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How to Improve Carbon Reporting

As corporate sustainability reporting continues to evolve, new analyses highlight what companies are — and aren’t — reporting to stakeholders. Despite increasing pressure on companies to reduce their carbon footprints as governments across the world commit to combat climate change, four out of 10 (41 percent) of the largest US … Read more »

Top Environmental Consulting, EHS Brands Revealed

ERM has the highest brand preference in the environment, health and safety consulting sector, the Bureau Veritas brand ranks highest in the verification sector, SAP tops the brand preference list in the EH&S software sector and IBM has the highest brand preference for EH&S technology services, according to a global … Read more »

APRIL

APRIL Appoints KPMG to Audit Sustainable Forest Policy

Asia Pacific Resources International Limited has appointed KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. to assess the implementation of its sustainable forest management policy, the Jakarta Globe reports. The announcement comes as APRIL has been promoting its sustainable forest management policy. APRIL revealed plans for a sustainable forest management policy earlier this year … Read more »

Survey Rates the Best and Worst

Sixty-four business brands have been rated with the highest – and lowest – levels of positive perception among executives responsible for environment, health and safety functions. Global Survey 2014: EH&S Brands was conducted by independent analyst firm Verdantix and is based on interviews with 250 heads of environment, health and … Read more »

Verdantix Names Top Sustainability Assurance Suppliers

Verdantix Names Top Sustainability Assurance Suppliers

Bureau Veritas, Deloitte, DNV, EY, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are the six leading suppliers of sustainability assurance, according to a Verdantix report. Increased scrutiny of environmental, social and governance disclosures in financial and sustainability reports will require Fortune 500 firms to seek much more comprehensive assurance of their sustainability data … Read more »

Inttra

Big Data Improves Shipping Supply Chain Sustainability, Visibility

Inttra, the world’s largest multi-carrier e-commerce network for ocean shipping, is launching three initiatives that it says will improve supply chain sustainability and visibility by using big data. Only 9 percent of logistics professionals have complete visibility into their supply chains because of the lack of access to quality data … Read more »

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GE, AT&T, Siemens Support Keystone XL

A diverse group of over 150 companies, including AT&T, Motorola, Siemens, Volvo and Wyndham Worldwide, have urged President Obama to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Companies signing the letter include many one would expect – fossil fuel companies such as Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Shell; utilities such … Read more »

Standards & Compliance: Planet Mark, LEED, ISO 14001

Environmental education center The Eden Project and consulting group Planet First have launched The Planet Mark, a certification denoting businesses that have committed to improve their environmental, social and economic performance on an annual basis. About 80 businesses have already been certified to the standard, which offers access to an … Read more »

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US Tax Code Is ‘Poor GHG Reduction Tool’

Current federal tax provisions have minimal net effect on greenhouse gas emissions, according to a National Research Council report published today. The report found that several existing tax subsidies have unexpected effects, and others yield little reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of revenue loss. At the request of … Read more »

Deloitte, McKinsey, PwC Lead Sustainability Strategy Consulting

Deloitte, McKinsey, PwC Lead Sustainability Strategy Consulting

CH2M Hill, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, ERM, KPMG, McKinsey, PE International and PwC stand out as the leading sustainability consulting firms, says a report from independent analyst firm Verdantix. Green Quadrant: Sustainability Consulting (US) 2013 provides sustainability executives a short-list to help them select the right firm based on practices … Read more »

US Ranks No. 1 Using Tax Code To Shape Corporate Sustainability

US Ranks No. 1 Using Tax Code To Shape Corporate Sustainability

The US ranks No. 1 among 21 countries most actively using the tax code to influence sustainable corporate activity, reflecting the country’s federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, renewable energy and green buildings, according to KPMG’s first Green Tax Index. Japan, the UK, France, South Korea and China are also … Read more »