Reporting

Eleven of World’s Leading Banks to Work with United Nations to Promote Climate Transparency in Financial Markets

12th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This press release was originally published on United Nations Environment Programme. Representing over $ 7 trillion, the banks include ANZ, Barclays, Bradesco, Citi, Itaú, National Australia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Santander, Standard Chartered, TD Bank Group and UBS. Highlights: Collective effort led by UN Environment to strengthen financial institutions’ assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks… [more]

Making Climate Disclosure the New Norm In Business

27th January 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally posted on the World Economic Forum. “…Companies have been reporting the economic risks they face for decades and they often have a statutory responsibility to do so. Generally, the economic risks include the possible negative outcomes that may affect different “risk targets”, including the capital resources, net sales, revenues, income from… [more]

The Financial Sector As A New Agent of Change: The Case of Natural Capital Accounting & Reporting

13th January 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This report is a product of Sustainable Finance Lab NL.  “Introduction 1.1 New non-governmental agents of change The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving, PBL) has suggested that instead of waiting for an intergovernmental consensus, global biodiversity governance may need to take a more pragmatic approach aiming at strengthening new non- governmental agents… [more]

Businesses No Longer Have An Excuse Not To Disclose Their Climate Risks

5th January 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “It is vitally important for investors to understand the risks that climate change may pose to the businesses they have invested in – and the opportunities in transitioning to a low-carbon economy. It’s not an easy task. Climate change may be one of the world’s best-modeled processes in… [more]

Communicating your business’ relationship with nature to investors

Communicating your business’ relationship with nature to investors

9th July 2016
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

The success of business will increasingly depend on how well they understand and manage their natural capital impacts and dependencies. In turn, how a business manages natural capital is becoming more material to investor decision-making. The Natural Capital Protocol enables companies to integrate their relationship with nature into strategic and operational decision-making, developing internal processes… [more]

Accounting for Environmental Benefits in the Environmental Profit and Loss

9th July 2016
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

To date, the Environmental Profit & Loss (EP&L) has primarily been used as a means to evaluate the negative impacts of a business on the environment. In addition to the ‘Losses’ of an EP&L, there is also the potential for ‘Profits’ where a business works with its supply chain to deliver benefits to society. The… [more]