Opinion

A fast-charging point in Quebec, Canada. Net zero will require massive global investments in energy networks  so they are prepared to accommodate a surge in power consumption from electric vehicles, among other things (Photo: Graham Hughes/Bloomberg)
Comment, Opinion
April 16, 2024

Energy network regulators need to be dynamic to manage net zero challenges

Network regulators must be adaptive and responsive to manage increased uncertainty from the net zero transition and attract investment, while avoiding the overbuilding of networks
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Comment, Opinion
April 11, 2024

Building a decarbonised global economy means big risks, but bigger rewards

Carbon credits have a role to play in the energy transition – and with the right tools and products, corporates can trust their effectiveness
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Larry Fink, BlacRock CEO
Asset Management, Comment, Opinion
April 9, 2024

Why Larry Fink’s ‘energy pragmatism’ is a push for the disaggregation of ESG

As we transition to a more sustainable economy, companies, investors and regulators will be better served by pragmatism than perfectionism  
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Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters and logo
Comment, Opinion
April 8, 2024

A forward march: despite delays, climate disclosure is inevitable

The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision last week to ‘stay’ its proposed climate disclosure rule will not change the long-term direction of travel
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Corporate sustainability reporting ESG
Comment, Opinion
April 5, 2024

What China’s actions tell us about a new era of global corporate reporting

The idea only European companies are going to be subject to strict corporate due diligence rules is dangerously misleading
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Comment, Opinion
April 4, 2024

SMEs must better navigate ESG regulations

With large companies subject to increasingly rigorous climate disclosure laws, smaller businesses in their supply chains will have no choice but to get on board
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Comment, Opinion
April 3, 2024

Why it is time to add the ‘D’ of democracy to ESG standards

High democratic standards are good for both people and investors – something markets appear to overlook
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Comment, Opinion
April 2, 2024

Why EU leaders should listen to business concerns around green laws

The European Commission has rushed through Green Deal rules – and EU businesses will pay the price
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reforestation, forest restoration
Comment, Opinion
March 27, 2024

How businesses can better navigate the complex world of climate claims

The fear of reprisals is stopping companies speaking out about their efforts to reduce emissions
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Gavel and judge_scales
Comment, Opinion
March 26, 2024

Climate disclosure will go mainstream despite opposition to SEC rules

The future will see companies having a more comprehensive understanding of their carbon footprint and climate-related risks
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Factory emissions in Poland
Comment, Opinion
March 21, 2024

European businesses want robust climate targets and politicians must listen 

Right-wing politicians are pushing back against climate and environment policies, but businesses including Unilever and Ikea insist they want ambitious action to reduce emissions and protect nature
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