Media headlines about climate change are largely focused on problems, obstacles and challenges. Bad news sells, right? One of the most covered news story of 2017 is Donald Trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement – and it's right that it should get so much attention because it’s a big deal.
06:00 13 July 2017 - EcoAct Group, the climate expert and climate finance project developer headquartered in Paris, today announces the acquisition of Carbon Clear, a major player in the UK environmental sustainability marketplace.
Sustainability consultancy Carbon Clear is currently working with 20 FTSE 100 companies, helping them to address their business challenges in an intelligent way.
The FTSE is a share index of 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalisation. FTSE 100 companies represent about 80% of the entire market capitalisation of the London Stock Exchange. These companies are large and international meaning that they often face complex business and sustainability challenges.
Topics: Carbon Clear
There is increasing pressure on organisations from investors, policy makers and the public, to broaden the scope of their annual reporting and to disclose their impacts.
Topics: Sustainability Benchmarking
This week Carbon Clear launched the Intelligent Sustainability Benchmarking Toolkit, a free online platform for businesses to benchmark their approach to environmental sustainability. Answer 15 questions across three categories and receive an Intelligent Sustainability score, industry benchmark and recommendations for improvement plus observations about best practice.
Topics: Sustainability Benchmarking
When it comes to addressing the impact of dangerous climate change, we know that a binary approach doesn’t work. The Kyoto Protocol era (1997-2012) taught us this lesson: developed vs developing countries, mitigation vs adaptation, perpetrator vs victim, etc. Although progress was made, it was not quick enough, inclusive enough or innovative enough to meet the huge global challenges we face as a result of manmade climate change.
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.
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.
Topics: Climate Risk
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).
Friday 4th November marks the beginning of the historic Paris Agreement to limit emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) on a global level. This means that all countries must now begin to implement the plan laid out in their ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ (INDCs), including regular reporting on efforts to reduce emissions.