Today’s ever-changing business context demands challenging the status quo, thinking differently and improving sustainability approaches. Our thinking decodes complexity, grounds conversations in critical trends, and advances ERM’s commitment to shaping a sustainable future.
Ceres, ERM, and Persefoni conducted research into the relationship between the fossil fuel industry and the United States insurance industry, focusing on analysis of the insurance sector’s investments in fossil fuel-related assets.
Unlike listed companies, private companies are not subjected to the same level of reporting requirements, making it challenging to access relevant ESG data. Furthermore, the absence of consistent and comparable metrics hampers the ability of GPs to benchmark portfolio companies and track performance.
The CSRD represents a major milestone in ESG-related regulation, raising the bar for what will be required from companies in both activity and disclosure. This briefing covers the major components of the CSRD, including double materiality and the European Sustainability Reporting Standards, and provides guidance to companies on how to successfully align with the CSRD’s requirements.
In many ways, business and nature are inextricably linked, especially for businesses which rely on natural resources (e.g., water, sand, and metals) and ecosystem services (e.g., pollination, water purification, and carbon storage) more heavily. Therefore, understanding nature-related risks and opportunities becomes critical to maintaining business operations and competitiveness.
The sustainability landscape has undergone dramatic change over the past year. The latest findings from the 2023 Sustainability Leaders survey strengthen the continued rise in urgency around climate change, biodiversity, and water scarcity.
With a potential increase in domestic critical mineral mining on the horizon, NGO interest in and engagement on social, environmental, and human rights issues in the U.S. mining sector is growing. To better understand their concerns and priorities, ERM recently conducted research on what actions NGOs want to see in the U.S. critical minerals mining space.
The level of nature-related risks or opportunities companies face, let alone their operations’ impact on natural surroundings, are mostly unknown. This report explores the nature-related landscape with a focus on the TNFD; and it is the first in the Institute’s briefing series with briefings on the CSRD and SEC to follow.
Greenwashing and greenhushing both have the potential to hinder corporate enthusiasm for ESG-related initiatives and actions, or at least make companies hesitate about full disclosure.
Good corporate climate strategies need strong nature components. This blog explores how “natural capital accounting” can help companies to measure the state of nature and manage nature-related risks and opportunities.