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February 2016 - A Look Back at Sustainability in 2015

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A Look Back at Sustainability in 2015

A Look Back at Sustainability in 2015 In 2015, sustainability measures were increasingly integrated into business operations and government policies. Further, these measures tended to be inclusive in nature. All stakeholders—governments, businesses, communities, consumers and investors—were involved from planning to execution. 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

Companies have Environmental 'Blind Spot' in Supply Chains: Study

Companies have Environmental 'Blind Spot' in Supply Chains: Study Many multinationals have a blind spot in judging the environmental impact of their suppliers' operations, adding to corporate risks linked to climate change. Read More

Toxic chemicals in outdoor products of leading brands, Greenpeace study finds

Toxic chemicals in outdoor products of leading brands, Greenpeace study finds Environment group calls on outdoor clothing companies to phase out PFCs, which have been linked to reproductive and developmental problems. Read More

‘2015 is hottest year on record’ – UN weather agency

‘2015 is hottest year on record’ – UN weather agency The global average surface temperature in 2015 broke all previous records by a strikingly wide margin, according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which announced today that for the first time on record, temperatures were about 1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial era. Read More

'Citizen Scientists' Use Drones to Map El Niño Flooding

'Citizen Scientists' Use Drones to Map El Niño Flooding Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline's changing face. Read More

NOAA Model Finds Renewable Energy could be Deployed in the U.S. without Storage

NOAA Model Finds Renewable Energy could be Deployed in the U.S. without Storage The majority of the United States' electricity needs could be met with renewable energy by 2030—without new advances in energy storage or cost increases. That’s the finding of a new study conducted by researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Read More

Flint's Water Crisis Should Raise Alarms for America's Aging Cities

Flint's Water Crisis Should Raise Alarms for America's Aging Cities Lead pipes installed in cities 100 or more years ago need to be replaced, sooner rather than later. Read More

Lower Zambezi is World?s First Carbon Neutral National Park

Lower Zambezi is World?s First Carbon Neutral National Park As world leaders deliberate the best path to take towards a carbon free energy future, a remote national park on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia is leading the way in reducing its reliance on fossil fuels. Read More

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