Fuelling Change & Preservation in Kenya

Posted by Lucy Haines on 12-Apr-2018 12:53:41

This week is Africa Climate Week. Officials from eight African countries and the UN are convening in Nairobi for a week-long conference, the purpose of which is to support the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement as well as assist delivery on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In support of the endeavours of the conference this week and to highlight the importance of their mission, we are featuring the EcoAct Group’s offsetting project in Embu County, in the foothills of Mount Kenya. This project demonstrates the challenges faced by local communities and how a cheap and efficient solution is driving positive change both socially and environmentally.

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Topics: paris agreement, Sustainable Development Goals, Carbon Offsetting, Africa Climate Week

A sustainable maritime industry in a 2°C scenario - has the ship already sailed?

Posted by Joe Beviss on 05-Apr-2018 10:39:02

Shipping has long been a fundamental enabler of trade, although its important role may go unnoticed. Think about where the clothes you are wearing were made and how they arrived here. What about your phone? How did its components all come together to reach your hand right now? It's very likely that shipping played a role in both examples. How is this all made possible?

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Topics: Sustainable Development Goals, Science based targets, emissions, Shipping

Quantifying the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by David Keddie on 25-Jan-2018 09:00:00

At the end of 2017, we published a blog on how companies are starting to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the Sustainable Development Goals to create a shared common purpose with their stakeholders. If you’re working in corporate sustainability and reading this new blog, you’re likely already fully on board with the mission of the SDGs to “end poverty”, “protect the planet” and “ensure prosperity for all”, as well as the business case for sustainable development.

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Topics: Sustainable Development Goals

Using the SDGs to establish a shared common purpose

Posted by David Keddie on 12-Dec-2017 13:59:27

Two years on from the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, many companies around the world are still grappling with the how best to implement them. While the broad and positive purpose of the SDGs is clear to all, finding the most effective ways to take advantage of the opportunities they present can be less obvious.

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Topics: Sustainable Development Goals

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

Sustainable Development Goals: what's the role for business?

Posted by Joshua Holland on 23-Nov-2016 17:37:33

Leading businesses are engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to focus their environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts. This helps ensure that they continue to play a part in building a more resilient world through economic growth and opportunity while also addressing social and environmental need.

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Topics: Sustainable Development Goals

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