Sustainability reporting is useful to employees, customers, citizens and governments to assess the impact and sustainability of an organisation’s activities

Sustainability reporting — sometimes also referred to as environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting — requires organisations to publicly report on a wide range of performance goals, not just profits. In an article on The Conversation website, David Cooper, Emeritus Professor of Accounting at the University of Alberta; Daniela Senkl, Assistant Professor in Accounting at … Continue reading Sustainability reporting is useful to employees, customers, citizens and governments to assess the impact and sustainability of an organisation’s activities

How to improve ESG accounting

ESG accounting is a mess. Competing initiatives mean there’s no uniform set of standards for measuring a company’s progress on sustainability. The good news is that a new initiative, the International Sustainability Standards Board, promises to do for sustainability reporting what the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) does for financial reporting — develop standards for … Continue reading How to improve ESG accounting

This year’s assessment of the transparency and integrity of companies’ climate pledges

Companies around the world are increasingly alert to the climate emergency, facing calls from a growing range of stakeholders to take responsibility for the environmental impact of their activities. Most large companies now have public climate strategies and targets, many of which include pledges that, on the face of it, appear to significantly reduce, or … Continue reading This year’s assessment of the transparency and integrity of companies’ climate pledges

How renewable energy can help companies reach net zero emissions

As nations continue targeting greenhouse gas emissions with new regulations, companies prepare to meet climate protection goals. Post-industrial countries like America are developing industry-specific laws that monitor businesses’ atmospheric pollution. Companies are responding to active bills by creating net zero emission goals. Jane Marsh discusses the issues in an article on the Renewable Energy Magazine … Continue reading How renewable energy can help companies reach net zero emissions

Europe energy savings practices for business is inefficient, auditors say

Kate Abnett reports on the Reuter’s website that auditors have found that significant EU funding to help businesses save energy were misspent in the 2014-2020 budget. The auditors estimated that projects backed by that funding achieved only 0.3% of the annual savings needed to reach the EU's target to cut final energy consumption by 32.5% … Continue reading Europe energy savings practices for business is inefficient, auditors say

“Climate alarmism, government intervention and related ideas promoted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce are clearly contrary to business interests”

Matthew Lau, from Canada’s Fraser Institute, writes on the National Newswatch website about the Ontario Chamber of Commerce says that its embrace of climate science and economics are misguided and no help to business. The Fraser Institute is an independent conservative and libertarian Canadian public policy think tank. What are your views? What are the … Continue reading “Climate alarmism, government intervention and related ideas promoted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce are clearly contrary to business interests”

Glasgow nightclub plans to tackle climate change on the dance floor

You’ve probably heard of wind energy, you’ve probably heard of solar energy, but have you ever heard of dance energy? Glasgow nightclub SWG3 is set to trial technology that captures body heat from dancers to create renewable energy to heat up or to cool down the venue. Long after the party is over, this energy … Continue reading Glasgow nightclub plans to tackle climate change on the dance floor

For business, fighting climate change effectively requires a new mindset to prioritise sustainability over profit

Raz Godelnik, Assistant Professor of Strategic Design & Management at The New School writes on The Conversation website about how integrating climate change concerns is requiring changes by business. It is requiring an entirely new mindset from past practice.   How the climate crisis is transforming the meaning of ‘sustainability’ in business In his 2021 letter … Continue reading For business, fighting climate change effectively requires a new mindset to prioritise sustainability over profit

IKEA’s renewable energy rollout begins in September and Sweden, and eventually to all markets

IKEA, one of the great names in furniture and innovation, will begin selling renewable energy to households in Sweden this autumn. Danielle Harling explains in an article on the House Beautiful website.   IKEA To Enter the Renewable Energy Market in Sweden Earlier this month, IKEA turned heads with the release of its HUVUDROLL meatball-scented … Continue reading IKEA’s renewable energy rollout begins in September and Sweden, and eventually to all markets

Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s spending

Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s. The biggest difference was men’s spending for their cars. Damian Carrington discusses the differences from a study undertaken in Sweden.   Men cause more climate emissions than women, study finds Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s, despite the sum … Continue reading Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s spending