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In a landscape increasingly attuned to the pressing demands of climate action, movements advocating for robust policy changes have burgeoned worldwide. A pivotal event amidst the host of climate protests emerged in New York City on August 8, 2023, when Extinction Rebellion NYC (XR New York City) allied with People v Fossil Fuels in a [...]
In a world where activism serves as the catalyst for change in environmental, social, and corporate governance issues, the advent of climate litigation initiated by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) offers a compelling turn of events. Responsible businesses must engage with activism, for it is the vanguard of societal transformation. In recent times, ClientEarth’s legal battle against [...]
On a hazy day tinted with the remnants of distant wildfires, hundreds of protesters, clad with both determination and N95 masks, assembled to protest against fossil fuel development at the White House on June 8, 2023. The rally, organised by People vs Fossil Fuels, was an expression of frustration and demand, targeting President Biden’s apparent [...]
By SIGWATCH The UN Climate Ambition Summit, an international gathering that brings together world leaders, corporations, and civil society to discuss and commit to specific actions to tackle climate change, serves as a focal point for discussions on global environmental policy. The summit is a veritable playground for activism, as it offers NGOs, advocacy groups, [...]
By SIGWATCH In a rapidly evolving global landscape, the relationship between corporations and activists has often been fraught with tension. Yet, dismissing activists as mere disruptors underestimates not only their influence but also the critical insights they offer. Far from being just noise on the perimeter, activists often serve as society’s early-warning system. They highlight [...]
In March 2022, SIGWATCH alerted its clients to a novel campaign led by Spanish activist groups Ecologistas en Accion, Amigos de la Tierra (FoE Spain), Sociedad Espanola de Agricultura Ecologica, and the UK-based Extinction Rebellion. These groups aimed to grant Mar Menor, a significant saltwater lagoon in Murcia, south-east Spain, the status of a “juridical [...]
THE CITY appears to be losing its battle to explain ‘ESG’ to normal Brits as precious few claim to know what the Square Mile's favourite acronym even means, a new survey has suggested.
A Treasury taskforce has revealed its “gold standard” guidelines for companies to report their plans to tackle climate change.
Metrikus announces integration with ServiceNow to enhance workplace efficiency, sustainability and ROI of global real estate Metrikus has announced an integration with ServiceNow to provide clients with Metrikus’ market-leading building efficiency software and data platform. The joint effort enables ServiceNow customers to create more efficient, healthier and more sustainable workplaces and drive real ROI. ServiceNow’s [...]
Investors bolted from responsible investment funds in record numbers over the summer as the ESG frenzy that gripped the market for the past five year begins to run out of steam, according to new figures.
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