The latest S&P Global Sustainability Quarterly report -- the Q4 edition for 2022 -- covers such topics as biodiversity, water scarcity, decarbonization, climate risk & resilience, and measuring emissions.
Among the takeaways, the report examines how:
- Minerals such as copper, lithium and cobalt are critical to low-carbon technologies such as electric vehicles and solar panel manufacturing. But the process of extracting those minerals from the environment also threatens ecosystems and various species.
- Water scarcity in Latin America could pressure the region's ability to ramp up lithium extraction and green hydrogen efforts.
- Decarbonization goals in Europe will likely pressure cement maker profits amid the march to achieve net-zero by 2050.
- Banks faces multiple obstacles in their efforts to assess and manage climate risk.
- Greenhouse gas emissions are being measured in the United Kingdom and Norwegian North Sea.
See the report findings here.