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Issue No. 71: September 2016

Our Perspective

Case Studies in Water Sustainability

The importance of water cannot be underestimated. Plants, animals and humans need water to survive. The human body is composed of up to 75% water. Water is an essential ingredient of almost everything that companies produce, from food to machinery. Water is necessary to maintain homes and companies, as well as other facilities and establishments. 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


The World’s Largest Purchaser wants its Suppliers to Disclose, Reduce GHG Emissions

With an estimated annual spend that exceeds $450 billion, the US federal government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. So rules it establishes for suppliers affect a huge number of companies — those that currently supply goods and services as well as firms looking to win government contracts. Read More


Does Supply Chain have a Mobile Problem?

A recent survey finds that mobile apps and websites fall short of meeting the needs of most supply chain decision makers. Read More


Green Building: The Future of Construction

Green building – which boasts advantages like resource saving, environmental protection and pollution reduction – has become popular in many Chinese cities. Read More


Microplastics should be Banned in Cosmetics to Save Oceans, MPs say

Environmental audit committee calls for ban after hearing that microbeads harm marine life and enter the food chain. Read More


How Business can Drive Energy Access for All

In the past decade, renewable energy growth has broken records year after year, and 2015 was a remarkable one for developing countries. Read More


U.S. Economy Can't Outgrow Future Natural Disasters, Study Finds

The recent flooding in Louisiana serves as a stark reminder of the many natural disasters that the U.S. has suffered through in recent years. With all the wanton destruction our communities continue to face, it’s natural to wonder how funding for relief efforts can manage to keep up. Read More


Rio Olympics 2016: Technology Making the Games Green

The Olympics is the biggest sporting spectacle of the world and it obviously leaves behind a huge carbon footprint. Construction, transportation, and other Games related activities take a huge toll on the environment, which is not only unsafe for players but also for the people living in close vicinity. Read More

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