The report “Mapping carbon risk” (2014) follows on from our previous report ’Accounting for carbon risk in the FTSE 100 Reinforcing disclosure’. In this latest report we are concerned with mapping carbon risk exposure.
- “We find that aggregate carbon emissions were 396 million tonnes million tonnes CO2 equivalent (MtCO2e) in 2006 and 391 MtCO2e in 2013 for the FTSE61 benchmark group. As far as the FTSE61 group of companies are concerned it is business as usual.”
- “Overall the FTSE61 group uses up less carbon to deliver a unit of sales revenue by 2013 compared to 2006. However the amount of carbon emissions used to generate a financial unit of value retained and cash earnings remain relatively untransformed over the period.”
“Investors are not pricing carbon risk exposure into business models that operate with a high degree of carbon dependency.”