Home > Environmental

Innovative tools now available to strengthen management and disclosure of environmental, social and governance (ESG) information

For many businesses, managing multiple disclosure demands and increasing stakeholder pressure for disclosing environmental, social and governance (ESG) information is an ongoing challenge. On 3 April the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released the ESG Disclosure Handbook and Indicator Library to help companies address the issue. Both the handbook and the

Read More

Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative to reduce environmental footprint of rice production

A major new consortium has announced the Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative (SRLI), an agreement to deliver smart and sustainable agri-solutions for rice farmers and supply chains supported by a USD $50 million funding proposal. Announced at the opening of the 2019 Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture in Bangkok, the SRLI

Read More

UN backed personal actions that everyone can take to support the sustainable development goals now in multiple languages

UN Environment, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Futerra has released translations of the Good Life Goals into six languages – Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Simple, positive, and engaging by design, the Good Life Goals detail the things that people can do to have tangible impact on the

Read More

New paper illustrates how multi-technology PPA structures could help companies reduce risk

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has released a new paper highlighting how multi-technology structures could help companies reduce risks associated with renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The goal of the paper is to support continuing innovation in the way companies purchase renewable power for their operations. A multi-technology PPA covers multiple

Read More

A changing climate for consumer goods manufacturers

Consumer product manufacturers are increasingly factoring in climate change in their business planning, according to new research by the non-profit group CDP. Sixteen major companies were surveyed, to reveal that many are working to lower carbon emissions, anticipate global warming on the manufacturing process and respond to increased awareness from

Read More