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CDSB Launches Framework for Natural Capital Reporting

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board has launched a framework for reporting natural capital and environmental information in mainstream corporate reports for the benefit of investors. The framework, which became available Monday, will rely on methodologies such as the emerging natural capital protocol and is designed to fill the current gap in international … Read more »

Report: Climate Change Offers Business Opportunities

Global disasters related to the weather offer significant opportunities for companies positioned to help clients prepare for the consequences of climate change, according to a report by Environmental Business International. In its report, EBI looks at how service providers are positioning their companies to work in this sector and also … Read more »

UNEP: Industry Must Cut GHGs at Least 1.5 Gt

Global industry will need to find emissions cuts of 1.5 to 4.6 gigatons of CO2e, as part of wider efforts to keep global temperature rises below 2°C, according to a report from the United Nations Environment Programme. The Emissions Gap Report 2013 warns that annual 2013-2020 “business as usual” emissions of … Read more »

Boston buildings

How to Improve Buildings’ Climate Change Preparedness

Commercial building owners can take steps to increase their climate change resilience by evaluating crucial systems, storm-resistant structure and landscape design, backup power options, and disaster preparedness protocols for facilities staff, says a report by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC). Building Resilience … Read more »

Climate Change ‘Will Increasingly Affect Businesses’

Climate Change ‘Will Increasingly Affect Businesses’

Extreme weather events, water scarcity, biodiversity loss and other global warming-related changes in the environment will increasingly affect businesses and how they operate, according to a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme. The report, GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector, says the … Read more »

Global Green Trade to Reach $2.2 Trillion by 2020

The global market for low carbon and energy efficient technologies, including renewable energy supply products, will triple to $2.2 trillion by 2020, the United Nations Environment Programme forecasts in a report. The UNEP report, Green Economy and Trade-Trends, Challenges and Opportunities, says developing countries with abundant renewable resources are well-positioned … Read more »