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June 2014 - Environmental Sustainability in Style for the Retail Sector

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Environmental Sustainability in Style for the Retail Sector

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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IPCC Climate Change Report: Averting Catastrophe Is Eminently Affordable

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

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

Majority of Corporate Boards Exceed Minimum Reporting Requirements More than half of S&P 500 company boar Read More

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

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

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

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

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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