Archive: climate change
On 16 July 2012, the HM Treasury released press notice No. 60/12, publishing a new definition of environmental taxes. The new definition specifically includes taxes that: Are …
Whether by carrot or stick, many governments worldwide are trying to push businesses toward climate change transformation.
Ernst & Young´s Josephine Bush and James Close share their insights on the role and impact that tax is having on corporate sustainability.
In the coming decade, water scarcity will drive firms to rethink their operations and supply chains, and force countries to consider how they compete.
Although the sustainability movement has only gathered significant momentum in recent decades, its history can be traced back further than most executives realize.
Masato Mizuno, Chairman of the Japanese sports manufacturer Mizuno Corporation, is strongly committed to environmental protection – in sports as well as in business.
The pace of change in Australia shows no sign of abating; we report on a range of issues, including an update on the Reportable Tax Positions strategy.
On 13 April 2011, the European Commission presented its proposal to update the EU’s indirect taxation framework for energy products so that it will become more compatible with current energy and climate change policies.
ANIMATION: Tax is now forming an increasingly important part of international efforts toward more sustainable business practices.
Sustainability is a key strategic imperative and a potential source of competitive advantage.
Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, the Spanish Secretary for Climate Change, on the importance of an energy policy incorporating a strong commitment to smart energy use.
Fashion firms like Pepe Jeans are changing their methods of production to better address the environmental concerns of customers.
Sourcing strategies that minimize the environmental and social impact on communities and ecosystems are becoming increasingly widespread.
Bernhard Simon, CEO of international logistics firm Dachser, tells T Magazine how the company combines environmental awareness with a focus on economic and social goals.
Alternative energies and clean technology have seen a boom in spending over the past decade. Although much more is needed in the future, the sector is gathering momentum.
Cleantech is often seen as the next frontier for cost reductions and revenue growth. Key is ensuring tax directors and CFOs fully understand these potential opportunities and impacts.
In fact, it looks increasingly likely that there will be no legally binding replacement for Kyoto by the time it expires.
In the face of mounting pressure to be transparent, a growing number of companies are choosing to report on sustainability. Data-rich reports can help firms improve stakeholder trust and increase operational efficiency.