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