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Total Impact Valuation Gains Momentum Among Multinationals

Total Impact Valuation Gains Momentum Among Multinationals

The Conference Board published a new study that takes a closer look at the total impact valuation. The analysis shows how this practice of quantifying and monetizing a company’s economic, social, and environmental effects can be a useful metric.

Most Read Environmental Reporting & Finance Stories of 2012

Every day this week we’re looking at different aspects of environmental and sustainability management and counting down the top stories that grabbed your attention this year. Today we’re looking at two subjects: environmental reporting/finance (below) and energy management. Here are Environmental Leader’s top 15 environmental reporting and finance stories for … Read more »

Reasons Not to Publish a Sustainability Report (At Least Not Yet)

I love sustainability reports. At my company, we think they are a critical aspect of a company’s sustainability strategy, useful for looking back and measuring progress as well as a tool for future planning. That doesn’t mean your company should jump on the sustainability reporting bandwagon, however. In fact, there … Read more »

Hyatt Sustainability Report: Waste Intensity Cut 3%

Hyatt Sustainability Report: Waste Intensity Cut 3%

Hotel chain Hyatt has decreased its waste intensity by 3 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s 2011 corporate sustainability report. In 2010, the year Hyatt began recording its waste intensity, the company produced 2.1 kg of waste per guest night. By 2011 this figure had dropped to 2 kg of … Read more »

Tesco Quits Carbon Labeling

Tesco, the U.K.’s biggest retailer, has decided to stop using a carbon labeling program a few years after promising to label all 70,000 of its products. Tesco will no longer use the Carbon Trust labels on its products, saying that the program is too expensive and time-consuming, The Grocer reports. … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Apple Supply Chain Audits, Council for Responsible Sports, e-Stewards

Apple, Inc. released information on 229 supply-chain audits of compliance with health, safety and environmental standards, along with the names of its suppliers and manufacturing partners, reports Safety & Health Practitioner. According to Apple’s website, 112 facilities were not handling hazardous chemicals properly; 69 facilities were not recycling or disposing … Read more »

Nike, AEP Win in Ceres Environmental Reporting Awards

Nike has won the top prize in sustainability reporting awards run by investment advocacy group Ceres and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). In the awards at the Ceres conference in Oakland, Calif., Nike won for best sustainability report, with American Electric Power the runner-up. Anvil Knitwear won for … Read more »

Does Your Diversion Rate Really Reflect Your Recycling Efforts?

Are you being held hostage by your recycling diversion rate? As more and more companies begin to measure their recycling efforts, this figure is often used as the only performance indicator for recycling. A high diversion rate is seen as an indicator of success, while a low diversion rate assumes … Read more »

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