This analysis considers a collection of strategy documents detailing the International Gas Union's (IGU) communications, advocacy, and outreach playbooks. IGU describes itself as “the spokesperson for the gas industry worldwide”. It has 150+ members including Shell, TotalEnergies, Sempra Energy, ...
New research demonstrates that industry associations representing key sectors and some of the largest companies in the world are lobbying to delay, dilute and rollback critically needed policy aimed at preventing and reversing biodiversity loss in the EU and US.
New research finds that US truck manufacturers are actively lobbying to weaken and delay key US climate policies promoting zero-emission trucks, while simultaneously running PR campaigns that appear to promote the decarbonization of the sector.
A comprehensive assessment of the world's 30 largest listed financial institutions shows a clear disconnect between the concrete short-term targets and actions needed to address the climate emergency and the limited, long-term targets currently being set by the financial sector. This research see...
This briefing analyzes the 20 largest, US-based companies with InfluenceMap Organization Scores over 65, indicating broadly positive positioning towards climate change policy. Despite their apparent support for climate action, the majority of these companies are not publicly endorsing the Build B...
This research assesses 723 equity funds specifically marketed using ESG- and climate-related key words, with over US$330 billion in total net assets. It does so on the basis of two climate criteria (portfolio Paris Agreement alignment and fossil fuel intensity) likely to be of primary interest to...
Following up on InfluenceMap's 2019 edition of 'Big Oil's Real Agenda', this latest report compares and contrasts the public communications, business operations, and policy engagement of 5 'supermajor' oil companies: BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and TotalEnergies. The report provides evidence ...
New research shows how legacy airlines are leading opposition to European climate policy, amidst a growing divide within the airline industry in their climate policy engagement.
Research suggests that despite many pension funds’ leading efforts in climate stewardship of investment portfolio companies, European pension funds do not appear to be engaging proactively on emerging efforts by EU and UK policymakers to create sustainable and climate finance related policy.
Despite a growing consensus among financial regulators that climate change poses significant risks to the insurance sector, industry associations representing the largest US insurance companies have been actively engaged in efforts to weaken and delay emerging climate-related insurance regulation...
Heavy industry groups along with the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) dominate Japan's climate agenda. Their staunch opposition to policies like carbon taxation and continued advocacy for thermal fossil power is disconnected from their own support of the government's 2050 net zero target, an...
Flagship 150 trillion yen (USD 1.1 trillion) GX Strategy and Roadmap is under strong negative influence by the heavy industry to weaken carbon pricing policy elements and extend financing for technologies misaligned with IPCC science, including coal and ammonia thermal power.
This research details an active effort from the US oil and gas industry capitalize on the war in Ukraine to advocate for long-standing policy asks relating to the continued expansion of oil and gas. The research looks at the month following the invasion of Ukraine on the 24th February 2022. This ...
The five Big Tech companies (Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook & Microsoft) account for more than 25% of the value of the S&P500 and 20% of its Q3 2020 profits.
An overview of the corporate lobbying detected by InfluenceMap related to oil, fossil gas, and methane for the month of October 2022.
An overview of the corporate lobbying detected by InfluenceMap related to oil, fossil gas, and methane for the month of July 2022.
New research highlights the limited transparency practices and significant opportunities for industry engagement with climate negotiations at the UN agency for aviation, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). It demonstrates the aviation industry’s likely influence on the direction...
An overview of the corporate lobbying detected by InfluenceMap related to oil, fossil gas, and methane for the months of August and September 2022.
Utilities carry significant clout in policymaking processes, particularly at the subnational level, and have a critical role to play in advancing the legislation and regulation needed to mitigate climate change. This report analyzes the climate policy engagement of the 25 largest investor-owned e...
European companies backing robust, science-based regulation on CO2 emissions under the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy are also performing better on stock markets when compared with their peers that are opposing the same policy, according to analysis of InfluenceMap's policy position scores and f...
This report finds the Big Six utility companies have undue influence on UK energy policy and regulation, hindering the clean energy transition and posing significant investor risk.
InfluenceMap’s new report finds that Japanese and South Korean steel companies rank among the most negative on climate policy engagement when compared with their global competitors. This opposition to Paris-aligned climate policy contrasts with many of the steel sector’s customers (in real estate...
