Voluntary Corporate Climate Change Accounting, Reporting and Benchmarking: A useful supplement to conventional policy instruments?
The corporate sector is a major source of anthropogenic carbon emissions (more than 40 per cent of total) and will be heavily affected by global climate change mitigation and adaptation policy. As a result, there is a growing demand – from companies, investors and other stakeholders – to understand corporate exposure to climate change risks and to evaluate corporate performance in managing them.
This seminar asked:
- What is the value of these initiatives?
- Can they play a useful role in accelerating corporate action on climate change?
- What challenges do they face?
Part of CCCEP’s 2009-2010 Seminar Series at the University of Leeds.