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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.

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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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8 Mar 17

Navigating the yellow brick road: Future-proofing your sustainability data

Greenstone’s Head of Client Services, David Wynn spoke at edie’s Smarter Sustainability Reporting conference in London last week. David spoke to the audience on ‘Future-proofing your data for 2020 and beyond’ emphasising the importance of creating a data strategy that enables long term sustainability reporting goals. 

David used the analogy of the Wizard of Oz to describe an organisation’s non-financial reporting journey. Where we’re initially engaging different people for advice (conducting a stakeholder materiality assessment) and know we need to get to the Wizard (setting long term KPIs and targets) but are not necessarily defining the yellow brick road in order to get there (the data strategy that underpins our reporting journey).

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6 Feb 17

The State of Green Business 2017 - GreenBiz

The below article recently featured on the GreenBiz website following the release of its 'State of Green Business 2017' report. Topics covered in this report feature heavily on the agenda for next week's GreenBiz 17 Conference in Phoenix. Our Head of Client Services, David Wynn, will be attending so please let us know if you would like to meet up with him during the conference. 

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31 Jan 17

Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) carbon reporting portal opens

The Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) - the inclusive movement of legal firms committed to working collaboratively to improve the environmental sustainability of their operations and activities - has opened its reporting window to LSA members to report on their carbon emissions for 2016. Since 2011, Greenstone has delivered the LSA Reporting Tool, which enables around 100 UK law firms to report their sustainability credentials to the LSA.

Using this simple and intuitive tool, developed and powered by Greenstone, LSA members can input consumption data, calculate their carbon footprint and respond to the LSA Reporting principles. Reporting organisations receive an individual report on their carbon emissions and the LSA also produces an annual report where results are aggregated across the whole LSA membership.  

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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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9 Jan 17

Greenstone confirmed as speaker at Smarter Sustainability Reporting conference

Greenstone has been confirmed as a speaker at edie’s Smarter Sustainability Reporting conference in London on 1st March 2017.

As part of the morning plenary session on reporting excellence, our Head of Client Services, David Wynn, will be giving practical advice on how to future-proof your data for 2020 and beyond.  David has also been invited to sit on a panel, alongside The Crown Estate and Barclays, in the Advanced Reporting workshop. During this workshop, the panel will be exploring emerging reporting options for advanced reporters.

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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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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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29 Sep 16

EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive – How companies make the most out of it

This article was originally published on CDSB's website following the release of its EU environmental reporting handbook.

From 2016, certain companies in EU Member States are required to report non-financial information in their management report, but what could this look like?

The Directive 2014/95/EU on the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information (NFR Directive), amends the Accounting Directive 2013/34/EU to require certain large companies to disclose information on policies, risks and outcomes as regards environmental matters, social and employee aspects, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and bribery issues, and diversity in their board of directors.

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