Category: ESG

How Pollution Changed – When Lock Down was Lifted

When the COVID lockdowns came in spring 2020 the impact on cities was immediate. In the weeks and months that followed data showing how pollution changed was collated and analysed.   This data showed a clear and rapid drop in pollution across European Cities, the same…

Farming Practices – ESG and Data Challenges

Farming is often criticized for its environmental credentials - it consumes over 70% of the entire worlds freshwater supply, over 30% of the Earth's land is taken up for crops and it associated with greenhouses gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and Nitrous...

Satellites – Deforestation

Deforestation is a challenge facing the entire world – technology can help.  Satellites, long used for military purposes but are now being used to protect the environment  – to preserve our forests and our future. Satellites: From War to Environmentalism The human race entered a…

ESG Data Gap and Satellites

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) –  now sets the tone and pace for boards and investors alike and not just for ethical reasons. ESG has been shown, repeatedly, to drive increased performance, increase profitability, and improved client relations. Unfortunately, there are significant challenges to quantifying…

Amazon Fires

The amazon rainforest is suffering from the highest level of deforestation recorded. This is due to a combination of logging and forest fires. Many of the fires are deliberately started  - to cover up logging and then allow for cattle ranching.     Replacement of...

Using Satelites to Predict Coral Bleaching

Coral reefs around the world are under threat from a wide variety of issues including  – overfishing, dredging, and rising sea temperatures. Satellites are being deployed to track and monitor many of these risks.      Coral bleaching is one of the global threats to…

Europe sees drop in NO2 due to Lockdown

European cities have seen a dramatic drop in Nitrogen Dioxide (No2) levels as a result of the lockdown -  the simple act of reducing transport has transformed the environment. The same impact has been seen in China as the lockdown came into force. In China,...

NO2 Plummets During Lockdown in China

Satellite images from around the world have shown a dramatic reduction in NO2 (Nitrogen Dioxide) during the lockdown. The images of China (see below) show the immediate impact of reducing transport has on pollutants  – including NO2. During the lockdown, the NO2 levels plummeted, in…