Environmental Issues and

Climate Change
Natural Resources
Pollution and waste

What impacts a company has on the environment — its carbon footprint, waste management, water use and conservation, and the clean energy and technology it uses.

The primary focus of  Environmental is climate change. It is important to understand the role investment and businesses play.

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Four recommendations on climate-related financial disclosures, published in June 2017

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Disclose the company’s governance around climate-related risks and opportunities
Disclose the actual and potential impacts of climate-related risks and opportunities on the company’s businesses, strategy, and financial planning
Disclose the processes used by the company to identify, assess, and manage climate-related risks
and Targets
Disclose the metrics and targets used to assess and manage relevant climate-related risks and opportunities
Energy Transition

Moving to low-carbon energy sources

Environmental Issues

Primary Factors

Climate Change

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures was created in late 2015 to help identify information needed by the financial sector to appropriately assess and price climate-related risks.

The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors asked the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to review how the financial sector can take account of climate-related issues.

In response, the FSB established the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to develop recommendations for more effective climate-related disclosures.

Climate Change

NASA How Do We Know Climate Change Is Real?
  • While Earth’s climate has changed throughout its history, the current warming is happening at a rate not seen in the past 10,000 years.
  • According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), "Since systematic scientific assessments began in the 1970s, the influence of human activity on the warming of the climate system has evolved from theory to established fact."1
  • Scientific information taken from natural sources (such as ice cores, rocks, and tree rings) and from modern equipment (like satellites and instruments) all show the signs of a changing climate.
  • From global temperature rise to melting ice sheets, the evidence of a warming planet abounds.

Climate Change

Climate Transition Plans

Climate Transition plans are a vital tool to demonstrate to capital markets and stakeholders that an organization is committed to achieving a 1.5-degree pathway, and that its business model will remain relevant (i.e., profitable) in a net-zero carbon economy.

Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

BERLIN, Feb 28 – Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world, despite efforts to reduce the risks. People and ecosystems least able to cope are being hardest hit, said scientists in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released today. “This report is a dire warning about the consequences of inaction,” said Hoesung Lee, Chair of the IPCC. “It shows that climate change is a grave and mounting threat to our wellbeing and a healthy planet. Our actions today will shape how people adapt and nature responds to increasing climate risks.” The world faces unavoidable multiple climate hazards over the next two decades with global warming of 1.5°C (2.7°F). Even temporarily exceeding this warming level will result in additional severe impacts, some of which will be irreversible. Risks for society will increase, including to infrastructure and low-lying coastal settlements. The Summary for Policymakers of the IPCC Working Group II report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability was approved on Sunday, February 27 2022, by 195 member governments of the IPCC, through a virtual approval session that was held over two weeks starting on February 14.

UN Sdgs

United Nations SDGs and the Environment

Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts[b]
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
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