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21 Sep 21

GHG and carbon emissions and their role in limiting warming to 1.5°C

With the latest IPCC report, the much anticipated COP26 conference and almost constant news reports on the subject, climate change and the reduction of carbon now seem to be at the centre of most discussions. As our attention is turned towards the ways businesses can act now to limit warming to 1.5°C, some terms used can lead to confusion.

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GHG Protocol , Environment , sustainability software

14 Sep 21

Greenstone opens NYC office to support strong growth in North America

Award-winning sustainability software solutions company, Greenstone, has opened its first North American office in New York, USA. This opening is in response to the significant growth and strong ongoing momentum Greenstone is experiencing in the North America market.

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Event , News

8 Sep 21

Unlocking ESG data to simplify the reporting challenge

Greenstone is holding a webinar on 'Unlocking ESG data to simplify the reporting challenge' on Thursday 23 September at 11 am EST (4 pm UK).

This event is being held in conjunction with Climate Week NYC, taking place September 20-26. Hosted annually by international non-profit the Climate Group in conjunction with the United Nations, Climate Week NYC is a global opportunity to come together to accelerate climate action and assess progress ahead of COP26.

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Event , ESG , Frameworks

25 Aug 21

What is ‘double materiality’ and why should you consider it?

During the last year, significant progress was made on unifying sustainability reporting standards and terminology. After a long time of shifting viewpoints on what materiality means, who it is for and whether the sustainability sector should even use the term materiality, an agreement has begun to form that materiality is ‘double’ and dynamic.

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Frameworks , double materiality , materiality assessment

18 Aug 21

Why procurement teams are seeking supply chain sustainability software

Procurement and supply chain management is evolving, and so are the ways businesses interact with their suppliers, manage their relationships with them, and make purchasing decisions.

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Supply chain sustainability , SupplierPortal , Sustainable procurement

12 Aug 21

COP26 and what it means for business

From the 31st of October to the 12th November 2021, the United Kingdom and Italy will co-host the 26th UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow. Heads of state and climate scientists will gather to agree on joint steps to combat climate change. As co-host of COP26, the United Kingdom has set ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions by 78 per cent by 2035.

   

In this blog, Greenstone will focus on the role of businesses and how they can actively act upon the goals set by COP26.

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Environment , Science-based targets , net zero , COP26

20 Jul 21

Greenstone’s software achieves Top Product of the Year for 4th year

Greenstone was announced today as winner of the Top Product of the Year 2021 award by Environment + Energy Leader. This is the fourth consecutive year Greenstone has been awarded this accolade, this year for its innovation in scope 3 reporting.

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News , Awards

8 Jul 21

Greenstone publishes scope 3 emissions reporting guide

Greenstone has published a 'Scope 3 Emissions Reporting & Where to Start' guide to help sustainability professionals, responsible for sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting for their organisation, to better understand scope 3 emissions and how to start reporting in this area.

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Environment , scope 3

5 Jul 21

Why ESG data matters in private equity & how SFDR standards can help

The European Commission is soon expected to confirm the new Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) that define the shape of the ‘level 2’ ESG disclosures required under the new Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) from 2022.

In this blog post, we explore the metrics outlined in these standards, how the relevant data can be collected from portfolio companies, and how private equity managers can stay one step ahead by adopting these metrics to enhance their ESG capabilities.

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ESG , SFDR

24 Jun 21

How does TCFD align with CDP?

The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in 2015 to review how the financial sector could take account of climate-related issues. Chaired by Michael Bloomberg, the TCFD’s objective was to formulate a set of recommendations to help organisations understand and disclose their exposure to climate-related issues.

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CDP , TCFD , Frameworks