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Companies with the Greenest Supply Chains

Posted by Ben Wilde on April 26, 2016

Going green can be a driver for value and success in business. Companies such as Apple, Adidas, H&M, Levi’s and Marks & Spencer have already started their journey towards a greener supply chain. These companies, along with Panasonic, Walmart, Microsoft, Esquel and Hitachi, are the highest..

Topics: Sustainability, Supply Chain

How Old Materials Can Make New Construction Green

Posted by Rachel Reese on April 19, 2016

Construction is one of humankind’s dirtiest practices, and makes green construction a challenging idea. Conservative estimates suggest construction is to blame for more than 4 percent of worldwide particulate emissions, which is a significant cause of changing climate and deteriorating air..

Topics: Environmental Impacts, Building Green, CEQA, Environmental Planning, LEED, Sustainability, Development

CDP's 2016 Methodology: An Overview

Posted by Alicia Godlove on April 14, 2016

CDP’s methodology underwent several changes for 2016. First, CDP came up with a new scoring system. Under the old scoring system, organizations were rated according to disclosure (their level of transparency) and performance (how effectively they are addressing climate risks). Organizations..

Topics: Carbon Management, CDP Methodology, Sustainabiity Reporting, Scoring Methodology, CDP

The Importance of Sustainable Packaging

Posted by Michele Carchman on April 5, 2016

A crucial aspect of delivering sustainable products and services is sustainable packaging. In designing sustainable packaging for a product, companies need to answer a few questions, including: will it attract consumers to the product; how much will it cost; and will it provide needed protection..

Topics: Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Impacts, Carbon Management, Environmental Issues, Environmental Compliance, Sustainability, Innovation

How Tech Companies are Promoting Sustainability

Posted by Ben Wilde on March 29, 2016

Tech companies realize that sustainability is a good investment. Sustainability ensures business continuity by conserving resources. A company cannot produce goods and services without sufficient raw materials (e.g., clean water, wood, minerals, etc.). This, in turn, means decreased revenue for..

Topics: Energy Management, Environmental Consulting, Environmental Impacts, Building Green, Carbon Management, LEED, Air Quality Issues, Sustainability, Innovation

Best Practices in Sustainability

Posted by Michele Carchman on March 22, 2016

Many companies incorporate sustainability practices in all areas of their operations. From policies, production processes, products and services, every member of their corporate community takes part in promoting sustainability. As a result, their sustainability programs are effective,..

Topics: Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Planning, Sustainability, Innovation

Down to Size: How to Manage the Big Data Behind Your Environmental Sustainability Reporting

Posted by Greg Scandrett on March 15, 2016

For organizations in industries from healthcare to marketing, big data has become both a powerful tool and a management challenge. This trend is no different in the infrastructure sector, where developers and utilities must get their arms around scattered environmental sustainability data to..

Topics: Energy Management, Environmental Sustainability, Building Green, Environmental Issues, Energy Management Consulting, Sustainability, Innovation

COP21 Summit: Highlights and Key Takeaways

Posted by Michele Carchman on March 8, 2016

The 21st session of the Conference of Parties (the COP21 summit) began with a lofty goal aiming to achieve a legally binding agreement among all nations to limit global warming to below 2°C by 2100. COP21 appeared poised to attain this objective.

Topics: Environmental Impacts, Building Green, Carbon Management, Environmental Issues, LEED, Sustainability, Innovation

Setting Emissions Reduction Targets within the Corporate Sector – Part 3

Posted by Megan Crawford on March 4, 2016

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series if you missed it!

What are some methods for setting science-based targets?

In order to determine the appropriate level of ambition and set a target that aligns with the <2°C temperature increase goal, companies are encouraged to use one of the many..

Topics: Environmental Sustainability, Building Green, Carbon Management, Environmental Issues, GHG, Sustainability, Innovation

Setting Emissions Reduction Targets within the Corporate Sector – Part 2

Posted by Megan Crawford on March 2, 2016

Check out Part 1 of this series if you missed it!

What is a science-based target?

Emissions reduction targets adopted by companies to reduce GHG emissions are considered “science-based” if they are in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase from..

Topics: Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Impacts, Carbon Management, Environmental Issues, Air Quality Issues, Sustainability, Innovation

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