Winner: Transparency Prize
The judges say:
Company Carbon Deathmap hits two audiences: it’s provocative and could be used to apply pressure to industries, equally it helps bring visibility of risk to mainstream investors.
The FTSE 100 group of companies are valued by the market based on expectations about their future earning potential. But the huge assets of fossil fuels owned and used by the companies pose a systemic risk their earning potential. Given that future emissions of carbon dioxide are highly constrained if we are to avoid climate change, companies sitting on large stocks of carbon are likely to see the value of these commodities reduce as they become increasingly difficult to use…
…so how does the current valuation of companies change if we take this into account?