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Publications

Dress to impress

12 August 2014

Trucost's briefing note looks at how companies in the apparel sector can improve business and environmental performance through natural capital accounting. 

 

Green bonds briefing

06 August 2014

Trucost assesses the state of the corporate green bond market and how natural capital valuation could help issuers and investors improve its credibility

 

A new lens on profit and loss

05 August 2014

How Novo Nordisk gained new insights into supply chain impacts with environmental profit and loss accounting

 

Fossil fuel stranded assets: divest, engage or hedge

22 July 2014

Trucost’s briefing note looks at how asset owners and managers are coming under increasing scrutiny to better understand and communicate their potential exposure to stranded assets, and how these concerns can be answered. 

 

Proving the case for sustainable agricultural production

16 July 2014

A case study on work with Monsanto in Brazil to demonstrate the benefits of soybean farming methods that preserve indigenous Cerrado forest.

 

Valuing plastic

23 June 2014

UNEP and the Plastic Disclosure Project commissioned Trucost to carry out this analysis into plastic use, disclosure and management in the consumer goods sector.

 

 

Cradle to Cradle Impact Study: Technical Report

10 June 2014

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute engaged Trucost to design a framework to measure the economic, social, and environmental impacts of Cradle to Cradle Certified products. The results of this preliminary investigation are presented here.

 

Portfolio footprinting to manage carbon liabilities

06 June 2014

Pax World Investments asked Trucost to conduct a carbon audit of its five largest equity funds in 2013 to drive understanding of embedded carbon emissions and potential regulatory, litigation and reputational risks.

 

Interface: product optimization

04 June 2014

A case study on carpet tile maker Interface and its work with Trucost to add value to product lifecycle analysis data

 

Environmental profit and loss accounting in the water sector

20 May 2014

This case study shows how Trucost used natural capital valuation to create the world's first environmental profit and loss account for a UK water company.

 

Stranded Assets: Fossil Fuels

08 April 2014

The EAPF commissioned Trucost to assess and analyse sixteen of their active and passive equity investment portfolios, with regard to their exposure to the embedded carbon emissions within fossil fuel reserves held in their funds.

 

TEEB for Business Brazil

20 March 2014

Trucost was commissioned by TEEB for Business Brazil to compare the natural capital benefits of Monsanto and Natura's production strategies in order to demonstrate the value of integrating natural capital valuation in decision making.

 

White paper: Natural and social capital accounting in the apparel sector

07 March 2014

Trucost worked with the Sustainable Fashion Academy and The Prince’s Charities International Sustainability Unit to assess the challenges to mainstreaming natural capital accounting in the apparel sector and increase awareness of the power of natural and social capital accounting to accelerate sustainable practices.

 

Novo Nordisk’s Environmental Profit and Loss Account

10 February 2014

Novo Nordisk commissioned Trucost to calculate their Environmental Profit and Loss Account (E P&L).

 

VIDEO: The World is Changing

23 January 2014

Trucost has developed a short video to explain how companies can benefit from a new era of sustainability metrics - The World is Changing

 

State of Green Business 2014

21 January 2014

Each year, we hold up a mirror to the world of business and sustainability to take an accounting of how well it is, or isn’t, doing. As you’ll see, the results are decidedly mixed. As the data shows, corporate environmental progress seems to have stalled.

 

Accounting for Asia's natural capital

25 November 2013

This special report explores the importance of natural capital accounting in Asia and follows on from the TEEB commissioned report Natural Capital at Risk: The Top 100 Externalities of Business.

 

Monetising Natural Capital

01 November 2013

Utilyx independently commissioned Trucost to calculate the environmental benefits of the energy centre at Addenbrooke’s hospital based in Cambridge, United Kingdom which deploys a decentralised energy solution comprising Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology, gas boilers, a biomass boiler and an incinerator.

 

Extracting fossil fuels from your portfolio

29 October 2013

350.org, Trillium Asset Management, LLC and Green Century Capital Management produced this guide to help investors wishing to understand more about fossil fuel divestment. 

 

From financed emissions to long-term investing metrics

24 October 2013

This report presents the results of the 2° Investing Initiative review of GHG emissions’ accounting for the financial sector.

