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23 Oct 18

The IPCC SR15 and how companies can respond

This month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the much anticipated special report, SR15. Drafted in response to an invitation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) following the Paris Agreement in 2015, the report outlines the real-world impacts of average global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

The message was stark and clear – rapidly decarbonise the global economy within the next decade or face far reaching consequences to human welfare.

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Environment

8 Oct 18

Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR): what you need to know

The UK Government’s Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework comes into effect from April 2019, and although the final details are yet to be published, the results from the consultation provide some indication of what the scheme will involve. It is estimated that up to 12,000 large UK companies will be required to report under the new framework, aimed at streamlining and reducing the complexity of current energy and carbon reporting requirements.

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Environment , Non-Financial Reporting , UK

23 Jul 18

Businesses commit to science-based targets - The Mahindra Challenge

The Global Climate Action Summit, being held midway between Paris (2015) and 2020, is bringing together leaders, investors, businesses, sub-national government and people from around the world to take ambition to the next level. As part of this Summit, a challenge has been launched encouraging companies to step up and commit to set science-based targets.

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Science-based targets , Environment

17 Jul 18

Barclays and Greenstone win 2018 Sustainability Product of the Year award

Today, the Business Intelligence Group named Barclays and Greenstone a winner in the 2018 Sustainability Awards. The development of a new software solution to facilitate the monitoring and reporting of initiatives to reduce environmental impacts, has been recognized as the 2018 Sustainability Product of the Year. 

The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

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Environment

4 Jul 18

CDP reporting 2018 – 6 weeks to go

With only 6 weeks to go until the first deadline for CDP reporting 2018, now is the time to start preparing your response. The new deadlines have now been confirmed by CDP as the following:

  • Climate Change, Forests & Water – August 15, 2018
  • Supply Chain – August 29, 2018

As an accredited CDP partner, Greenstone is providing consultancy support to a number of different organisations to guide them through the CDP reporting 2018 process. Please get in touch, if you would like to find out how Greenstone could help your organisation.

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Environment , CDP , CSR Frameworks

28 Jun 18

Greenstone releases report on social and environmental impact reporting

Earlier this year, Greenstone conducted an extensive piece of research on social and environmental impact reporting. Following on from the blog series, which provided an overview of the key findings of this research, we are pleased to release the full report titled ‘Beyond sustainability reporting - impact measurement, valuation and reporting’.

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Environment

26 Apr 18

Impact reporting: The business response to impact measurement & key conclusions

In the previous two parts of this blog series on social and environmental impact reporting we have provided an overview of the key findings of our research about existing trends and challenges in the impact measurement and reporting space. We have also aimed to provide clarification around terminology and valuation methodologies that currently exist in the field.  

To view the first two parts, please click on the links below. In this part, we explore the business response to social and environmental impact measurement and reporting.

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Environment , Non-Financial Reporting

5 Apr 18

Impact reporting: frameworks, methodologies and approaches for impact measurement and valuation

This is the second part of a 3-part series on an extensive piece of research on social and environmental impact reporting. To view the first part of this series on ‘The state of social and environmental impact measurement and reporting’ please click here.

In this part, we give an overview of the key organisations in the sector and the different frameworks, methodologies and approaches designed to measure and communicate social and environmental impacts.

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Non-Financial Reporting , Environment

27 Mar 18

Social and environmental impact measurement and reporting – research insights

Greenstone recently conducted an extensive piece of research on social and environmental impact reporting. Due to an increasing maturity and awareness of sustainability issues and their potential risk to businesses and communities, there is an emerging trend in this area of company reporting.

With so much information available, it is not always clear for businesses that want to provide better sustainability disclosures where to begin, what to consider and what to be prepared for.

In this 3-part blog series, we will provide an overview of the key findings of this research to inform our clients, partners and a wider audience about existing trends and challenges in the impact measurement and reporting space. We also aim to clarify some misconceptions around terminology and valuation methodologies that currently exist in the field.  

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Environment , Non-Financial Reporting

23 Mar 18

Earth Hour 2018 - world action on climate change

Earth Hour 2018 is on Saturday 24 March at 8.30pm local time. This global movement, led by WWF, brings millions together across the world to call for greater action on climate change. Each year, hundreds of millions of people around the world switch off their lights and organise events – at home, in their community or in their towns or cities – to show they care about the future of our planet.

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Environment

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