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Plastic vs. Paper -- The Quest for Sustainability

Posted by Wendy Ye on June 28, 2016

Plastic pollution is a global sustainability problem. Enough plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans each year that it could fill five grocery bags for every foot of coastline around the globe, according to scientists.

The figures are staggering.

Topics: Sustainability, Plastic

3 Tips for Planning Sustainable Transportation

Posted by Frank Coyle on June 21, 2016

Initiatives to reverse and/or mitigate the harmful effects of climate change continue to thrive in 2016. Both the public and private sectors have identified climate change as a high priority on their agendas, including the impact of transportation, which is a recognized source of greenhouse..

Topics: Sustainable Transportation

100% Renewable Energy in the Age of Climate Change

Posted by Greg Scandrett on June 14, 2016

Today’s top companies have a common idea, the dream of being “powered by 100% renewable energy.” In the age of climate change, it can make a company more attractive and trustworthy, an ally in the struggle for a better world. In the space of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability..

Topics: Renewable Energy, Climate Change

How Do We Integrate Climate Change into Our Current Business Strategy?

Posted by Wendy Ye on June 7, 2016

Climate change awareness is growing and companies of all sizes and industries are starting to consider their own impacts. Every company has their own challenges and opportunities, and integrating climate change into your business strategy can help ensure you are systematizing your process to..

Topics: Climate Change Adaptation Strategies, Climate Change, Business Strategy, Climate Change Impact on Business

How Does Positive CDP Performance Drive Positive Financial Performance?

Posted by Wendy Ye on June 1, 2016

Environmental disclosure is becoming common practice across industries. The climate change benefits of transparency are fairly well-established, and evidence is mounting that environmental disclosure and being an environmental leader can result in higher profits and stronger financial..

Topics: CDP, Carbon Disclosure Project, Environmental Disclosure, Financial Performance

More Cities to have Low-Carbon Future

Posted by Alicia Godlove on May 24, 2016

Cities in the world are talking about climate change and thinking about leaving fossil fuels behind for a low-carbon future. Here’s why:

Topics: Renewable Energy, low-carbon future, energy source, fossil fuels

Why Gender Equality is Key to Addressing Climate Change

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on May 17, 2016

“Acknowledging that climate change is a common concern of humankind, parties should, when taking action to address climate change, respect, promote and consider their respective obligations on human right; the right to health; the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, migrants,..

Topics: Gender and Climate Change, Climate Change, Gender Equality, Gender

Why is it Beneficial to Consistently Strive for a High CDP Score?

Posted by Amanda Kielian on May 10, 2016

CDP (formerly known as Carbon Disclosure Project) is an organization that collaborates with shareholders, investors and corporations to bring transparency to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change issues. Every year, thousands of companies worldwide report to CDP. However, reporting to CDP..

Topics: CDP, CDP Score, Carbon Disclosure Project

FCS Webinar: New CDP Methodology

Posted by Amanda Kielian on May 3, 2016

For many companies around the world, the time to respond to CDP Climate Change is approaching. In 2016, there are a few changes and additions to the methodology and questionnaire. The new requirements can seem overwhelming and companies may need some extra guidance when beginning to prepare..

Topics: CDP, Webinar, CDP Climate Change

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

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