Sustainability and the Small Business

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Sustainability and the Small Business"

Transcription

1 Sustainability and the Small Business Presented To The Conference Board s Business and Sustainability Conference New York City Thursday, June 5 Presented By B. Tod Delaney, Ph.D., P.E., DEE

2 First Environment, Inc. Strategic environmental management and engineering consulting Established in 1977 ~50 employees; 6 offices Staff includes Engineers, Geologists, Attorneys, Auditors, Policy Analysts, Economists, and Business Strategists

3 First Environment s Leadership by Example First environmental consulting firm in the U.S. to be certified to ISO Charter Member of USEPA s Climate Leaders Program First state-approved provider of Certification Services to the California Climate Action Registry Endorser of the CERES Principles

4 What is Sustainability to a Corporation Business oriented definition Traditional objective: Corporations exist to maximize shareholder value Sustainable organizations aspire to maximize stakeholder value Identify this value as the triple bottom line. Economic (vs simply Financial), Environmental, Social Economy, Ecology, Equity People, Planet, & Profits

5 Business and Sustainability More a strategic issue than a marketing issue Sustainability positions organization in a broader context rather than simply within an industry or a particular market Increasingly becoming a competitive issue Subscribe to a higher standard and perform better Three drivers of the triple bottom line are stronger than one financial objective

6 Sustainability and the Small Business Sustainability is important to small and medium size businesses The volume of small and medium organizations can make improvements implemented significant in the larger picture

7 Increasing Efficiency Improved efficiency (less waste) results in lower costs All businesses seeking to lower costs Constantly need to improve efficiency and performance to remain competitive

8 Interacting with Stakeholders Relationships with customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders in the organization can impact overall performance Small businesses are more reliant on a few key customers or critical suppliers than larger corporations Need to carefully monitor and maintain these relationships through consistent dialogue

9 Reporting Impacts and Improvements Communication of policy, objectives and targets and results is important driver of future performance Reporting provides important information sharing and creates transparency Also acts a key check for management Smaller organization size does not inherently facilitate communication or eliminate the need for self-evaluation and corrective action

10 Attracting Talent All companies are interested in obtaining high quality employees Employees increasing seek to associate themselves with companies with values similar to their own interests A commitment to sustainability demonstrates responsibility for the environment, community, and society

11 Protecting the Environment Organizations of all sizes have impacts on the environment and should be aware and manage these impacts Small businesses can save resources while reducing pollution to land, water and air Small businesses can also influence and inspire their stakeholders such as employees and clients to protect the environment

12 Integration with Community Community offers business supporting resources from which to draw services, materials, transportation - and relationship should be reciprocal Small business less likely to be tucked away on a extensive site or corporate campus Small businesses require greater returns from the community, reasonable that there should be investment

13 Sample Issue: Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Management First Environment s GHG emissions are very small An inventory program taught us about our organization s operations and impacts New awareness led to headquarter design that is greener than typical New workplace has changed the way we work and encouraged seeking new improvements and efficiencies

14 Providing Diverse Strategic and Technical Resources to Push Leading Companies Further Faster First

15 First Environment Offices First Environment Corporate Headquarters 91 Fulton Street Boonton, New Jersey Tel: Fax : Offices in California District of Columbia Illinois Georgia Mississippi New York New Jersey Puerto Rico

San Diego s Voice for Affordable Housing

San Diego s Voice for Affordable Housing July 15, 2015 SANDAG Board of Directors, Chair Jack Dale Transportation Committee, Chair Todd Gloria Regional Planning Committee, Chair Lesa Heebner 401 B Street, Suite 800 RE: Draft San Diego Forward:

More information

Sustainability Innovation and Improvements a Case Study. Wende Huehn-Brown, Ph.D., CPIM

Sustainability Innovation and Improvements a Case Study. Wende Huehn-Brown, Ph.D., CPIM Sustainability Innovation and Improvements a Case Study Wende Huehn Brown Ph.D., CPIM October 15, 2012 Biography Wende Huehn-Brown, Ph.D., CPIM Professor: St. Petersburg College Ph.D. : University of Missouri

