Sustainability Data in Focus

Developments in Data, Research, Trends

65% of the Russell 1000® Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2019   
October 26, 2020
Source: Governance & Accountability Institute - 39% of Companies in the Smallest Half by Market Cap of Russell 1000 Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2019 - Up From 34% in 2018
Data as a Weapon in the Fashion Industry’s Fight Against Climate Change   
October 16, 2020
Source: Sourcing Journal - Arguably, business as usual in the fashion industry is not sustainable. The industry produces 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions while generating 1-1.5 percent of global GDP. Were the fashion industry to continue along...
H&M Group signs multi-year colocation deal with Swedish eco-friendly operator in sustainability push   
October 13, 2020
Source: Computer Weekly - H&M Group is reinforcing its commitment to drawing on sustainable colocation services to power its business by signing a multi-year agreement with Swedish operator EcoDataCenter.
TerraCycle: unlocking data to drive next-gen sustainability   
October 09, 2020
Source: Energy Didital - Aside from COVID-19, sustainability is arguably one of the foremost business challenges being grappled with across industry segments.
A new paradigm for sustainability data management   
October 08, 2020
Source: Energy Live News - With more the 12,000 companies now being required to disclose their energy and emissions use in annual reports, we look at the importance of good quality data management as your business is exposed to greater external scrutiny...
Top Environmental Concerns    
October 06, 2020
Source: Erizon - All across the world, there is poverty, war, terrorism, and threats of human violence. But in the face of all these, we may not realize we are also amid dangers that can place the entire humankind on its knees in one full sweep.
CDP and UCL report climate change costs to reach US$31 trillion a year if emissions not urgently reduced   
October 05, 2020
Source: CDP - Summary report, titled “Costing the Earth - Climate Damage Costs and GDP”, shows sharply rising climate change related economic and non-economic damage costs in a ‘business as usual’ scenario to US$31 trillion/year.
How much more would you pay for a sustainable T-shirt?   
October 02, 2020
Source: Vogue Business - While most shoppers are in favour of sustainable production, few have integrated it into their buying habits, according to the IBM and Morning Consult survey of 1,000 adults in each of Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.
Chinese financial institutions still in early stages of TCFD alignment, new research finds   
October 01, 2020
Source: CDP - Providing quantitative data is a challenge for Chinese financial institutions’ alignment with TCFD, especially in target setting, Scope 3 data and emission breakdown disclosure. UK PACT pilot program finds responding to CDP...
The World’s Sustainable Development Goals Aren’t Sustainable   
October 01, 2020
Source: Foreign Policy - In 2015, the world’s governments signed on to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a commitment to bring the global economy back into balance with the living world. Now, five years later, as the UN General Assembly...
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