 

The Greening of Higher Education’s Academic Agenda

27 August 2013

Trucost set out to examine the question - to what extent are higher education institutions specifically addressing natural capital as part of research and teaching curricula?

 

Environmental Disclosures

15 August 2013

FULL REPORT: The Environment Agency commissioned Trucost to analyse the environmental reporting and disclosure of FTSE All-Share companies.

 

Environmental Disclosures Summary

15 August 2013

SUMMARY REPORT: The Environment Agency commissioned Trucost to analyse the environmental reporting and disclosure of FTSE All-Share companies.

 

RBS: Our financing of the energy sector in 2012

01 May 2013

For the second year running, RBS have worked withTrucost tocarry out analysis of the activitiesand greenhouse gas emissions of the energy companies RBS lends to.

 

Trucost: Driving sustainable investment decision making

01 May 2013

We help investors understand the economic consequences of natural capital dependency in order to identify risk and opportunity from growing natural resource pressures and increasing environmental regulation.

 

Natural Capital at Risk: The Top 100 Externalities of Business

15 April 2013

TEEB commissioned Trucost to produce a high level perspective on the world’s biggest natural capital risks for business, investors and governments.

 

White Paper: Valuing water to drive more effective decisions

03 April 2013

Yarra Valley Water commissioned Trucost to calculate the value of water to Melbourne. 

 

A Green(er) Portfolio

03 April 2013

Green Century partnered with Trucost to conduct a carbon footprint analysis of Green Century’s Balanced Fund. Trucost compared the carbon intensity of the Balanced Fund to that of the S&P 500 Index and found that the Green Century Balanced Fund is 49.5% less carbon intensive than the S&P 500.

 

 

State of Green Business 2013

12 February 2013

Trucost partnered with GreenBiz to produce the sixth annual State of Green Business Report.

 

WWF Report: Navigating Muddy Waters

04 December 2012

Trucost collaborated with WWF, SinCo and Carbon Tracker to produce this report around securing investment returns under carbon and water contraints.

 

WWF Report: Carbon & Water Risk for South Africa's Top Companies, Bonds & Equity Funds

04 December 2012

WWF commissioned Trucost to produce this report around how corporate emissions expose investors to carbon taxes and how thirsty assets are vulnerable to climate change impacts.

 

CDP Asia ex-Japan Climate Change Report 2012 - Summary

12 November 2012

The summary version of the CDP Asia ex-Japan Climate Change Report 2012, which Trucost was commissioned co-author and analyse.

 

 

CDP Asia ex-Japan Climate Change Report 2012 - Main

12 November 2012

Trucost was commissioned to co-author and analyse the CDP Asia ex-Japan Climate Change Report 2012.

 

 

IIRC: Pilot Programme 2012 yearbook

26 September 2012

Trucost supported the IIRC to produce an overview of the findings from the first year of the implementation of the Pilot Programme.

 

Trucost: Building sustainable business models & brands

20 August 2012

Valuing Natural Capital is coming increasingly higher on the corporate and investor agendas. In order to remain competitive businesses need to understand, measure and manage their natural resource dependency. Trucost's corporate brochure explains how companies at any stage of the sustainability journey can maximise opportunity and minimise risk from their resource dependency.

 

Natural Capital at risk: a study of the top 100 business impacts

17 June 2012

ICAEW on behalf of the TEEB for Business Coalition commissioned Trucost to carry out  a ranking of corporate impacts on the natural environment and highlight the scale of the financial risk, examining the implications for long-term business and shareholder value. 

 

Becker Underwood carbon footprint

05 June 2012

Becker Underwood commissioned Trucost to undertake a comprehensive supply chain sustainability assessment study. The first stage results identifed the carbon footprint across Becker Underwood's own operations and supply chain.

 

 

Peak Water: Risks embedded in Japanese supply chains

03 April 2012

KPMG and Trucost worked in partnership to produce this special report on exposure to water risk among companies in the Nikkei 225 Index.

 

Local authority supply chain carbon in the East of England

21 March 2012

Sustainability East commissioned Trucost to analyse the carbon impacts of procurement by local authorities in the East of England.

 

Supply Chain Carbon Briefing

06 March 2012

Trucost has provided insight into how increasing energy and carbon costs and a growing demand for transparency means forward-thinking companies are looking to measure and report on their supply chain carbon.

