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Materiality Matters: How Emerging Sustainability Standards Could Drive Financial Performance

Conventional wisdom has held that sustainability investments require trade-offs in a company’s financial performance.  This has often been true as long as companies have taken a project-based approach to sustainability, blindly throwing money at renewable energy or waste reduction or carbon-cutting projects with little or no connection to an overall strategy.  These projects, while they […]

Sustainability Symposium Highlights Importance of Quality Metrics

What do Greenworks Philadelphia, the North Penn School District, Sustainable Camden County, Xerox, the Healthy Schools Campaign, the Barnes Foundation, Sealed Air, the City of Easton and the Philadelphia Zoo all have in common?  For one thing, they all were presenters at last week’s third annual PA/NJ Sustainability Symposium.  More than 800 regional sustainability advocates […]

Green Performance Strategies Featured on the Cover of Lehigh Valley Business

Green Performance Strategies, the joint venture of iSpring and Compass Point that focuses on sustainability metrics, performance and reporting, is featured on the front page of this week’s Lehigh Valley Business. The article highlights the growing importance of measuring all three capital components of a business–financial, human and natural–and using those metrics to drive performance […]

Connecting the Sustainability Pillars: Ecosystems and Human Health

Sometimes at iSpring we’re asked what our definition of sustainability is.  Rather than haul out the traditional Brundtland definition, which really applies more to sustainable development than sustainability itself, we’ve taken to using the definition from an unnamed African elder, “Enough, for all, forever.”  It’s pretty clear what that means. It’s also enormously broad.  To […]

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