It is painful but true: The world is not on track to meet the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal and prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. ERM and EDF+Business conducted interviews and a survey to understand the obstacles companies face when pursuing their climate goals and the catalysts that might help to overcome them.
On behalf of Ceres and Clean Air Task Force, this analysis was updated in July of 2022 comparing the total reported methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide emissions—as well as relative emissions intensity—of nearly 300 U.S. oil and natural gas producers.
Findings from the 2022 Sustainability Leaders survey reinforce the continued rise in urgency around climate change, and show sustainability leadership is increasingly being measured by evidence of action, impact, and above all the integration of sustainability into business strategy.
This report explores three major sustainability disclosure proposals released in 2022. We examine each proposal’s alignment with TCFD and with each other and highlight the need for convergence among global sustainability disclosure regulations and standards.
Andrew Angle examines five likely implications for business of the SEC’s proposed “Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures” rule.
Gitanjali Singh of ERM explores how climate change will impact workforce health, and how businesses can anticipate these effects to protect human capital.
Senior Research Associate Andrew Angle offers insight into the U.S. Climate Disclosure Landscape over the last decade and outlines four steps companies can take to prepare for new SEC guidance.