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22 October 2018

Green GB Week - recap and reflect

By Lit Ping Low It’s been a week of many announcements, so it’s hard to work out what to focus on. The first Green GB week, launched at Imperial College London and followed by a flurry of events across the City of London, looked like it had been timed carefully...

09 October 2018

PwC analysis of IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C

By Jonathan Grant Three years ago in Paris, governments adopted a new, more ambitious, target to limit warming to 1.5°C. They also asked the IPCC to prepare a report on the benefits of 1.5°C compared with the ‘old’ 2°C goal and explore pathways to get there. The IPCC published this...

26 September 2018

The TCFD a year on… has the climate disclosure landscape changed?

By Stephanie Chang As the TCFD publishes its Status Report in New York today, Stephanie Chang considers how companies are enhancing their disclosures of climate risks and how investors are responding. Just over a year ago, the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) launched its recommendations....

17 July 2018

The missing piece to the puzzle: financial institutions and the deforestation challenge

by Christina Elvers and Lara Jackson Britain, alongside large parts of Europe and indeed the world, are currently experiencing record summer temperatures. And building on the summer trend over the last three years, 2018 seems well on track to be one of the hottest years on record. There is general...

02 May 2018

Circular packaging - what role should plastic play?

So plastic materials seem to have risen back up the agenda in the past six months with a number of reports concluding that we use too much plastic, though not defined quantitatively the correct consumption level of plastic. The UK Government has a strategy to eliminate its use by 2042....

25 April 2018

PwC passes CDKN legacy and leadership to Africa-based SSN

Over the past eight years, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) has been a trailblazer and advocate for climate compatible development in the poorest and most vulnerable nations. Since 2010, we’ve seen widespread traction to bring climate compatible development into the mainstream with it becoming central to the Sustainable...

20 April 2018

Series: The top five trends in corporate responsibility - data and disclosures

by Jonathan Grant and Jacqui Machin in our sustainability team In our fifth and final post in our series on the main trends we’re seeing in corporate responsibility, we turn the spotlight on the role of data and disclosures. 5. A more rigorous, quantitative approach to CR metrics and targets...

19 April 2018

Series: The top five trends in corporate responsibility - technology

by Jonathan Grant and Jacqui Machin in our sustainability team In an era of unparalleled innovation and technological change, our fourth post in our corporate responsibility series looks at the impact of this and how organisations are responding. 4. Technology for good? The current pace of technological development is being...

18 April 2018

Series: The top five trends in corporate responsibility - the corporate response

by Jonathan Grant and Jacqui Machin in our sustainability team So we’ve seen how the public, government and investors, amongst others, are putting pressure on companies to address social and environmental challenges. In the third post in our series on the main trends we put the spotlight on the corporate...

17 April 2018

Series: The top five trends in corporate responsibility - the pressure points

by Jonathan Grant and Jacqui Machin in our sustainability team As we take a look at the main trends we’re seeing in corporate responsibility (CR) today, our second blog shifts from the public perspective to other pressure points. 2. Investors, governments and others are piling on the pressure Governments expect...