Carbon footprints, carbon offsetting, climate strategy, carbon/climate neutrality or net-zero. When companies talk about their sustainability strategy, they mostly focus on ‘carbon’ or ‘climate’ terminology. However, environmental footprints are more comprehensive than just carbon or climate. What about the rest of your impacts? Is it dangerous to only focus on carbon emissions?
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6 things businesses need to know about the new EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)
On April 21st, 2021 the European Commission published a proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), that will replace the existing directive on non-financial reporting. Completely supporting the EU’s Green Deal targets, the CSRD will require businesses to disclose more sustainability-related information than ever before. What implications does this have for businesses?
IPCC’s message is clear: Ambitious immediate climate action is needed – What can business leaders do?
The IPCC Report was clear: We will most likely exceed the 1.5 °C of global warming. Not only will this result in extreme weather conditions, it will raise sea levels and heavily impact ocean ecosystems and urban areas. Immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions is a necessity to limit these changes. So: what can business leaders do?
You’ve measured your environmental footprint. So..what now? How can you make sure your emission reduction strategy becomes a succes? By following these 5 steps.
It’s the phase you least think about when measuring the sustainability of your product: The use phase. Why care about how your consumers use your products? Yet, the use phase often hides a large pile of environmental impact. How do you calculate this impact? What should you consider when measuring it?
We recently covered the case study on our customer Philips and how they measure their environmental footprint through the use of an Environmental Profit & Loss account (EP&L). An EP&L account sounds very impressive. But what does it really entail? And what do company’s use it for?
In the past there was always a fear that becoming more sustainable meant- making less money. However, nothing could be more untrue- as BlackRock’s research show. The key to success? The UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Biobased’ refers to materials that are made from renewable resources and consist at least partially of biological materials. Sounds very environmentally friendly. But is it really always more sustainable than a non-biobased product? Let’s find out.
Expansion of sustainable forestry often pops up as a solution to rapidly reducing and offsetting carbon emissions. But, what effect can reforestation really have on tackling climate change? Do different types of forests have different kinds of offsetting potential?
BMW already has a deep insight into the environmental impact of their products. But in order to reduce emissions to a relevant level group-wide, BMW had to look deeper.