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Combating Sustainababble and Making Reporting Relevant

These days it seems like there’s constantly a new flavor of the month in the sustainable lexicon.  Weren’t we just talking about transparency?  Then along came materiality, and now it’s all about resilience.  Even the term “sustainability” can seem a little hollow these days, taking on just about whatever meaning the person uttering it wants […]

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 […]

Will Integrated Reporting Drive Sustainability Forward?

Let’s face it.  Reporting is not sexy.  Neither are standards.  If you need to convince yourself of this fact, hold a talk on standards and reporting (and even offer to feed people) and observe just how many people show up.  Yet reporting is often the way that we determine how we’re doing quarter over quarter […]

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