Don’t panic over carbon reporting – “embrace it”

Nick Clegg’s plans to make all firms listed on the London Stock Exchange report on their carbon from 2013 have been hailed as “good for the British economy”. The Deputy Prime Minister’s announcement this week came as a surprise to some despite the fact many businesses have been campaigning for it for a while. Privately […]

Energy firms pay water least attention despite higher risks

Energy firms pay least attention to their water management despite reporting the highest level of risk from them, according to a major poll of global firms including utilities, energy firms, IT, industrial and healthcare organisations. Just 36% of energy firms said that someone had oversight for water strategies on their board. The report released by […]

Water use trails climate change on boardroom agendas

Water management trails climate change in the battle for attention in boardrooms, according to new analysis by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). This is despite the billion-pound risk to infrastructure water hazards and problems with drought present to countries. Out of 190 publicly listed organisations surveyed, 57% reported board-level oversight of water use, that is, […]

CO2 reporting firms perform better on the stock market

Firms that act on cutting their carbon emissions perform better on the stock market, according to a new report. PricewaterhouseCooper’s analysis of the world’s largest corporations found a link between higher stock market performance over time and representation on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s low carbon business indexes. The Carbon Disclosure Project works on energy policy […]

Water now a boardroom issue says Carbon Disclosure Project

Water and its uses and constraints are now a boardroom issue, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project. The not-for-profit organization, which holds the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world, asked over 300 of the world’s largest companies to provide information on their water use and water-related business issues. And just […]

Energy firms score high on carbon index

E.ON, Iberdrola, National Grid and Scottish & Southern Energy are among energy companies that have made it on to the 2010 Carbon Performance Leadership Index. The index is published by the Carbon Disclosure Project, an organisation representing 534 global institutional investors which assesses the 500 largest global companies on their efforts to cut their carbon […]