New benchmark launched to help ‘world’s biggest’ emitters go net zero

The benchmark has been set up to define the key elements of a ‘net zero aligned’ business strategy and evaluate the actions being taken to get there

2050 carbon target
Around 40% of SMEs do not have plans in place to meet net zero

Survey shows small businesses need to accelerate sustainability plans to reach net zero target of 2050

Nearly 100 major businesses commit to limiting climate change to 1.5°C

A total of 87 international companies are taking action to align their business models with what scientists say is needed to help protect the planet

Watchdog warns four water companies about flood of complaints

Thames Water, Northumbrian Water, Essex and Suffolk Water and Hafren Dyfrdwy have been put ‘on report’ by the Consumer Council for Water

Mark Carney: Businesses that fail to adapt to climate change will go bankrupt

The Bank of England Governor also said there will be ‘great fortunes’ made along the way

Corporate sustainability
RBS and Landsec step up green corporate efforts

The bank and the property development firm have become the first companies in the world to become members of all three corporate leadership initiatives of The Climate Group

Green businesses ‘boast best performance and profits’

A new report suggests RE100 companies can be up to 7.7% more successful than their peers

‘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 […]