An Analysis of the Energy Charter Treaty’s Potential Impact on EU Climate Goals
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 has happened across social media, traditional media, public presentations, investor calls, and direct interactions with America’s policymakers. This lobbying behavior mirrors that seen from the oil and gas industry following the COVID-19 crisis.
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 seeks to compare the sector's stated climate policies and commitments to its climate-relevant financing and policy lobbying activities.
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 Back Better Act.
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 investors in funds marketed in this manner.
An analysis of industry's playbook to promote fossil gas in Europe
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 at both the federal and state levels.
The industry group is at odds with investors and its finance sector members on emerging US disclosure requirements
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, construction, machinery) which have stronger climate goals and are more likely to support government action on climate change.
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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.
This Lobbying Update provides details of corporate lobbying on key policies in 2021 thus far, including the Victorian Gas Substitution Roadmap, the inquiry into the prudential regulation of investment in Australia's export industries, the gas-fired recovery plan, the remit expansion to ARENA, and post 2025 market design options. InfluenceMap will continue to provide corporate lobbying updates regularly on this platform.
InfluenceMap's new research looked at the 50 most economically significant companies in Australia in relation to climate change and their potential to influence climate policy. The research found that none are strategically supporting Australian climate policy in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. In contrast, nearly half of the companies assessed hold policy positions that are misaligned from the goals of the Paris Agreement. Full details are on InfluenceMap's interactive platform.
New research from InfluenceMap shows the oil and gas sector to have dominated climate-related policy battles throughout COVID-19 crisis.
InfluenceMap's new interactive Automotive Climate Tool for the first time combines leading analysis of the automotive sector's climate policy engagement, with industry-standard IHS Markit data on automakers' zero-emissions vehicle production strategies.
How Auto Parts Makers are Lobbying to Delay EU’s Decarbonization Agenda
German automakers dominate the fight to weaken climate regulation
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 financial metrics from external databases.
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.
How taxpayer's funding is being spent on diesel subsidies worth almost £260m
InfluenceMap’s new platform tracks the climate change policy engagement activity of over 70 companies and 30 industry associations headquartered in the EU. Findings include an overall ranking for each company and industry association based on InfluenceMap’s A-to-F system of scoring, indicating support for – or opposition to – Paris-aligned climate policy. The platform also allows users to explore the links between companies and industry associations, and to examine in real time the impact of corporate and industry climate policy engagement on critical EU climate policy streams.
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 energy utilities in the U.S., covering over 80% of the total market cap of publicly listed utilities. The results show a wide spectrum of engagement with climate policy, indicating a highly fractured sector in terms of climate policy positioning.
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.
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
Climate: Investments by major global banks contradict their promises, report says
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 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.
Read a selection of the major news coverage that InfluenceMap’s analysis has generated in the press and media around the globe.
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
How Big Oil Used Facebook to Push Joe Manchin to Kill Build Back Better
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 year Click 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
"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
"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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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"