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02 October 2014

Modern slavery – tackling the root and the causes in the UK.

Efforts to eradicate modern day slavery are growing again worldwide. Patrick Shaw Brown, a specialist in human rights with the PwC Sustainability team examines the UK government’s proposals that PwC responded to. When you hear people talk about ‘slavery’ you imagine something from the 18th and 19th century. But the...

26 September 2014

Why putting a price on carbon is becoming a business and economic reality.

PwC was among the businesses who signed the World Bank’s call to governments and business leaders to support putting a price on carbon. Jonathan Grant, director, PwC sustainability & climate change outlines the implications. Finance was at the heart of the UN climate summit in New York this week. Indeed...

23 September 2014

Reaction to the UN Climate Summit proceedings to date

Jonathan Grant, director, sustainability & climate change, PwC gives initial thoughts on the UN Climate Summit activities today. "Heads of state spoke passionately all day about climate change and nearly every sector of the economy was covered by the initiatives announced. The roll call of activities and ambitions will give...

22 September 2014

New York Climate Week – Seven days, seven questions

Lit Ping Low, climate economist in PwC’s sustainability and climate change team is at the UN Climate Summit in New York this week. While the summit is not a negotiation, she examines the key questions for business and policy makers attending. More than 120 Heads of State and Government will...

Climate change: one day in New York

Jonathan Grant, director, and specialist in climate policy and carbon previews the biggest day for climate change since 2009. This is the biggest moment for climate change since Copenhagen in 2009. With governments, business and civil society so well engaged, the summit will raise the visibility and relevance of the...

Insurance brokers: adapting to a new era of environment and supply chain risk for clients

Broking is at a once – in – a – generation crossroads to adapt its business and operating model, to better anticipate and understand new and emerging risks for clients and to develop analytical tools to quantify them. Jon Williams, financial services specialist, PwC sustainability and climate change, examines the...

01 September 2014

New York Climate Summit: where Leaders lead will countries' commitments follow?

Dr Celine Herweijer previews the world leaders’ summit on climate change in New York, and its role in the long and winding role to a global deal on climate change. In just a few weeks, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Summit for world leaders on climate change will be underway in...

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....