With the help of Integrated Reporting, but the financial and non- financial aspects of a company’s performance are taken into account. This is identified as a significant tool in creating a sustainable environment and is the focus of this article.
A short article that shed light on the issue of Eco-labels, using the Sustainability Forest Initiative (SFI) as the case study. Due to some reported misdeeds conducted by SFI, this leads to general questioning and the level of trust placed in these labels and certifications.
Integrated Reporting ties together information on an organisation’s financial performance, sustainability performance and more abstract concepts such as intellectual and human resources. This is a new framework with the aim of reviving corporate reporting and what data is gathered.
Even though companies try getting tasks completed by delegating work in an organised manner to employees, an informal organisation and delegation of tasks contributes to the job getting done faster. This article describes how managers can understand and identify the roles within this informal network.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development has been extending its services to provincial and the federal governments in Canada.They assist with developing a measurement for funded programs in order to see if and how these funded programs are improving.
This is a document over-viewing the argument for a Campus Sustainability Assessment Framework at the University of Waterloo. It goes on to describe how the framework would be of use to the university, how it can be integrated and what challenges are expected to be overcome with this initiation.
Tools are being developed to demonstrate the effects of changes such as water availability and weather extremes.This article outlines the importance of analytical and assessment tools used by a company in relation to environmental risks. It also talks about the role of bondholders in companies and how they are involved with these indicators.
A tool that has been developed for measuring local economic impact of an organisation within a community, the Local Multiplier 3 is beginning to be used as a performance indicator and as an added value standard.
This article talks about the GHG Protocol, the most widely used GHG accounting tool that now incorporates measuring for scope 3 emissions , a subset of emissions that is most challenging to account for.
Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions refer to the carbon emissions produced during operations and energy use of the company. Scope 3 refers to the emissions produced during transportation, supply chain and consumer use. Because of the sheer volume, it is much more challenging to tackle measuring scope 3 emissions. The challenges and progresses in this area are summarised in this article.