Standard to aid companies on climate reporting
Corporations wanting to report data relevant to climate change now have a standard procedure to follow, with the launch of a draft framework by the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) this week.
BAT issues second report on sustainable smoking
British American Tobacco published its 2008 sustainability report last week, outlining its approaches to reduce the harm caused by tobacco products and announcing targets to lessen its environmental impact.
A looming imperative
Across developed economies, pressure is building on companies to disclose environmental and climate change risks, warn Prajakt Samant and Adam Topping – with regulation surely just a matter of time
Eurosif calls for EU intervention on ESG disclosure
The EU should force companies and institutional investors to disclose more information on how they are dealing with environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif) has said.
US outlines proposals for national GHG reporting
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposals for mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions last month, setting in train a crucial underpinning of any carbon cap-and-trade system.
CDP to poll 3,700 firms on climate risks
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has called on 3,700 companies to submit data on their climate change risks, as a survey claims that three-quarters of the investment managers behind the project now factor such information into their investment decisions.
Kellogg sets environmental targets in first CR report
Cereal and convenience food giant Kellogg Company has published its first global corporate responsibility (CR) report, setting targets to reduce its environmental and social impacts.
Corralling the cowboys
As voluntary carbon market participants brace themselves for the effect of the global slowdown, Christopher Cundy reports on how the market's earlier problems are being addressed
Registeries - ticked off?
If 2008 was the year when voluntary carbon standards established themselves, then 2009 should be the year for their registries.
America's progression towards mandatory carbon emissions trading looks set to continue to support prices in its voluntary carbon market – but things look bleaker elsewhere, finds Thomas Marcello