FirstCarbon Solutions Gets Green Business Certified


This summer, the Walnut Creek office of FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), an ADEC Innovation, decided that it was time that we pursue a Green Business Certification from the California Green Business Network (CGBN). The certification reinforces our sustainable values and signifies that our office has taken action to reduce our own personal and professional waste and pollution, save energy, support other green businesses, and promote environmental awareness in the office.

Recycling Electronics: How You Can Contribute to the Circular Economy


The electronic devices we use to run our businesses, entertain ourselves, and interact with our social groups become obsolete quickly, but throwing them out creates unnecessary waste—the rare metals and refined plastics contained within them take considerable energy and resources to manufacture. Sadly, according to the EPA, less than 20% of the more than 2 million tons of electronic waste collected each year in the US is recycled. But if you want to give your old laptop, phone, tablet, or TV a new lease of life, it could end up doing incredible things.

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ADEC Innovations produces white papers about various industry issues and regulatory updates.
Below are our latest papers, which you can download in a PDF format.

Your Road to Leadership

Disclosing that your sustainability efforts are an integral part of your core business strategy will improve your performance.

How Textile and Apparel Suppliers Promote and Validate Safer Chemistry

Textile chemicals account for a significant amount of global chemical use, with global consumption predicted to reach US$30.7 billion by 2025.

Utility Energy Data Management

Learn how to reduce your energy consumption, gain control of your energy spending and increase productivity and profitability.

4 Steps to Improving Your CDP Performance

Your CDP score measures the transparency and management of your organization’s environmental impacts. How can you maximize your performance and improve your sustainability programs overall?

Mastering 'Big Data' In Environmental Sustainability

Get insights and guidance to wade through the big data challenge. The white paper explores the key components for successfully managing environmental sustainability data, from defining and narrowing the universe of data for your company to the tools to help manage and apply those data.

Alphabet Soup: Selecting and Using Sustainability Reporting Frameworks

Companies must now wade through acronyms and initials of sustainable organizations and their respective disclosure shcemes in order to obtain a stronger grasp of their sustainability performance.

Carbon Accounting Methods for Estimating Scope 3 Emissions

Understanding a company's GHG emissions is the first step for an effective corporate climate change strategy.

Why disclose to CDP?

By encouraging a system of sustainability disclosure and transparency among companies and cities, CDP enables organizations to benchmark, measure and manage their environmental risks, while at the same time improving their brand reputation, increasing operational efficiency and lowering their costs.

Water and Corporate Responsibility: What Can Companies Do?

As the world embraces the importance of environmental sustainability, organizations must place a greater emphasis on addressing the global water crisis, and minimizing impact to themselves and the planet.

Effectiveness of Local Agency Sustainability Plans

A successful sustainability plan allows you to identify and implement goals, milestones and metrics to measure success and address environmental concerns, economic conditions and social equity within your community.

ADEC Innovations hosts webinars on various topics, and participates as industry experts in online sessions and podcasts hosted by other organizations.

See below for links to our previous sessions.

  • Understanding Scenario Planning & the TCFD

    Join ADEC Innovations and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) for a look into scenario planning and analysis, the Task Force for Climate-related Disclosure (TCFD), and how these affect your disclosure.

  • The Road to CDP Management (and Beyond)

    In this webinar, our analysts deliver key actions you can take to help your company meet Management level requirements and beyond, and dive into the disclosure questions that rely on those actions.


    In this workshop, CDP analysts from ADEC Innovations helped viewers understand how to improve their CDP performance, using their 2018 disclosures as a foundation. This webinar walked attendees through some of the more challenging questions step-by-step to ensure each participant is familiar with the full process of responding to CDP.


    As CDP’s Global Scoring and Sustainability Outsourcing Partner since 2011, ADEC Innovations co-hosted this webinar with CDP, which reviewed handy hints for responders, key areas of focus to maximize your score, and where to get help with your CDP disclosure.

  • How to Maintain Momentum from Your CDP Submission

    Now that 2018’s CDP disclosure submissions are complete, it may be tempting to sit back and wait for your results—but now is the best time to strike while the iron is hot, and begin building on what you have learned.


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    Understanding Scenario
    Planning & the TCFD

    Join us for a co-hosted webinar with the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) in which we will discuss the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), scenario planning, and how they relate to your CDP disclosure.

    The webinar will help answer questions such as:

    • What is the TCFD? Where do I begin?
    • How should I prepare for a sector-based approach?
    • How should I analyze and understand risks and opportunities?
    • Why is scenario planning important to my organization and stakeholders?
    • What are the basics of scenario analysis and how should I approach scenario planning?