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11 May 17

Webinar: Reporting against the GRI Standards

In late 2016, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) launched the latest version of its sustainability reporting framework. The ‘GRI Standards’ moves organisations away from the static nature of the previous GRI G4 framework and into what GRI are dubbing a “more flexible and future-proof” set of reporting guidelines.

Event , GRI

10 May 17

Greenstone software completes GRI Standards certification

Greenstone’s non-financial reporting software is one of the first software tools to complete the certification for the implementation of the new GRI Standards content. 

The new Standards were announced by the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) in October 2016 and were officially launched in a series of global events. Developed by the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the GRI Standards aim to build on the previous GRI G4 framework to help companies around the world be more transparent in all areas of sustainability and to help organisations contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

CSR Frameworks , Non-Financial Reporting , GRI

5 May 17

Business Initiatives Advance SDG Reporting, Engagement

The below article was recently published on the SDG Knowledge Hub. 

The UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have launched the Action Platform for Reporting on the SDGs. The initiative aims to provide a framework for businesses to assess and report on their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using both the GRI Standards, a sustainability reporting standard, and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.

CSR Frameworks , GRI , SDGs

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

18 Apr 17

University of Manchester receives award for sustainability

The University of Manchester has received a prestigious award for two of its sustainability projects. At a national awards ceremony, the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) gave Manchester their Whole Institutional Sustainability Engagement award for two projects – 10,000 Actions and the Sustainability Challenge.

The Sustainability Challenge was rolled out across the University of Manchester’s campus last September with around 5,000 new students assembling into probably the largest project team in history. Their mission was to work together to design a new campus for the fictional ‘University of Millchester’.

Environment

13 Apr 17

The green business guide to Brexit: 10 questions to ask

This article was recently published on GreenBiz. 

The biggest challenge for businesses as they consider the implications of Brexit is the uncertainty.

Fundamental issues relating to their trading conditions and regulatory environment, issues that have been settled for decades, are now up for debate and could change beyond all recognition in less than two years' time. For businesses working on multi-year, and in some cases multi-decadal, business strategies and investment plans, the challenge is particularly acute.

Environment

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

29 Mar 17

Is this the start of an SDG reporting boom?

This article was originally published on GreenBiz.

Measuring the not-so-easy-to-measure long has been a trick of the sustainability trade.

From tallying carbon footprints to wrangling waste in global supply chains, rising demand for corporate transparency from investors, consumers and enterprise customers has translated to an ever-widening array of reporting and surveying related to corporate responsibility.

CSR Frameworks , Non-Financial Reporting , SDGs

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

22 Mar 17

Fujitsu transforms its global environmental reporting with Greenstone

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting customers in more than 100 countries, Fujitsu is one of the world’s largest IT service companies.

The challenge

In 2008, Fujitsu announced that it aimed to reduce CO2e emissions by 30 million tonnes by 2020 through environmental innovation. In addition, Fujitsu had committed to becoming an industry leader in sustainability and, as part of this, were looking at how green IT can be used as a key enabler for their clients to become a truly low carbon business.

Non-Financial Reporting , Environment