Communications & Reporting

ESG Watch: Banks’ net-zero pledges in the spotlight at Climate Week New York

Mike Scott, (Sep 29, 2022)

NGOs raise fears of backtracking as fossil fuel phase-out language softened. Mike Scott reports

'The backlash to climate-smart investing in the U.S. is based on a blatant lie'

Mindy Lubber, (Aug 30, 2022)

Comment: Investing in ESG isn't a matter of political ideology. It makes sound business sense, says Ceres boss Mindy Lubber

Brands need to put money where their mouths are in fighting nature loss, says CDP’s forests chief

Oliver Balch, (Aug 30, 2022)

Despite pledges to end deforestation, 11 million hectares of tree cover are lost each year. CDP's Thomas Maddox tells Oliver Balch why he thinks developments on reporting on forest risk could help reverse the loss

In the race against time to cut emissions, companies’ supply chains are key

Terry Slavin, (May 24, 2022)

Delegates to Reuters Events' Responsible Business U.S.A. event got into the weeds of the challenges of tackling Scope 3 climate impacts. Terry Slavin reports

‘We all have to get ahead of the curve on sustainability,’ says Ceres boss Mindy Lubber 

Mike Scott, (May 24, 2022)

The SEC’s new climate disclosure rule was top of mind for delegates to Reuters Events’ recent Responsible Business U.S.A conference in New York

Comment: How the UK can deliver on its promise of becoming a ‘net-zero financial centre’

James Alexander, (May 24, 2022)

James Alexander of UKSIF says the UK should replicate the success of offshore wind with the entire green economy

ESG Watch: ‘Writing is on the wall’ for U.S. firms with SEC’s tough new climate reporting rules

Mike Scott, (Apr 27, 2022)

Mike Scott reports on how the requirement to report Scope 3 emissions will have far-reaching implications, even in the face of law suits from the likes of West Virginia

How European and global sustainability standards for corporate reporting can and will converge

Richard Howitt, (Apr 13, 2022)

By Richard Howitt, Senior Advisor at Frank Bold and former CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council

ESG Watch: War in Ukraine sheds harsh new light on sustainable finance

Mike Scott, (Mar 31, 2022)

Key issues such as access to energy, human rights and the rule of law are being challenged as never before, writes Mike Scott

Activist investors vow to keep climate in their sights, despite war in Ukraine

Mike Scott, (Mar 17, 2022)

Mike Scott reports on the new breed of shareholder activists, like Engine No. 1, who are focused on accelerating the energy transition from inside companies

What will SEC’s climate disclosure rules mean for U.S. companies?

Mike Scott, (Mar 1, 2022)

Mike Scott assesses the implications for listed firms as the U.S. regulator prepares to follow Europe, New Zealand and Hong Kong in making made climate-related disclosure mandatory

ESG Watch: Including gas in Europe’s green investment rules muddies waters for investors

Mike Scott, (Mar 1, 2022)

Amid mixed policy signals, investors are developing their own protocols and initiatives to translate net-zero commitments into action, reports Mike Scott

ESG Watch: Disclosure pressures to grow as investors push for a just transition

Mike Scott, (Jan 27, 2022)

Mike Scott scopes out the year ahead for sustainable investment in his monthly columns

Reset the rules: how our pensions can become a game changer

Catherine Howarth, (Dec 16, 2021)

Comment: ShareAction’s Catherine Howarth says it is not in the best interest of pensioners for their savings to be financing polluting industries, which is why it is proposing changes to UK pensions legislation

Amazon, Twitter and Netflix make first climate disclosures as CDP raises bar for A list

Mike Scott, (Dec 10, 2021)

Companies with approved Science Based Targets get greater weighting in this year’s ranking as the climate disclosure NGO seeks to crack down on ‘false net zero’ commitments, reports Mike Scott

'With 60% of global funds aligned with 2.75C, the net-zero rhetoric needs to quickly become reality'

Paul Simpson, (Dec 2, 2021)

Comment: Paul Simpson of CDP says financial institutions and investors need to engage with companies to drive a widespread transition to a net-zero, nature-positive and resilient economy

ESG Watch: Pockets of progress, but still far from where we need to be on climate

Mike Scott, (Nov 25, 2021)

Mike Scott says agreements to phase down coal, replace internal combustion engines, cut methane emissions and reduce deforestation were far from sufficient but show investors the direction of travel

Analysis: Why delivering on net-zero promises is ‘now absolutely the order of the day’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 18, 2021)

COP26 saw an unprecedented surge in corporate climate pledges, particularly on nature and emissions in hard to abate sectors, but with rising concern about the credibility and effectiveness of private sector commitments, the focus going forward will be holding their feet to the fire. Terry Slavin reports

DSM’s Geraldine Matchett: ‘We need to go faster on cutting methane emissions from agriculture’

Mike Scott, (Nov 4, 2021)

Mike Scott speaks to the chief financial officer of Dutch nutrition company DSM in the third part of our series on the role of CFOs in the race to net zero