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25 February 2015

Carmakers must decide what role to play in the lower-emission future of personal mobility

By Mark Thompson, director, sustainability and climate change. When was the last time you braved the crush and bedlam of the New Year sales on London’s Oxford Street? For many of us, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime, never-to-be-repeated experience. Maybe you had yours last month? This year I had an extra reason...

CEOs wade into climate debate

Having asked in January if CEOs care about the climate, several CEOs waded into the debate in February. Jonathan Grant looks at where they agree and disagree. Paul Polman (Unilever) and Richard Branson (Virgin Group) called for governments to adopt the ambitious target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050....

18 February 2015

The Geneva climate talks: something for everyone

Jonathan Grant reviews the outcome of the latest round of climate talks which took place in Geneva last week. Governments met in Geneva last week and cleared the final procedural hurdle ahead of the climate summit in Paris: they agreed a draft negotiating text. But it was no negotiation –...

17 February 2015

Sustainability Reporting Tips: What gets measured, gets done

11 February 2015

Reducing energy usage in UK homes: why we need new incentives and an effective supply chain

With a Government consultation on the Green Deal currently on the go, Mark Thompson asks why it didn’t work for him or his neighbours and what is needed to improve the energy efficiency of all our homes. When the UK Government announced its ‘Green Deal’ in late 2012, I was...

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...