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Issue No. 44 : June 2014

Our Perspective

Environmental Sustainability in Style for the Retail Sector

With a growing number of customers now becoming more involved in socio-civic beliefs towards environmental initiatives, this places pressure on businesses to have full transparency into their social and environmental practices.

Retailers have felt the same pressure and some are considered to be the most progressive when it comes to specifically leveraging environmental sustainability to improve business performance, reputation and ultimately profits. Read More

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Semiconductor Company Receives Sustainability Makeover

Industry Updates

IPCC Climate Change Report: Averting Catastrophe Is Eminently Affordable

Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth. Read More

Non Financial Reporting Reinforced in EU

Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of a new law governing corporate reporting of non-financial information. As a result large listed companies in the EU will be asked to disclose their environmental and social impacts as part of their mainstream reporting to investors. Read More

Majority of Corporate Boards Exceed Minimum Reporting Requirements

More than half of S&P 500 company boards are providing oversight of environmental and/or social issues beyond what required by law, a new study shows. Read More

EU Showing 'Low Ambition' on Energy Savings, Study Claims

Almost all Member States of the European Union (EU) are not only showing low ambition in achieving energy savings targets they are also failing to demonstrate how targets will be reached, a new study claims. Read More

Why Firms Should Take Climate Change Action

Mobilizing industry to take action to slow climate change involves translating climate risks for business, building an "architecture of participation" for climate action, and stabilizing the climate system through "resilience wedges," says a study by Business for Social Responsibility. Read More

Sustainability KPIs Trending Upward

Outside of certain industries such as high tech and retail, procurement organizations haven't universally defined and adopted sustainability key performance indicators (KPIs), according to research by EcoVadis and A.T. Kearney. Read More

Low-Carbon Economy Top Priority for UK and Japan

The UK and Japan have jointly recognised the severity of the challenge posed by climate change and are pledging to work closer together to promote clean technology and low-carbon business. Read More

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