 

PUMA: Environmental Profit and Loss Account

08 February 2012

PUMA worked with Trucost and PwC to produce the world's first Environmental Profit and Loss Account.

 

RBS: Our financing of the energy sector in 2011

01 February 2012

RBS worked with Trucost to carry out an analysis of the generation mix of the energy companies they lend to and their greenhouse gas emissions.

 

State of Green Business 2012

18 January 2012

Trucost contibuted environmental performance and disclosure data to the fifth annual State of Green Business Report 2012.

 

Dirty Feet: Portfolio Carbon

12 January 2012

Dirty Feet: Portfolio Carbon examines carbon footprints of the 10 most popular investment funds in South Africa; and of the 40 largest listed companies in South Africa.

SinCo - the sustainable investment consultants - commissioned Trucost to analyse  exposure to carbon costs among the 40 largest listed companies on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index), and to measure the carbon footprints of 10 of the largest South African equity funds, known as unit trusts. The study assesses carbon risks and highlights critical questions for investors and companies.

 

Commodity Exposure Index

05 October 2011

Many companies have seen their margins hit by sharp rises in raw material costs, prompting a number of profit warnings during 2011. In partnership with Green Monday, Trucost looked at which sectors would be most disrupted by further increases in oil, coal, wheat and cotton prices, as well as by water pricing that reflects resource scarcity.

 

Environmental Disclosures Summary

05 September 2011

SUMMARY REPORT: The Environment Agency commissioned Trucost to analyse the environmental reporting and disclosure of FTSE All-Share companies.

 

Case Study: Formula One Teams Association

15 July 2011

Overview of the carbon emissions profiling Trucost carried out for the entire operations of the Formula One teams.  

 

Carbon Counts 2011: The Carbon Footprints of Australian Superannuation Investment Managers

09 July 2011

AIST comissioned Trucost to analyse carbon risks and management of climate change issues in the Australian equity portfolios of superannuation funds.

 

Sector Briefing: Retailers: greening the aisles

01 July 2011

Trucost has analysed how 149 large retailers worldwide performed on carbon, water and waste, ranking companies on carbon efficiency and assessing how those based in the UK could be affected by carbon costs.

 

Sector Briefing: U.S. Retailers: greening Main Street

01 July 2011

Trucost analysed how 53 large retailers based in the United States performed on carbon, water and waste. The study assesses how they could be affected by environmental costs from operations and supply chains.

 

Environmental Disclosures

09 May 2011

FULL REPORT: The Environment Agency commissioned Trucost to analyse the environmental reporting and disclosure of FTSE All-Share companies.

 

Taking Carbon Risk into Account

11 April 2011

AXA Investment Managers used Trucost data to analyse the impact of carbon risk for investors.
 

Universal ownership: why environmental externalities matter to institutional investors (full report)

06 April 2011

FULL REPORT: The UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and UNEP Finance Initiative commissioned Trucost to calculate the cost of global environmental damage and examine why this is important to the economy, capital markets, companies and institutional investors.

 

Case Study: Sprint Nextel

01 April 2011

Overview of the supply chain carbon footprint analysis Trucost carried out for leading U.S. telecommunications provider, Sprint Nextel.
 

Sprint Nextel Supply Chain Carbon Footprint

16 March 2011

Highlights from Trucost's assessment of the Sprint Nextel supply chain carbon footprint.
 

Supply Chain: Resource Risks

09 March 2011

Trucost's Supply Chain: Resource Risks briefing outlines the challenges for companies seeking to understand risk and opportunity from booming energy and commodity prices.
 

State of Green Business 2011

01 February 2011

Trucost contibuted environmental performance and disclosure data to the fourth annual State of Green Business Report 2011.
 

Case Study: gategroup

01 January 2011

Overview of Trucost's analysis of gategroup's material environmental impacts resulting from it's global operations.
 

Case Study: Mecom Group plc

01 December 2010

Overview of the work Trucost did to enable Mecom to develop an environmental strategy roadmap and meet the environmental requirements of the 2006 Companies Act.

 

Carbon footprints, performance and risk of US equity mutual funds

29 November 2010

Trucost and RLP Capital research the effects of environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis.
 

