CDP announces 179 'A list' leading climate action companies
CDP has named over 170 firms as being global leaders for transparency and action on climate change for 2019.
MSCI launches two ESG corporate bond indexes
New York-listed financial data firm MSCI has launched two corporate bond indexes weighted according to environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations.
125 global organisations push for environmental action within supply chains
125 global companies and public organisations are pushing for more action to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and tackle other environmental challenges within supply chains.
Science-Based Targets initiative sees uptake double
The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has seen uptake from corporates double over the past year-and-a-half.
Investors and corporates join forces in new plastics initiative
More than 15 major institutional investors and organisations representing several hundred companies have joined forces in support of a new initiative "to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at source".
CBA, Samsung and Bayer dropped from DJSI World index
S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM have excluded Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Samsung Electronics and healthcare company Bayer from the widely-followed Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).
Food firms need to improve response to climate change, says Ceres
Many food companies are poorly prepared to deal with the likely impacts of climate change, according to Ceres, a US-based industry and investor network.
Investors start to weigh water risks
Investor interest in corporate water risk is increasing fast. A range of tools and services are being developed to help companies respond. Graham Cooper reports
Companies take $14bn hit from water problems in 2016, CDP finds
The value of water-related financial impacts borne by companies soared to $14 billion last year, up from $2.6 billion the previous year.