overall market: green bonds at 45%

Global, UK

Carbon challenge to oil regulator thrown out by High Court Locked

Campaigners say court judgement confirms that it is possible for oil companies to profit from the UK’s tax regime.

UK

Agency calls for cheaper and more reliable nuclear option Locked

International energy security body says UK surge in demand, as well as over-reliance on natural gas, reflect worldwide trends.

UK

Consultants appointed to Construction Professional Services Framework Locked

Nine consultants secure environmental roles under £1.7bn, four-year agreement from the Crown Commercial Service

UK

Expert Opinion: Recognising the net zero challenges ahead Locked

A professor of electrical power engineering at the University of Manchester explains why achieving net zero could be humanity’s greatest challenge yet

Global, UK

Expert Opinion: How to architect organisational change to deliver sustainability Locked

CEO of Orbus Software Michael D’Onofrio explains why every organisation needs effective enterprise architecture to deliver ESG goals

UK

Seven sustainability trends & three golden threads for 2022 Locked

Environment Analyst’s top sustainability predictions for the new year ahead as we take another step forward in the decade of action

Global, UK

EY adopts ESG-linked finance Locked

The Big 4 audit firm’s ESG-based revolving credit facility in the UK has three sustainability themes – travel-linked carbon, employee volunteering, and diversity and inclusion in recruitment

Europe, Global, UK

UK-based ESG recruitment rises rapidly Locked

35,000 new ESG and CSR jobs created in the UK last year; professional services firms lead charge for talent

UK

The indispensable role of CEOs in the sustainability transition Locked

Report highlights the transformational potential for CEOs to drive sustainable change from governments and regulators in wake of global pandemic

Global, UK

Vistry commits to green finance Locked

Finance package linked to targets for inclusive training, carbon reduction and affordable housing

UK

UK leads on post-Paris carbon reduction Locked

Although UK leads other European countries, its carbon reduction performance is well below that required by official commitments

Europe, Global, UK

Consultancies in the race to net zero

An Environment Analyst research report finds the majority of the world’s top environmental and sustainability consulting firms are now working towards science-based climate commitments — with some having set and already achieved accelerated carbon reduction goals — whilst others lag behind in their progress

Global, UK

Expert Opinion: Investors urge action on value chain emissions, but where to start? Locked

Stuart Lemmon, managing director & CEO of the climate consultancy and project developer EcoAct (an Atos company) in Northern Europe, addresses the next big challenge on the journey to net zero – scope 3 emissions 

Europe, Global, UK

Cutting through the noise on ESG integration and mandatory disclosures  Locked

An Environment Analyst authored summary of the latest flurry of reports, surveys and developments shaping the race towards developing a global, unifying ESG methodology and what that could mean for the advisory services space

Global, UK

‘Big four’ post strongest results in decades while facing climate scrutiny  Locked

ClientEarth lawyers challenge Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC on climate risk disclosure practices

Europe, Global, UK

Double materiality to shake-up ESG reporting Locked

Environment Analyst presents a summary of our latest Sustainability Delivery Group (SDG) roundtable, which discussed developments in corporate sustainability reporting

Europe, Global, North America, UK, US states

Only two percent of companies make CDP’s A list  Locked

Fourteen companies achieve coveted ‘triple A’ environmental leadership scores, but numbers achieving climate-related A rating dwindle

Global, UK

ERM debuts ESG Fusion data platform Locked

Company hopes to gain competitive edge by using advanced analytics, including AI and machine learning, to generate ESG scores

Global, UK

Remuneration not sufficiently aligned with ESG performance Locked

Less than 10% of management remuneration linked to ESG performance in 80% of companies, study finds

Global, UK

Wood wins UK schools net zero refurbishment role Locked

Ten-year project will see Wood use its sustainability consultancy expertise to refurbish and decarbonise 500 schools in England.

UK

ERM commits to nature positive business Locked

London-headquartered firm's commitments include tree planting, rewilding, observing Earth Day and contributing to at least one global event each year

Europe, Global, UK

Scotland best in the UK for ‘green jobs’ Locked

Each new green job generates 1.4 jobs, rising to six for the energy sector, concludes PwC

UK

Challenge for Oil and Gas Authority’s net zero strategy Locked

Claimants hope the case against the OGA, if successful, will bring an end to UK subsidised oil and gas production.

UK

Biodiversity screened investment backed by HSBC  Locked

A shift in investor awareness is leading to a greater focus on biodiversity in the world’s investment funds

Global, UK

Quality and transparency are key to offsets success Locked

An insight report from Environment Analyst examines the risks and opportunities of engaging with the voluntary carbon market, as well as its growth potential as demand is once again booming

UK

Jacobs FY21 marks ongoing transformation to create ‘a company like no other’ Locked

US-based major reports ESG-related revenue of $5bn of $14bn group total, citing ‘critical inflection point’ in company’s strategic development

Global, North America, UK

Environment Agency chief warns banks to divest from coal and oil Locked

Banks must seize opportunities of climate crisis and invest for the future of us all

UK

CCRI publishes resilience to severe climate impacts report Locked

Colossal and rapid mobilisation of investment capital needed to protect global economy from intensifying climate risks

Global, UK