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Three Steps to Develop a Strong Climate Strategy

Companies are facing immense pressure to evolve their business strategy in view of climate change. Indeed, climate-related concerns have increased exponentially in recent years among investors and other stakeholders. Developing a climate strategy entails having a plan to mitigate the company’s impacts on climate change, as well to adapt to the new circumstances arising from climate change. This article outlines the compelling case for having a strong corporate climate strategy in place, and suggests three steps to develop such a strategy together with a downloadable checklist.
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Introduction of transition-focused changes in the 2022 climate change questionnaire

Publication CDP Scores & A List 2021

CDP has announced companies’ scores to the 2021 assessments will be published on Tuesday the 7th of December 2021. On this day, the not-for-profit organization will also publish its annual A List, showcasing the companies that are leading on environmental transparency and action, based on their annual disclosure through CDP’s climate change, forests and water security questionnaires.
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Science-Based Targets and Carbon Offsetting at the COP26

Taking place in Glasgow from 31 October until 12 November, the COP26 summit brings together global leaders to discuss and agree on ways to accelerate action towards achieving the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Ahead of the COP26, close to a thousand businesses committed to setting a net zero target in line with limiting global warming to 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels.
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Countering the Clock: Climate Strategy Checklist

Our house is on fire: coming years are crucial for business and society to get on track to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, and the clock is ticking. As companies work on reducing their carbon footprints and preparing for a changing climate, investors are eager to learn how effective those strategies are. This year, S&P Global has therefore updated the Climate Strategy criterion in its Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), introducing more challenging questions, applicable to all industries. The criterion is now further aligned with the framework of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). In this article, five questions are suggested to challenge your company’s climate strategy.
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Capturing Value from ESG & Benchmarking

The demand for public non-financial information on environmental, social, and governance issues is both maturing and booming. Companies often elect to participate in ESG ratings to showcase their sustainability efforts to their investors and other stakeholders and to improve their performance.
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Paint is Not Transparent

Coating companies seem to underleverage their ESG performance in comparison to their peers from the chemical sector. And with more than a quarter of assets under management across the globe now invested according to ESG principles, listed companies within both sectors are well advised to increase their sustainability performance. What lessons can be learned from comparing to similar but also different sectors in different ESG Benchmarks?
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ESG Results: Turning Data into Action

More than ever, companies are asked by stakeholders to share their performance on a wide array of ESG-related topics. Whereas companies could previously get away with a story-telling approach, today data-driven evidence is needed to fulfill stakeholders’ expectations in the best possible way. As the field of ESG information is immensely broad, ranging from detailed information on governance practices, to energy reduction activities, and health and safety initiatives, companies are advised to focus on what matters most to their type of business and organizational culture.
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Corporate Climate Action: The Time to Act is Now

In a time where thousands of young (and slightly less young) people are following the lead of 17-year old Nobel nominee Greta Thunberg by marching the streets in cities all over the world, climate change might be higher on the societal agenda than ever before. Corporate climate action is definitely not a new thing – but today, even companies in traditionally less carbon-intensive sectors must also raise the bar committing to concrete targets to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to the goals in the Paris Agreement. In this article, we propose a straight-forward 5-step approach to start building a pragmatic climate approach.
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DJSI Services: Real Impact from Benchmarking

The demand from investors and institutions for ESG information increasingly puts pressure on companies. However, reporting activities often take up much time at the expense of creating real impact. As a European expert we see a lot of value in actively engaging in the leading ESG-benchmarks such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and CDP, but at the same time the struggle that companies have to leverage all the efforts they have put into filling out the (sometimes very demanding) questionnaires.

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