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What the Inflation Reduction Act means for the clean energy industry

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved new legislation with a heavy focus on cutting carbon emissions and pushing the country toward green energy.  It would not be an exaggeration to say that it is “the boldest climate package in US history”, being a budget measure that includes the largest investments in clean energy […]

Threats to consider and scopes to identify when going net zero

Corporate net-zero pledges are gaining momentum, but limitations in net-zero’s design and implementation reduce impact and jeopardize progress.   The transition of businesses to net-zero carbon emissions has been stressing managers globally. They realize the different scenarios that need to be evaluated and carefully examined while taking that road. Published: May 9, 2022 By CSE research […]

Improving ESG performance by advancing toward net-zero

Achieving net zero targets across a company’s value chain is one of the most important ESG-related ambitions. If world leaders want to have a chance of achieving the Paris goal, the world needs to limit the carbon emissions so the level of greenhouse gases does not rise any further after 2050.   The number of […]

The future of sustainability in Australia

Australia’s carbon emissions dropped 5% in 2020, which marks a considerable progress, considering that Australia had a very poor record on emissions and sustainability after an OECD review back in 2019, which said that as one of the most carbon-intensive economies in the OECD, Australia has no national long-term strategy for lowering emissions, and despite […]

The importance of Carbon Tax to tackle climate change

By Nikos Avlonas, President and Founder of CSE   Climate change poses a serious threat and it is acknowledged that vulnerable communities will bear the most consequences. To tackle the threat, carbon emissions should decrease.   Carbon tax discourages the use of fossil fuels as it is a fee imposed by a government on any […]

What investors’ behavior tells us about firms with responsible strategies on environmental and climate issues during CODIV -19 crisis

According to recent research key findings, firms with greater environmental responsibility have better stock returns. It seems that the COVID-19 shock led investors to reward environmental responsibility to a large extent. The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) innovates in sustainability training and consulting and has an ambitious agenda for 2020 to continue supporting Fortune 500 […]