Cities all over the world are trying different ways to contribute to global sustainability. One popular practice is the creation of “green” buildings: structures built using sustainable materials or modified to become sustainable. Such structures provide cities with infrastructure that will stand the test of time with little maintenance. This can be achieved through a variety of design innovations, such as the use of renewable sources instead of fossil fuels for energy and the use of renewable materials for renovation.
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This blog combines articles from ADEC ESG Solutions, as well as FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), an ADEC Innovation.
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The ‘Road to 100A’: Managing Your Scope 3 Emissions
Posted by Tiffany Day on Jun 14, 2015 9:34:00 AMMORE
Experts agree environmental risks are one of the underlying causes of operational issues that negatively impact companies. Disclosing environmental data is an important aspect of corporate transparency valued by stakeholders. In 2014, over 5,000 companies from more than 80 countries chose to report, manage and share vital environmental information through CDP. Why? Because it demonstrates to investors, supply chains and governments that you are managing risks and capitalizing on opportunities, in addition to reducing the impact your operations have on the resources you rely on—all of which attract investors and customers, and strengthen your brand.
Carbon Pricing for a more Sustainable Economy
Posted by Tiffany Day on May 29, 2015 10:09:00 AMMORE
Global organizations regard climate change as a serious business risk that directly impacts their business operations. Climate change leads to environmental risks such as floods, heat stress and droughts, which adversely affect organizations, especially their supply chains, consumers and revenue streams. As a result, people are realizing that the framework we use for conducting business and producing goods and services needs to change.
4 Ways to Integrate Sustainability into Your Core Business
Posted by Tiffany Day on May 5, 2015 8:48:00 AMMORE
Global organizations recognize the importance of incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations in planning for core businesses. With increasing opportunities arising from trends in global sustainability, companies and their leaders are embracing sustainable development to respond to environmental and social issues that affect the way they operate.
Global Nations and their Transition towards Clean and Renewable Energy
Posted by Tiffany Day on Apr 23, 2015 9:07:00 AMMORE
Climatescope, a country-by-country assessment, interactive report and index, conducted a study on the clean energy activities of emerging markets from 55 developing nations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The results revealed that renewable technologies are an energy solution as cost-effective for developing nations as they are for developed ones. Topping the list in the Climatescope 2014 study of developing countries with the most effective clean energy and renewable technology investments are China, Brazil, South Africa, India, Chile, Uruguay, Kenya, Mexico, Indonesia and Uganda.
Top 3 Global Companies and their Best Energy Practices
Posted by Tiffany Day on Apr 1, 2015 9:43:00 AMMORE
Managing energy consumption is an integral component of an organization’s sustainability efforts. By establishing and practicing the right energy management strategies, organizations achieve tangible results reflected in their return on investment (ROI) and productivity reports. Being energy-efficient helps organizations reduce operational costs and lessen carbon activity. If joint global efforts on energy management were universally implemented, a 40% reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their 1990 levels will be achieved by 2030, according to a McKinsey report.
Is Energy Management Part of Your Journey Towards Innovation?
Posted by Tiffany Day on Mar 27, 2015 11:30:00 AMMORE
Companies are beginning to see the importance of establishing efficient and innovative energy management systems, especially as they relate to mitigating the risks that directly affect how businesses operate. Industry experts note that recent technological advancements and innovations in energy efficiency strategies help industries grow and achieve healthier profits, by improving operational efficiency.
What’s Next for Corporate Water Stewardship in the Business Industry?
Posted by Tiffany Day on Jan 21, 2015 10:00:00 AMMORE
The 2014 United Nations World Water Development Report anticipates that global water demand will increase by 55% by the year 2050, due to increasing water requirements for manufacturing, thermal electricity generation and domestic consumer use. Supporting this projection is Ceres, a non-profit organization promoting sustainability leadership, which predicts that continuous population and economic growth will trigger a growing demand for more potable water and food in the coming years. According to WWF, a leading conservation organization, the agricultural sector alone consumes about 70% of the world’s freshwater resources. Food production relies on water, and unsustainable water use in the agricultural sector can harm the environment, resulting in a diminished supply of clean and potable water.
Go for Green: Aiming for Sustainability Indices
Posted by Tiffany Day on Dec 19, 2014 9:54:00 AMMORE
Many organizations are endangered by the unprecedented environmental risks that the world is experiencing today. As the world’s industries are affected by drought, heat stress and flooding, organizations are taking the necessary steps to mitigate climate risks. Support for sustainability has increased among business communities, and many organizations acknowledge that improving their sustainability performance by monitoring their energy use, natural resource access, and waste management can have a substantial effect on improving their climate resilience.
Fighting for Clean Water with Water Stewardship
Posted by Tiffany Day on Dec 10, 2014 10:40:00 AMMORE
Over the past few years, businesses have started to see the implications that water-related risks have on their daily operations. The growing concern over water has reached policy-makers and non-governmental organizations around the world as they see the effects of water-related risks on cities and populations.