Financial institutions including HSBC and Bridgewater Associates are backing a public database to simplify access to corporate sustainability data. 'ESG Book', created by data firm Arabesque, aims to standardise multiple corporate disclosures from around the world.
Finance and accounting functions may be an unlikely ally in an environmental fight, but a growing body of investors argues that unless companies make clear the potential impact on their earnings, investment in carbon-intensive activities will continue.
Maureen Santos and Linda Schneider –
Recent carbon-neutrality pledges may seem ambitious, but merely serve to promote a new set of false climate solutions under a different guise. Such pledges may persuade many people, but the climate isn’t buying it.
Bumper profits and hefty price-tags do not equate to athleisure brand, Lululemon's, social mission and core sustainability considerations. Lululemon should find the time to realign itself with its supposed socially-oriented values.
The planet’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points, with extinction rates 100-1,000 times higher than they were a century ago. Our current economic system has put natural resources under ever-increasing pressure.
Zafirah Zein –
In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.