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.
We wanted to find out more from our network of sustainability experts about how government legislation and disclosure requirements will play out in the future.
Substantial growth in renewable energy capacity has become a driving force behind the escalating climate ambitions of corporations worldwide. However, despite these ambitious commitments, the conversion of intentions into tangible actions has proven challenging.
In today’s data-driven world, cybersecurity has emerged as one of the biggest threats to the global economy and is one of the top risks facing businesses worldwide.
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.
On behalf of Ceres and Clean Air Task Force, this analysis was updated in May of 2023 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.