Melodie Michel

Melodie Michel

Melodie is chief reporter at CSO Futures. After writing about finance and trade for more than a decade, she completed a master's degree in CSR to hone her skills as a sustainability journalist.
Feb
23
SEC said to have removed Scope 3 requirement from climate rule

SEC said to have removed Scope 3 requirement from climate rule

The agency received 16,000 comments on its initial draft, and that the majority of them opposed Scope 3 reporting.
2 min read
Feb
22
CSO Futures Weekly 22/02

CSO Futures Weekly: Bumps in the road and existential questions

Sustainable finance's persistent data and commitment issues, Mike Berners-Lee's existential questions and more...
3 min read
Feb
22
World’s biggest emitters still fail to disclose climate-related business risks

World’s biggest emitters still fail to disclose climate-related business risks

The companies analysed include oil and gas majors such as BP, Chevron and TotalEnergies, as well as airlines, miners and large manufacturers.
2 min read
Feb
21
Ahold Delhaize and Pernod Ricard strengthen sustainability governance

Ahold Delhaize and Pernod Ricard strengthen sustainability governance

Two Chief Sustainability Officer appointments with very different backgrounds...
2 min read
Feb
20
Steel giant AM/NS India names Chief Sustainability Officer

Steel giant AM/NS India names Chief Sustainability Officer

AM/NS India's carbon intensity stood at 2.23 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of crude steel in 2021.
2 min read
Feb
20
EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework: Provisional deal leaves many gaps

EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework: Provisional deal leaves many gaps

The framework provides more clarity on how to generate credits from carbon farming but lacks greenwashing safeguards.
3 min read
Feb
19
CSDDD: What would a failed EU due diligence legislation mean for businesses?

CSDDD: What would a failed EU due diligence legislation mean for businesses?

Observers are increasingly doubtful that the EU’s flagship supply chain due diligence legislation will make it past the finish line before EU Parliament elections this June.
3 min read
Feb
19
Sustainable bond issuances to reach US$1 trillion in 2024

Sustainable bond issuances to reach US$1 trillion in 2024

Growth is likely to be spurred by increased transparency and the adoption of green taxonomies.
2 min read
Feb
16
Investors worth US$14tn leave CA100+ climate group

Investors worth US$14tn leave CA100+ climate group

The move comes just a few days after CA100+ released a net zero standard for oil and gas companies, signalling its intention to start pressuring the sector to decarbonise.
3 min read
Feb
16
Medtronic announces first Chief Sustainability Officer

Medtronic announces first Chief Sustainability Officer

Medtronic reported 253,800 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions across Scope 1 and 2 in 2023, down 14% from the previous year.
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