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CH2M Uses TNC Collaboration to Propel Green Infrastructure

In August of 2014, CH2M, a global integrated engineering and consulting firm, entered into a five-year collaborative agreement with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in an effort to complete a number of projects involving sustainable development and green infrastructure. Using each other’s internal capabilities, external connections and available resources, the duo hopes to complete a number of flagship-type projects. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 July 2015

Will EH&S Teams Absorb Sustainability?

Verdantix research shows a clear convergence of interests between corporate EH&S and sustainability teams. Health and safety issues feature as a priority for improvement for sustainability officers in all but the lowest impact sectors. The chemicals sector is starting to show organizational convergence too, with the presence of senior role titles combining the two terms. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 March 2015

Carbon Strategy Benchmark: Retail Sector

This report provides sustainability leaders with an independent analysis of carbon data disclosures, reduction targets and energy strategies for 14 of the world’s largest firms. Verdantix selected this subject for a detailed study to help industry players conduct peer group comparisons, understand sector trends and steer future target setting plans. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 September 2014

Global Survey 2014: EH&S Brands

This report helps Strategy Leaders, Chief Marketing Officers and Business Development Directors that operate in the EH&S assurance, technology, software and environmental services sectors to understand the perception of their brand among corporate EH&S leaders and to benchmark their brand’s performance. View Full Details »

Published: 24 February 2014

Understanding The EH&S Software Market

Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) management has been a core activity for organizations in heavy environmental footprint sectors in North America for over three decades. Yet usage of EH&S software is still heterogeneous. In order to understand the dynamics of the North American EH&S software market, Verdantix surveyed 106 users from different industries, departments, with varied levels of responsibility and from firms of different sizes in terms of revenue. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 July 2013

PE’s GaBi Exemplifies How Product LCA Can Empower CSOs

Corporate sustainability cannot rely for long on quick win projects. Leading firms move beyond the enterprise view to take a product life cycle approach. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs), VPs of Environment and their colleagues to understand how product life cycle assessment (LCA) software can support different functions to incorporate sustainability considerations into their processes. The report looks specifically at PE International’s GaBi solution. View Full Details »

Published: 18 March 2013

Carbon Strategy Benchmark: Oil And Gas Sector

This report provides sustainability leaders with an independent analysis of carbon data disclosures, reduction targets and energy strategies for the 14 largest – by revenue – integrated oil and gas firms. Verdantix selected this subject for a detailed study to help industry players conduct peer group comparisons, understand sector trends and to steer future target setting plans. View Full Details »

Published: 07 January 2013

Green Quadrant® Environmental Management Software (Global) 2012 (Webinar)

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Directors, VPs of Environment and Chief Sustainability Officers who are looking for software to support their EH&S activities including cross-indicator environmental monitoring, compliance reporting, EH&S data management and performance analysis, should listen to this webinar to understand how to shortlist suppliers. View Full Details »

Webinar Published: 26 October 2012

Green Quadrant® Environmental Management Software (Global) 2012

The environmental management software market emerged in the 1990s in response to firms’ ever-growing requirements to comply with strict regulations on pollutants as well as to manage, report and optimize their environmental performance. This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed fact-based comparison of 12 leading environmental management software suppliers globally. View Full Details »

Published: 04 September 2012

Carbon Trust & CRedit360 Launch Scope 3 Hotspot Software

Firms find measuring and managing value chain scope 3 emissions – indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions arising along the value chain and outside a firm’s direct control – a challenge. On August 2, 2012, carbon reduction consultancy the Carbon Trust and sustainability software firm CRedit360 announced a new commercial partnership to deliver a series of software solutions to help firms manage value chain scope 3 emissions. View Full Details »

Published: 31 August 2012

ENCORD’s CO2e Protocol Helps Efficiency In Construction

There is increasing pressure on, and momentum within, the construction industry to manage and report carbon emissions on both a project and firm basis. In light of this in May 2012, the European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development (ENCORD) launched its CO2e Measurement Protocol. View Full Details »

Published: 30 July 2012

Competitive Benchmark Of US Environmental Services Providers (webinar)

The US environmental services market is evolving in response to regulations, demanding industry requirements, resource price volatility and sustainability trends. View Full Details »

