Libby Bernick

Global Head of Corporate Business

Libby is the Global Head of Corporate Business for Trucost, part of S&P Global. Trucost assesses and prices risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints and broader ESG factors, enabling companies and financial institutions to understand exposure to ESG factors, inform resilience and identify the transformative solutions of tomorrow.

Libby is responsible for product development, research and sales activities for Trucost corporate programs globally, including impact analysis of bonds and company ESG disclosure to investors.  She has been a strategic advisor to global multinational corporations, development banks, investors, and foundations on environmental and social issues. Libby is a regular speaker at international industry events and frequent commentator in the media on corporate sustainability and ESG disclosure issues.

She has worked for over 25 years integrating environmental information into business decision-making, and has led the development and implementation of numerous decision-support tools and programs. Prior to joining Trucost, Libby was Vice President, Sustainability Services for Underwriter’s Laboratory; previous roles included executive positions commercializing new greener products, environmental manager within a manufacturing facility, and managing water and air pollution programs at the US EPA.

Libby holds a M.A.S. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering and a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Delaware, and is a licensed Professional Engineer and LEED AP accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Trucost’s Global Head of Corporate Business discusses the investor-and business-led trend towards disclosure of forward-looking financial metrics on climate risk.

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Trucost's Global Head of Corporate Business discusses why green bonds have been making headlines in the sustainable finance world.

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Companies are under growing pressure from investors to disclose these risks and how they may affect their financial performance.

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The Sustainable Development Goals give meaning and purpose, not just to corporate sustainability programs, but to an organization’s business objectives.

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The lack of an appropriate market price for water—one that reflects its full economic, social, and environmental value—is leading to over-consumption of finite water resources, putting business value and growth at risk.

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To help businesses understand how increasing water scarcity will affect their ability to grow, Ecolab and Trucost expanded the Water Risk Monetizer.

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By building circularity into the business model, the electronics industry is well-positioned to identify both opportunities and potential constraints to revenue growth.

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Trucost's clients are looking at the carbon performance of their holdings and using the insights to offer new products, integrating carbon risk into decision-making and engaging high-risk firms.

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By providing visibility of the environmental business case alongside the financial business case, environmental considerations can be truly integrated in business decision making.

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Insights from the annual GreenBiz & Trucost ‘State of Green Business’ report include shadow pricing becoming a top trend.

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In a blog produced exclusively for GreenBiz, Trucost discusses the growing adoption of biobased materials in response to the challenge of depleting resources.

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Retailers, jewelers and mining companies that account for their natural capital exposure will be well-placed to build a more optimized and resilient business model, helping to gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly resource-constrained world.

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Water assets are overexploited and undervalued in many countries creating an opportunity for forward-thinking businesses to use external environmental costs to inform their business strategies.

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Federal legislation to regulate or trade greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has stalled in the United States, but the two largest pension funds are among investors helping to drive action to cut carbon using shareholder rights, asset allocations and public pressure.

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Newsweek's Green Rankings compared the environmental footprints, management and reporting of the 500 largest U.S. companies.

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As the world's largest Information Technology company, HP can influence the environmental sustainability agenda. So what is it doing to mediate environmental risks?

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Trucost looks at the environmental performance of the world's largest gold producer - and finds water intensity is far below that of its peers, despite production yields far outstripping those of its competitors.

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