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An Investor’s Guide to Methane

An Investor’s Guide to Methane

Full Title: An Investor’s Guide to Methane
Author(s): Environmental Defense Fund
Publication Date: October 1, 2016
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Description (excerpt):

Investors and operators face financial, reputational and regulatory risks from methane emissions in the oil and gas industry. The purpose of this guide is to equip investors with key information to constructively engage with staff, management and boards of oil and natural gas companies globally regarding how to mitigate these risks. This guide responds to investor demand for a follow-up and companion piece to EDF’s Rising Risk report released in January of 2016. Rising Risk provided an overview of the risks from methane emissions, an analysis of the state of corporate methane disclosure, and forward-looking recommendations to improve reporting. While Rising Risk addressed the reasons why investors should pay attention to methane, this guide provides practical advice on how investors can engage and what they should expect from companies regarding operational practices and disclosure.

While the guide is aimed at public equity investors, the document can also be useful for investors in private companies, and energy lenders such as investment banks and insurance companies, who may be looking to benchmark methane performance as they implement ESG and risk-management policies. Likewise, this guide can also be a reference for oil and gas companies to benchmark their operations and identify best practices.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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