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Issue No. 48 : October 2014

Our Perspective

Realize Your Market Value through ESG Integration

The integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into business agendas is no longer an option, but a necessity. The growing concern for ESG issues permeates the business industry, including books, investment journals and sustainability think-tanks, as well as organizational stakeholders such as consumers, investors and shareholders. Read More

New whitepaper: Improving Your CDP Performance

Learn the top reasons organizations lose points, and how you can improve your own CDP performance. Gain insight into developing long-term strategies towards sustainability and profitability.

Industry Updates

World’s Biggest Investors Call for a Price on Carbon

As they do preceding each U.N. Climate Summit, many of the world's largest institutional investors sent a letter calling on world leaders to aggressively act on climate change. Read More

Governments and Business Leaders Unite to End Deforestation

A public-private partnership of multinationals, governments, civil society and indigenous peoples have pledged to halve the rate of deforestation by 2020 and eradicate the issue completely by 2030. Read More

IKEA, Swiss Re, Mars, H&M Go All-In on Renewable Energy

Using the backdrop of Climate Week NYC to underscore their commitments, more than a dozen global companies are making multi-year pledges to switch to 100 percent renewable power. Read More

Pepsi Promotes Positive Water Impact, Admits Recycling Challenge

PepsiCo saved 14 billion liters of water across its global operations, thanks to a 20% improvement in water-use efficiency, according to the company's latest sustainability report. Read More

Companies to Phase Down Potent Greenhouse Gases

Coca-Cola, Target, DuPont, Honeywell and other major companies along with the White House have announced a series of commitments to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. Read More

Climate Action Can Spur Economic Growth, Commission Says

Businesses and governments can tackle climate change and improve economic performance, according to a report by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, a group of business and policy leaders from 19 countires. Read More

H&M’s “Conscious Denim” Range Unveiled to Tackle Water and Energy Use

Clothing giant H&M has launched a new range of denim made from more sustainable material that has been graded to assess its environmental impact. Read More

Top Posts from the FCS Blog

Biochar: Hitting a Flock of Birds with One Stone

By Chryss Meier

Water Stewardship: Charting the Next Frontier on Sustainability

By Michele Carchman

The Carbon Footprint of Technology

By Margaret Partridge

The Need to Optimize an Organization’s Supply Chain

By May Chiu

The UN Shines a Spotlight on the Environment and Sustainability

By Michele Carchman

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