Webinar Published: 11 June 2012

Durban Sends Lightweight Signals For Sustainable Business

This report provides Heads of Sustainability and Heads of Policy with an independent analysis of the key decisions adopted at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Durban. With the December 31, 2012 deadline of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol looming, Durban was an opportunity for policy makers to establish a new global climate change treaty, and ensure continuity of the mechanisms already in place. View Full Details »

Published: 03 January 2012

Climate Bonds Standard Adds Clarity to Green Bond Market

This report provides Chief Sustainability Officers, Chief Investment Officers, Financial Directors and socially responsible investors with an independent analysis of the Climate Bonds Initiative and Climate Bonds Standard. The capital markets have a critical role to play in the delivery of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects, such as renewable energy projects or energy efficiency investments. View Full Details »

Published: 08 December 2011

CRC League Table Reveals Energy Management Disparities

This report provides energy managers with an independent analysis of the results of the UK Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Performance League Table, published by the UK Environment Agency on November 8, 2011. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study to disentangle the rankings of 2,103 private sector and public sector organizations scored by the voluntary roll out of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) meters and proportion of CRC emissions certified under the Carbon Trust Standard. View Full Details »

Published: 23 November 2011

Carbon Price To Boost Australian Sustainability Market

This report provides an independent analysis of the Australian Clean Energy Legislative Package, which was passed by the Australian Parliament on 12 October, 2011. This legislation sets a carbon price of AUD23 ($23.4) per tonne of carbon from July 2012 for Australia’s heaviest emitters; a move that will incentivize greater energy efficiency investment across the Australian economy. View Full Details »

Published: 17 October 2011

Carbon Strategy Benchmark: Internet Sector

This report provides sustainability leaders with independent analysis of carbon data disclosures, reduction targets and energy strategies for the 14 largest global internet and social networking firms. Verdantix selected this subject for a detailed study to help industry players conduct peer group comparisons, understand sector trends and to steer future target setting plans. View Full Details »

Published: 08 September 2011

Carbon Strategy 2.0 (Webinar)

First generation carbon strategies are coming to an end. Firms must redesign or refresh carbon strategies in the context of regulatory changes and new stakeholder expectations. This Verdantix Webinar will provide Heads of Sustainability, Energy Directors and VPs of Environment with recommendations on how to update and reshape their carbon strategy for disclosure, data collection and GHG reduction targets. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 19 August 2011

Communicating The Business And Sustainability Case For Cloud Computing (Webinar)

Technology providers can step-up their marketing of cloud computing services by communicating the business and environmental value proposition more effectively. Meanwhile buyers of cloud services need to understand how to make the internal case for transitioning IT functions to a public or private cloud. View Full Details »

Webinar Published: 16 August 2011

Carbon Strategy Benchmark: IT Services Sector

This report provides sustainability leaders with independent analysis of carbon data disclosures, reduction targets and strategies for the 14 largest global IT systems integrators. Verdantix selected this subject for a detailed study to help industry players conduct peer group comparisons, understand sector trends and to steer future target setting plans. View Full Details »

Published: 02 June 2011

Mandatory GHG Reporting On The Horizon For UK Firms

This report provides individuals with responsibility for sustainability accounting and reporting with a synthesis of government proposed mandatory GHG reporting options for UK firms and organizations. On May 11, 2011, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) opened a consultation on mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting for UK organizations. View Full Details »

Published: 27 May 2011

Autodesk & Granta Design Partner For Green Design Software

This report helps product managers and sustainability executives involved in the development of products in their organization identify new software to achieve sustainable design objectives. In the past five years regulators, supply chain partners and end users have put increasing pressure on firms to address the environmental impact of their products. In response to this demand, on March 22, 2011 computer-aided design (CAD) software firm Autodesk launched its Eco Materials Adviser software. View Full Details »

Published: 21 April 2011

Best Practices: EU Emissions Trading System Phase 3

Phase 3 of the European Union Emissions Trading System (ETS) will begin on January 1, 2013. With the key elements of the Phase 3 policy now agreed in law, this report provides an early view into the impacts of ETS Phase 3 on the utility, industrial and aviation sectors. In contrast to ETS Phase 2 which was hampered by lobbying, loopholes and recession, Phase 3 will impose a top-down cap on EU emissions. View Full Details »

Published: 25 January 2011

How To Select Carbon & Energy Management Software (Webinar)

As carbon and energy management grow more financially material, firms are moving from excel spreadsheets to robust and auditable software solutions. But the software market is awash with over 100 suppliers making the vendor selection task time-consuming, frustrating and risky for buyers in energy, facilities, real estate and sustainability roles. View Full Details »

