corporate climate change risk News

  • Measuring the investment risks of climate change

    New Carbon Strategy Indices for Australia, Europe and Japan have been launched by global index provider the FTSE Group, in partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project and ENDS Carbon. The indices are designed to help investors reduce the long-term investment risks associated with climate change and related regulation in these markets. David Harris, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • U.S. agency pushes corporations to disclose climate risks

    The U.S. agency responsible for regulating stock exchanges and securities markets issued new guidance on Wednesday to clarify what climate-related information publicly traded companies must disclose. The guidance, while not a new legal requirement, may result in corporations more consistently disclosing greenhouse gas emission inventories and climate risk analyses.  The U.S. Securities and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Managing corporate exposure to climate risks – University of Toronto

    Climate change has become an issue of critical importance to business. Many companies are seeking to manage their exposure to climate risks and realize the growing opportunities through developing a carbon management strategy. One of the challenges in implementing this strategy is how to determine the competency of staff and/or consultants engaged to compile GHG inventories. Another is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Corporations with climate change strategies perform better

    For the first time in its ten year history, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Global 500 survey report reveals the majority of the world's largest public corporations have climate change actions embedded as part of their business strategies. The survey also finds that companies with a strategic focus on climate change provided investors with approximately double the average total return on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Investors increasingly concerned with climate change risks

    Would a BP style disaster happen to a company you invest in? That's a question increasingly asked by Canadian investors. A range of  proposals and resolutions has been filed in the past two years by shareholders to management of Canadian companies in various industries. What do shareholders want? How does management ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental groups push the SEC for full corporate climate risk disclosure

    A broad coalition of investors and major environmental groups have repeated their call to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to address the obligations of publicly-traded companies to assess and fully disclose the material economic opportunities and risks from climate change. The 20 signatories to the letter include leading US and European institutional investors such as CalPERS, ...


    By Ceres

  • The climate change guide

    Corporate Canada: Responsible Business Action on Climate Change The Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) launched an excellent new Guide to Climate Change at its Annual Summit in November, 2007. CBSR President & CEO, Adine Mees launched the Guide during the opening of the Summit and explained that it was the first of its kind in Canada in "delivering a functional tool ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CSA in Climate Change

    The Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a leading developer of standards and codes, has announced the availability of its CSA in Climate Change Background Report. The new white paper was developed to help provide the media, public, academia, government bodies and other stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of CSA's role in supporting the development and deployment of technologies, services ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CEOs face rising shareholder interest in managing corporate climate risks

    Activist investors will put forward a record 142 shareholder resolutions during the upcoming proxy season asking corporations to strengthen their environmental commitments in areas ranging from greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency to deforestation and water use. The resolutions, a list of which was released this morning ...


    By Ceres

  • Top US Corporations alive to climate change - but lagging Global Peers

    While leading companies are forging ahead to cut emissions and seize business opportunities, US companies still lag their global peers in the numbers and types of actions they are taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, some 70 percent of firms surveyed believe they can seize new commercial opportunities and improve relations with customers, employees and other stakeholders by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The changing climate of investment

    Bio-diversity, climate change, social responsibility, and ecorestoration are not words normally associated with decision-making in the corridors of power in the international finance and investment community. But increasingly there are signs of a greater engagement to mobilize private finance and capital markets in support sustainable development. Paul Clements-Hunt, Head of the United ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Financing climate change action and boosting technology change

    Public and private financing for climate action will need to be scaled up significantly in the coming years, according to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Indeed, the Cancun Agreements call on developed countries to provide new and additional resources for climate actions USD $30 billion over 2010-2012 and a longer term goal of $100 billion per year by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Investment managers lagging on climate change

    Although there is overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is underway and governments are imposing regulations to curb greenhouse gases, the vast majority of the world's largest investment managers are not factoring climate-related trends into their short- and long-term investment decision-making, the result being significant 'hidden risks' in the trillions of dollars of investment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Financing climate change action and boosting technology change

    Public and private financing for climate action will need to be scaled up significantly in the coming years, according to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Indeed, the Cancun Agreements call on developed countries to provide new and additional resources for climate actions USD $30 billion over 2010-2012 and a longer term goal of $100 billion per year by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate Change – The growing role of business

    After years of frustratingly non-productive international negotiations on climate change, hopeful signs are emerging for global action to lower the level of carbon emissions entering the atmosphere. The recently concluded UN climate talks in Lima Peru set out a series of deadlines for every nation to make known their plans to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU poised for climate change legislation

    All eyes will be on Brussels this week where the European Commission will table legislative proposals - the 'energy and climate change package'- to achieve a 20% reduction in the bloc's CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020. Also expected are details on CO2 burden sharing, renewables, carbon capture and storage, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, and state aids for environment. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate change not linked to violent conflict

    It has long been held that climate related shortages of water, arable land and food supply could precipitate violent conflict and political destabilization. However, there appears to be no consensus about whether climate change leads to violent conflict according to Swiss researchers based on an extensive literature review cited in an ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate change and the EU`s regions

    Led by cities, EU regions are playing a frontline role in the fight against climate change as they make key investment decisions regarding the new generation of clean energy and transport projects. MILESTONES Early 2011: Commission to present a new Energy Efficiency Action Plan. By 2020: EU to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, ...


    By EurActiv.com PLC

  • Corporate Approaches to Water Risks Outdated and Dangerous

    The recently released CDP Global Water Report 2013 establishes that a misguided approach to water-related risk management has become business as usual at the world’s largest global companies.  Corporate focus is too often directed at reducing water use, which is an inadequate response to increasingly immediate substantive water risks, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Major Corporations Voice Support for a Paris Climate Agreement

    Fourteen leading companies based or with major operations in the United States voiced strong support today for the adoption of a new global climate agreement at the U.N. Climate Change Conference this December in Paris. In a statement organized by the Center for Climate and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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