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Issue No. 47 : September 2014

Our Perspective

Measuring and Managing Your Sustainability Rankings

Organizations around the world are experiencing unprecedented environmental risks and social changes, particularly in the last decade as droughts, heat stress and floods affect the world’s industries, populations and ecosystems. The risks brought about by our climate-driven economy has a significant impact on organizations, as it affects investment decisions, stakeholder behavior interactions and government regulations. Read More

New whitepaper: 5 Steps for 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

Industry Groups Streamline Green Building Tool Development

ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have signed a memorandum to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the LEED green building program. Read More

Saving Money Is No. 1 Sustainability Driver

Saving money is the no. 1 reason executives give for moving towards more environmentally sustainable business practices, according to a Grant Thornton report. Read More

Is Your Utility Data Collection Process Outdated? 7 Questions to Ask

Does your energy management process bring about thoughts of efficiency, reliability and automation, or are you concerned this process is manual, outdated and a big risk to your company? Read More

Why the Majority of Data Centers are Failing at Energy Efficiency

We've been subjected to dire predictions about the excessive power consumption of data centers for years. While the worst forecasts proved overblown, that doesn't mean there isn't a problem—especially within the roughly 3 million facilities that aren't part of massive server farms being built by the likes of Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. Read More

Study: Cutting Emissions Could Pay for Itself

Money saved on health care spending related to carbon emissions could be 10 times what it would cost for policy implementation, according to research conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and published in Nature Climate Change. Read More

Farmers Generate Energy from Coffee Wastewater

It is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills, according to project findings by UTZ Certified. Read More

UK Political Parties Urged to Include Green Pledges in Election Manifestos

Campaigners including National Trust and Greenpeace ask politicians to demonstrate their commitment to the environment. Read More

Top Posts from the FCS Blog

Benchmarking Climate Change Performance Across Supply Chains

By Michele Carchman

Hosting Monarch Butterflies in Your Yard

By Scott Crawford

Achieve Environmental Sustainability in Style

By Ben Wilde

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