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This blog combines articles from ADEC ESG Solutions, as well as FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), an ADEC Innovation.

Pension Plans Are Driving Sustainability Reporting

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Jul 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM


Kinder Morgan, a publicly-traded company known for its controversial Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline through British Columbia, recently made another news headline: Shareholders voted against the Board of Directors’ recommendation to reject a shareholder’s resolution to adopt GRIS reporting guidelines for its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. How did this shareholder revolt happen?

The Importance of Sustainable Packaging

Posted by Michele Carchman on Apr 5, 2016 10:30:00 AM


A crucial aspect of delivering sustainable products and services is sustainable packaging. In designing sustainable packaging for a product, companies need to answer a few questions, including: will it attract consumers to the product; how much will it cost; and will it provide needed protection for my product?

Down to Size: How to Manage the Big Data Behind Your Environmental Sustainability Reporting

Posted by Greg Scandrett on Mar 15, 2016 10:30:00 AM


For organizations in industries from healthcare to marketing, big data has become both a powerful tool and a management challenge. This trend is no different in the infrastructure sector, where developers and utilities must get their arms around scattered environmental sustainability data to support reporting and compliance efforts.

Setting Emissions Reduction Targets within the Corporate Sector – Part 3

Posted by Megan Crawford on Mar 4, 2016 10:30:00 AM


Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series if you missed it!

What are some methods for setting science-based targets?

In order to determine the appropriate level of ambition and set a target that aligns with the <2°C temperature increase goal, companies are encouraged to use one of the many methods recommended by the Science Based Targets Initiative:

Setting Emissions Reduction Targets within the Corporate Sector – Part 2

Posted by Megan Crawford on Mar 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM


Check out Part 1 of this series if you missed it!

What is a science-based target?

Emissions reduction targets adopted by companies to reduce GHG emissions are considered “science-based” if they are in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase from pre-industrial times to below 2°C, as described in the Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5). Our planets current trajectory is leaning toward a 4°C temperature increase above pre-industrial levels.

Thank you, Saudi Arabia! For Making it Possible to Implement a Carbon Tax to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Feb 23, 2016 10:30:00 AM


On Monday, December 7, 2015, governments and companies were lamenting the lowest price of oil in 6 years (US$37.50/barrel of West Texas Intermediate) when Saudi Arabia chose not to cut its oil production due to a lack of agreement by OPEC members. Experts are now speculating that the price of oil will drop further to below $30/barrel when Iran, a significant oil producer, has full market access.

Ten Tips on how to Survive a Winter Power Outage

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Feb 9, 2016 11:16:30 AM


My heart goes out to the millions of residents in the Eastern United States who have been hit with a massive, high wind, winter blizzard and  extended power outages lasting more than a few hours.

Basic Waste Management: Stop and Think Before You Toss Your Trash

Posted by Megan Crawford on Feb 2, 2016 12:28:53 PM


5 Organizations with Leading Energy Innovations

Posted by Greg Scandrett on Dec 8, 2015 10:34:36 AM


Environmental problems such as global warming and the depletion of resources occur due to the rapid acceleration of global consumption. Energy consumption, in particular, continues to rise in direct proportion with rapid changes in standards of living. Given that many sources of energy are non-renewable, this trend may lead to irreversible consequences.