An Analysis of the Consumer Products Sector's Engagement on the EU's Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation
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 polic...
Study: Exxon Mobil accurately predicted warming since 1970s
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‘This could be existential’: Behind gas’ desperate global game plan
Réchauffement climatique : comment l’industrie du gaz fait du lobbying pour défendre sa survie
The Japan Energy Transition Initiative (JETI) is a collaboration of global and Japanese knowledge providers dedicated to accelerating the energy transition among business, finance and policy makers in Japan.
InfluenceMap maintains the FinanceMap platform which is the most comprehensive publicly available metrics and analysis of the asset management sector through a climate lens, both on portfolios and corporate stewardship.
InfluenceMap maintains the world’s leading database of corporate and industry association lobbying of climate policy around the globe. Our research and reports have been informing investors, the media and the corporate sector since 2015. InfluenceMap is a data provider to the Climate Action 100+ investor process.
The Automotive Climate Tool combines InfluenceMap's leading analysis of the climate policy engagement for twelve of the world’s largest automakers, with industry-standard data from S&P Global on their forecasted zero-emission production out to 2029. It highlights how the climate strategies of the world’s largest automakers are undermining a 1.5°C-aligned transition
The CA100+ Investor Hub contains LobbyMap’s profiles and metrics for the 166 target companies under the Climate Action 100+ investor initiative, a list that accounts for up to 80% of corporate industrial greenhouse gas emissions globally. The platform holds additional resources covering the companies’ key industry associations, assessments of their corporate lobbying reviews, and briefings on relevant shareholder resolutions.
This platform contains rankings and profiles for 80+ of the largest financial institutions in Europe and the US, along with their industry associations. Its focus is on their engagement with sustainable finance policy. The platform contains links to InfluenceMap reports relating to sustainable finance and "live lobbying updates" – the most significant lobbying developments on sustainable finance tracked by the LobbyMap team, updated on a weekly basis.
Read a selection of the major news coverage that InfluenceMap’s analysis has generated in the press and media around the globe.
My case against fossil-fuel advertising
Truck makers lobby to weaken U.S. climate policies, report finds
'Toxic cover-up': UN draws red line around net zero greenwashing
Toyota among the ‘2022 world’s most obstructive companies on climate policy’ with oil giants
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Industry associations in EU and US lobbying to block or weaken biodiversity policy, report shows
EU Influence: How the aviation industry is lobbying on climate policy
What became of climate pledges made at COP26?
Oil firms lobbied for climate tests to be scrapped
Big Oil pledged to fight climate change, but do their actions line up?
Energy majors exaggerating green performance: analysis
The word ‘greenwashing’ is now in the dictionary
Big Oil talks up green credentials, but its low-carbon investments fall short
Big oil companies are spending millions to appear 'green.' Their investments tell a different story, report shows
BP-linked lobbyist helped British lawmakers' during energy crisis inqury
2 Things to Beware With ESG Fund Investing
Shell takes to TikTok as oil groups try to boost credentials during energy crisis
Europe’s Airlines Are Pushing for Weaker Emissions Rules
Airlines torpedieren laut Dokumenten Klimaschutzpläne der EU
'Greenwashing': new climate misinformation battleground
Toyota heads into AGM under pressure from pension funds over climate
European pension funds attack Toyota for not going ‘all in’ on electric cars
What BP’s former chief Lord Browne regrets
World’s largest carmakers lagging behind on switch to electric vehicles: study
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Banks say they're getting tough on coal, but they keep lending trillions to polluters
英シンクタンクInfluenceMap、気候変動評価レポート「Finance and Climate Change」を発表
Climate: Investments by major global banks contradict their promises, report says
Billionaire investor urges action against bank directors involved in anti-climate lobbying
Banks undermine their 'net zero' pledges through lobbying - report
Finanzkonzerne investieren Milliarden in fossile Energie
Taxonomy Win Part of Wider Gas Lobbying Campaign
Europe's plan to call natural gas 'sustainable' triggers backlash from climate campaigners
Appello di 450 scienziati: “Basta campagne pubblicitarie per i combustibili fossili”
SC제일은행, ‘지속가능투자 프레임워크’로 그린워싱 걸러낸다
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BP won't quit controversial US oil lobby. Its CEO explains why
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In Your Facebook Feed: Oil Industry Pushback Against Biden Climate Plans
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Facebook pays €850k to fact-check climate disinformation as it makes millions from fossil fuel ads Click for full article
Climate funds often fall short of Paris goals, says report click for full article
Pro-fossil fuel Facebook ads were viewed 431 million times — in one yearClick for full article
Oil producers used Facebook to counter President Biden’s clean energy message, a study shows. click for full article
Revealed: Facebook received millions for ads promoting fossil fuel Click for full article
"日本の大企業はなぜ｢脱炭素｣こうも嫌がるのか - 脱炭素に積極的な企業と経団連の間にある溝"
InfluenceMap on Ian King Live/Sky News discussing Asset Managers & Climate Change
Tanner: Large U.S. Asset Managers Under-Performing On Climate
Fidelity, Capital Group Score Worst in Climate Engagement
"Japan business lobby denies climate change sabotage claim - Keidanren director Masami Hasegawa says decarbonisation is not the only goal that matters."