Carbon footprint of London's local authority procurement

04 November 2010

Key findings and recommendations from the first year research of a truly ground-breaking initiative to reduce the carbon footprint associated with £8 billion of London's public procurement.  

 

Case Study: Mid Essex Hospital Services

04 November 2010

Overview of Trucost's analysis of the environmental impacts of Mid Essex Hospital Services' supply chain.

 

Carbon risks and opportunities in emerging markets

21 October 2010

Trucost study on the exposure of different regional equity strategies to carbon costs.

 

Universal ownership: why environmental externalities matter to institutional investors

05 October 2010

The UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and UNEP Finance Initiative commissioned Trucost to calculate the cost of global environmental damage and examine why this is important to the economy, capital markets, companies and institutional investors.

 

Carbon Counts: assessing the carbon exposure of Canadian institutional investment portfolios

01 September 2010

WWF Canada commissioned this study to identify the carbon exposure of Canadian institutional pooled investment products.
 

Case Study: Leicestershire County Council

01 June 2010

Overview of Trucost's analysis of Leicestershire Council's supply chain carbon impacts.

 

Sector Briefing: Utilities

30 April 2010

Trucost measured the environmental performance of over 107 electricity firms worldwide and examined their emissions of greenhouse gases, sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX), nuclear waste, and process water. Trucost analysed exposure to environmental costs and; in this report, ranked power generators on carbon intensity.

 

VicSuper Carbon Counts 2009

01 February 2010

Trucost analysed the carbon emissions, exposure to carbon costs and disclosure levels of ASX200 companies.
 

Case Study: Capital Ambition

30 January 2010

Overview of the work Trucost did to measure the carbon footprint of £8billion of London's public procurement, across across 32 London Borough Councils, the City of London and London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.
 

Carbon risks in UK equity funds

06 July 2009

Trucost research on the carbon footprints of portfolios and carbon management in pension fund assets. 
 

Carbon risks and opportunities in the S&P 500

02 June 2009

Trucost's analysis of the global greenhouse gas emissions, carbon intensity and exposure to carbon costs of companies in the S&P 500 Index.
 

Carbon Counts USA: the carbon footprints of US mutual funds

08 April 2009

Trucost analysis of 91 US mutual funds reveals a wide variation in carbon footprints.
 

Sector Briefing: Eurosif Shipping Report

23 February 2009

Eurosif partnered with Trucost to assess six critical environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges and opportunities facing the shipping industry. 
 

Case Study: London Borough of Lewisham

31 January 2009

Overview of Trucost's analysis of Lewisham Council's supply chain carbon footprint.
 

VicSuper Carbon Counts 2008

21 November 2008

Trucost analysed the carbon disclosure and performance of companies in the S&P ASX200.
 

Carbon Counts 2008: the carbon footprints of Australian superannuation investment managers

09 September 2008

Trucost analysis of the carbon impacts of 100 portfolios in 14 Super Funds, highlighting the effects of different investment styles on carbon performance.
 

Carbon audit of Henderson Industries of the Future Fund

08 September 2008

Trucost data on the greenhouse gas emissions of companies in the Henderson Industries of the Future Fund reveal that the fund is 40% more efficient than its benchmark.
 

Carbon audit of Henderson Global Care UK Income Fund

08 September 2008

September 2008, commissioned by Henderson Global Investors: Trucost data on the greenhouse gas emissions of companies in the Henderson Global Care UK Income Fund reveal that carbon performance has improved significantly since 2007.
 

Sector Briefing: Oil Sands: exposure to energy and carbon costs

28 July 2008

Trucost has assessed how carbon intensity could affect profit opportunities from oil sand projects.
 

Manufacturers: profits at risk from carbon costs

04 July 2008

Trucost study on how indirect carbon costs could financially affect manufacturers in different industries and countries.
 

Sector Briefing: Vehicle Manufacturers: carbon risk exposure

06 June 2008

Trucost has published research into vehicle manufacturers' exposure to carbon constraints on product-in-use and production emissions.
 

Carbon neutrality and carbon offsetting in the FTSE All-share

12 December 2007

Trucost study into the role and relative efficacy of carbon neutrality compared to other carbon management strategies.
 

