• Hermes spearheads Climate Action 100+ engagements with VW, Siemens

    23 February 2018

    Hermes Equity Ownership Services (EOS) is to pressure Volkswagen to increase its climate-related dialogue with shareholders as it spearheads a pair of Climate Action 100+ engagements.

  • Electric vehicles could hit price parity with diesel and petrol from 2022, CDP says

    19 January 2018

    Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will reach price parity with internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles from about 2022, according to research published by CDP.

  • How to eliminate child labour from the battery business

    29 March 2017

    A multi-stakeholder collaboration is needed to stamp out the use of child labour in the mining of cobalt for lithium-ion batteries, says Benedikt Sobotka.

  • Volkswagen stock reacts positively to guilty plea

    13 March 2017

    Volkswagen stock has reacted positively following the company's guilty plea to criminal charges in relation to the emissions scandal.

  • Insurers and ESG investment: the bleeding edge?

    27 February 2017

    Responsible investing is increasingly mentioned in the investment process, and insurers certainly wear their ESG principles as a badge of honour. But, despite the talk, does ESG really influence investment policy? Sarfraz Thind reports

  • People Moves - 30 September 2016

    30 September 2016

    Embattled car maker Volkswagen Group has appointed a group of sustainability experts to advise the firm on social and environmental issues.

  • Battery production poses fresh environmental risks to automakers' supply chains

    04 July 2016

    While electric vehicles (EV) are set to have an important role to play in helping tackling climate change, their boom could cause its own environmental problems – through the mining of lithium for the batteries that power them.

  • CalSTRS joins German suits against VW

    22 June 2016

    The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) has joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen (VW) over last year's emissions test scandal.

  • EF BRIEFS: IATA, DKB, Singapore Stock Exchange, Suzuki, TerraForm

    03 June 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging governments to introduce a single global carbon offset mechanism to help tackle aviation emissions.

  • Lessons from the diesel emissions crisis

    24 May 2016

    The emissions crisis highlights the challenges facing autos companies as we move towards an economy less dependent on fossil fuels, while Tesla's latest model could herald the start of a fundamental change in the industry, argues Nick Anderson