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02 July 2014

Benefiting from green growth

This week sees the launch of a year-long initiative funded by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), titled Green Growth in Practice: Lessons from Country Experiences. Celine Herweijer, and Lit Ping Low are part of the team...

27 June 2014

Environmental systemic risks and the insurance industry

PwC were commissioned by the WWF-RSA partnership to help them understand environmental systemic risk and the insurance industry. A two-year joint initiative culminated in a white paper on Environmental Systemic Risk published by WWF and RSA , and a roundtable discussion on the findings, hosted by PwC in London. Jon...

08 May 2014

Doing business in a better way - net positive impact

Malcolm Preston, Global Sustainability leader, explores latest developments in 'net positive' impact management and why access to the right data will be crucial to its success. I feel a real buzz of excitement in the air! Last week saw the launch of Net Positive: A new way of doing business....

14 April 2014

PwC examine the implications of the IPCC report on climate change mitigation (WG3)

The IPCC Working Group 3 (WGIII) have released the third section of the Fifth Assessment Report on the mitigation of climate change. As with the first two reports, the PwC Sustainability & Climate Change team considers the implications of the WGIII for government and business in the UK. If the...

Urbanisation: The city of dreams or an urban nightmare?

Over the last few months, PwC have been working with clients to understand the big changes that are disrupting their organisations - and the economy as a whole. We've distilled what we've learned down into five global shifts - the megatrends which are already driving change, and will continue to...

11 April 2014

Behind the scenes of preparations for COP20 in Lima

Kinga Lodge from PwC's Climate & Development Knowledge Network team led a workshop this week in Peru to support negotiators preparing for this year's COP 20 in Lima. The international negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are an increasingly complicated and demanding process, particularly for...

31 March 2014

Climate change risk - British public unprepared

As the IPCC report on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability is released, PwC commissioned a survey of public attitudes to climate change and Britain’s ability to cope with extreme weather, based on their experience with the recent floods and storms. For more thoughts on climate change and recent UK...

Questions for the answers that IPCC Working Group II present

Celine Herweijer, partner, PwC sustainability and climate change, and a specialist in climate science and adaptation comments on the implications of the IPCC Working Group II report on climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation. The latest IPCC report paints a picture of future impacts - from loss of health, life,...

30 March 2014

PwC preview the Intergovernental Panel on Climate Change - Working Group II report

PwC Sustainability & Climate Change team preview the IPCC Working Group II report on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. We focus on what could stand out from this report, what could have economic or business implications, and what it means for the UK. For reaction and comment tomorrow follow...

18 March 2014

Working with stakeholders - engaging, not enraging!

This month we’ve seen performance drivers like profit and ROI hit the headlines. Malcolm Preston, PwC Global Sustainability leader, reflects on the pressure CEOs are under to do business in the right way. He cites the results of our on-line vote, in which we asked you to step into the...