Our planet is boiling. Global warming is a scientifically proven fact; its consequences, which are already felt, will be experienced by all of us. Despite many actions on a global scale, data analysis shows that we cannot reduce emissions, not to mention entering the abatement pathway in line with the Paris Agreement. Meanwhile, this would be the only way to mitigate the global temperature increase to 1.5, or a maximum of 2ºC. Following a significant pandemic-related abatement in 2020, global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2021 are returning to pre-pandemic levels and are set to break new records in 2022.
Until recently, the missing piece of the puzzle was the real and ambitious commitment of enterprises. Business is directly and indirectly responsible for more than 70% of global emissions and has a decisive role to play in reducing them. Therefore, it is not surprising that the pressure on emission reduction is increasing all over. The emission level is becoming one of the key parameters defining the market position of the company and its products in the new, low-carbon economy. Poland will not be an exception in this respect.
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Financial institutions play an important role in achieving the goals of the European net zero policy. The challenge faced by the financial industry is primarily to change the development strategy to one that will respond to the needs of striving for neutrality. The priority is to recognize climate neutrality as a new area of responsibility for the financial sector. During the webinar, we talked about the benefits of CDP disclosure and the business case for greater transparency and the financial sector’s climate and nature actions. We focused on the characteristics of the CDP questionnaire for the financial services sector, including the Portfolio impact and environmental information modules. Practical guidance on how to answer the CDP questionnaire is also provided.Watch the video
A compendium with a list of links to press materials and reports that discuss sustainable development, the impact of climate change on businesses and ecosystems, as well as data and studies on the decarbonization of European economies.
This report has been prepared in the form of a comprehensive guide on climate competitiveness, addressed to the owners, supervisory and management board members, as well as the managers of medium and large companies. The study also aims to provide comprehensive knowledge to audi- ences who have not encountered any issues related to the carbon footprint, climate strategies, or issues related to the energy transition so far.
The document was developed and approved by 270 scientists from around the world. It summarizes humanity’s knowledge to date of the effects of climate change on ecosystems and societies, as well as available strategies for action.
The report covers data from 1,228 companies disclosing data on the corporate climate impact in 2021 via CDP questionnaires, 267 companies disclosing data on water safety, and 148 companies disclosing data on their impact on forest ecosystems. The report includes all companies selected at the investor’s request and additionally companies selected independently. All companies are based in one of the EU member states, belong to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) or are located in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. European companies disclosing information to the CDP represent approximately 74% of the total European market capitalization.
The Boston Consulting Group’s annual sustainability report details the steps taken by their experts to meet the challenges of social and environmental sustainability in 2020. The steps are to help shape a brighter future for society, business, and the planet with its 8 billion inhabitants. The study outlines BCG’s business approach, which is based on four main pillars: social impact, safeguarding the Earth, empowering employees, and promoting responsible business practices.
The study presents a theoretical scenario that could allow the Polish economy to decarbonize in the most cost-effective way. The report outlines the activities and investments needed to reduce emissions appropriately, as well as the opportunities and benefits of decarbonization.
What steps must the EU take to achieve net zero emissions (GHG) by 2050? As an attempt to answer this question, this study presents comprehensive research results on cost-effectiveness on the path to a zero-carbon Europe. The analysis identifies over 600 emission reduction leverages in 75 sub-sectors and 10 regions, assessing their impact on employment and other socio-economic factors. The research result is not a forecast, but a scenario that significantly differs from the current trends.
In many regions of the world, high rates of reporting on sustainable development have been imposed by regulations. A similar situation also took place in EU countries, where the directive on non-financial reporting contributed to an increased level of reporting on sustainable development. The report is based on a 2020 expert study on climate change and sustainable development within the KPMG Group. They reviewed the corporate reporting of the 5,200 largest companies by revenue in 52 different countries, including the 250 largest companies in the world, according to the Fortune Global 500 ranking for 2019.