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04 June 2019

It’s time for businesses to wake up to modern slavery

The UK Home Office has published an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. What does this tell businesses? In short, businesses need to be doing more to integrate measures to combat modern slavery into their operations and reporting processes.

14 May 2019

PwC’s Natural Capital Risk breakfast briefing: moving beyond carbon & plugging data holes

By Jon Williams and Andrew Mitchell Scientists and policymakers convened in Paris recently for the Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). They issued a comprehensive assessment detailing the past, present and likely future state of nature, and humanity’s role within it. In short, it underscores how our impacts...

07 May 2019

Tackling the accelerating plastics crisis: The return of the milkman

By Henry le Fleming Since Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2, we’ve seen a groundswell movement to raise awareness of the accelerating plastics crisis - and a global call to action to urgently find solutions. This has driven a resurgence in support for reusable and refillable packaging. We’ve recently seen...

04 April 2019

Money Matters - why responsible investment is key to financing the SDGs

By Louise Scott The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been part of the global business conversation ever since 193 nations voted to adopt them in 2015. Three years later, however, the SDGs still lack the real momentum and commitment from business that is required if they stand any hope...

21 February 2019

Older and wiser: has responsible investment come of age?

By Will Jackson-Moore Private equity sector has a vital role to play in supporting sustainable development. It is therefore encouraging to see from the findings of PwC’s new Private Equity Responsible Investment Survey 2019 that it is a responsibility that many in the sector are starting to take extremely seriously....

28 January 2019

Why finance teams must step up their response to sustainability challenges and disruptive technologies

In today's world, where disruptive technologies and other megatrends are colliding, building business models that are sustainable and resilient is critical. Finance teams have a vital role to play in this, but they can't do it alone. PwC and A4S recently convened industry leaders from finance, technology and sustainability to explore how the three disciplines can work together on this important issue and agree actions that could be taken.

27 November 2018

Can Paris Natural Capital Week rival New York Climate Week?

By Will Evison Natural Capital Week 2018 is here! But what is it, why is it important, and what are we (PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change team) doing there? What is it? ‘Natural Capital’ is the term used to describe the world's stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil,...

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....