Why Net Zero Emissions Matter for the UK

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Introduction The Committee on Climate Change (CCC), an advisory body to the government on climate issues, has advised the UK to target achieving net zero emissions by 2050. This recommendation aligns with the global objective of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius as outlined in the Paris Agreement.   The pursuit of net zero […]

How to Improve Your CDP Rating in the new era of a global disclosure system


Introduction: CDP and EFRAG are teaming up to accelerate the adoption of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS).  These standards, endorsed by the European Commission in July 2023. With EFRAG providing technical expertise, CDP will align its disclosure system with ESRS, offering webinars and guidance materials for over 23,000 companies. ESRS applies to around 50,000 businesses […]

5 Strategies to Anticipate and Address Future Challenges’ ‘Preparing for ESRS Reporting Standards.


Introduction: First of all, in a recent European Parliament vote, the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) received strong support, defeating a motion to limit their scope. These new sustainability reporting rules will apply to approximately 50,000 companies starting in January 2024, with sector-specific reporting temporarily delayed due to concerns from the private sector.     […]

Key Energy Takeaways from Davos 2023

Key Energy Takeaways from Davos

With climate change coming in at the top of the list of threats to the future of humanity in WEF’s recently published Global Risk Report, energy proved to be one of the main subjects of debate at Davos 2023.   The World Economic Forum hosted their annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland this past week. It […]

Effects of the 2022 Midterm Election on the U.S. Climate Agenda

Effects of the 2022 Midterm Election on the U.S. Climate Agenda

With the dire effects of climate change becoming ever more present and severe, it is becoming increasingly vital for countries with agency, alongside a history of excessive pollution, to take action against it. The U.S.’s actions are becoming progressively more important, with a lot riding on the 2022 midterm elections. Unquestionably, the results do not […]

Energy Crisis: Understanding its impact on the ESG Agenda

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The repercussions of energy insecurity are posing a major threat to the ESG agenda. Emissions reduction targets were already proving challenging, as global CO2 emissions peaked in 2021. Now, stakeholders are attempting to strike a balance between their ESG goals and the need for energy security.     Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has not only […]

Decarbonization: The Inflation Reduction Act and its impact on business


The Inflation Reduction act focuses on clean energy and decarbonization, which will likely impact businesses across the country. Decarbonization strategies, environmental justice, agricultural resilience and domestic manufacturing of clean energy technology are only a few of the themes that emerge within this bill.   Last month, The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law delivering […]

CSE’s Nikos Avlonas Named to 2021 Environment+Energy Leader 100 Honoree List

CSE’s Nikos Avlonas Named to 2021 Environment+Energy Leader 100 Honoree List

  Chicago, Illinois, December 14, 2021: The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) is proud to announce that its Founder and President Nikos Avlonas has been named to the 2021 Environment+Energy Leader 100, an annual list that celebrates the achievements of environment and energy “doers” in the fields of commercial and industrial environment and energy […]

Five years countdown for renewables to overtake coal.

Five years countdown for renewables to overtake coal.

A number of countries have already pledged to reach net‐zero emissions, however the gap between theory and action still exists. This gap needs to close if countries want the chance of reaching net-zero by 2050 and meeting the Paris Agreement long-term temperature goal. The energy sector is the major source of global emissions, holding the […]