Shell considers 'stranded assets' risk when screening projects
The possibility that certain oil and gas assets may become 'stranded' as a result of government regulations to combat climate change is included in contingency plans when Royal Dutch Shell assesses potential new projects, a company spokesman said.
S&P 500 increasingly conscious of climate risks, says CDP
US public companies are increasingly feeling the impact of climate change on profit and operations, according to the CDP – formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Free fund managers from 'tyranny of benchmarks', says former Schroders CIO
Asset managers must be freed from the "tyranny" of being measured against benchmark indexes to help them address the risk of stranded carbon assets in their portfolios, a former chief investment officer at Schroders has claimed.
Most European companies already impacted by climate change, says CDP
Most European businesses believe they are already being affected by climate change and that it presents far more risks than opportunities, according to the pressure group CDP.
Supply chain emissions: overcoming uncertainty
Regulatory uncertainty is deterring companies from investing in emissions reductions, the latest CDP supply chain analysis has found. But there are still enormous opportunities to be unlocked, says Dexter Galvin
Autodesk, Unilever and Eli Lilly top emissions sustainability ranking
Autodesk, Unilever and Eli Lilly were named the most sustainable companies in a study that rated 100 firms according to their operational emissions intensity.
Companies' understanding of forest risk 'lacking'
Many investors and companies "have much to do understand the risks arising from deforestation", despite encouraging signs that more are reporting data relating to the problem, a report warned.
Companies' efforts to tackle water risk are 'inadequate'
Companies increasingly recognise that threats to their water security pose a significant risk to their business, but their response to problem is often "inadequate and misguided", the latest CDP Global Water Report has warned.
Counting the cost
Accurately reporting sustainability metrics can seem overwhelming to companies. But with the data becoming increasingly important to investors, it's a challenge that firms must get to grips with, argues Chet Chaffee
BoA, UBS in, but HSBC out of sustainability index
Bank of America, UBS and United Parcel Service are the largest of 39 companies admitted to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), following an annual review of constituents carried out by sustainable investment specialist RobecoSAM.