FT analysis of Carbon Delta data shows only 15% of groups are in line with the accord
One new metric (…) assesses how the world’s top 500 companies by market capitalisation are preparing for a low carbon world, by measuring their current emissions and the number of low-carbon patents they hold.
This analysis maps out each company’s current behaviour, and correlates it with the level of global warming it would imply by the end of the century if every company in the world made similar choices.
“We generally avoid using statements that companies make in regard to what their [climate] goals are,” said Phanos Hadjikyriakou, analyst at Carbon Delta, a boutique climate analysis group that modelled the data. “The reason is that it is difficult to judge which of these statements might become concrete, and which are marketing.”