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28 January 2015

Sustainability Reporting Tips: Live it, breathe it

27 January 2015

New framework enables businesses to account for Natural Capital

Will Evison, assistant director, environmental economics highlights the launch of a new framework and guidance on corporate natural capital accounting and its importance to the business world. Based on research by PwC, the concept of ‘natural capital’ is slowly catching on amongst the largest companies in the UK. For example,...

22 January 2015

Do CEOs care about the climate?

We published our annual global CEO survey earlier this week to coincide with the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The theme of our survey was how to create value in a rapidly changing world whether it’s about new customers or markets or the transformation of technology. Climate...

14 January 2015

How should we calculate the cost of carbon?

Will Evison and Jonathan Grant comment on the recent estimate by Stanford University that the social cost of carbon is $220 - six times higher than the figure currently used by the US Government. Will Evison, PwC Assistant Director, Environmental Economics commented: "Estimates of the cost of climate impacts form...

08 January 2015

What do cheaper oil and moderate growth mean for the climate negotiations?

Jonathan Grant and Lit Ping Low explain why lower oil prices and moderate growth will be good for the climate summit in Paris later this year. While economists’ predictions may simply make astrologers look good[1], many are moderately positive about the prospects for 2015. Our economists expect low GDP growth...

06 January 2015

Sustainability reporting tips - Set the scene

17 December 2014

The role of the Green Climate Fund in providing the missing 'Clean Trillion'

Originally posted on the Envrionmental Finance website on December 17, 2014. Jon Williams, partner, sustainability & climate change PwC gives his view on GCF and COP20 Lima had been touted as the climate finance COP - and in many ways it was. China and Brazil put climate finance on the...

15 December 2014

The Growth of Green Bonds

Today, PwC through Damian Regan, UK Financial Services Sustainability Assurance leader - joins the Climate Bonds Standard Industry Working Group. The group’s role is to create a bridge between climate science and the bond market. During 2014, the green bond market has taken off with over $35bn issued; triple the...

14 December 2014

PwC briefing: COP20 Report

Jonathan Grant summarises the outcome of the climate summit which concluded in the early hours of Sunday morning. A long campaign in Lima The climate talks almost ground to a halt here in Lima. Progress outside the process, such as the US-China climate deal and the $10bn pledged to the...

Reaction to COP20 - the Lima climate summit

Jonathan Grant gives his reaction to the climate negotiations held at the army headquarters in Lima. The climate talks almost ground to a halt here in Lima. Progress outside the process, such as the US-China climate deal and the $10bn pledged to the Green Climate Fund, failed to translate into...