Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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Companies face a variety of sustainability-related issues every day. Issues such as climate change, resource depletion and diversity have direct and indirect impacts on companies’ reputations and bottom lines. As a result, terms like “ESG,” “GHG emissions,” “impact investing” and “social sustainability” have become business buzzwords.

What exactly do these terms mean? And, what are their effects on businesses?

We hope these FAQs will help you navigate the landscape of sustainability-related issues that your business may face.

What is ESG Investing?

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing refers to a class of investing that is also known as “sustainable investing.” Read more

What is ESG?

ESG—environmental, social and governance—describes areas that characterize a sustainable, responsible or ethical investment. Read more

What is GHG?

Greenhouse gases, or GHGs, are compound gases that trap heat or longwave radiation in the atmosphere. Read more

What is Impact Investing?

Businesses involved in impact investing allocate assets towards goods and services that bring about positive social impact. Read more

What is Social Sustainability?

Social sustainability is an often overlooked aspect of sustainability, as sustainable development discussions often focus on the environmental or economic aspects of sustainability. Read more

What is Sustainatech?

Sustainability technology (Sustainatech) is used to describe technology applied to sustainability activities and actions for the purpose of efficiency. Read more

FAQs About the FCS Name Change

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