How will an effective energy management strategy help reduce emissions?

Posted by Naomi Rich on 21-Feb-2017 11:38:16

Increasingly companies are looking to set more ambitious targets to become climate neutral, to reduce their carbon impact and to remain competitive with their peers.

Targets are great, but once they have been set, emission reduction activities are required to reach the target and maintain momentum.

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Topics: energy management

What is a sustainability strategy?

Posted by Stuart Lemmon on 14-Feb-2017 16:18:53

Derived from ancient Greek, the word strategy refers to a high level plan to achieve a long term goal. If our long term goal is to have zero impact on our climate, how does a sustainability strategy support that?

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Topics: sustainability

How to calculate a carbon footprint for your business

Posted by Joshua Holland on 08-Feb-2017 09:26:45

A carbon footprint is an essential component on the journey towards climate neutrality and is the first building block towards an intelligent sustainability strategy. A carbon footprint can also provide an initial risk screen for your organisation and help you understand the areas of opportunity for your business.

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Becoming a climate neutral business

Posted by Sam Harris on 31-Jan-2017 10:05:09

We know that more than ever, companies are taking seriously their impacts on the climate. 2016 research demonstrated that 99 of the largest public companies in the UK are reporting carbon emissions in their annual reports.

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Topics: Climate neutral

Non-Financial Reporting for 2017 - what you need to know

Posted by James Meacher on 19-Jan-2017 15:13:47

The 2017/18 financial year will see the first year of reporting under the EU Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) Directive, which was implemented into UK law as the ‘ The Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Non-Financial Reporting) Regulations 2016’, effective January 1st 2017.
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Topics: compliance, Non-Financial Reporting Directive

Three areas of focus for business and sustainability during 2017

Posted by Rachel Hunter on 09-Jan-2017 15:35:10

I’ve not set resolutions this year. However, this year I have decided that I’d like to not take certain things with me into 2017. I’d like to leave the negative aspects of 2016 behind and focus on the now.

This particularly resonates for me when I think about climate change. So much was achieved in 2016 – ratification of the Paris Agreement and the ongoing march of renewable energy as an economically competitive energy source – but sometimes other events overshadowed the good news.

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Topics: Climate Change, sustainability

The Christmas gift that keeps on giving

Posted by Vaiva Vazgileviciute on 19-Dec-2016 16:04:21

He who let year 2016 continue should have been fired. All the unprecedented events that happened in the world this year have caused so much turmoil and trouble. For him it’s just a little bit of fun (well, sorry dude, but we don’t find it funny). Luckily (oh, so luckily!), all is not lost!

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Making climate change risk more mainstream

Posted by Rachel Hunter on 14-Dec-2016 13:27:06

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has today recommended through its Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) that companies based in G20 nations adopt a range of best practices to report on environmental risks. The group was set up by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney in his role as head of the FSB.

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Topics: Climate Risk

Good value chain: overcoming the challenge of collecting Scope 3 emissions

Posted by Rachel Hunter on 07-Dec-2016 15:37:31

Measuring Scope 1 and 2 emissions is standard practice for many companies. Our research into the sustainability reporting performance of the FTSE 100 found only one company not providing this information publicly. In the context of stakeholder demand and the need to manage business risk, companies are increasingly looking to understand emissions in their value chain (Scope 3 emissions).

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Topics: Value chain, Scope 3

8 things you need to know about COP 22

Posted by Olivier Levallois on 01-Dec-2016 11:29:38

Climate change negotiations are a little like Moroccan tea.

It begins with the spectacle of serving the tea, pouring from a hight to aerate it to create a thin layer of frothy bubbles. After that, there is a longer phase, which requires patience as the tea cools and becomes drinkable.

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Topics: cop21, COP22