climate change risk disclosure Articles

  • The Corporate Risk of Climate Change

    We all know climate change is happening. And we here at TriplePundit spend a lot of time making the business case for action. There are indeed many reasons for companies to respond to the threat. Those near the coast might face flooding, and those with production overseas could see disruption in supply. However, when it comes to reporting on this risk — there are few benefits to making the ...


    By Triplepundit

  • Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations

    The Objective This report summarizes responses from insurance companies to a survey on climate change risks developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In 2013, insurance regulators in California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New York and Washington required insurers writing in excess of $100 million in direct written premiums, and licensed to operate ...


    By Ceres

  • Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations

    Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations, ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks. The report found strong leadership among fewer ...


    By Ceres

  • Prepare to report climate risks - Pressure mounts on companies to increase required disclosures.

    Publicly traded companies are required, under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations, to disclose known and contingent material liabilities to ensure investors have reliable information on which to base their investment decisions. Increasingly, investor groups, nongovernment organizations (NGO), and others demand companies assess and disclose their financial risks from climate ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) scores and the level of disclosure on climate change related activities: an empirical investigation of the FTSE 100 companies

    This paper attempts to link Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) scores with the actual level of disclosure as published in the UK FTSE 100 companies' sustainability reports. By investigating the level of disclosure on a range of climate change related activities, the findings suggest that disclosure by the top UK companies reveals a considerable awareness that climate change has become a theme of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon Disclosure Project

    Risks and OpportunitiesThe primary risks posed by climate change can be grouped into four categories: Physical risks such as asset damage and project delays resulting from the increasing number of extreme weather events;  Regulatory risks resulting from tightening national and international regulations designed to curtail greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; ...


  • Carbon Disclosure Project

    The 155 Signatories to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s third information request (CDP3) represent over $21 trillion in assets, a doubling from CDP2 (95 investors with $10 trillion in 2004) and quadruple that of CDP1 (35 investors with $4.5 trillion in 2003). This increased interest from the investment community, coupled with a record high 71% disclosure rate to the CDP information request sent to ...


  • Value at Risk: Climate Change and the Future of Governance

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Climate change is rapidly becoming one of the core challenges of the 21st century for corporate directors and institutional investors. As this report documents, in the absence of preventive and adaptive measures, multi-billion dollar financial losses are distinctly possible if not probable. As the potentially devastating economic consequences for investors, individual companies ...


  • Is the SEC Raising the Disclosure Stakes?

    The choice of constituents for the FTSE4Good family of equity indexes has puzzled many managers of socially responsible investment funds. But an early review of the list and a commitment to refine the selection process may placate some of the critics, says Graham Cooper. The composition of the FTSE4Good family of equity indexes – revealed on 10 July – has run into criticism from many fund ...


  • Value at Risk: Climate Change and the Future of Governance CERES Sustainable Governance

    Climate change is rapidly becoming one of the core challenges of the 21st century for corporate directors and institutional investors. As this report documents, in the absence of preventive and adaptive measures, multi-billion dollar financial losses are distinctly possible if not probable.  As the potentially devastating economic consequences for investors, individual companies and entire ...


  • New FTSE indices help investors track climate change risks

    FTSE launched new indices that rate the carbon strategies based on their exposure to climate change-related risks, reports Envido. FTSE Group this week launched new indices designed to help investors track firms" ability to manage climate change risks. The launch follows the BP crisis in the Gulf of Mexico that tossed the spotlight on institutional investors" careless approach to environmental ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Investors take climate change into account

    Increasing interest in climate change from investors generates improvements in disclosure into business operations and strategies, reports Envido. A new survey from the Institutional Investors Group in Climate Change (IIGCC) revealed that the proportion of institutional investors who consider firms' climate change policies when making investment decisions has more than doubled in the past two ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • `Climate Change Mitigation Strategies,` presented at EUEC 2008

    Workshop Agenda Part I Emerging Stakeholder & Regulatory Pressures Latest news on stakeholder initiatives Insights from the Carbon Disclosure Project Critical new regulatory/permitting pressures under NSR Part II Effective Use of Carbon Trading Voluntary versus compliance carbon ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Companies face hurdles to address climate risks

    A growing number of major global companies are assessing the risks posed by climate change, but many still struggle to translate climate data into actions to improve resilience, according to a new report by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). “Weathering the Next Storm: A Closer Look at Business Resilience,” released today at Climate Week NYC, examines how companies ...

  • U.S. securities and exchange commission issues guidance - when companies must report climate change risks

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally put years of public outcry and speculation to rest with the release of an interpretive guidance document explaining how publicly traded companies are expected to assess and disclose business risks associated with climate change. The Commission voted 3-2 in favor of the guidance document that formally explains when, and to what extent, ...

  • Is the U.S. Insurance Industry Prepared for Climate Change?

    Analysis of first-ever industry-wide survey finds that only 23 of 184 companies have comprehensive climate change strategies, yet some leaders are emerging. Ceres proposes recommendations to insurers and regulators to maintain insurability in a warming world. 2012 was the warmest year on record in the lower 48 states and the second most extreme weather year in United States ...


    By Ceres

  • Climate change & clean technology: from challenge to opportunity

    Over the past few years, climate change and sustainability have been catapulted to the forefront of headline news. As ongoing public pressure for improved environmental stewardship continues to mount, governments are actively pursuing legislation, including regulations, to accelerate positive change. We have already witnessed significant regulatory, policy and legal changes related to lower ...

  • How infoWorks ICM can assist in preparing for a changing climate

    Governments around the world seeing the effects of major climate events, such as the 2011 Japanese earthquake and following tsunami, have rightly taken a new look at the risks faced by their infrastructure. In May 2011, the UK Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) released a report on preparing key national infrastructure for climate change* whose recommendations put the ...


    By Innovyze

  • Investors Enter Climate Debate

    Climate change will have a profound, but as yet unclear, effect on the value of a wide range of companies. Emma Hunt and Robert Casamento explain a recent benchmarking exercise designed to help investors assess firms’ climate change strategiesIt is becoming increasingly evident that climate change is going to be one of the most important drivers of economic change over the next 50 years. Vast ...


  • The Changing Carbon Management Landscape

    How far we have come, key trends, and what the future holds Over the last decade, the carbon management landscape for companies has changed dramatically. Today, the business drivers for managing carbon are much clearer, and there are many examples of companies that are gaining business value by managing the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. Although much uncertainty ...

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