Paridis and Turchak set out to assist environmental and operations managers in identifying efficiency and impact reduction opportunities in a system that can store, explore, and communicate LCA data of product portfolios. To date, isolated product LCAs have not sufficiently informed business strategy nor been integrated into company-wide sustainability initiatives, largely because it can take up to 100 man-hours to complete an assessment for a product. Read the full article "M.S. Students Develop Communication Platform for Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment"
Filtering by Category: Reporting Frameworks
This sample reporting template illustrates the reporting requirements of the Scope 3 Standard. Companies may use any format to report emissions, provided that it contains all of the reporting requirements. This sample reporting template includes scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3 emissions and contains required information only. Companies should also report optional information where relevant.
This sample reporting form illustrates the reporting requirements of the Product Standard. Companies may use any format they choose, provided that it contains all of the reporting requirements. This sample reporting template contains required information only. Companies should also report optional information where relevant.
Sustainability reporting is mainstream today and numerous organizations measure and communicate the environmental, social and economic impacts of their actions and activities. However the practice has only recently become commonplace among leading organizations and can be attributed to three fundamental trends in recent history:
- Birth of the environmental movement and the emergence of civil society to address pressing environmental and social issues
- Global business expansion and concerns around responsible and inclusive growth
- Demands for greater accountability, responsible behavior and transparency among all institutions
Organizations today, including civil society, private enterprise and government, are increasingly held accountable for their behavior, practices and impacts on the world in which they operate. They are expected to transparently and voluntarily disclose their performance in order to maintain credibility and trust.In this context, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has asked the Columbia University Earth Institute Capstone Team to help identify the best sustainability reporting approach for an organization of their size and type.
Five years ago, we really didn’t have a clue what an organisation’s carbon impact might look like, and few firms had any sort of carbon-oriented business plan. Now, the trend is to fill this gap by producing carbon reports. But within this story of emerging carbon reporting practice lies another story that has received little attention – how corporate elites have worked together to design their own self-regulations.
The objective of the CDSB Climate Change Reporting Framework (CCRF) is to elicit information of value to investors in gauging how climate change affects the strategy, performance and prospects of organizations. The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) is an international organization committed to the integration of climate change-related information into mainstream corporate reporting. CSDB advances its mission by acting as a forum for collaboration on how existing standards and practices can be supported and enhanced so as to link financial and climate change-related reporting, respond to regulatory developments and build trust in reporting.