PwC UK published new emissions and renewables targets for 2022. The audit, assurance, consulting, and tax services firm also reported on environmental progress made since 2007.
More than nine out of 10 investors (92 percent) surveyed by PwC said that companies are not disclosing ESG information in a way that allows easy comparisons.
Corporate environmental, social and governancedisclosure is mostly voluntary and rarely enforced in the US. This may soon change as the SEC considers mandating corporate disclosures of ESG issues.
Water has a place on the risk agenda for every business, either as a direct operational issue or in the supply chain. And the risks continue to grow, be it too much or too little water, or water that’s too dirty or too expensive. Some leading companies are already changing ... Read more »
Advanced sensors enable a host of smart technologies and are driving efficiency and environment, health and safety improvements across industries, from plastics recycling to water management and manufacturing. Some 35 percent of US manufacturers are currently collecting and using data generated by smart sensors to improve operating processes, according to ... Read more »
Carbon markets are booming, according to two new reports, and business is playing a key role. Global carbon markets’ total value increased 9 percent to €48.4 billion ($52.6 billion) in 2015, boosted by North American markets, which grew 121 percent in terms of volume and 220 percent in terms of ... Read more »
As corporate sustainability reporting continues to evolve, new analyses highlight what companies are — and aren’t — reporting to stakeholders. Despite increasing pressure on companies to reduce their carbon footprints as governments across the world commit to combat climate change, four out of 10 (41 percent) of the largest US ... Read more »
Retailers are ramping up their sustainability initiatives to lower costs and operational risks, in response to global warming and changing weather patterns, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’s Retail & Consumer Insights Climate Change report. As financial costs of climate change continue to mount, businesses are becoming leaner and smarter when considering the ... Read more »
As companies seek ways to complement their business strategies with sustainability in 2015, PricewaterhouseCoopers has narrowed down three key trends that will be top of mind for executives in the coming year. They are: The potential of value chain improvements to help businesses increase resilience, reduce costs and attract consumers ... Read more »
The shale gas boom continues to be a boon to US manufacturing, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report that says the ongoing surge in shale gas production could bring manufacturers annual cost savings of $22.3 billion by 2030 and $34.1 billion in 2040. The “shale effect” will also create 930,000 manufacturing ... Read more »
CRedit360, Deloitte, PwC and other leading technology companies have joined forces to look at how technology can underpin trends in corporate reporting, and in particular can be applied to assist in the global adoption of integrated reporting. Launched this week by the International Integrated Reporting Council, the IR Technology Initiative ... Read more »
The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate initiative has released the finalized Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines — a common approach for companies to disclose the many elements of their corporate water management practice to key stakeholders. The Guidelines are available as a PDF report and web-based tool. The Guidelines — ... Read more »