Amazon Fires in a Global Context of Deforestation: need for increased Investor awareness
Over the past weeks, forest fires have been ravaging the Brazilian Amazon region and made the headlines in the international newspapers during several days. The number of forest fires is higher in the Amazon regions where they are used – mainly by farmers - as the main tool to free land for agriculture.
Vigeo Eiris publishes a new Opinion Column: “Oil sands: what does the future hold?”
The oil sands industry receives much criticism worldwide because of its heavy social and environmental impacts, which can in turn generate complex legal, regulatory and social risks to shareholder value.
In recent years, the phrase ecosystem services (ES) has been used to describe natural contribution of ecosystems to the functioning and wellbeing of society. These benefits an be direct or indirect, and small or large in scale.
From COP21 to COP23: Developments in business and investments since the 2015 Paris Agreement
After more than two decades of failed attempts to reach global consensus on climate change, a historic agreement was reached in Paris on 12 December 2015 at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Change (UNFCCC - COP21).
Sustainable Development Goals: challenges and perspectives for real estate companies with the 2030 Agenda
Two years after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the application of sustainable policies and practices in real estate activities, developments and investments constitute an asset and an important benchmark within the sector.