Emissions result from a variety of activities, like heating and cooling buildings, traveling to meetings, or shipping products to consumers.
Conceptualizing a Robust Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Financial Institutions
This report takes a first step in helping financial institutions create more robust GHG inventories, by discussing objectives, options, and challenges for financial institutions and stakeholders to consider when creating and evaluating a GHG emissions inventory.
Corporate Environmental and Social Reporting in Emerging Asia
This report focuses on corporate transparency on environmental risks, and lays the groundwork for understanding environmental disclosure and reporting issues in emerging markets through an investor lens. It is the second report in a series establishing the link between issues like climate change...
Insurance as a Risk Management Tool for Climate Change
This working paper aims to clarify the issues around insurance mechanisms designed to improve resilience among the poor to climate change impacts. We hope the analysis will inform the ongoing insurance discussions at the UNFCCC in the build up to the Conference of Parties in Copenhagen in...
Corporate Action for a Strong, Low-Carbon Economy
This report assesses how companies have fared in addressing “cutting-edge issues.” The experiences of our corporate partners illustrate important progress and barriers.
Private Investment Opportunities in Agricultural Water Use Efficiency
This report was prepared by Rabobank in collaboration with the World Resources Institute.
Why Climate Change is Transforming the Forest Products Business
While there are risks for the forest products industry, it largely stands to gain from efforts to address global warming due to new opportunities for sustainable forestry.
A Guide to Evaluating Corporate Risks in a Thirsty World
This publication was written with JP Morgan Securities.
Ecosystem Challenges and Business Implications
Explores six challenges -- water scarcity, climate change, habitat change, biodiversity loss and invasive species, overexploitation of oceans, and nutrient overloading -- and discusses their implications for business and examples of corporate responses.
The GHG Protocol for Project Accounting
Provides specific principles, concepts, and methods for quantifying and reporting GHG reductions from climate change mitigation projects.