Carbon Counts Asia 2007: the carbon footprints of Asian investment funds

11 December 2007

Trucost study of the carbon footprints of 90 equity funds in Asia and the MSCI Asia ex-Japan Index. 
 

Environmental disclosure: the second major review of environmental reporting in the Annual Report & Accounts of the FTSE All-Share

11 October 2007

Trucost analysis of environmental reporting by FTSE All-Share companies for the year ending 31 March 2007. 
 

Carbon Disclosure Project Report 2007: UK FTSE 350

09 October 2007

Trucost analysis of climate change disclosures by FTSE 350 companies.
 

VicSuper Carbon Count 2007

25 September 2007

Trucost analysed the carbon emissions, intensities, exposures, and disclosure levels of Australian companies in the S&P ASX200.
 

Carbon Disclosure Project Report 2006: UK FTSE 350

20 September 2007

Trucost research reveals increasing carbon disclosure by FTSE 100 companies, with FTSE 250 companies lagging significantly.
 

Carbon Counts 2007: the carbon footprints of UK Investment Funds

16 July 2007

Trucost ranks 118 UK equity funds on their carbon footprints.
 

Carbon Disclosure Project Report 2006: electric utilities 265

29 January 2007

Trucost research reveals that less than half of the world's largest electric utilities disclose their carbon emissions to investors. 

 

Environmental Disclosures: the first 100 FTSE All-Share companies to report under the new Company Law reporting requirements

20 November 2006

Trucost assesses environmental disclosures of FTSE All-Share companies against reporting requirements of the EU Accounts Modernisation Directive.
 

Carbon Disclosure Project Report 2006: Asia ex-Japan

19 September 2006

Commissioned by the Carbon Disclosure Project: A joint study by Trucost and The Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) analyses responses by companies in Asia ex-Japan to the CDP.
 

Carbon Management & Carbon Neutrality in the FTSE All-Share

03 July 2006

Trucost analysis of FTSE All-Share company approaches to implementing carbon management strategies.
 

Is My Portfolio Still Green? the 2006 carbon audit of the Henderson Global Care Income Fund

01 June 2006

Trucost's second analysis of carbon emissions associated with stocks in Henderson's fund.
 

The Future is Low Carbon: the 2006 carbon audit of the Henderson Industries of the Future Fund

01 June 2006

Trucost analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions associated in Henderson's fund.

 

Environmental Key Performance Indicators: reporting guidelines for business

24 January 2006

Trucost guidance for companies to report on their environmental performance. The guidelines are designed to help businesses report on their most significant environmental impacts in line with regulatory requirements such as the Companies Act 2006.

 

Sector Briefing: Climate Change and the UK Transport Sector

01 August 2005

Trucost's analysis of the impact of the UK Road Transport sector on climate change.
 

The Carbon 100: quantifying the carbon emissions, intensities and exposures of the FTSE 100

13 June 2005

Trucost measured the carbon emissions of the top 100 listed companies in the UK, their carbon intensity in terms of revenue, EBITDA, market capitalisation and exposure to carbon costs.

 

How Green is My Portfolio? a carbon audit of the Henderson Global Care Income Fund

13 June 2005

Trucost's pioneering carbon audit shows that Henderson's fund is 32% less carbon intensive than the FTSE All-Share Index.

 

Sector Briefing: Metal Mining: between a rock and a hard place

06 December 2004

Trucost's report analyses how the environmental performance of metal mining companies affect company valuations.
 

Environmental Disclosures: in the Annual Report & Accounts of companies in the FTSE All Share

15 July 2004

Trucost's research revealed that less than one-quarter of FTSE All-Share companies made any quantitative environmental disclosures in their Annual Reports & Accounts, despite new UK regulations calling for this from January 2005.
 

Climate Change and the S&P 500

04 May 2004

Trucost analysis of S&P 500 constituents on carbon dioxide emissions disclosures. The study shows how abatement costs can be applied to emissions to help forecast which firms could be most financially affected by carbon constraints.

 

 

Sector Briefing: Emissions Trading and European Aviation

23 March 2004

Trucost looked at the implications of including the European aviation industry under the EU ETS. Thirteen companies were studied, representing the majority of listed airlines within the EU.