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    3 ESG lessons CFOs can learn from SOX compliance

    ESG reporting may be a relatively new challenge but there is nothing new about C-suite leaders facing “perfect storm” reporting requirements, Wolters Kluwer's Alessio Lolli writes.

    Alessio Lolli • May 28, 2024
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    Investing in green companies: Why private equity should lead the charge

    Investing in green companies not only addresses pressing environmental concerns but offers compelling financial returns as well.

    Hajar Jouglaf • May 23, 2024
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    There are 3 fundamental problems with scope 2 emissions accounting. Here’s how to fix them.

    Society cannot afford actions and expenditures to support claims of progress while not accomplishing real-world emission reductions.

    Neil Fisher, Roger Ballentine and Armond Cohen • May 8, 2024
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    The time is ripe for utilities to play a larger role in the energy transition

    Utilities should provide upfront support to low- and moderate-income customers customers for residential electrification and decarbonization measures to prevent them from being stuck on the existing fossil fuel systems.

    Dan Bakal • April 18, 2024
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    Grid reliability’s core challenge is governance, not a changing resource mix

    An outdated and parochial oversight system is the biggest threat to U.S. grid reliability.

    Alexandra Klass, Josh Macey, Shelley Welton and Hannah Wiseman • April 5, 2024
  • The SEC makes the call: Climate risk equals financial risk

    When the SEC’s climate disclosure rule is paired with other climate reporting directives, the shift within the financial landscape will be monumental.

    Bob Hinkle • March 27, 2024
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    A roadmap for corporate ESG reporting: eBay Chief Sustainability Officer

    The e-commerce platform’s chief sustainability officer, Renee Morin, explains how company executives can navigate the changing landscape of sustainability and governance. 

    Renee Morin • Feb. 22, 2024
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    EU ESG due diligence directive set to take effect

    Final approval of the regulatory action is expected to happen soon. When it does, U.S. companies doing $300M in EU business must show they're meeting environmental and social goals. 

    Neil D’Souza • Jan. 29, 2024
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    The US could still get to net-zero

    The U.S. could reduce nearly 90% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 without any Hail Mary innovations.

    Michael Jung and Adam Agalloco • Dec. 1, 2023