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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 […]

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 […]

Trend Watch: Materiality and Sustainability

Materiality is a term that is popping up more often these days in discussions of sustainability, particularly as it relates to reporting.  We thought we’d take a look at the concept of materiality in sustainability this month and see what the implications are for companies that are trying to find better ways to measure and […]

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