17 Oct 17

Greenstone and Mentis Solutions to host sustainability breakfast event in Toronto

Greenstone and Mentis Solutions are hosting a breakfast event titled ‘Simplifying Sustainability Reporting: streamlining data for efficient reporting’ on Tuesday November 21 in Toronto.

Sustainability , Event , CDP

29 Jun 17

CDP and beyond - Close Brothers' environmental reporting journey

An interview with Close Brothers’ Head of Health & Safety & Environment, Sally Griffin

What has Close Brothers’ environmental reporting journey looked like to date?

Here at Close Brothers we care about the environment we operate in and are aware of our responsibility to protect natural resources and to behave sustainably. We believe, that as a financial services company, our environmental impact is limited and mostly driven by staff travel, our supply chain and our office network.

Environment , CDP

3 May 17

Q&A from CDP reporting webinar

Last week's webinar on 'CDP reporting 2017 - what you need to know' generated some interesting questions and discussion.  Greenstone and CDP have compiled answers to the questions that were asked during the webinar below.

CSR Frameworks , CDP

11 Apr 17

Webinar: CDP Reporting 2017 - what you need to know

As the CDP deadline approaches, join CDP and Greenstone for a free 30-minute webinar to find out how you can improve your CDP response for 2017.

As part of its CDP Partnership, Greenstone is holding a free CDP reporting webinar on Tuesday 25th April at 4pm GMT. With a guest speaker from CDP, Sarah Robertson, this webinar will give you practical tips for this year’s reporting whilst preparing you for the data collection you should think about now for 2018.

Event , CDP

27 Mar 17

CDP reporting 2017: what is new?

As the number of companies disclosing to CDP increases to over 5,600, and interest from investors grows following global events such as the ratification of the Paris Agreement in 2016, the importance of scoring highly to stand out from the crowd is greater than ever.

CDP continues to evolve in its methodology and scoring, in an effort to promote further engagement and transparency across a range of environmental and social issues for companies, cities and regions, throughout their supply chains.

Environment , CDP

30 Jan 17

Greenstone releases non-financial reporting frameworks guide

Greenstone has released a free guide on ‘Choosing the right non-financial reporting frameworks’. 

This 15-page guide summarises 8 of the most popular non-financial reporting frameworks, including CDP, GRI and the SDGs, to help companies choose the most appropriate frameworks for their reporting.

CSR Frameworks , Non-Financial Reporting , Environment , CDP , UNGC , GRI

14 Nov 16

Greenstone confirmed as CDP Software Partner for Second Year Running

Greenstone has been confirmed as a CDP Software Partner for a second year in a row. This partnership provides Greenstone’s clients with a CDP accredited software platform to accurately collect, manage, analyse and report non-financial information.

Greenstone has partnered with CDP to further streamline the CDP reporting process for its software clients. Greenstone’s CSR Frameworks module includes the CDP reporting questionnaires, which simplifies the reporting process for organisations and enables them to collect the exact data required for reporting to CDP.

CSR Frameworks , Environment , CDP

28 Jun 16

The business end of climate change - CDP report

This article was originally posted on CDP's website. 

We established CDP – then the Carbon Disclosure Project – over 15 years ago with a vision that one day businesses would be playing an active leadership role in combating climate change.  Last December’s historic Paris Agreement set an unequivocal new direction for corporate climate action, and today our vision is becoming reality.    

Since Paris, a growing number of major companies around the world have been showing a real commitment to playing their part in decarbonizing the economy. A new report launched today by the We Mean Business Coalition, along with CDP, shows just how significant that business contribution could be.

Environment , CDP

27 Apr 16

CDP updates its climate change reporting guidance

After COP21 and the historical Paris agreement, many companies have begun setting more ambitious climate change targets. To reflect this momentum, CDP has amended its guidance on what constitutes an active target which can be reported through the CDP questionnaire in 2016. It has published this updated version of guidance for companies reporting on climate change.

In summary, CDP will now be accepting new targets that were not active during the reporting year, so companies can also report any targets set after the reporting period with base year 2016. It is important to note that, if companies are setting targets with 2016 as a base year, this will only be accepted if their reporting year aligns with their financial reporting year (e.g. from April 2015 to March 2016).

CSR Frameworks , CDP

19 Apr 16

“When the world changed” – reflections from the Annual CDP UK Workshop

Marian Moynihan, Consultant at Greenstone, attended the Annual CDP UK Workshop held in London last week. In this blog, Marian reflects on some key take-aways from the event.

“When the world changed” was the opening speech at this year’s Annual CDP UK Workshop.  Lord Deban, the chairman of the Committee on Climate Change captivated the room as he spoke passionately about the “battle on climate change” and the steps we need to consider to mitigate the impacts. This opening paved the way for a day of thought provoking presentations and useful workshops focusing on various areas of the CDP questionnaires.

CSR Frameworks , CDP