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.
Financial rewards drive emissions reductions, says CDP
Financial incentives for employees, particularly at board level, are powerful drivers of corporate action on climate change, according to a major new survey.
Investors managing €65trn back EU non-financial reporting proposals
A coalition of organisations representing more than 700 institutional investors and other financial firms say they "strongly support" a European Commission proposal to force large companies to include material non-financial information in their annual reports.
Reporting: the next generation
The Global Reporting Initiative has launched the fourth generation of its sustainability reporting guidelines. What will be the impact on companies and investors, asks Jennifer Iansen-Rogers.
Italy urges companies to report through CDP
The Italian government is to "formally request" that 100 of the country's largest companies and its major cities disclose their environmental data to investors through the CDP.
Sustainability reporting platforms collaborate to ease company burden
Two sustainability reporting initiatives have agreed to align parts of their frameworks to make it easier for companies to report non-financial information.