GREENWATCH

The Risks of Unsustainable Urbanization to Businesses

Cities are growing at a phenomenal rate. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and US consultancy firm Demographia, the world’s total urban population rose from 34% in 1960 to 56% in 2016. The WHO likewise expects the global urban population to increase by 1.63% per year between 2020 and 2025 and, in-line with this, the United Nations included sustainable urbanization in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 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

SOME GLOBAL BRANDS ARE GETTING CREATIVE TO LOWER THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINTS

Global name-brand companies are increasingly looking for ways to lower or offset their carbon footprint. Many of them are concerned about the viability of their operations in a warming world, since changes in weather patterns and temperature extremes could affect, for instance, the farmers supplying their cotton, or increase the cost of cooling their data centers. Others are doing it so they’re not caught flat-footed when new climate regulations take effect. Read More

IN THIS ISSUE
AUG 2016

SPECIAL FEATURE

OUTSOURCING ENVIRONMENTAL DATA COLLECTION

 

Watch the webinar. Hosted by CDP, this webinar provides an overview of how companies can employ an outsourcing partner to undertake the challenge of collecting data from their global operations.

Learn more about saving money and time by outsourcing your data management.