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

In The Media / 10 Aug 2017 The race to embrace ESG ratings

Major investment firms are snapping up environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings companies at a rapid clip—three hookups within just the past year. What do sustainability officers and financial officers need to know?

In The Media / 25 Jul 2017 A Dialogue with Sappi North America’s Sustainability Leadership

Jennifer Miller and Laura Thompson discuss emerging issues in sustainable business practices

In The Media / 24 Jul 2017 Study examines production, use and disposal of plastics

ACC responds to “Production, Use and Fate of All Plastics Ever Made” study

In The Media / 17 Jul 2017 What Experts Are Saying About the Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit

The Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit was recently launched. Check out what sustainability experts from around the world are saying about this new resource to help companies implement the Natural Capital Protocol

In The Media / 26 Jun 2017 Ecolab: A Business Model for Success

If you want to hear how to run a company effectively, listen to Emilio Tenuta.

In The Media / 22 Jun 2017 Responsible investing: Lack of benchmarks hampers ESG adoption

Institutional investors have benefited from environmental, social and governance (ESG) based investments, but the exposure is low because of the absence of standardised benchmarks, according to State Street Global Advisors and Longitude Research’s Performing for the Future report.

In The Media / 13 Jun 2017 Marine litter: Let’s stay focused on solutions

Earlier this week I had the privilege of speaking at the German Mission during the United Nations’ “The Oceans Conference.” The conference was designed to advance implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 to conserve and sustainably use our oceans, seas, and marine resources. And this obviously includes our shared goal of keeping plastics out of the oceans.

In The Media / 06 Jun 2017 Hidden cost of one box of bananas – $6.70

Price is the final taboo in sustainability,” says Peter d’Angremond, manager Stichting Max Havelaar, in front of a packed house during the ‘Great Banana Debate’ in the Rode Hoed, Amsterdam, last week.

In The Media / 15 May 2017 Latin America best placed to meet global 2°C energy target: S&P

Latin America’s stock market is potentially best placed to meet the COP-21 target of limiting the rise in global temperatures to no more than 2°C, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI).

In The Media / 11 May 2017 Latin America could be first to reach climate change milestone

Although the US had the lowest carbon footprint as measured by major stock indices around the world, and emerging markets had the highest, Latin America is the region best placed to meet an important climate change target.

In The Media / 11 May 2017 UK financial markets exposed to embedded fossil fuel reserves

UK businesses and investors may be inadvertently sitting on more than 15,000 tonnes of stranded fossil fuel asset emissions that could impact how the nation commits to a 2C energy scenario, new research has found.

In The Media / 10 May 2017 Five things to know about the S&P Dow Jones Indices carbon scorecard

The S&P Dow Jones Indices barometer of financial markets’ carbon efficiency published this week assesses the carbon efficiency and energy mix alignment with the two degrees Celsius climate scenarios for major S&P DJI equity benchmarks around the world.