Commentary04 June

Companies are reporting more and doing less on carbon emissions

AtKisson Group analyzed 38 of the world’s largest carbon emitters, which are by themselves responsible for 76% of Fortune 500 emissions and 5.7% of global carbon emissions. It reviewed 10,000 pages of sustainability reports, annual reports, greenhouse gas reports and websites. It reached the conclusion that corporate reporting of carbon emissions is not correlated with a reduction in carbon emissions. More »

Note07 May

In search of excellence in corporate sustainability ratings

The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) announced this week the Beta Version of a set of core principles as part of an international effort to drive excellence in corporate sustainability ratings, rankings and indices. More »

Commentary05 October

Managing GHG emissions in the supply chain

Two new standards were published this week for businesses to measure, manage, and report their greenhouse gas emissions. The guidelines, jointly developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), were launched under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, an “international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions”. More »

Commentary14 September

Corporate climate change strategies create greater value for shareholders

Sergio Abranches

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) its annual survey of the Global 500 largest companies by market capitalization included in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series provides some interesting indications on how the larger public corporations are dealing with climate change. More »

Op-Ed16 March

A present danger

Sergio Abranches

Climate-related risks and greening the supply-chain are common features of most presentations about sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Sometimes they are presented as “trends” or future threats. But they are not something that will happen in the future. They are already part of the daily affairs of most companies. And they are inseparable from each other. More »

Analysis05 March

Sustainability: a task for market leaders

Sérgio Abranches

Sustainability cannot be a solitary quest of a few heroic companies. It has to be a collective action within and across the major supply chains of the economy. Yet, larger corporations have a leading role to get any real progress in greening the supply chain. More »