Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

Increasingly, investors, regulators, stakeholders and the public are holding companies accountable for sustainable practices. Recent legislation also highlights the relevance of corporate sustainability developments. The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is one of the European Union’s legislative instruments to make Europe’s economy more sustainable. It prescribes comprehensive sustainability disclosure requirements covering a wide range of…

CDP Response Check

CDP Response Check 2022

Are you looking for quick feedback before submitting your CDP response? Then you might consider a CDP response check by DFGE. CDP deadline approaching Again, thousands of companies were asked to report in the CDP Climate Change Program this year. The requests came from both investors and customers. Companies are required to answer a variety…

Climate Action

Climate Action: The Disconnect between Ambition and Impact

Ambition In late 2021, a global survey from Deloitte asked over 2000 CxOs across 21 countries about their motivation to tackle climate change, the ambition of their organizations and the impact of their actions. The survey showed the following results relating to the motivation behind climate action: Approximately two-thirds of executives answered their organizations are…

Net Zero & Climate Neutrality

NET ZERO & CLIMATE NEUTRALITY – Companies are not reaching their goals

More and more companies commit to climate neutrality or net zero by a certain year. Corporates now have climate strategies and targets which are public and which include pledges that appear to significantly reduce, or even eliminate their contributions to global warming. Although, instead of reaching this goal, the corporates will only manage a reduction…

S&P Global CSA 2022

S&P Global CSA 2022

The S&P Global questionnaires for CSA 2022 will open on April 5, 2022 (DJSI) and May 5, 2022 (ESG Indices). Due to the growing interest of stakeholders in sustainability and climate change, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to make their sustainability efforts transparent. In addition to sustainability reports with environmental, social, and governance…

Global Risks Report 2022

Global Risks Report 2022

After three years of Covid, people around the world are undoubtedly tired of sliding from one crisis to the next. Especially compared to the ongoing pandemic and the Ukrainian war, other global crises seem to lose importance. Experts emphasize the danger of ignoring surfacing warning signs.  Besides the ongoing pandemic, supply chain disruptions, inflation, debt,…

NetZero

NetZero vs Climate Neutral vs Climate Positive – a clarification of different terms and definitions

During the last couple of years, the number of climate neutral claims for individual products or by entire organizations has risen drastically. Numerous of such claims faced legal complications and government regulations, as seen for instance in France. Companies have gone even further by claiming to become climate positive or carbon negative in the near…