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Mr McGuire had just one word for young Benjamin, in “The Graduate”: plastics. It was 1967, and chemical engineers had spent the previous decade devising cheap ways to splice different hydrocarbon molecules from petroleum into strands that could be moulded into anything from drinks bottles to Barbie dolls.
Many North American companies are not fully disclosing their carbon emissions — especially from their supply chain and use of products.
While the risks associated with water are widely known within large businesses, the majority of companies still lack the tools and strategies to turn their data about consumption, scarcity and other water-related issues into actionable insights.
Some of the world’s major industries face having their profits all but wiped out by the advance of carbon pricing systems, research released last week has suggested.
Trucost research suggests up to 150 per cent of profits in the electric utilities sector could be at risk from carbon pricing rollout.
Environmental, social and governance issues are often described by businesses and investors as “nonfinancial,” suggesting they have no materially significant impact on the bottom line, either as a risk to revenue or an opportunity for business growth.
New policies and taxes aimed at helping countries meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change “could lead to significant losses” for many companies, according to Trucost.
In light of increasing investor pressures on companies to disclose on ESG issues, risk assessment tools can play a key role in quantifying a company’s financial exposure, Libby Bernick writes.
Rapidly changing carbon markets can increase a company’s investment risks, or spotlight on emerging opportunities. A new tool helps companies make sense of these shifts, so they can continue to grow their business.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a book that summarized the successful sustainability strategies typically showcased at Sustainable Brands conferences?