Sustainability insights for companies, financial institutions, regulators and thought leaders.

In The Media / 17 Feb 2017 The state of green business 2017

In 2016, among the world’s largest companies showed positive signals in sustainable business KPIs. The challenge of 2017? To identify business models that decouple growth from resource use and pollution, says Trucost CEO Richard Mattison.

In The Media / 16 Feb 2017 The Role of Plastics in a Circular Economy – Time to Rethink!

This year, the European Commission will release its “Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy”. So, what will be the role for plastics? Isn’t the problem of waste and today’s low recycling rates suggesting we should simply restrict the use of plastics?

In The Media / 16 Feb 2017 How to solve the imbalance in ESG investing

Investors are actively demanding more information about different components of environmental, social and governance investments.

In The Media / 06 Feb 2017 The blockchain’s emerging role in sustainability

Picture, if you will, a tracking system that discreetly verifies the provenance of products as they move across a supply chain — sending proactive alerts about unexpected detours that could signal potential tampering or environmental conditions that might pose safety issues. Did we mention that it’s virtually tamperproof?

In The Media / 02 Feb 2017 New York City pension system to analyze carbon footprint

New York City’s $170.6 billion pension system will analyze its carbon footprint for the first time amid concerns of potential investment risks from companies that fail to adapt to climate change, its custodian said in a statement on Thursday.

In The Media / 02 Feb 2017 NYC Retirement Systems picks Mercer, Trucost for climate change analysis

The New York City Retirement Systems’ five pension funds hired Mercer and Trucost to make their investment portfolios more sensitive to the impact of climate change.

In The Media / 26 Jan 2017 Hackney Pension Fund to reduce fossil-fuel equity exposure by 50%

London Borough of Hackney Pension Fund will cut exposure to fossil-fuel equity investments by 50% over the next six years.

In The Media / 24 Jan 2017 Hackney set to debate cutting £42m investment in fossil fuels – but activists say it’s too little, too late

Campaigners have dismissed Hackney Council’s plan to cut its controversial £42 million investment in fossil fuels as “not moving fast or far enough”.

In The Media / 23 Jan 2017 TfL considers a closer look at carbon exposure

The Transport for London Pension Fund plans to look into ways of analysing its carbon exposure following a member request, as experts stress that schemes need to understand exactly what they are measuring and what further steps they can take.

In The Media / 23 Jan 2017 ERAFP names five firms for environmental risk and opportunities research mandates

France’s public service additional pension scheme (ERAFP), a 100% SRI investor with €26bn in assets, has announced the winners of its tender for consultancy companies specialised in environmental risk and opportunity research on the theme of climate change.

In The Media / 23 Jan 2017 Sustainable Packaging: Avery Dennison’s Latest Portfolio, Carbios’ PET Recycling Tech, Ikea Draws Plastics Industry Ire

Consumers are increasingly demanding recyclable and sustainable packaging, while at the same time, some cities and states are banning plastic bags and other forms of packaging that end up in landfills.

In The Media / 17 Jan 2017 A call to action in plastics packaging

The Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation and World Economic Forum released January 16 “The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action,” which aims to address global plastics issues through innovation in packaging design, recycling, and delivery models.