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.

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7 Feb 17

UN Global Compact - Greenstone submits Communication on Progress

This week, Greenstone submitted its annual Communication on Progress (COP) to UN Global Compact. Greenstone has been a participating member of the UN Global Compact since 2013 and each year publically submits a COP which outlines its commitment to the UNGC’s ten principles.

As a non-financial reporting software company, we use our solution to actively promote the UN Global Compact Principles as a standard for our clients. We are also dedicated to improving the transparency of corporate reporting in the four key areas – human rights, labour, environment and anti-bribery and corruption.

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.

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7 Dec 16

Everything you need to know about the new GRI Standards

Last month saw the launch of the latest version of the sustainability guidelines produced by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The new ‘GRI Standards’ take reporting organisations away from the static nature of the GRI G4 framework and into what GRI are dubbing a “more flexible and future-proof” set of reporting guidelines. Here is everything you need to know.

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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.

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17 Oct 16

Webinar: Using data to understand your business’ contribution to the SDGs

Since the launch of the SDGs at the General Assembly in September 2015, there has been a great deal of emphasis on the role of business in achieving them. This has led to some uncertainty about the best approach to incorporate the SDGs into a company’s non-financial reporting strategy.

Greenstone is holding a 30-minute webinar at 3pm GMT on Tuesday 15th November, focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how businesses can start to collect, manage and report data to help them to understand their contribution to them.  

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5 Oct 16

The ABCs of the SDGs: 5 key trends from Climate Week 2016

The Climate Group’s Opening Ceremony on Monday 19th September set the stage for almost 100 climate change related events across New York. Coinciding with the UN General Assembly, the week brought together influential global figures from the worlds of business, government and society who are leading the transition to a low carbon economy.

Five key trends from Climate Week 2016:

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13 Sep 16

Greenstone integrates the SDGs into its non-financial reporting software

The latest version of Greenstone’s Enterprise software now includes the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Using Greenstone’s CSR Frameworks module, clients can now collect, manage and report data to help them understand their contributions to all 17 of the SDGs. This new feature is mapped and aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s G4 framework to enable clients to streamline their non-financial reporting.

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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).

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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.

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