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Acquisitions: S&P Dow Jones Indices, Trucost, RES, Angler Environmental, ATC, Environmental Compliance Services

S&P Dow Jones Indices has acquired a controlling stake in Trucost, which provides carbon and environmental data and risk analysis. The companies did not disclose financial details of the deal. S&P Dow Jones Indices said the acquisition will help it satisfy the growing market for environmental data and portfolio carbon … Read more »

Carbon Footprinting: Helping Investors Ask the Right Questions

Last year marked a turning point for the investment community in acting on carbon in their investments. By the time of the Paris Climate Summit in December, 110 investors representing over $10 trillion in assets under management had committed to reporting the carbon footprint of their funds on an annual … Read more »

The Road from Paris Leads to Science-based Targets

The Paris agreement is a clear signal of international will to tackle climate change and governments around the world are under pressure to ramp up efforts to cut carbon emissions. Trucost analysis shows that achieving the 2°C target means that the retail sector would have to reduce its carbon emissions by an average of 76% by 2050, while the telecommunications sector would have to achieve an 89% cut by the same year.

Is Climate Change Becoming a Mainstream Issue for Investors and Companies?

A range of investors and companies gathered at a day of events recently organized by Trucost and The Crowd to discuss latest developments in efforts to incorporate environmental considerations into decision making.

How Including Natural Assets in Financial Decision Making Gives Companies a Competitive Edge

To help businesses include “natural capital” in their decision-making processes, the Natural Capital Coalition developed a framework to identify and measure their impacts and dependencies on water, forests, minerals and other natural assets.

Recycled, Bioplastics’ $3.5 Billion Savings Opportunity

Recycled, Bioplastics’ $3.5 Billion Savings Opportunity

An industry-wide expansion of sustainable plastic initiatives such Dell’s recycled plastic and Algix’s bioplastic could deliver $3.5 billion in environmental savings, according to a paper by Trucost.

Boost Revenue, Brand Value by Looking Down the Supply Chain

Consumers are willing to pay more and wait longer for sustainably delivered products, but supply chain executives aren’t making sustainability a high enough priority, according to a study by business and technology consulting firm West Monroe Partners. The study finds that 49 percent of North American supply chain executives don’t … Read more »

New Climate Change Index Series Launched by S&P Dow Jones Indices

Three new climate change index series — S&P Global 1200 Carbon Efficient Index Series, S&P Global 1200 Carbon Efficient Select Index Series and S&P Global 1200 Fossil Fuel Free Index Series — have been launched by S&P Dow Jones Indices. All three index series are derived from the constituents of the … Read more »

Water Scarcity Puts Revenue At Risk

Water Scarcity Puts Revenue At Risk

The Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now provides users with insights into how water scarcity impacts revenue. The free tool’s new assessment helps water-dependent businesses better understand the full value of water … Read more »