Today’s healthcare organizations face a rapidly accelerating suite of climate and ESG-related challenges, including rising energy costs, physical disruptions, and a list of ever-increasing expectations from investors and regulators as well as doctors, patients, and communities.
As companies are under increasing pressure from customers, shareholders and governments to improve transparency about how their business contributes to GHG emissions reductions, a growing number of firms are pursuing carbon labeling as part of their strategies. Allbirds, for instance, which plans to cut its carbon footprint in half by ... Read more »
This week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced it has completed its second green bond issuance of $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Notes. This issuance is part of the firm’s commitment to “help advance climate action and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy” and…
Cority’s new Sustainability Cloud offering — the company’s latest addition to its CorityOne platform — unifies functionality from its WeSustain software, enabling organizations to centralize and aggregate data across the enterprise from a single platform.
Better Energy, a renewable energy company, has joined the rapidly growing number of enterprises becoming a Future-Fit Pioneer, and declaring their purpose and ambitions in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to the company’s Manifesto, Better Energy’s purpose is to ‘make an impact that matters,’ with a ... Read more »
Schneider Electric has released its half-year progress report on its 2021-2025 sustainability impact targets, which are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and linked to executive compensation. In January this year, Schneider announced its updated sustainability strategy, including 6 long-term sustainability commitments, and alignment with 5 SDGs: Affordable ... Read more »
With wildfires across the western U.S. reaching record highs this year, and burning up forests, companies are being compelled to reexamine nature-based carbon offsets. As reported by USA Today, “the number of fires that have burned nationally by this time of year is the largest in a decade, with over ... Read more »
In a July 30 statement by The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), 53 leading investors with more than $14 trillion in assets under management (AUM), are raising the bar on corporate net zero commitments by asking companies to “disclose a net zero transition plan, identify the directors responsible ... Read more »
Launched in 2018, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) identified seven transformations needed to take place to put society and the worldwide economy on a more sustainable path aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To support the transformations, WBA has developed, or will be developing, a series of benchmarks ... Read more »
Good-Loop, the ethical ad tech company that earlier this year announced its free Carbon-Calculator to calculate the carbon footprint of online ads, has launched Green Ad Tag, allowing brands and agencies to track and offset the CO2 emissions of their digital ads in real time. Good-Loop, founded in 2016, is ... Read more »
The Banking for Impact Working Group has launched to measure the direct impact of banks’ financing on society and the environment, leveraging Harvard’s Impact Weighted Accounts Initiative. The Group includes senior officials from Danske Bank, DBS, UBS, ABN AMRO, Harvard Business School, and the Impact Institute. The intention is that ... Read more »
Many investors and other stakeholders are expressing the need for more information on environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics. In the business and investment community, there is growing sentiment that in the global investment landscape, US regulators are falling behind on ESG, particularly in comparison to the European Union.