18 Mar 22

Greenstone publishes glossary for Sustainability & ESG professionals

ESG&Sustainabilityglossary-sGreenstone has published a 'Sustainability & ESG' Glossary. This glossary, providing definitions of the most commonly used terms and concepts in sustainability and ESG reporting, is designed to help sustainability professionals stay up to date with terms, acronyms, frameworks and reporting standards.

The world of ESG and sustainability is full of acronyms, the vocabulary is constantly expanding and there is always something new to keep on top of. Terms that don’t have the same definition are often used interchangeably and the overwhelming number of acronyms can be difficult to keep track of.

Our Sustainability & ESG glossary, helping you navigate the multi-dimensional world of sustainability, contains a list of definitions for important industry terms that sustainability or ESG professionals should know. This is a resource every professional working in ESG needs in their toolkit.

Explore popular terms like:

  • Biodiversity
  • Circular economy
  • DE&I
  • Double materiality
  • Fugitives
  • Impact investing
  • Intensity targets
  • Low carbon transition plan
  • Natural capital
  • Net-zero
  • Scenario analysis
  • Social impact


And discover essential acronyms like:

  • CDSB
  • FASB
  • IFRS
  • SFDR
  • TCFD


... plus many more!


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At Greenstone, we provide award-winning sustainability reporting software solutions that enable our clients to achieve their sustainability goals and become responsible businesses. Greenstone has been providing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions since 2007 and our clients are currently in over 100 countries worldwide across 15 industry sectors.

Through our suite of sustainability, supply chain and ESG software solutions we enable our clients to collect, manage and analyse the data required to inform and support their sustainability journeys. We build long-term partnerships with our clients and constantly develop and innovate to stay ahead of their evolving sustainability management and reporting requirements.

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