While often seen as a constraint for countries and companies, targets to reduce GHG emissions, increase the share of renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency at both residential and industrial facilities can be considered as an opportunity to encourage the development of new activities and thus create new jobs, most commonly known as "green jobs".
The banking sector was one of the first, for which, tax transparency requirements under the form of country-by-country reporting were formulated with the 2013 European CDR IV Directive. Banks are the first users of tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, which not only raise concerns in terms of tax avoidance and prevention of corruption but also [...]
The extractive industries, and more specifically the mining sector is one of the sectors which are most exposed to human rights violations. The extraction of minerals or raw materials by mining companies has exacerbated conflict in numerous countries around the world. Academic studies point to a strong correlation between dependence on natural resources and increased [...]
However, between 2000 and 2012 global final energy consumption of buildings increased by 1.5% per year, more than twice the 0.7% considered by the IEA as the threshold to limit climate change to a global average rise of 2° by 20251 . Vigeo latest review of the Real Estate sector - concluded in the end [...]
This would determine a limited volume of emissions that could be pumped into the atmosphere whilst avoiding the rise of temperature above the target threshold. In practice, this means the existence of a ‘budget’ for emissions of GHG including CO2, which entails that only a certain amount of fossil fuels can be burned. This will [...]
Rappels massifs de véhicules : la sécurité des produits reste un enjeu majeur pour l’industrie automobile
In the past few years, historic recalls and allegations over car safety have impacted the reputation of major car manufacturers, and have led to losses in sales, fines, compensation to victims of accidents, and significant costs for organising recalls. The controversies involving General Motors and Toyota, and the massive recall by ten automobile manufacturers due [...]
Le secteur alimentaire européen paraît mal préparé face aux objectifs de développement durable fixés par les Nations Unies
In effect, these new Goals will place Food companies as a central component of the architecture that the UN is seeking to develop in order to build a more sustainable planet. Stakeholders’ expectations for food companies regarding sustainable agriculture are already high and following the launch of these new Goals at the end of 2015, [...]
Companies claim that these beverages can offer the consumer an increased energy boost related to their ingredient content. However, the wider health consequences of their increased consumption remain unclear and on a regional basis, efforts are being made to develop a better regulatory framework for this niche segment of the beverage industry.
The model of Islamic banking is reported to be ethical at its ‘heart’. But this is not enough without public disclosure about the social responsibility and the economic impacts that the model can bring. Indeed, conventional banks appear to be more transparent in terms of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach, including compliance and [...]
La gestion des empreintes hydriques : un défi majeur pour les entreprises du secteur boissons d’Amérique du Nord
Water is not only used as an ingredient in beverage products, but also as a major input during manufacturing processes (such as cleaning) and during agricultural production. According to the Water Footprint Network, on average, 340 to 620 litres of water are necessary to produce 1 litre of soda, while around 300 litres are needed [...]