Our Best Sustainability Posts in 2015
Since the launch of our blog almost five months ago, we’ve made it our mission to keep our readers updated on all things sustainability and CSR. To help our growing reader base stay informed, we’ve kept track of can’t-miss news and events, published regular recaps (like our monthly ‘Susty’ roundup and our COP21 series), in addition to sharing useful tips and best practices.
To close 2015 on high note, we’ve compiled the year’s Top 5 sustainability and CSR posts. Take a look, learn what we’ve been up to this past year and start 2016 with a fresh perspective on how to tackle your future sustainability challenges!
Did you know that according to the Responsible Purchasing ObsAR Barometer (Paris, 2015), 84% of Purchasing Managers report already having a responsible purchases policy in place?
This comes as no surprise when taking into account how global supply chains are becoming increasingly interconnected and corporations exposed to new risks driven by a changing and unstable climate. Likewise, the regulatory demands on businesses also continue to rise. Based on a compelling discussion forum attended by members of our team, this article takes look at key sustainable procurement trends and the current state of responsible purchasing in today’s global supply chains. Read more
Last June’s EMEA Sustainable Performance Forum (SPF) was the perfect breeding ground for constructive and experience-based exchanges around sustainability and CSR. As part of the conference’s sustainability track, one of the most interactive events proved to be a half-day workshop hosted by Nicomak, a Paris-based consultancy focusing on CSR. During the session, a diverse group of CSR and sustainability managers had the chance to share their daily challenges around sustainability reporting, and with the help of a skilled facilitator, brainstorm on possible solutions.
Our recap boils down five key lessons every sustainability manager can take into account when approaching the tricky task of sustainability reporting at his/her own enterprise. Read more
By now, most of you will well aware of the main outcomes of the COP21 UN Climate Conference and the landmark Paris Agreement, but in the lead-up to the meeting (and as part of our COP21 series), we rounded up five great TED talks on climate change.
There will always be new facts, ideas and news to help expand our personal knowledge on climate change and to this end, the five selected speakers approach the issue of global warming from five complementary perspectives and backgrounds: From the high level policy front (Al Gore and Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights), to the climate science behind the headlines, and the voices of business. Read more
Through this blog post, you’ll be able to follow a handy ‘COP21 and climate change’ Twitter List and get the scoop on what the global climate change circles are buzzing about. Many of the thought-leaders, activists, institutions and initiatives we listed acted not only as noteworthy cultural or technical influencers throughout the conference, but their mission will continue growing well into the post-COP21 period. Read more
‘91% of business leaders believe that climate change is an urgent priority for business’, ‘96% of S&P 500 companies are now actively working to reduce their GHG emissions’… thankfully, there is a wealth of optimistic statistics and KPIs to argue that today’s forward-thinking business leaders are adopting a proactive approach towards the impacts of global warming on the current and future functioning of their corporations. In this blog post we showcase 12 interesting indicators, (perfect to lift your spirits on the last Monday of the year!). Read more
Some of the articles included here are part of a special holiday bundle we’ve created with the best Sustainability content from 2015, also including the recording of our recent webinar hosted in partnership with Greenbiz (Why Tackling Climate Change is Good for Business) and the must-read 2015 NAEM EHS & Sustainability Software Buyers Guide.