Just transition is rising in investors’ agenda

By Nikos Avlonas, President and Founder of CSE   The necessity of a Just Transition is rising up the agenda of investors and policy makers. It has already become an integral part of many of the global commitments adopted by countries as it is strongly linked to 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, drawing […]

What companies need to know about the new SBTi’s Net Zero Standard

A few days before the COP26, the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) launched the world’s first Net-Zero Corporate Standard. The concept of ‘Net Zero’ has gained increasing popularity, leading to inconsistent approaches. This is the first science-based certification of companies’ net-zero targets in line with the Paris Agreement’s goals, by providing a unified framework to […]

The most important decisions taken in COP26 and how they affect corporations

Two weeks of negotiations are finally over and COP26 has left a crystal-clear message to businesses: it’s time to reassess your business strategies and carbon footprint, if you want to reap monetary rewards. Climate stability is not viable only in political terms. It’s the business world’s turn now to fix climate crisis.   Which of […]

Leading car manufacturers committed to phase out fossil-fuel vehicles by 2040

The era of fossil-fuels is reaching its end as 30 countries committed to phase out fossil-fuel powered vehicles by 2040. This is a new landmark global agreement set at Cop26, having a major impact on companies not only in the automotive industry, but generally in the energy sector.   At least six major automakers agreed […]

COP26: More than 20 countries end financing for fossil fuel projects

Talks are continuing in Glasgow and the COP26 summit is accelerating even more the action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The discussion around fossil fuels is gaining momentum, with more than 20 countries committing to end financing for fossil fuel projects abroad. For the first […]

Transforming the biggest carbon emitting sectors for a zero-carbon future

As high level political actors are getting prepared for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, industries are intensifying their efforts to combat climate risks. This year, the combination of green budgets and carbon pricing by governments has driven the world’s biggest carbon emitters to invest in new business models for a lower […]

Sustainability (ESG) as a game changer: Sustainability (ESG) Professionals in the Spotlight

By CSE research team   Sustainability (ESG) Professionals hold a corporate-critical role in the 2021 business mindset. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are changing their business models in order to adapt to various challenges due to the pandemic and boost their resilience. At the same time, industry titans and global corporations step up their ambitions […]