Webinar Published: 14 December 2010

Proposition 23 Rejection Legitimizes Climate Policy

On November 2, 2010 61% of Californians voters rejected Proposition 23, a measure to suspend the implementation of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 until the State’s unemployment rate fell below 5.5% . This report assesses the implications of the state-wide ballot on Proposition 23, which was funded by two Texas-based oil refiners, and opposed by cleantech investors, environmental groups and services firms. View Full Details »

Published: 03 November 2010

UK Government Hits Businesses With Carbon Tax

The UK government announced that HM Treasury will retain 100% of funds from sales of carbon emissions allowances sold by the government to between 3,000 and 5,000 private sector and public sector organizations covered by the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). Participants in the CRC must pay for their allowances in April 2012 to cover the compliance year that begins April 2011. This radical policy change imposes a carbon tax equivalent to a 9% to 11% increase in electricity prices. View Full Details »

Published: 28 October 2010

Coalition's Impact On The UK's Low Carbon Plans

The first two months of the UK’s coalition government have now passed. The government has made its intention to support the development of a low carbon economy in both the June budget and its ‘Programme for Government’ clear. At the same time, it has made tackling the UK’s deficit a priority, with £6.2 billion of spending cuts announced across Whitehall. View Full Details »

Published: 26 July 2010

EU Sets Cap On Phase 3 ETS Allowances

The European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), which was launched on January 1, 2005, is the largest multinational trading scheme in the world. It caps the emissions of more than 11,500 energy-intensive installations, driving the bloc’s 27 nations towards complying with Kyoto Protocol targets. The EU Commission set the cap on emissions for Phase 3 of the scheme, which runs from 2013-2020, although it is not final. View Full Details »

Published: 20 July 2010

US Firms Need A Carbon Strategy Refresh

In 2009, US GDP declined by 2.4% due to the recession. As business activity fell, energy demand and the associated carbon emissions also dropped. The US Energy Information Administration has revealed that in 2009, CO2 emissions were 7% lower than 2008 levels. Falling GDP, the economy’s decreasing energy intensity, and declining carbon intensity of energy supply drove this reduction. View Full Details »

Published: 01 July 2010

CRC Inspires Carbon Management Leadership

To help organizations succeed in the low-carbon world and claim a top spot in the UK government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) league table, we interviewed 202 carbon management experts in the UK’s largest organizations; 55% of which have revenues above $1 billion. Verdantix found that the cash flow impact of the CRC, the brand risk implications and the compliance requirements put the spotlight on the CEO and CFO. View Full Details »

Published: 15 June 2010

BP Hedges Against An Uncertain Future Climate

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyse corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. BP is the third largest integrated oil and gas company in the world, providing around 2% of the world’s primary energy and generating revenue of $246 billion in 2009. BP references rising energy demand to justify and forecast a large share for its fossil fuel resources in the world’s energy mix over the next 20 years. View Full Details »

Published: 19 May 2010

How To Refresh Your Climate Change Strategy (Webinar)

Many climate change strategies were set in the 2005-2007 period. Much has changed since then. Verdantix research has identified that firms are moving towards a strategy refresh from 2011. This webinar provides insights on how to get the strategy refresh right in the context of new regulations, energy trends and competitive environment. We will also address the options for choosing a management consulting firm to support your strategy development process. View Full Details »

Webinar Published: 14 May 2010

ArcelorMittal Begins To Tackle Climate Change

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports on corporate climate change strategies. ArcelorMittal is the largest steel company in the world with operations in 28 countries. In 2008, ArcelorMittal launched a climate roadmap which includes targets for greenhouse gas reduction and a commitment to work with the EU steel industry on investment in technologies that will reduce the sector’s carbon emissions. View Full Details »

Published: 20 April 2010

Recession Requires Carbon Strategy Refresh

The 2008 credit crunch caused deep falls in business activity, energy demand and consequently carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. On March 25, 2010 the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced that the UK’s CO2 equivalent emissions from the six greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol fell by 8.6% in 2009 compared to 2008 emissions. But what does this one-off fall in CO2 emissions mean for individuals responsible for carbon strategy? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 March 2010

HP Achieves Leadership On Carbon Reductions

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyse corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. Hewlett-Packard (HP) is one of the world’s largest technology firms with revenues of $118.4 billion in the most recent financial year delivered by 321,000 employees worldwide. Due to its manufacturing roots and the outlook of the company founders, HP has had a constant emphasis on environmental performance. View Full Details »

