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Integrated Reporting Framework

Source: The Guardian The release of the International Integrated Reporting Framework by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is intended to make a tangible contribution to building a stronger, more financially stable economy, and a more sustainable planet. Development of the Framework has been a collaborative, market-led activity and is the result of extensive global[…]

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Tips for Building a Business Case for Sustainability

By: Tiffany Richmond I stumbled across this article on the Sustainability Learning Center website that I thought was great summary of items companies should focus on when building the business case for sustainability. Here’s a summary of the article’s key points. Tips on building a business case for sustainability: Meet your team “where they are”.[…]


What Is The Business Case For Sustainability?

Source: Verdanix The recently published book by Andrew Winston, The Big Pivot, provides an easy-to-read summary of the current state of corporate sustainability strategies, mostly in consumer markets. For those in the field, the example firms will be all too familiar: BT, Interface, Nike, Patagonia, PUMA, Seventh Generation, Unilever, etc. They constantly pop up in[…]

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4 Steps to Deliver the “Whole Sustainability Package”

Source: GreenBiz 1. Benchmarks and Metrics In order to accomplish sustainability goals in multiple facility locations, it is critical to research and develop benchmarks into easily understandable checklists so that you end up with uniform results throughout the company. You also need to simultaneously track metrics in order to measure success. To do this, you[…]

4 Top Sustainability Reporting Trends for 2014

Source: Green Biz For most companies work on 2013 sustainability reports are well underway. But it’s not too late to take stock and assess whether you’re giving enough consideration to four major issues: materiality, conflict minerals, social compliance in supply chains and reporting requirements in emerging market stock markets. Focus on Materiality The leading sustainability[…]

Ten Predictions for Energy Management in 2014

By: Tiffany Richmond Recently Verdantix released a complementary report on ten predictions for energy management in 2014. Verdantix assessed global regulations, innovation, competitive dynamics and corporate energy strategies and identified 10 key predictions for 2014. Building energy management will explode in Japan. Japan’s need for demand side management has accelerated in recent years, as it[…]

Water Risks to US Companies are Becoming More Acute

Source: CDP Water security risks are increasing and will significantly impact business continuity if left unaddressed, according to the CDP U.S. Water Report 2013, prepared by Deloitte. Even as water risks become more acute, the majority of Standard & Poor’s 500 index (S&P 500) companies facing water risks lack strategic plans to adequately address these[…]

Tame Your Vampires Before They Devour Your Energy Budget

By: Randi Kruse It’s that time of year again. Grocery stores crowded with spooky displays of vampires and goblins, and everyone anxious for the festivities to begin. But there are other ominous signs of trouble brewing quietly in the corners of your office. Did you know that there are vampires gobbling up 10% your energy[…]