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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.

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What Role Should Climate Risk Play in Insurers’ Business Strategies?

Insurers are in the business of managing risk. But does this include risks associated with climate change? A growing number of insurance companies say yes, according to a new report by sustainability advocacy organization Ceres. But most insurers still give climate change risk minimal attention. Two years ago insurance regulators … Read more »

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Screening Method Could Make Chemical Risk Management Easier, Cheaper

A new method to analyze and define chemical risk will make it easier and less expensive to manage potential risks, according researchers who have published their approach in the journal Risk Analysis. The authors say there are more than 80,000 chemicals in commerce and the environment, and the potential human … Read more »

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DuPont’s 6 Corporate Water Stewardship Lessons

Corporate water stewardship efforts must look beyond a company’s fenceline and consider its operations in water-stressed areas, says DuPont’s Bob Reich, global environmental stewardship manager, in a blog. Reich says DuPont has learned six key lessons over the past 15 years, including: 1. Water Risk is Business Risk. In addition … Read more »

Banks Support Environmental Risk Management Program

Banks Support Environmental Risk Management Program

The Natural Capital Declaration has launched an environmental risk management program, which develops methodologies and tools to map natural capital risks across lending and investment portfolios and to help embed them in credit risk assessments. The $4.3 million fund program is supported by a number of leading financial institutions including … Read more »

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Oil & Gas Industry Partners Sought for End-of-Life Guidance for Offshore Installations

DNV GL, in collaboration with Decom North Sea, is seeking oil and gas industry partners to participate in a project that will develop end-of-life guidelines for offshore oil and gas installations. The environment, health and safety compliance organization says the joint industry project (JIP) will develop industry guidance to assist … Read more »

Putting a Price on ESG Risks

Putting a Price on ESG Risks

A web-based tool to quantify and monetize risks across a range of sustainability indicators has launched today. Anthesis Group — which produced the new cloud-based environmental, social and governance risk-assessment tool along with its delivery partner Acclimatise — says it’s the first-ever such tool. RiskHorizon is designed to help users … Read more »

VelocityEHS

MSDSonline and KMI Rebrand as VelocityEHS

Cloud environmental, health and safety services provider, MSDSonline, and its wholly owned subsidiary Knowledge Management Innovations, a global EHS and sustainability management information system providers, have rebranded as VelocityEHS. The company says the new brand reflects its focus on a simpler approach to EHS, sustainability and risk management with an … Read more »

Top Supply Chain Sustainability Trends

Industry collaboration and traceability are among the top supply chain sustainability trends, according to an Ethical Corporation whitepaper. Top Global Supply Chain Sustainability Trends 2015 includes responses from 415 corporate social responsibility and supply chain professionals from around the world. Key findings include: Industry collaboration is the biggest opportunity in … Read more »