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Let's not greenwash the SDGs

Let's not greenwash the SDGs

We’ve been fans of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since they were launched almost two years ago. They are truly this generation’s moon shot. Participation by the business community is critical to reaching the SDGs by 2030, and we are bullish on helping businesses make that happen. So what’s the problem?
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How to make your materiality assessment worth the effort

How to make your materiality assessment worth the effort

In the sustainability world, "materiality assessments" are the backbone of reporting. They help identify an organization’s most "material issues" and determine what should be reported. The process of identifying these issues involves reaching out to internal and external stakeholders to get their input. This can be time-consuming, but is a huge opportunity to solicit input on the strategy too.
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The blockchain's emerging role in sustainability

The blockchain's emerging role in sustainability

Picture, if you will, a tracking system that discreetly verifies the provenance of products as they move across a supply chain — sending proactive alerts about unexpected detours that could signal potential tampering or environmental conditions that might pose safety issues. Did we mention that it’s virtually tamperproof?
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Why sustainability reporting is all over the map

Why sustainability reporting is all over the map

The growth of international investor interest in the reporting of sustainability factors by corporations has been breathtaking.
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Carbon pricing is on the rise: How your business can benefit

Carbon pricing is on the rise: How your business can benefit

What do HSBC, China, LafargeHolcim and California have in common? Despite the continuing debate in some corners about the ways and means of climate change, they are getting down to business — assigning a price to carbon pollution and then letting the market uncover profitable emissions reductions opportunities.
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Visual media can help sustainability reporting

Visual media can help sustainability reporting

Show, don’t tell. It’s rule No. 1 for writers and presenters. Yet, most sustainability disclosures still take the form of static, text-dense reports, usually delivered on an annual basis, that tell without showing.
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Sustainable retail trends to watch in 2017

Sustainable retail trends to watch in 2017

The year 2016 brought more disruption than ever in every industry. The pace of change in how we work, live, shop and have fun is accelerating. New technologies and customer preferences have challenged the way that all companies — in all sectors — approach every aspect of their business.
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4 reasons to be excited about sustainability in 2017

4 reasons to be excited about sustainability in 2017

2016 brought significant progress on global sustainability issues. The beginning included the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at addressing global poverty and environmental protection.
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Sustainability leaders on how 2017 will be different

Sustainability leaders on how 2017 will be different

As 2016 ends and 2017 begins, we asked members of the GreenBiz Executive Network, our member-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability professionals, to tell us what will change in terms of their organization’s efforts.
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How sustainability professionals must lead in 2017

How sustainability professionals must lead in 2017

Post-election, we all are facing more volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. As a result, the sustainability professional’s work has just become even more important.
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