Reports

European Cement and the EU ETS

An InfluenceMap Briefing

February 2017

Since the conception of the EU ETS over a decade ago, the European cement industry has succeeded in crippling the original ambition of the policy, which was to decarbonise European industry, whilst booking billions of Euros in pure profits from the allocation of credits. In advance of a February 15th vote on the recommendation by the ENVI report to adop

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BP's Energy Outlook for 2017: Will it fully consider climate risk?

An InfluenceMap Briefing

January 2017

As BP's 2017 Energy Outlook is published, this note summarises BP's performance on climate risk disclosure and highlights climate lobbying activity.

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Automotive emissions cheating: which company is next?

An InfluenceMap Note

January 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles follows Volkswagen as the second major global automaker in the last 18 months to be accused by US federal authorities of cheating on emissions regulations. Wary of the huge liabilities such infringements can bring in the US, investors fled the stock, which dropped by close to 20% within a few hours on January 12th. Can scrutiny o

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Climate Lobbying in the Trump Era

An InfluenceMap Report

January 2017

This report looks at how corporate America has lobbied climate policy and regulations following the US election, both positively and negatively.

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The Dirty Dozen – diesel power subsidisation in the UK

An InfluenceMap Report

December 2016

How taxpayer's funding is being spent on diesel subsidies worth almost £260m

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European Cement and Carbon Pricing Regulatory Risk

An InfluenceMap report

November 2016

New research by InfluenceMap finds that the European cement industry is not disclosing the financial risks it would face in response to a meaningful price on carbon, while continuing to undermine regulations that would enable such a price.

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the G7 and EU

An InfluenceMap report

November 2016

A year on from Paris, France comes top in the analysis of the G7 countries but there is significant misalignment among other members on their commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2025.

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Oil Majors and Climate Risk: What Investors Need to Know

An InfluenceMap report

November 2016

Issues surrounding climate disclosure investigations by the New York Attorney General into ExxonMobil may be pervasive in the industry.

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BusinessEurope's narrow climate change vision

An InfluenceMap report

October 2016

InfluenceMap's detailed analysis shows that BusinessEurope appears to be misrepresenting European Business on climate issues.

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Oil companies waking up to climate risk

An InfluenceMap report

April 2016

The clear trend is greater disclosure by the oil/gas industry of regulatory risk posed by climate policy with emphasis of a likely shift following the Paris Agreement. Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Valero Energy all imply that significant regulatory risk at the national levels is on the horizon after COP21.

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An investor enquiry: how much big oil spends on climate lobbying

An InfluenceMap report

April 2016

Research suggests ExxonMobil spent $27m and Shell $22m to obstruct climate legislation in 2015, with the American Petroleum Institute and two smaller trade associations spending a further $74m on behalf of the entire industry.

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Apple scores an A for climate lobbying

An InfluenceMap note

April 2016

Research by InfluenceMap reveals the California based tech giant's pledges on the use of renewable energy are backed up by its calls to policy makers to push through ambitious climate change policy and legislation. Apple tops our current scoring with its recent support of ambitious climate policy and is the first to score an "A" in our system.

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A tipping point in corporate attitudes to climate policy

An InfluenceMap update

January 2016

InfluenceMap's scoring system observed a flurry of pro-climate policy activity immediately prior to and following COP21 in Paris. This so-called “Paris effect” means that over half the global 100 industrial companies are now advocating for emissions reductions in line with 2C.

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EU NOx emissions: how the automotive lobbied policy

An InfluenceMap report

January 2016

New analysis, requested by the Greens/EFA Group within the European Parliament, reveals a strong correlation between the obstructionist attitudes of key automotive manufacturers toward EU NOx policy and the position of the member states that they manufacture in.

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Climate risk disclosure by US industrial companies

An InfluenceMap report

November 2015

In light of the ExxonMobil case, we queried our database to see what the top 20 US industrial companies are saying about climate risk to regulators and investors.

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Big oil and the obstruction of climate regulations

An InfluenceMap sector report

October 2015

The energy majors' strategy (Shell, BP and Total) leading up to Paris 2015 is to call for a price on carbon. Behind the scenes, however, all are systematically obstructing the very laws that would enable a meaningful price.

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Climate policy engagement and the automotive sector

An InfluenceMap Sector Report

November 2015

Is the Volkswagen scandal the tip of the iceberg? Investors and engagers concerned with climate issues may be inclined to look more closely at this sector in light of the recent regulatory risks exposed by VW as the scandal spreads from diesel to CO2 emissions.

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Greenhouse gas emissions regulations: the automotive makers disclose to investors

A ShareAction/InfluenceMap Report

February 2016

In the wake of the VW scandal, a group of investors with over $1 trillion worth of investor assets queried the largest automotive manufacturers on issues related to crucial greenhouse gas emissions standards in the US and the EU. This initiative was coordinated by UK non-profits ShareAction and InfluenceMap.

The following is a public report-back to investor signatories along with analysis and recommendations for future querying of the automotive sector to the wider investment community. Read the Financial Times coverage of this report.

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