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.
American International Group recently released its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report detailing the company’s strategic progress toward supporting a more sustainable future.
Carnival Corp. the world’s largest cruise company, today announced its initial set of 2030 sustainability goals, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and compliance throughout its global operations.
“Many people feel unsure of the environmental language used by companies and governments,” says Daisy Powell-Chandler, a director at Public First. The policy group recently partnered with Brodie, a sustainability consultancy, to survey more than 2,000 consumers and the findings highlight the difficulties consumers have in assessing green moves by ... Read more »
As I alluded to in May, growth in the chief sustainability officer (CSO) role continues to build. This month, with the appointment of Matthew Nelson as the EY Oceania Chief Sustainability Officer, a newly created role, EY became the first of the Big 4 consulting firms to appoint a chief ... Read more »
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), with approximately £1.3 trillion in assets under management (AUM), has announced as part of its Climate Impact Pledge report it will divest its holdings in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, AIG, PPL Corporation and China Mengniu Dairy for unsatisfactory responses to engagement, or ... Read more »
Key findings from new data show significant differences in ESG reporting between the largest companies in Europe and the United States.
Waste Management, with about one-third (29%) of landfill volume managed, continues to be the waste market leader, according to the latest release of Directory of Waste Processing & Disposal Sites 2021, now in its 22nd edition. Republic Services and Waste Connections are the #2 and #3 firms in terms of ... Read more »
Sustainable packaging company DS Smith announced today a series of ambitious climate targets, including a science-based target to achieve a 40% reduction of CO2 emissions per ton of product by 2030, compared to 2019 levels, and a commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Announced in 2020, the much-anticipated Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has launched today, aiming to help businesses assess nature-related risks and opportunities, such as legal liabilities and systemic loss of soil fertility. A framework for reporting and action is expected by 2023 to support a shift in global financial ... Read more »