Sustainability Roundup - October 2018

October 09, 2018

Once a month, our Sustainability Roundup provides a recap of 10 interesting articles and online resources on Sustainability and CSR that caught our attention. Enjoy the recap for October 2018.

[Report] The State of Sustainable Business 2018

The 10th annual BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business survey provides insight into the world of sustainable business and identifies common perceptions and practices of corporate sustainability professionals. This year’s survey also aims to explain how business is responding to the changing social landscape. Download report

The 10 Worst Sustainable Business Practices

In this article, Bob Langert, former VP of Sustainability at McDonald’s, shares a list of the worst practices to avoid in establishing a sustainability program and strategy. The insights are from a presentation that was given on sustainability in the food supply chain. Read more

[Infographic] Stepping Up Climate Ambition: A Business Perspective

This data-driven infographic is designed to show that business is stepping up to climate ambition. Policymakers can feel comfortable about increasing their climate targets under the Paris Agreement. View full infographic

Stepping Up Climate Ambition: A Business Perspective

SASB and GRI Step up Project to Align Reporting Standards

SASB and GRI announced last month that they will move forward soon with a Bloomberg-funded effort to bring their standards in line with each other wherever possible. The joint effort is aimed at simplifying reporting standards to align with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Read more

[Report] Exponential Climate Action Roadmap

The Paris Agreement’s goal to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change can be achieved if GHG emissions peak by 2020, halve by 2030 and then halve again by 2040 and 2050. This roadmap focuses on the immediate priorities, and has three purposes: 1) communicate the pace, scale and systemic nature of the necessary economic transformation, 2) connect the exponential scaling potentials in the digital revolution to the climate challenge, and 3) support momentum across policy, markets and technology. Download report

The Business Case for Building Climate Resilience into Your Supply Chain

As the impacts of climate change are increasingly felt around the world, it has become clear that simultaneous efforts are necessary to increase adaptive capacity and build resilience. This article highlights efforts taken by some companies to prepare for the effects of global temperature increases while simultaneously enhancing their relationships with their key partners and stakeholders, and increasing the overall resilience of their business strategies. Read more

[Infographic] 5 Things You Need to Know About the New GRI 303: Water and Effluents Reporting Standard

GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018 will be effective for reports or other materials published on or after January 1st, 2021. The Standard represents global best practice on water stewardship, introducing new or improved disclosures on reporting water withdrawal, water consumption, water discharge, impacts in areas with water stress and impacts in the supply chain. View full infographic

GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018

Investors Can Now Compare ESG Scores on New ESGHub™ App

CSRHub launched its ESGHub app on the Bloomberg App Portal. Bloomberg Terminal subscribers can access the ESG disclosure and ratings performance of companies in portfolios, indexes or other financial instruments. Subscribers can compare metrics from Bloomberg and CSRHub at the portfolio level and drill down on the details associated with more than 9,000 companies representing more than 90% of the world’s market capitalization. The app generates a scoring matrix to compare Bloomberg’s analysis of corporate sustainability performance with CSRHub’s data. Read more

How Innovations Can Help Your Company Meet Scope 3 Emission Targets

Scope 3 emissions often comprise the largest part of a company’s total emissions. Setting Scope 3 goals is just the first step. Companies making Scope 3 commitments still need to determine how to track emissions reductions and provide guidance to their suppliers on implementing best practices and collecting data. Technology could provide the help companies need with this step. Read more

How Technology Is Driving New Environmental Solutions

A fresh wave of technological innovation is deepening our understanding of tough environmental challenges  and also giving us new ways to solve them. One example will be new approaches to measuring and reducing emissions of methane. Human-made methane emissions are responsible for a quarter of all the warming we’re experiencing today. Read more

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