Published: 22 March 2010

Best Practices For Carbon Management

Economy-wide emissions targets set under the Kyoto Protocol have existed for decades. Greenhouse gas reporting regimes like the EU Emissions Trading Scheme have existed for over 5 years. Back in 2007, hundreds of CEOs launched a frenzy of carbon footprinting projects. Despite this long timeline, very few examples exist of firms with carbon management strategies that actually reduce CO2 emissions. View Full Details »

Published: 12 February 2010

Business Implications Of The Copenhagen Accord

Released on December 19, 2009, the Copenhagen Accord is a three page political declaration that is intended to frame future UN climate change negotiations and codify national policies on adaptation and mitigation. Verdantix believes that the most meaningful elements of the deal are the increased potential for US involvement in a global climate change regime, inclusion of developing country reduction plans in global reporting, and larger pledges of financial support for developing countries. View Full Details »

Published: 20 December 2009

BHP Billiton Climate Plan Focuses On Compliance

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses defensive climate change strategies implemented by companies in energy and fuel intensive sectors. Climate change presents financial and operational risks to BHP Billiton, predominantly through increasingly stringent environmental regulations. To combat this, the firm has developed a short-term sustainability plan built on executive leadership, 5 year carbon reduction targets and broad stakeholder engagement. View Full Details »

Published: 16 December 2009

BA Operates Defensive Climate Change Plan

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyzes the defensive climate change strategies implemented by companies in energy intensive sectors. The aviation industry is currently responsible for 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions, a figure which is expected to rise to 5-6% by 2050 through passenger growth. View Full Details »

Published: 01 December 2009

What Copenhagen Delay Means For Business

On November 15, 2009 US President Barack Obama put the final nail in the coffin of the UN climate change negotiations to take place in Copenhagen in December. There will be no Copenhagen Protocol to succeed the Kyoto Protocol which terminates on December 31, 2012. A legally-binding treaty will likely be agreed at the Mexico City summit in December 2010, rather than the more proximate UN conference in Bonn, Germany in June 2010. View Full Details »

Published: 16 November 2009

IHS Builds Environmental Software Powerhouse

On September 17, 2009, the $844 million annual revenue information services firm IHS, announced it had acquired Environmental Support Solutions (ESS) for $59 million. This deal follows on the heels of the acquisitions of EnvironMax, Dolphin Software and Environmental Software Providers (ESP) in 2007 and 2008. To hear more about the rationale for the deal and future plans, Verdantix spoke with the IHS VP Environment, Scott Lockhart. View Full Details »

Published: 28 October 2009

Novacem Develops Carbon Negative Cement

The cement industry is currently a major contributor to climate change, responsible for 5% of global carbon emissions. Innovation within the sector has unearthed the possibility of turning this greenhouse gas source into a carbon sink. To hear more about developments Verdantix spoke with the CEO of Novacem, a start-up developing carbon negative cement. View Full Details »

Published: 27 October 2009

Why Tesco Needs Carbon Management Software

Tesco is one of the world’s largest retailers with 470,000 employees and annual revenues of £59.4 billion. In 2006 the firm set aside a £500 million budget to implement its climate change plan which covers a wide range of activities including IT, stores, refrigeration, distribution, waste, sourcing and compliance. Tesco has committed to a market-leading carbon reduction plan and its managers are now under pressure to deliver. View Full Details »

Published: 26 October 2009

Green Quadrant Carbon Management Software 2009 (Global)

This report provides individuals responsible for carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) data collection, planning, forecasting, reporting and reduction projects with an in-depth, fact-based analysis of 22 carbon management software solutions. Whether in the private sector or public sector, Energy Managers, CSR Directors, Sustainability Officers and Facilities Directors need to switch from utility bills and Microsoft Excel to a more robust and auditable software-based carbon management process. View Full Details »

Published: 01 October 2009

Business Case For Carbon Management Software

This report helps individuals in energy, carbon, finance and IT roles to understand the business case for carbon management software. Firms face increasing scrutiny of their energy usage due to higher prices, GHG reporting legislation and CEO commitments to cut CO2 emissions. But most firms lack a system for secure, auditable energy and carbon data management and analysis. View Full Details »

