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S&P 500’s Carbon Emissions Equal to France, Germany, UK Combined

The carbon emissions from S&P 500 companies is equivalent to the total combined emissions produced in France, Germany and the UK, according to the S&P Index Carbon Emitter Scorecard. The scorecard is a report that provides carbon production and efficiency metrics for major indices and across global markets, published by … Read more »

CDP Ranks Top S&P 500 Climate Performers

CDP Ranks Top S&P 500 Climate Performers

Bank of America, Cisco, General Motors and HP are among the eight leading S&P 500 companies in carbon-reduction efforts and disclosure, according to the CDP’s annual list. The four, along with Autodesk, BNY Mellon, Pepco Holdings and Spectra Energy, all earned an A grade for their actions to reduce climate … Read more »

Ace Group

ACE Group Sets GHG Emissions Goal

Insurance company ACE Group has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent per employee from 2012 to 2020. The commitment follows the achievement of the company’s first emissions reduction goal, which was 8 percent per employee from 2006 to 2012. Since 2006, the company’s GHG emissions have been … Read more »

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Web Tool Provides Access to Firms’ SEC Climate Change Disclosures

Ceres and CookESG Research have launched a free web tool for accessing climate change-related disclosures in company filings with the US Securities Exchange Commission. The tool allows users to filter and customize company 10-K filing excerpts relating to clean energy, renewables, weather risk and climate-related regulatory risks and opportunities. The … Read more »

Climate Change Response a ‘Competitive Advantage’

Climate Change Response a ‘Competitive Advantage’

In a state-by-state analysis of the business response to climate change, a CDP report shows companies across America are factoring global warming into their business planning because they see climate action as a prudent way to build competitive advantage for their firms nationally and globally. The new report examines the … Read more »

HP

HP Supply Chain Goal: 20% GHG Cut by 2020

Hewlett-Packard says it will decrease its first-tier manufacturing and product transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions intensity 20 percent by 2020, compared to 2010. The company says its supply chain GHG goal, developed in consultation with the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Climate Savers program, is a first for the information technology industry. … Read more »

BNY Mellon, Cisco, Entergy Top CDP’s S&P 500 Rankings

BNY Mellon, Cisco, Entergy Top CDP’s S&P 500 Rankings

BNY Mellon, Cisco Systems and Entergy top the CDP’s annual carbon performance and disclosure ratings for the S&P 500, released today. All three companies received a disclosure score of 100 — calculated to reflect each company’s transparency on climate change — and A performance ratings, which rank companies according to … Read more »

Environmental Disclosure Tied to Higher Financial Performance

Environmental Disclosure Tied to Higher Financial Performance

Superior transparency on climate engagement is associated with higher financial performance, according to a report released today by CDP and Sustainable Insight Capital Management. Linking Climate Engagement to Financial Performance: An Investor’s Perspective analyzes the CDP disclosure scores of 702 companies covered in CDP’s Global 500 climate change reports from … Read more »

Environmental Reporting More than Doubles

Environmental Reporting More than Doubles

The number of S&P 500 and Fortune 500 companies managing and reporting performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues more than doubled from 2010 to 2011, according to an analysis by Governance & Accountability Institute. G&A Institute, the data partner for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the US, … Read more »

Pepco, NYSE Top Carbon Disclosure’s S&P 500 Rankings, As US Firms Improve Reporting

Pepco, NYSE Top Carbon Disclosure’s S&P 500 Rankings, As US Firms Improve Reporting

Pepco Holdings, NYSE Euronext and Wells Fargo top the Carbon Disclosure Project’s annual carbon performance and disclosure ratings for the S&P 500, released today. CDP and PricewaterhouseCoopers co-wrote the report, which surveyed 338 US companies. The authors say the results show that the S&P 500 are making “significant strides” toward … Read more »