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"気候対策、鉄鋼など低評価 - 英機関、業界団体を分析"
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"Les efforts du Japon en matière de changement climatique entravés par un lobby commercial biaisé"
"Japan's climate change efforts hindered by Keidanren bias, study says"
Japan's climate change efforts hindered by biased business lobby: study
Why The Fed Is Talking Up The Importance Of Climate Change Action — And Pouring Billions Into Fossil Fuels
The Fed’s Coronavirus Spending On Fossil Fuel Could Dig A $19 Billion Money Pit
Increasing emphasis on ESG's “gendar equality” and “climate” at shareholder meetings
Coronavirus stimulus money will be wasted on fossil fuels
Oil and gas companies exploit coronavirus to roll back environmental regulations
Republicans Are Planning to Use Coronavirus to Gut Renewable Energy
BlackRock hired by EU to shape new environment guidelines click for full article
Car industry calls for EU climate targets to be delayed due to Coronavirus click for full article
Finance Can’t Decide How It Wants to Deal With Climate Change
Exxon lobbyists urged Commission to tune down car CO2 rules
How to be an ethical investor in 2020
Energy politics: Why oil giant BP wants Washington lawmakers to put a price on carbon pollution
BlackRock CEO is part of the climate problem
Large wealth managers do too little for the climate
Investment funds controlling US$37 trillion in global assets are failing to meet climate goals, says think tank InfluenceMap
BHP under pressure over lobby group links
Finance relies on renewable energies
The oil fund is the largest owner of 11 of the companies with the largest greenhouse gas emissions: - It is incomprehensible
US lobby groups dominate lust of most effective climate change action blockers
Pro-climate funds hold fossil fuel company stocks
Know Your Enemy: The World's Top 5 Climate Offenders
Green-friendly’ ETFs hold shares in groups with coal operations
"$5b of Japanese megabank loans flow into Asian coal projects: report"
"Thermal coal in Asia: the real risks for investors"
Don’t ‘demonize’ energy firms: BP boss says climate activists should avoid polarizing society...
Don’t Be Fooled by Fossil Fuel Companies’ Green Exterior...
These senators are going after the biggest climate villains in Washington...
BlackRock not using influence to drive climate policy...
Businesses should pay for climate crimes...
The GOP’s enduring links to high-polluting industries...
Shell selling itself as green. Is it really?
Oil And Gas Giants Spend Millions Lobbying To Block Climate Change Policies…
After Paris agreement, big oil and gas companies invested $110 billion in fossil fuels...
Climate: Energy giants have spent $ 1 billion on lobbying since COP21...
Climat: les géants de l'énergie ont dépensé 1 milliard de dollar en lobbying...
Climat : les géants de l’énergie ont dépensé un milliard de dollars en lobbying depuis la COP21…
The Good, The Bad And The Blind Spot Of Corporate Sustainability Rankings
"Emphasis on Coal Moves Japan in the Wrong Direction, Report Says"
How Big Oil Used Facebook to Push Joe Manchin to Kill Build Back Better