‘Many businesses not taking steps to go green’

Many global businesses are not taking the necessary steps to integrate and advance energy and sustainability programmes. That’s according to new research from Schneider Electric, based on a survey of how 236 organisations are preparing for a low carbon economic landscape. Although most organisations say they feel prepared for a decentralised, decarbonised and digitised future, […]

UK won’t hit COP21 targets, say 83% of firms

A staggering 83% of infrastructure firms aren’t confident in the UK’s ability to meet the requirements of the COP21 Paris Climate Change Agreement. That is according to a new CBI survey of 728 companies. Nearly three quarters of firms and four fifths of manufacturers said improving the security of energy supply was an important long term goal for their […]

More than 150 firms commit to ‘science-based’ carbon reduction targets

A total of 155 companies including Ben & Jerry’s, Toyota and Sony have committed to set emissions reduction targets in-line with global effort to keep warming to well below 2°C. The ‘Science Based Targets Initiative’ said 45 new firms made the commitment since the Paris agreement – which was signed last month – was reached […]

More takeovers predicted in the energy sector this year

There will be an increase of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across all energy sectors in 2016. That’s according to a survey by KPMG which revealed 71% out of 174,000 energy executives said they have plans to start two or more M&A transactions. Around 53% of them estimated deals under $250 million (£175m) and 28% are considering deals between $250 million and […]

European firms ‘the most sustainable’

The world’s most sustainable companies are in Europe. That’s according to a report by RobecoSAM which analyses the sustainability performance of 454 firms worldwide in 2015. The report, which was presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, stated 36 European companies out of 203 received a gold medal which represents the highest score in […]

'Water has had detrimental impact on half of businesses'

Problems with water supply have had a detrimental impact on business in the last five years, for half of the big companies surveyed in an annual global water report. The non-profit organisation  CDP used data provided by 180 companies listed on the FTSE Global 500 Equity Index and found the percentage of companies predicting that problems […]