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

What Corporate Sustainability Rankings Should You Focus On?

Posted by George Lu on Sep 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Measuring and managing corporate sustainability have become central parts of doing business for companies around the world. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ranking systems, which assess a company’s sustainability performance, are becoming increasingly valued as key decision-making indicators by consumers, investors, and other stakeholders. This demand has driven companies worldwide to take a proactive approach to disclosure for many reasons: answering investor requests, improving reputation, assessing risks and opportunities, and complying with regulations.

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?

Best Practices in Sustainability

Posted by Michele Carchman on Mar 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM


Many companies incorporate sustainability practices in all areas of their operations. From policies, production processes, products and services, every member of their corporate community takes part in promoting sustainability. As a result, their sustainability programs are effective, self-preserving and resilient, assuring they will be carried on by future leaders of the company.

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.

Setting Emissions Reduction Targets within the Corporate Sector – Part 1

Posted by Megan Crawford on Feb 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM


According to CDP, more than 80% of the world’s 500 largest companies established emissions reduction or energy-specific targets in the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Since you cannot manage what you do not measure, setting emissions reduction targets allow companies to measure and track the progress of their annual GHG emissions associated with direct operations and their supply chains.

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

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


How Sweden Became the World’s Most Sustainable Country: Top 5 Reasons

Posted by Ben Wilde on Jan 12, 2016 2:47:41 PM


Sweden is ranked as the Most Sustainable Country in the World for 2015 according to the Country Sustainability Ranking study. The Scandinavian nation emerged ahead of 59 other countries evaluated on a broad range of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) components, retaining the lead position it secured last year. The Country Sustainability Ranking is based on crucial risk and return drivers important for investors, and consists of 17 indicators that provide insights into the investment risks and opportunities associated with each country.

H.B. Fuller’s Lüneburg Adhesive Academy is LEED® Certified to the Gold Level

Posted by Ben Wilde on Jan 5, 2016 12:02:49 PM


Business sustainability, the way companies control their environmental, social and financial risk, obligations and opportunities, is essential for long-term profitability and viability. It is a framework that is increasingly embraced by companies across industries worldwide. In construction, “green building” has captured the imagination of engineers and architects.