‘Net zero potential lies with world’s 100 largest asset owners’

A new report claims these asset owners, with assets worth $23tn, hold the key to achieving net zero

Net Hero Podcast – The role of finance in the net zero transition

What is the City doing to combat climate change and was COP26 “the finance COP?” – we find out in this week’s Net Hero Podcast

Centrica announces EV salary scheme for employees

The scheme is another step in its quest to fully electrify its fleet by 2025

Almost £2 trillion in pension schemes are still ‘misaligned with Paris Agreement’

Nearly 71 of 100 major pension schemes have not publicly unveiled ‘robust’ net zero commitments, according to new research

Google to stop YouTube ads for videos denying climate change

This also follows its changes to Google Maps and booking flights to provide the most fuel-efficient option as a default

Budget 2021: ‘New infrastructure bank to drive at least £40bn of green investment’

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said ‘a real commitment to green growth’ is needed to build a strong, fair and resilient future economy

BlackRock CEO warns polluting companies could be dropped from actively managed funds

In his annual letter to CEOs, Larry Fink said the global asset manager would ask companies to disclose how their business model aims to be compatible with net zero

‘The future Net Zero Standard is fast becoming the go-to accreditation for the SME sector’

That’s the suggestion from Siân Haynes, Key Account Manager at Jutton Associates Limited, who spoke to us about the vital role of the intuitive and simple-to-use tool

Two million plastic bags are used every minute – are banks partially to blame?

Portfolio Earth says yes – it calls for global banks to stop financing businesses in the plastic supply chain unless they can demonstrate best practice in environmental behaviours

‘SMEs need to get the ball rolling on their net zero journey’

That’s the suggestion from Tim Ross, Head of Account Management at Advantage Utilities, who spoke to us about why he supports the future Net Zero Standard