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  • The future of corporate reporting is sustainable business performance management

    The future of corporate reporting is Sustainable Business Performance Management. Today, this seems to be true more than ever. Non-financial disclosure is a marketplace expectation for any company reporting information to stakeholders. It is more crucial than ever to give stakeholder a throughout picture of your organisations performance. Integrating non-financials to Corporate Performance ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • 3 Steps for Building Your Tech Company`s Sustainability Strategy

    For many companies, sustainability efforts are no longer just about compliance—they’re an essential component of the company’s overall business strategy, reputation, and brand. Why? Because sustainability programs not only improve the environment, but also offer a competitive advantage. In fact, 66% of consumers say they are willing to pay more for sustainable goods, according ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 3 new corporate sustainability strategies from this year’s mindshare meeting

    The annual 2012 Mindshare Meeting of WRI’s Corporate Consultative Group (CCG) brought together experts and leading representatives from business partners to discuss cutting-edge issues at ...

  • More Businesses Pursue Triple Bottom Line for a Sustainable Economy

    New Worldwatch Institute study examines the rise of benefit corporations and other companies that prioritize people and the planet, as well as profits Washington, D.C.—As corporations of all sizes increasingly choose to monitor and report on their social and environmental impacts, a growing number of mostly small and medium-sized companies are going even further: They are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • How integrated reporting can help companies see the bigger picture

    The United Nations has put global reporting by companies on sustainability among its proposed key outcomes for the Rio+ 20 summit in June. The “zero draft” policy agenda that negotiators will consider, calls for “a global policy framework requiring all listed and large private companies to consider sustainability ...

  • Bringing ecological economics into the regulatory process: the Manitoba experience

    Since 2002, ENGOs Time to Respect Earth's Ecosystems (TREE) and Resource Conservation Manitoba (RCM) have intervened half a dozen times before Manitoba's Clean Environment Commission (CEC) in an environmental assessment) and Public Utilities Board (PUB) (in rate hearings) in reviews of Manitoba's crown electricity and gas utilities and public insurance corporation. We offer this case study of our ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Support for the development of professional standards increases as the Environment Sector expands

    With recent events such as the BP oil spill, professionals and employers worldwide are becoming wary of the potential risks they run when dealing with our fragile environment. Industry personnel have become acutely aware of the need for specific competencies, skills, and training within the workforce of the environmental sector. But in a sector where the range of specializations is vast, ...


    By ECO Canada

  • 5 Ways to Build Your Company`s Reputation for Sustainability

    Sustainability is no longer just a compliance requirement. It’s a business opportunity, and some argue a business imperative, that can give companies a competitive edge by growing something that’s become increasingly important to consumers: brand trust. According to the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • GRI,IIB, SASB GRI,IIRC and SASB Framework confusion. Is more synergy and clarification required?

    GRI,IIB, SASB GRI,IIRC and SASB Framework confusion. Is more synergy and clarification required? Coralie Ponsinet discovers. There is certainly a degree of confusion ‘on the ground’ about the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), International, Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and Sustainability Accounting Standards ...


    By IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd

  • The great enabler for a new age of retail excellence

    Product safety data sheets don’t get a lot of love in the retail industry, but major changes are underway that will make this formerly mundane document the cornerstone of numerous best practices. In recent weeks, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) introduced a new safety data sheet (SDS) template as part of a new environmental data and document information exchange initiative, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Socially Responsible Investment Makes for Good ROI

    Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.” The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience. The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold: To reflect on what SRI in emerging markets means to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Corporate Reporting in the New Age of Transparency

    Much has been written of late about the growing importance of corporate reporting, particularly in what many describe as the ‘new age of transparency’. Corporate disclosure of environmental and sustainability related data has grown exponentially over the past decade, and its importance in demonstrating that superior performance on climate change and resource efficiency ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Addressing Transparency Expectations in the Metals and Mining Sector

    The “Age of Transparency” is a term that has been widely used to describe society’s growing demand for information, but how does sustainability fit into these expectations? As Steve Baer noted in his article on the evolution of green building requirements, these demands are being translated in a very direct way in the building and construction sector. For that sector and others ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The 3 Most Influential Topics of ASSE’s Safety 2016

    Last week, Intelex had the pleasure of attending the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Safety 2016 Conference. Recognized as one of the must-attend safety events, this year’s ASSE conference brought over 600 exhibitors and more than 4,000 occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals to Atlanta, Georgia to discuss emerging topics and trends relating to safety ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Top EHS Consulting Considerations for the Automotive Segment

    Knowing when and how to use EHS consulting to supplement an EHS Team can be challenging, particularly in the automotive industry. Increased globalization, shrinking budgets, and a dynamic regulatory climate mean consistent challenges for manufacturers and suppliers alike. These challenges, however, also create opportunities. Here are some EHS consulting considerations for automotive ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Corporate Governance and Environmental Performance

    Untitled Document What does corporate governance have to do with environmental performance? The answer is: everything. And this relationship is becoming increasingly important as more and more ...

  • Architecture and Building Science Education in North America - Challenges and Opportunities

    A recent workshop on Building Science Education in North America, hosted by ASTM International and the National Institute of Building Sciences, spurred frank discussion about the place of the modern architect in building design and construction. Workshop chairman Daniel Lemieux offers a summary of the dialogue. When the design of a building falls short of expectations and performance suffers as a ...


    By ASTM International

  • Manifesto for a resource-efficient Europe

    In a world with growing pressures on resources and the environment, the EU has no choice but to go for the transition to a resource-efficient and ultimately regenerative circular economy. Our future jobs and competitiveness, as a major importer of resources, are dependent on our ability to get more added value, and achieve overall decoupling, through a systemic change in the use and recovery of ...

  • The Clean Development Mechanism: Kyoto Comes Home to Roost

    The Clean Development Mechanism - a cornerstone of the Kyoto Protocol which allows industrialised nations to invest in emission reduction projects in the developing world - is inching towards reality. This summer, the European Commission unveiled plans to let companies buy CDM credits to help meet their targets under the EU emissions trading scheme. But long-running controversies over the CDM's ...

  • Greening the Built Environment

    ASTM Standards and Products Form the Foundation of Sustainable Construction Efforts Today, a major focal point for the worldwide building industry is the growing demand for sustainable construction. Sustainable, or “green,” construction is focused on the more effective use of resources and ultimately the creation of healthier, energy efficient, more environmentally ...


    By ASTM International

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