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  • Trucost is established

    Trucost was established to provide the data, tools and insights needed by companies, investors and policy makers to deliver the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient economy.

  • 2002

  • International advisory panel is established

    Trucost established an international advisory panel of leading academics to guide the development of gold standard tools to quantify the economic consequences of environmental impacts along corporate value chains, sectors, regions and investment portfolios.

  • 2004

  • Environment Agency

    Trucost to assessed the environmental reporting and disclosure of FTSE All-Share companies for the UK Environment Agency.

  • 2005

  • Henderson Global Investors

    Trucost published the first carbon audit of an investment portfolio for Henderson Global Investors.

  • 2006

  • UK Government’s guidelines for business

    Trucost authored the UK Government’s environmental reporting guidelines for business

  • 2007

  • Portfolio carbon footprinting

    Trucost assessed the carbon footprints of UK investment funds.

  • 2008

  • Analyzing the S&P ASX200

    Trucost analyzed the carbon disclosure and performance of companies in the S&P ASX200 for VicSuper.

  • 2009

  • Carbon Efficient Indices

    Trucost data drives US Carbon Efficient Index and Emerging Markets Carbon Efficient Index for Standard and Poor’s and the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation.

  • 2010

  • Global environmental damage

    Trucost calculated the global cost of environmental damage for the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative.

  • Capital Ambition

    Trucost assessed the carbon footprint of London’s public procurement comprising 8 billion GBP and 120,000 suppliers for Capital Ambition.


  • 2011

  • Carbon efficient tracker fund

    Trucost data drives Legal & General Investment Management carbon efficient index tracker fund, seeded by BT Pension Fund.

  • World first EP&L

    Trucost helps PUMA and Kering (formerly PPR) to quantify world’s first Environmental Profit and Loss Account.

  • 2012

  • Singapore Stock Exchange

    Trucost partners with the Singapore Stock Exchange to help listed companies manage environmental performance.

  • 2013

  • Natural capital at risk

    Trucost identifies natural capital at risk for TEEB for Business Coalition and United Nations Environment Programme.

  • 2014

  • Climate bonds verification

    Trucost approved to verify green bonds by Climate Bonds Initiative.

  • Water Risk Monetizer launches

    Trucost and Ecolab launch Water Risk Monetizer, a free online tool to help companies manage water risk.

  • 2015

  • Natural impacts in agriculture

    Trucost assesses environmental opportunities in food production for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

  • Energy transition

    Trucost launches energy transition tool kit for investors.

  • 2016

  • Lloyds Bank

    Trucost helped Lloyds Bank launch first of its kind green lending fund for commercial property.

  • ICBC

    Trucost developed a natural capital analysis tool to help Chinese banks and investors understand the natural capital implications of their financing activities.

  • Natural Capital Coalition

    Trucost contributed to the development of The Natural Capital Protocol and developed implementation Sector Guides for the Apparel and Food & Beverage industries.

  • S&P Dow Jones Indices

    Trucost is acquired by S&P Dow Jones Indices.

  • Ex’tax Project

    Trucost assessed the environmental cost benefits of a shift in taxation from labour to pollution, the use of natural resources and consumption.

  • 2017

  • EU Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

    Trucost chief appointed to EU expert group on sustainable finance.