Month: January 2021

GRI backs EU proposal for separate pillar on non-financial reporting

Plans for EFRAG to broaden role requires establishment of a professional sustainability standard setting function As part of the European Commission review of the Non-financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), it is exploring how new European sustainability standards could be created and managed.   The Commission has asked the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) to consider …

DELOITTE: Climate Change 101 for business leaders

With climate change increasingly becoming a matter of concern for employees and environmentalists alike, companies can no longer ignore the issue. This primer serves as an FAQ for decision-makers to take stock of the climate change situation and make the right business decisions around it. Introduction ADDRESSING climate change has moved steadily higher on the …

SUSTAINABILITY: The real thing: Coca Cola European Partners' Joe Franses unpacks the drinks giant's net zero agenda

The vice-president of sustainability at CCEP, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world, spills the details on how the firm intends to achieve net zero packaging, manufacturing, shipping, and ingredients within 20 years In December, Coca Cola European Partners (CCEP) became the latest major company to announce a goal to achieve net zero emissions by …

McKinsey: The global energy landscape is going through major shifts

We publish this long-term energy outlook at the start of 2021, after a year that has brought extraordinary challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic crisis caused unprecedented disruption in the energy landscape—and the path to recovery   remains uncertain.  At the same time, the world’s energy systems are going through rapid transitions that   are triggered …

SUSTAINABILITY: Major banks ‘co-responsible’ for plastics crisis, first-of-its-kind investigation argues

The world’s biggest banks are indiscriminately funding firms responsible for devastating marine ecosystems and fuelling climate change via their plastics production, a new report from Portfolio Earth concludes… Reading More

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