The E in ESG: How to effectively evaluate your environmental risk (article by S&P and GreenBiz, July 2018)

The range of environmental and climate (E&C) risks — the E in ESG — is far-reaching. As defined by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, E&C risks can include:

  • “transition risk,” arising from the shift to a low-carbon economy
  • “policy and legal risk,” associated with changing climate-change regulation
  • “technology risk,” relating to the significant impact that technological improvements supporting an energy-efficient economic system can have on organizations.

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World Economic Forum: Environmental and cyber risks predominate (WEF, January 2018)

The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth.

Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs of uncertainty, instability and fragility.

This year’s report covers more risks than ever, but focuses in particular on four key areas: environmental degradation, cybersecurity breaches, economic strains and geopolitical tensions. And in a new series called “Future Shocks” the report cautions against complacency and highlights the need to prepare for sudden and dramatic disruptions.

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Discover why CSR is a highly important driver of reputation (report from Reputation Institute, March 2017)

Closing the gap between actual and perceived corporate social responsibility is important to maintain a company’s reputation sharpened.

Although companies are increasingly becoming more sustainable, the public often does not know or recognize a company’s CSR commitment. Consequently, a company’s actual and perceived CSR is frequently misaligned.

Aligning CSR minimizes reputational risks and can improve reputation significantly!

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