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What Are the Future Corporate Reporting Trends?

What Are the Future Corporate Reporting Trends?

Climate change, and its related business risks, is a key future corporate sustainability reporting trend, according to a report from the Global Reporting Initiative and advisory firm SustainAbility.

G20 Task Force: Companies Should Disclosure Climate-Related Financial Risks

G20 Task Force: Companies Should Disclosure Climate-Related Financial Risks

Corporations should disclose the financial impacts of climate change on their business and how they are managing these risks, according to a task force convened by the G20’s Financial Stability Board.

Exxon Saga Over Climate Change Deepens and Called Political By Critics

Exxon Saga Over Climate Change Deepens and Called Political By Critics

Several state attorneys general have worked in tandem with advisors to investigate ExxonMobil Corp. for allegedly covering up what it had known about climate change as far as as the 1970s. Those concerted efforts are drawing criticism from free-enterprise groups, which are  calling the moves politically motivated. About 17 attorneys … Read more »

Denmark Considers Phasing Out Coal

Denmark should ban coal use by 2025, according to Helveg Petersen, Denmark’s climate, energy and building minister, as reported by Reuters. The cost of phasing out coal would not be significant, according to Petersen. Wind turbines are set to generate more than half of Denmark’s electricity by 2020. Petersen’s ministry … Read more »

Low-Carbon Energy System Could Save $1.8 Trillion

Two studies by the Climate Policy Initiative released yesterday indicate that with the right policies in place, a low-carbon energy system could free up trillions of dollars over the next 20 years. The reports were commissioned by the New Climate Economy project as part of research conducted for the Global … Read more »

Study: Cutting Emissions Could Pay for Itself

Money saved on health care spending related to carbon emissions could be 10 times what it would cost for policy implementation, according to research conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and published in Nature Climate Change. Researchers compared health care and other costs related to carbon emission-related illness to the costs of … Read more »

US Coal Exports Aiding Global GHG Emissions

As the US shifts its emphasis to natural gas power plants and exports its coal to other parts of the world, it may be simply moving the potential for greenhouse gas emissions to another country, according to the Associated Press. The multi-billion dollar fossil fuel trade has thrived under the Obama administration. … Read more »

UN Cites Accelerated Gas Emissions

Policies to stem the release of global greenhouse gas emissions have failed to slow the acceleration of such gases to dramatic levels at the start of the century, the United Nations’ top panel on climate change has said. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, the third in a series, says … Read more »

College Creates Climate Action Divestment Model

The Pitzer College Board of Trustees approved a Fossil Fuel Divestment-Climate Action Model that commits it to divest virtually all endowment investments in fossil fuel stocks by the end of the year. Pitzer College said it is the first higher education institution in Southern California to commit to divesting its … Read more »

Climate Change Affecting Food Supplies, Stability

Climate change affects every continent, threatens global food supplies and could lead to political instability, and will worsen unless greenhouse gas emissions are brought under control, according to a report from global scientists. The report warned that the problem was likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse gas emissions are … Read more »