GREENWATCH

The Millennials’ Idea of a Sustainable Business

Millennials (the demographic born between 1980 and 2000) are currently the largest generation of consumers in history. In 2014, Millennials aged between 17 and 34 were expected to spend at least USD 200 billion each year from 2017 onwards. This age demographic is also expected to spend around USD 10 trillion in their lifetime. A 2016 survey by TD Bank revealed that the average Millennial spends USD 26,000 on discretionary items and bills every year. Read More

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Webinar: Understanding CDP's 2016 Methodology

CDP's 2016 scoring methodology has been released, and there are changes for this year! As CDP's Global Scoring Partner, FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) has scored 15,600+ responses since 2011 and is an expert in the methodology*.

Hosted by FCS, this 45-minute webinar will help you understand:

  • The new single-letter scoring standard
  • Changes in Scope 2 accounting and dual reporting
  • Expanded criteria for target setting
  • New questions on renewable energy
  • Changes in risk and opportunities

To view a recording of our ‘Understanding CDP’s 2016 Methodology’ webinar, please click here

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Water Security as a Top Global Risk—In Search of More Comprehensive Approaches

Water scarcity, caused by growing water demands and changing water supplies as a result of climate change, is increasingly affecting large parts of the world. Unless action is taken soon, it could cost some regions up to 6% of their GDP by 2050. To address this massive challenge, the international community needs to look at water issues more comprehensively in terms of water security, and make efforts to better identify as well as assess the linkages to other sectors and issues such as equity. Read More

A New Guide Shows How Equity Investors Can Integrate ESG And Make Good Profits

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) says the impact of ESG integration on investing is increasingly becoming quantifiable, and thus, integrating ESG as a standard practice for investments holds promise for planet and profit. Read More

US Emissions Set to miss 2025 Target in Paris Climate Change Deal, Research finds

Even if US implements emissions-cutting proposals it could still overshoot target by nearly 1 billion tons of greenhouse gases, according to scientific study. Read More

The Next Phase in Green Building Is Healthier Buildings

The financial benefits of green building have been well established. Studies have repeatedly shown green building certification such as LEED and BREEAM lead to lower operating costs, such as reduced utility bills and lower total lifecycle costs. Read More

Apple Commits to Run Off 100% Renewable Energy

Apple announced that it has committed to running all of its data centers and corporate offices on renewable energy, joining a group of other corporations committed to the same clean energy goal. Read More

Bank of America Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2020

Bank of America committed to carbon neutrality and 100% renewable electricity by 2020, among other environmental goals recently announced. Read More

GSMA: Mobile Impacts Sustainable Development Goals

The mobile industry impacts all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the greatest effect on SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 13 (Climate Action), a new GSMA study reveals. Read More

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OCT 2016

SPECIAL FEATURE

OUTSOURCING ENVIRONMENTAL DATA COLLECTION

 

Watch the webinar. Hosted by CDP, this webinar provides an overview of how companies can employ an outsourcing partner to undertake the challenge of collecting data from their global operations.

Learn more about saving money and time by outsourcing your data management.