A recently released summary of an assessment from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services reveals that people rely on 50,000 wild species of plants, animals, algae and fungi.
The International Seabed Authority, the intergovernmental body tasked with overseeing deep-sea mining in international waters, concluded its recent set of meetings, which ran from July 4 to Aug. 4, 2022.
A new model predicts that marine microbes could shrink by up to 30 per cent in the future due to climate change, impacting bigger organisms that eat them including fish, potentially disrupting the food chain from the bottom up.
Standardised disclosure rules across the United States will ensure a level playing field, and is in line with what other markets are doing. As it stands, the huge variations in the type and quality of data firms reveal only breed confusion.
Getting businesses to contribute towards climate targets must be predicated on comprehensive sustainability reporting. Getting to net-zero may take time but proper disclosures need to start now.
Eelco van der Enden
Despite the laudable motives behind the design of sustainability-linked finance, there remain two unresolved dilemmas – the omission of the “additionality principle” and the risk of moral hazard. Lenders and investors need reassurance that sustainability-linked money is financing genuine and additional advances in environmental and social progress.
John Sayer and
Ir Albert Lai
The new GRI Standards by the Global Reporting Initiative moves from merely recommending what to report to identifying exactly what businesses and investors are required to publicly disclose on their impacts.
The Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development will be held for the third year in Singapore, where delegates will address why redefining prosperity to include economic, social and natural systems is necessary for sustainable growth
The world's largest asset manager says it has put sustainability at the core of its investment approach. Eco-Business speaks to Shinbo Won, BlackRock's investment stewardship director in Singapore about what this means for investors, and how companies are responding to increased ESG pressure.