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Issue No. 67: May 2016

Our Perspective

Top Myths about Sustainability

"Sustainability" is one of the most popular business buzzwords. Celebrities endorse "sustainable products." Companies incorporate "sustainable business practices" in their operations. Governments enact laws promoting "sustainability." Despite its popularity, “sustainability” remains a vague concept for many people. Read More

Webinar: Understanding CDP's 2016 Methodology

CDP's 2016 scoring methodology has been released, and there are changes for this year! As CDP's Global Scoring Partner, FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) has scored 15,600+ responses since 2011 and is an expert in the methodology*.

Hosted by FCS, this 45-minute webinar will help you understand:

  • The new single-letter scoring standard
  • Changes in Scope 2 accounting and dual reporting
  • Expanded criteria for target setting
  • New questions on renewable energy
  • Changes in risk and opportunities

To view a recording of our ‘Understanding CDP’s 2016 Methodology’ webinar, please click here.

Industry Updates


Seven Simple Ways to Start Saving Water

After Earth Day 2016, many organizations plan to promote sustainable practices. Wondering where to start? Consider how much water your operations might be wasting through easy-to-fix leaks and inefficient fixtures. Read More


Tetra Pak Launches Carton Bottle with Bio-Based Plastic

A new version of Tetra Pak’s sustainable packaging — a carton bottle made up of more than 80% renewable materials — has launched in the US market with JUST water. Read More


Singapore, Middle East Could Work to Develop Water Management Technology

Singapore companies may soon work with those in the Middle East to develop water management technology. Read More


Switch to Low-Carbon Transport Could 'Save UK Billions'

A switch to low-carbon transport such as electric cars would save countries including the UK billions of pounds a year, a report has suggested. Read More


The 5 Biggest Shifts since the Paris Climate Talks

Gauging the trickle-down effects of high-level international policy is never easy. That's especially true with a hulking global issue such as climate change, which consistently has been pushed down the laundry list of challenges facing the planet. Read More


While Beijing’s Air Quality Improves, Smog Makes Journey to the West, Greenpeace Finds

China’s pollution is going west. For years, Beijing residents and others living in the country’s polluted northeast have borne the brunt of China’s notorious air pollution problems. But as the government has tried to clear the capital’s lungs, shutting factories en masse, the situation has improved. Read More


Busting the Myths of Urbanization and Sustainability in Asia-Pacific

Cities in the Asia-Pacific region need sustainable and integrated urban solutions to cope with a sharp rise in urbanization, development specialists say. An additional 1.4B people will be living in Asia's cities by 2050 on top of the existing 1.6B in 2010. That translates to 44M more people being added to urban centers every year or 120,000 new city dwellers each day, according to data from the Asian Development Bank. Read More

Top Posts from the FCS Blog

Companies with the Greenest Supply Chains

By Ben Wilde

How Old Materials Can Make New Construction Green

By Rachel Reese

CDP's 2016 Methodology: An Overview

By Alicia Godlove

The Importance of Sustainable Packaging

By Michele Carchman

How Tech Companies are Promoting Sustainability

By Ben Wilde

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