Sustainability

Challenges of GHG Disclosure from Small Suppliers

Challenges of GHG Disclosure from Small Suppliers

In the war on dealing with company contributions to climate change, battle lines are being drawn via corporate disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) data. And here, two key trends are emerging. Firstly, climate change disclosure and carbon-reduction performance are becoming key differentiators for business. Established brands are adopting carbon best-practices in order to maintain […]

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The TCFD is Coming. Are You Ready?

The TCFD is Coming. Are You Ready?

The impacts felt by our changing climate – from erratic weather events, to forced migration, flooding and drought – will produce many winners and losers during the coming decades. It is a long-term trend of which an ever-growing number of investors are aware and starting to future-proof their portfolios in a way that mitigates climate-related […]

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Is B Corp Status for Everybody?

Is B Corp Status for Everybody?

It is said that the B Corporation concept is to business what Fairtrade certification is to coffee. Designed as a unique tool to enable for-profit companies to prove they are operating within rigorous social and environmental standards – and being totally transparent about how they are performing in creating positive change – the B Corp […]

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Coming to Grips with Climate Risk

Coming to Grips with Climate Risk

Summary: As climate change causes more enterprise risk, businesses must develop mechanisms and strategies to monitor and manage climate-related risk vectors. However, only a small minority of businesses are currently observing progress against this imperative. This blog series explores what is motivating such businesses to act, and the methodologies they are using to come to […]

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The Benefits of Sustainable Wearables

The Benefits of Sustainable Wearables

So-called smart wearables – from watches and wrist bands, to earwear and clothing – are on the rise, with investors spending almost half a billion dollars on wearables tech start-ups since 2009. By 2021, the market for such technology is set to double, according to International Data Corporation’s analysis which suggests vendors will ship a […]

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Making Sense of GRI’s New Standards

Making Sense of GRI’s New Standards

Sustainability reporting has come a long way in the last few decades and continues to evolve as the imperative for companies grows. Many frameworks, like the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, are comprehensive but they are not static. GRI has just released a new set of sustainability reporting guidelines, aimed at standardizing the language companies […]

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CR360/UL European User Forum

CR360/UL European User Forum

4 key takeaways from 2016 CR360/UL European User Forum 1)  Sustaining: a problem that won’t just go away UL EHS Sustainability general manager, Mark Ward kicked off this year’s European User Forum 2016 by stating the case for enhanced data management in the face of today’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Whether driven by […]

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