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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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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25 Jul 16

Countdown to EU NFR Directive day

This article was originally published on Financier Worldwide

With the implementation date of the EU’s Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) Directive now less than six months away, effective as of 1 January 2017, companies across the EU-28 that fall within its scope are preparing themselves for its arrival.

In a nutshell, Directive 2014/95/EU, amending Directive 2013/34/EU, requires certain companies – i.e., public and private companies of a certain size, as determined by number of employees (upwards of 500), balance sheet total and revenues – to disclose to authorities information relating to policies, risks and outcomes as regards environmental matters, social and employee aspects, respect for human rights, anticorruption and bribery issues and boardroom diversity.

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13 Jun 16

Non-Financial Reporting Summit - 30th June

Greenstone is holding its Non-Financial Reporting Summit on Thursday 30th June in London. The Summit, held at the newly opened IOM3, will consist of an expert panel discussion with guest speakers exploring the state of non-financial reporting.

This session will then be followed by networking opportunities, with Greenstone clients, partners and business associates, over canapes and refreshments.

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