Best practice and market trends in renewable energy

Posted by Debbie Butts on 09-May-2017 12:07:12

Businesses are increasingly looking at how to make their electricity supply 100% renewable, and therefore climate neutral. Companies typically adopt complimentary approaches to reach their 100% renewable energy target, combining procurement methods such as green tariff contracts with suppliers, unbundled renewable energy attribute certificates (RECs), power purchase agreements (PPAs) and on-site generation projects. But among these options, what is best practice and which factors determine the methods companies choose?

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Topics: Renewable energy

Sustainability Reporting: Closing the ESG guidance gap

Posted by Jade Soiza on 03-May-2017 14:04:11

The London Stock Exchange Group recently published guidance for companies on how to report environmental, social and governance (ESG) information to meet investor demand for better data. The aim of the guidance is “to close the ESG guidance gap”.

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Topics: Sustainability Reporting

What does responsible business look like?

Posted by Joshua Holland on 25-Apr-2017 14:15:20

This week is Responsible Business Week 2017 (#RBWeek). It calls for businesses, their employees and partners to come together to share ideas and show how they are taking positive action for a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

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Topics: Business in the Community, Responsible Business

3 tips to reduce the reporting burden

Posted by Annabell James on 19-Apr-2017 11:50:24

Businesses globally have a wide range of sustainability frameworks, standards and benchmarks, they can report to - CDP, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) - and the list goes on.

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Topics: CDP, Sustainable Development Goals, sustainability

The value of reporting on non-financial performance

Posted by Sonya Likhtman on 11-Apr-2017 10:51:08

In today’s complex business landscape, companies are expected to deliver more than profits and shareholder value: they are increasingly focusing on their non-financial performance.

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Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) 2017 - What you need to know

Posted by Gavin Tivey on 04-Apr-2017 15:11:13

Spring has arrived so it is time for Carbon Clear’s latest update on the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme.

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Topics: Carbon management, carbon, energy management

Uncharted Territory: Records continue to be broken as 2016 extreme climate trends continue in 2017

Posted by James Meacher on 23-Mar-2017 16:57:18

2017: Hottest Year on Record?

Earlier this year it was widely reported that 2016 had been the hottest year ever. This week the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published its annual statement on the state of the global climate, confirming that 2016 was indeed the hottest year on record. The report states that 2016 was a full 1.1°C above the pre-industrial baseline, breaking the 2015 record by 0.06°C.

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Topics: Climate Change

5 reasons why your company should respond to CDP

Posted by Louisa O’Connell on 14-Mar-2017 11:18:41

CDP recently published the materials companies need to be able to submit a disclosure to the 2017 investor led questionnaires (climate change, forests, water). The extent and breadth of this material and the questionnaires themselves may sometimes seem overwhelming.

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Topics: sustainability

The importance of an ‘and’ approach when on the path to climate neutrality

Posted by Rachel Hunter on 03-Mar-2017 11:09:49

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.

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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