Zurich’s Head of Sustainability Linda Freiner on biodiversity, handing reporting to the CFO, and being a “spider in the net”
"I had a conversation with our CFO and said ‘the landscape has changed’"
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Scaling regenerative agriculture: Mars, McDonalds, Waitrose say a new blueprint could be the key to unlocking an intractable problem
Companies are proposing “coordinated monetisation” of five metrics across climate, soil, biodiversity, water and nitrogen
Businesses tone down sustainability ambitions as CFOs look for opportunities to cut
"You don’t want a sustainability strategy and a business strategy..."
Businesses' direct GHG emissions will rise 11% in 2023 despite improved reporting
With no change to their current emissions, listed companies will deplete their remaining “emissions budget” in just 2 years, 8 months
European Commission proposes delays to parts of its flagship sustainability reporting rules
Move will "create ripples as other bodies pivot to reflect these shifts"
Thinking green? Buy miners, BlackRock suggests to investors
Miners and metals companies with a strong sustainability project (and no doubt Chief Sustainability Officer) will fetch a premium.
European plastics industry calls for €235 billion net zero plan
The figure required dwarfs the sums being allocated privately for investment in plastics decarbonisation initiatives.
Net zero investors now manage $9.5 trillion – are ramping up sustainability engagements
Insurance giant Nippon Life, for example, plans to aggressively halve portfolio emissions by 2030 to achieve net-zero by 2050
CPP Investments' Chief Sustainability Officer sees "green premium" emerging in real estate
Richard Manley says companies “favouring low-carbon energy-efficient buildings... [we are] seeing the first clear signals of climate-related risk translating into asset prices in the real estate sector."