Published: 04 August 2009

Toolkit: Business Case For Carbon Management Software

This toolkit contains the financial analysis for the business case on carbon management software. Verdantix clients can download the Excel spreadsheet and change assumptions to calculate their own business case or to support clients' decision making. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 04 August 2009

Total Portfolio: Carbon And Energy Services

This Total Portfolio analysis clarifies the sustainability benefits, business value and maturity of thirty-nine low carbon and energy services. The sustainability rating tool cuts through greenwash with a fact-based assessment of each service. Executives and managers responsible for maximising energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions should use this structured assessment to prioritize spending decisions and shortlist service providers. View Full Details »

Published: 12 July 2009

How To Establish A Carbon Reduction Capex Budget

CFOs need a mechanism to set up a carbon reduction capex budget due to CEO commitments on GHG reductions, reduced acceptance of offset strategies and a lack of existing budget for energy efficiency and carbon management. Seven steps define a transparent mechanism for raising funds from business units and functional groups with energy consuming assets. Existing carbon footprints should drive contributions based on an internally agreed price of carbon. View Full Details »

Published: 25 June 2009

Carbon Management Software Market Explodes

Software applications to help organizations better measure, analyse and manage their greenhouse gas emissions have been available for over 5 years but recently exploded into life as blue-chip investors and billionaire entrepreneurs entered the market. Five unstoppable mega-trends will turn this fledgling market into a multi-billion dollar eco-system by 2020. View Full Details »

Published: 05 June 2009

Enviance & CH2M HILL Partner For GHG Solutions

Enviance and CH2M HILL partnered to accelerate the delivery of GHG solutions. This partnership responds to market demands triggered by state-level regulations on GHG reporting. Verdantix believes that customers will benefit from the combination of Enviance’s proven software-as-a-service platform with CH2M HILL’s market leading implementation support. The hosted solution is more cost-effective than licensing an enterprise application. View Full Details »

Published: 19 March 2009

US EPA Fires Starting Gun For GHG Reporting

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Mandatory Reporting Rule on March 10, 2009. The proposed regulation has been in the works since 2007. It fires the starting gun for mandatory reporting of GHG emissions and the implementation of a federal cap-and-trade scheme possibly in 2013. Mandatory measuring and monitoring would start in January 2010 with the first GHG report due as early as March 2011. View Full Details »

Published: 17 March 2009

Enecore Carbon: CDM Shake-Out Survivor

Founded in 2006, Enecore is a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) consulting firm with offices in Beijing and London. By aligning its professional services with the needs of European carbon credit compliance buyers like RWE and Nuon, avoiding negative financial impacts from carbon credit price volatility and diversifying its revenue streams, Enecore has emerged as a survivor from the brutal market shake-out. View Full Details »

Published: 13 March 2009

AMEE: The Carbon Data Aggregator

Following a Series A funding round in November 2008, Verdantix met with Gavin Starks, the CEO of AMEE, to hear about his vision for the development of a massive carbon data aggregation and analytics platform. AMEE is a software as a service (SaaS) that captures activity-based energy and emissions data and provides an emissions calculation engine to analyze the data. More accurate and detailed carbon data will enable AMEE to offer valuable analytics. View Full Details »

Published: 06 February 2009

Green Quadrant Climate Change Consulting 2009 (US)

In the US market demand for advice on climate change and sustainability is growing due to a dramatic shift in US climate change policy, the cost reduction potential of “green” programs and competitive pressure to implement a climate change strategy. This Green Quadrant report helps buyers of consulting services to shortlist and hire consulting firms that best meet their needs for external expertise. View Full Details »

Published: 28 January 2009

Green Quadrant CDM Project Developers 2008 (Global)

The Clean Development Mechanism value chain is complex, opaque and immature. Carbon credit buyers like banks, funds and utilities want certainty about the delivery of Certified Emission Reductions and low prices. To help them understand which CDM project developers they should turn to this Green Quadrant analysis assesses and compares 23 leading project developers on a wide range of evaluation criteria. View Full Details »

Published: 02 December 2008

First RGGI Auction Is A Crucial Proof Of Concept

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a cap-and-trade scheme covering the emissions from approximately 230 electricity generating units of 25 MW capacity or more in ten north-eastern US states. On September 25, 2008 RGGI successfully completed its first auction of CO2 allowances in preparation for the start of the first compliance period in January 2009. RGGI is a crucial proof of concept for a federal cap-and-trade scheme. View Full Details »

