“The rationale behind requiring businesses to report on their carbon emissions is sound—businesses should disclose all materials risks to the market, and climate-related risk is no different. However, not enough attention has been paid so far to the legitimate difficulties associated with calculating certain types of carbon emissions, particularly downstream Scope 3 emissions (indirect emissions resulting from the use of products and services sold by a reporting company).”
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