ESG

Is Barclays really moving away from fossil fuels?

Barclays' announcement last week (9 February) that it will no longer finance new oil and gas fields is positive environmental…

Renamed ESG funds “a step in the right direction” to tackle greenwashing

A recent decline in the number of ESG-related investment funds reflects a shift towards compliance and away from greenwashing, suggests…

German farmers’ protests at odds with rising environmental concerns

The recent protests by German farmers against the government's plans to cut subsidies for agricultural diesel took place against a…

The water crisis threatens the energy transition – CDP

Companies involved in the global energy transition are highly exposed to water security risks and are already seeing some of…

“There is politics, and there is business; the reality is ESG is good business” – UNEP FI’s Eric Usher 

A lot has changed since Mark Carney first launched GFANZ with a huge fanfare at COP26 in Glasgow. During the…

Sustainable fashion has a marketing problem

The textiles industry is estimated to account for up to 10% of global emissions – more than international flights and…

COP28: is the UN climate process ignoring the tourism sector?

Tourists are increasingly aware that their travels could be leaving destinations worse off than how they found them. Global tourism…

Can soil carbon credits benefit farmers and help the climate?

Dalip Ram, a rice farmer in the north Indian state of Haryana, inspects an app on his smart phone showing…

Weekly data: meat and dairy industry failing to reduce emissions ahead of COP28

It is no secret that reducing meat and dairy consumption is the "single biggest way" an individual can reduce their…

Are forest-based carbon offsets worth saving?

More than half of the world’s largest public companies have committed to an emissions reduction target and many plan to…