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.
This is an interview piece with Jason McClennan, the CEO of the International Living Future Institute, the organisation behind the Living Building Challenge. This is a standard that extends beyond LEED and incorporates resource management, social justice, and overall health of the building residents.
This article outlines a framework direction taken by social entrepreneurs to solve underlying social issues, instead of dealing with the ‘symptoms’. This method aims to provide long-term relief for social issues by utilising a comparison to the way ecosystems operate.
For a look at how the Social Progress Index operates, this website provides an interactive view of countries worldwide and their ranking, as well as data on each country’s basic human needs, foundations of well-being and provision of opportunity.
Finding a way to measure outcomes of events and performances is simplified through Intrinsic Impact’s customize-able survey design and result reporting.
the Greenhouse Gas Institute offers software evaluation service where software providers submit their software for review by GHG Management Institute experts. They have a formal evaluation process and provide evaluation summaries.
The Green Globes system is a revolutionary building environmental design and management tool. It delivers an online assessment protocol, rating system and guidance for green building design, operation and management. It is interactive, flexible and affordable, and provides market recognition of a building’s environmental attributes through third-party verification.
Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) is an initiative aimed at making financial markets agents of, rather than impediments to, achieving the Post Rio+20 global sustainability agenda. As a global, multi-stakeholder initiative, its vision is to transform the definition of corporate value in the 21st century such that markets reward the preservation and enhancement of all forms of capital – human, intellectual, natural, social and financial.
This is a website that offers Bob Willard’s resources for sustainability champions. Bob is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and the resources help explain why it makes sense and how it can be done.
The WBCSD is a CEO-led coalition of some 200 international companies in a shared commitment to sustainable development through economic growth, ecological balance, and social progress.
There offer an extensive list of publications, case studies and tools around the business case for sustainability.