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Net Zero: Obstacles and Catalysts for Business Climate Action

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.

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Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 largest power producers in the United States

The Benchmarking Air Emissions report uses publicly reported data to compare the emissions performance of the 100 largest power producers in the United States.

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Benchmarking Methane and Other GHG Emissions Of Oil & Natural Gas Production in the United States

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.

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GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey: 2022 Sustainability Leaders

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.

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Rating the Raters Yet Again: Increasing ESG Scrutiny Makes Current Rate the Raters Study Even More Crucial

The Rate the Raters research team capture some of the questions surrounding today’s ESG ratings landscape, and why the the results of the 2023 iteration of this study will be more crucial than ever.

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A Pivot to a Clean Energy Future: United States 2030 Climate Goals Back in Reach

Emily Brock discusses how, with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the United States Congress finally makes good on decades of promises to enact meaningful legislation to address climate change. 

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Game Changer: Proposed SEC Climate Rule Transforms ESG Disclosure

Andrew Angle examines five likely implications for business of the SEC’s proposed “Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures” rule.

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Protecting Human Capital: Making Workforces Resilient to Climate Change Impacts on Health

Gitanjali Singh of ERM explores how climate change will impact workforce health, and how businesses can anticipate these effects to protect human capital.

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