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03 February 2016

Reporting; resilience; trust - is 2016 their year in sustainability?

2015 ended on a high in Paris. What’s 2016 got in store? Clinton Moloney, from PwC’s US Sustainable Business Solutions practice2015 , gives the first of a series of views from our global network on what’s likely to be the key themes. In 2015, we witnessed several glaring crises related...

29 January 2016

Learning from others: highlighting the very best in Sustainability Reporting

By Alan McGill Every year, PwC’s Building Public Trust (BPT) Awards recognise trust and transparency in a range of reporting, from corporate and tax reporting to sustainability reporting. The BPT Sustainability Awards are announced during a luncheon at the Dorchester each December, alongside a sustainability reporting workshop, to present the...

13 January 2016

A wasted opportunity? Time for the service sector to take a closer look at waste and the circular economy

By Henry le Fleming Service sector companies have more significant environmental impacts than they realise. What can they do to reduce them and harness circular economy opportunities? Most reports on environmental issues have a power plant or an industrial plant with a good smoke plume, whilst service sector offices appear...

07 January 2016

How we helped bring the least developed and most vulnerable countries into the Paris Climate Agreement.

Sam Bickersteth talks about the role of PwC’s Climate and Development Knowledge Network in the lead up to and during COP21. For many people, the 1997 Kyoto climate change agreement proved to be a disappointment. Among the many reasons for this, is the fact that despite climate change being a...

21 December 2015

Cost of climate change: Flood Re & working together to insure local communities

Mohammad Khan, PwC's UK general insurance leader They got there in the end: through compromise and negotiation, 195 countries of the world have now signed up to a meaningful climate change deal. The Paris Agreement is more ambitious in scale and scope than many people expected; and here in the...

14 December 2015

PwC COP21 briefing: Paris Climate Summit

The Paris Agreement was adopted on Saturday night to a standing ovation. Jonathan Grant and others in the PwC UK team briefly consider the implications of the deal for business and outline some of the main aspects of the agreement. Reality check on the Paris Agreement To a standing ovation...

12 December 2015

Paris Agreement: PwC's team react to key issues

PwC’s sustainability & climate change team give their initial reaction to the Paris Agreement. “Perhaps the most important outcome from this global agreement is that it gives all countries confidence that they are working together towards the same goal.” Jonathan Grant, director, PwC sustainability & climate change “Paris's legally binding...

COP21 Draft Agreement - Where does it leave us?

From Paris at the COP21 negotiations, Jonathan Grant, director, PwC sustainability & climate change comments on the draft Agreement in advance of the plenary session: The draft Agreement appears to settle the contentious issues that governments have struggled with over the last two weeks of the COP. But the Agreement...

Case study: Inaction on climate change will cost Uganda 20 times more than adaptation

Uganda’s work to understand how climate change will impact their country and plan with and around is a compelling example of how we will adapt and plan to deal with climate change. Sam Bickersteth, CEO of the Climate & Development Knowledge Network explains. The hurdles to winning the argument for...

11 December 2015

Cost of climate change: Flooding & future risks for insurers

Mohammad Khan, General Insurance Leader The timing could not have been more poignant. While the world’s leaders were locked in tense negotiations at COP21 in Paris on how to tackle climate change, Storm Desmond was wreaking havoc across the UK. The extent of damage and hardship caused is breath-taking, even...