The TCFD Recommendations: making the case for climate-related financial disclosures

Posted by Absa-Reena Tasaddiq & Amelia Pardoe on 21-Mar-2018 06:00:00

Climate change is recognised as a significant threat to the stability of the global economic, social and geopolitical system. The TCFD recommendations represent a concerted commitment amongst experts to better account for the risks and opportunities that organisations now face and to build a more sustainable global financial system.

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Topics: Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Setting the stage for Europe’s next economic transformation?

Posted by Lucy Haines on 15-Mar-2018 14:47:58

On 31st January the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) published its roadmap for responsible finance in Europe. This 100-page detailed document we have read for you articulates an ambitious and comprehensive set of recommendations with an overarching objective to ‘hardwire’ sustainability into the EU’s regulatory and financial policy framework.

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Energy access is a gender issue

Posted by Rachel Hunter on 08-Mar-2018 07:00:00

To mark International Women’s Day, we revisit a blog about our project in Sudan and how it contributes to improving the lives of communities, and especially women, in Darfur.

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Topics: International Women's Day

Plastic - What can we do about it?

Posted by Luke Mendenhall on 21-Feb-2018 14:20:46

The use of plastics is a hot topic right now. It has entered the consumer consciousness and companies, communities, and politicians are taking action.  

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Topics: Circular economy

CDP - what’s new and what does it mean for you?

Posted by Frankie Bright on 15-Feb-2018 06:00:00

Off the back of the ‘Reimagining Disclosure’ consultation that CDP carried out in 2017, the finalised 2018 questionnaire content is now available . The questionnaires have changed quite significantly compared to the consultation so it’s important that companies start to think about CDP now, to ensure they respond well to the changes.

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Topics: CDP, Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

COP24: Crucial to increase climate action!

Posted by Emilie Alberola on 08-Feb-2018 11:41:02

COP24, the 24th annual UNFCCC conference, will take place in December 2018. After a presidency ensured by Fiji in 2017, it is Poland's turn to take the lead in this international climate negotiation involving 192 States.

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Topics: COP24, Climate Action

Quantifying the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by David Keddie on 25-Jan-2018 09:00:00

At the end of 2017, we published a blog on how companies are starting to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the Sustainable Development Goals to create a shared common purpose with their stakeholders. If you’re working in corporate sustainability and reading this new blog, you’re likely already fully on board with the mission of the SDGs to “end poverty”, “protect the planet” and “ensure prosperity for all”, as well as the business case for sustainable development.

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Topics: Sustainable Development Goals

3 reasons to be hopeful about tackling climate change in 2018

Posted by Rachel Hunter on 10-Jan-2018 09:06:24

We all worked hard during the past year to continue to shift the dial on combatting dangerous climate change.

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Topics: Climate Change

Using the SDGs to establish a shared common purpose

Posted by David Keddie on 12-Dec-2017 13:59:27

Two years on from the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, many companies around the world are still grappling with the how best to implement them. While the broad and positive purpose of the SDGs is clear to all, finding the most effective ways to take advantage of the opportunities they present can be less obvious.

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Topics: Sustainable Development Goals

Brexit impacts on EU ETS compliance deadlines

Posted by Stuart Lemmon on 08-Dec-2017 10:00:59

As the UK will have left the EU by the time we reach the 2018 European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) compliance year deadline of 31st March 2019, the deadline is to be brought forward.

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Topics: compliance, euets, emissions

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