Published: 17 October 2008

Smart Vendors: Carbon Management Software 2008 (Global)

Verdantix selected carbon emissions management software for a Smart Vendors report because the measurement, management, analysis and reporting of carbon dioxide emissions is an increasingly important business issue. A dozen firms have identified the future opportunity to create value for their customers by enhancing carbon management capabilities with software. Key functionality includes energy data aggregation, emissions calculation engines, business intelligence and multi-regime reporting. View Full Details »

Published: 24 September 2008

Best Practices For The Carbon Reduction Commitment

From April 2009 the carbon dioxide emissions of at least 5,000 private and public sector organizations in the UK must be measured and reported by law under a scheme called the Carbon Reduction Commitment. Many organizations are woefully unprepared for this legislation. Individuals responsible for CRC compliance — in energy, finance, environment and CSR roles — need to understand the best practices. Otherwise they may face the wrath of the CEO due to unbudgeted costs and reputational damage. View Full Details »

Published: 16 September 2008

Focus: Arreon Carbon And CDM In China

Arreon Carbon is a carbon credit developer focused on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) opportunities in the Chinese market. This report provides a detailed assessment of the Arreon Carbon business, explains the CDM value network, digs into the core capabilities of this carbon credit developer and points to the future of the industry. View Full Details »

Published: 30 August 2008

Green Quadrant Climate Change Business Consulting 2008 (UK)

The corporate market in the UK is gradually moving into a period where action on climate change is a necessity. As a result, demand for climate change business consulting services is growing. Today’s buying trends focus on understanding the scope of the problem. To assist climate change leaders in their selection of an external adviser this Green Quadrant compares 16 consulting firms against 74 criteria grouped into three dimensions: service completeness, market momentum and global presence. View Full Details »

Published: 08 July 2008

Insider View: Building The Next Climate Change Regime

Climate change is rarely out of the media spotlight but are businesses taking action? Among experts there is agreement on the scale of the economic transformation required, the policy framework and the sticks and carrots to effect change. There is also awareness of a plethora of blocking factors including insufficient mindshare outside the HQs of the largest corporates, too much expectation placed on carbon markets and limited business expertise in implementing climate change programmes. View Full Details »

Published: 03 June 2008

Survey: How Equity Analysts Link Climate Change And Company Valuation

What is the link - if any - between climate change and company valuation? Based on 50 in-depth interviews we reveal how equity analysts in the world's leading investment banks account for climate change risks and opportunities in their financial models. This report is essential reading for equity analysts, investor relations, strategy consultants and CSR directors who need independent research on trends in financial analysis of climate change. View Full Details »

Published: 27 May 2008

Green Quadrant Emissions Trading Exchanges 2008 (Global)

The global emissions market has grown from nothing in 2004 to a market with traded volume worth about €25 billion in 2007 according to Barclays Capital. This rapid development has seen a raft of product launches, partnerships, acquisitions and investments by leading commodities and derivatives exchanges. Over the next 2 years the complexity will increase as more exchanges spring up around the world and additional climate-change linked derivatives such as disaster and weather risk are traded. View Full Details »

Published: 15 April 2008

Focus: The FSA Identifies Emissions Trading Risks

On March 31, 2008 the Financial Services Authority’s Commodities Group published a report assessing the risks associated with trading in the emissions market. The FSA identifies unique risks in emissions trading due to the political basis of the market and the lack of an underlying trade-able physical commodity. What are the specific risks that emissions market participants need to be aware of and what does the FSA risk assessment mean for the market? View Full Details »

Published: 01 April 2008

Survey: The State Of Climate Change Strategies

Based on 50 interviews with climate change leaders in the UK's largest firms this ground-breaking report provides rich data and analysis of trends in climate change strategy, governance, funding, implementation and business results. Essential reading for individuals responsible for climate change in large corporates and for suppliers who need to understand the current state of UK firms' thinking and investments. View Full Details »

Published: 31 March 2008

Focus: What JP Morgan's Climate Care Acquisition Means

On March 26, 2008 JP Morgan announced the acquisition of UK-based Climate Care for an undisclosed sum. The 40-strong Climate Care team will become part of JP Morgan's Environmental Markets team with a decision to be made in the future about the Climate Care brand. The rationale for the deal includes investing in large-scale emissions reduction, supporting the voluntary market and strengthening JP Morgan's commodity business. But what does the acquisition mean for other carbon markets players? View Full Details »

Published: 28 March 2008