Sustainable Industries – Lead, Compete or Comply

Posted by Joshua Holland on 20-Jun-2017 10:00:00

The most important thing to remember when benchmarking business best practice is that no two companies are the same, and what one industry might see as an important issue could be irrelevant to others. For example, financial intuitions may value understanding the carbon intensity of their investment portfolios while FMCG companies would look at sold products to understand emissions in their value chain.

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3 benefits of environmental sustainability

Posted by Sam Harris on 13-Jun-2017 18:30:00

Gradually companies are beginning to embed sustainability in their business models; the paradigm is shifting from sustainability as an afterthought to sustainability as best practice. McKinsey’s Sustainability’s Strategic Worth: Global Survey report found that CEOs are now twice as likely to cite sustainability as their top business priority when compared to 2012, demonstrating not only the need but also the desire to create an intelligent approach to sustainability that is firmly rooted in day to day business operations.

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How to go about setting a sustainability strategy

Posted by Rachel Hunter on 05-Jun-2017 07:30:00

There is increasing pressure on organisations from investors, policy makers and the public, to broaden the scope of their annual reporting and to disclose their impacts.

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Topics: Sustainability Benchmarking

The Intelligent Way to Benchmark Sustainability

Posted by Rachel Hunter on 25-May-2017 10:29:37

This week Carbon Clear launched the Intelligent Sustainability Benchmarking Toolkit, a free online platform for businesses to benchmark their approach to environmental sustainability. Answer 15 questions across three categories and receive an Intelligent Sustainability score, industry benchmark and recommendations for improvement plus observations about best practice.

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Topics: Sustainability Benchmarking

4 things to consider before setting a science based target

Posted by Laurie Edwards on 18-May-2017 10:37:23

Science Based Targets (SBTs) are fast becoming the only realistic method to fulfil the global ambition to limit catastrophic climate change.

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Topics: Science based targets

Best practice and market trends in renewable energy

Posted by Debbie Butts on 09-May-2017 12:07:12

Businesses are increasingly looking at how to make their electricity supply 100% renewable, and therefore climate neutral. Companies typically adopt complimentary approaches to reach their 100% renewable energy target, combining procurement methods such as green tariff contracts with suppliers, unbundled renewable energy attribute certificates (RECs), power purchase agreements (PPAs) and on-site generation projects. But among these options, what is best practice and which factors determine the methods companies choose?

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Topics: Renewable energy

Sustainability Reporting: Closing the ESG guidance gap

Posted by Jade Soiza on 03-May-2017 14:04:11

The London Stock Exchange Group recently published guidance for companies on how to report environmental, social and governance (ESG) information to meet investor demand for better data. The aim of the guidance is “to close the ESG guidance gap”.

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Topics: Sustainability Reporting

What does responsible business look like?

Posted by Joshua Holland on 25-Apr-2017 14:15:20

This week is Responsible Business Week 2017 (#RBWeek). It calls for businesses, their employees and partners to come together to share ideas and show how they are taking positive action for a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

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Topics: Business in the Community, Responsible Business

3 tips to reduce the reporting burden

Posted by Annabell James on 19-Apr-2017 11:50:24

Businesses globally have a wide range of sustainability frameworks, standards and benchmarks, they can report to - CDP, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) - and the list goes on.

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Topics: CDP, Sustainable Development Goals, sustainability

The value of reporting on non-financial performance

Posted by Sonya Likhtman on 11-Apr-2017 10:51:08

In today’s complex business landscape, companies are expected to deliver more than profits and shareholder value: they are increasingly focusing on their non-financial performance.

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