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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.

In The Media / 10 May 2017 S&P DJI, Trucost Release New Carbon Scorecard

Just months after launching its new S&P Green Bond Select Index, which measures the performance of green-labeled bonds that finance sustainability projects, S&P Dow Jones Indices and Trucost have announced the publication of the S&P Dow Jones Indices Carbon Scorecard, an in-depth report on carbon efficiency for the major S&P DJI benchmarks and styles across global markets.

In The Media / 19 Apr 2017 Walmart’s plan to lift a gigaton of carbon from its supply chain

Walmart is doubling down on its climate commitment. Today, the retail giant announced Project Gigaton, a goal to remove 1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases from its supply chain by 2030, equivalent to taking more than 211 million passenger vehicles off the road for a year, the company said.

In The Media / 27 Mar 2017 Brazil beef scandal highlights dangers of industrial livestock farming

Chinese demand is driving beef production in Brazil but producers have been found selling contaminated meat.

In The Media / 27 Mar 2017 New tools in the fight against water scarcity

For more than 90 years, Ecolab has been a leader in water management. While clean water hasn’t always been a popular topic, it is essential to the daily lives of everyone on the planet.

In The Media / 20 Mar 2017 Good news, bad news: the current state of global water

World Water Day typically sees brands unveil new initiatives designed to reduce impact in their supply chains, report successes and team up with charities to raise awareness about water security in vulnerable regions across the globe.

In The Media / 20 Mar 2017 Ecolab, Trucost, Microsoft team up to help businesses monetize water risks

Water-related impacts costs companies $14 billion in 2016, according to CDP. These financial impacts come from drought, flooding, tightening environmental regulation and the cost of cleaning up water pollution and fines.

In The Media / 20 Mar 2017 Fighting China’s war on pollution

Heavy smog choking China this winter has brought environmental concerns into sharp focus in the year of the rooster.

In The Media / 20 Mar 2017 PANDORA releases 2016 Ethics Report

A new and independent environmental study carried out for the jewellery company PANDORA shows that the impact on nature can be reduced to less than 5 percent when using recycled gold and silver rather than the mined alternative.