More information

Cap-and-Trade. Adaptive Management. Board Update November 19, 2015

Cap-and-Trade. Adaptive Management. Board Update November 19, 2015 Cap-and-Trade Adaptive Management Board Update November 19, 2015 2 Outline Defining Adaptive Management (AM) Regulatory Framework Key Questions Development of AM Process Adaptive Management Working Group

More information

SCP Issues for Business and Industry

SCP Issues for Business and Industry SCP Issues for Business and Industry Introduction Business and industry are key players in the SCP agenda. They are at the core of production and are also key organizational consumers. As the most important

More information

Bell. The company has mandated the Corporate Responsibility and Environment (CR&E) department to act as the focal point for all sustainability issues,

Bell. The company has mandated the Corporate Responsibility and Environment (CR&E) department to act as the focal point for all sustainability issues, BCE is Canada's largest communications company, providing a suite of communication services to residential and business customers in Canada. Under the Bell brand, the Company's services include local,

More information

A systematic comparison of the German Sustainability Code with the principles of the UN Global Compact and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational

A systematic comparison of the German Sustainability Code with the principles of the UN Global Compact and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational A systematic comparison of the German Sustainability Code with the principles of the UN Global Compact and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises STRATEGY Strategic Analysis, Strategy and aims

More information

Calgary Transit Environmental Stewardship

Calgary Transit Environmental Stewardship Calgary Transit Environmental Stewardship Calgary 1 Million Population Uni-City Governance Coordinated Land Use and Transportation Planning The City Fastest Growing Economy in Canada #2 Corporate Head

More information

Measurement Equals Management! Conducting a Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Measurement Equals Management! Conducting a Greenhouse Gas Inventory measurement equals management! conducting a greenhouse gas inventory 73 Measurement Equals Management! Conducting a Greenhouse Gas Inventory Summary by Sara Smiley Smith Panelists Jennifer Schroeder, Program

More information

EBITDA (millions of euros)

EBITDA (millions of euros) TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE Financial Results* Revenue EBITDA 7,016 6,271 6,499 1,431 1,062 1,087 Profit before tax 246 29 233 The rapid and successful strategic measures taken in by ACCIONA, allowed the Company

More information

Enhancing Competitiveness through Sustainable Supply Chain. Clearstream Solutions. Greener Business

Enhancing Competitiveness through Sustainable Supply Chain. Clearstream Solutions. Greener Business Enhancing Competitiveness through Sustainable Supply Chain Clearstream Solutions Greener Business Agenda Understanding Sustainability : Competitive advantage or disadvantage for Ireland? Why focus on sustainable

More information

Link Sustainability to Corporate Strategy Using the Balanced Scorecard

Link Sustainability to Corporate Strategy Using the Balanced Scorecard Link Sustainability to Corporate Strategy Using the Balanced Scorecard People and their managers are working so hard to be sure things are done right, that they hardly have time to decide if they are doing

More information

Corporate Social Responsibility Practice Guidelines

Corporate Social Responsibility Practice Guidelines Corporate Social Responsibility Practice Guidelines I. General Principles A. Purposes 1. In order to practice and fulfill the corporate social responsibility, and to promote economic, environmental and

More information

Strategies for Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategies for Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies for Corporate Social Responsibility Dr. Vanja Markovic Certification Maintenance Points This seminar has been approved by: -ABIH (American Board of Industrial Hygiene) Please complete a quiz

More information

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM POLICY ON SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM POLICY ON SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM POLICY ON SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES Endorsed by The University of Texas System Board of Regents February 2009 POLICY ON SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES The Board of Regents ( Board

More information

G3MS. An uncomplicated carbon management solution Australian edition

G3MS. An uncomplicated carbon management solution Australian edition G3MS An uncomplicated carbon management solution Australian edition G3MS Reducing energy use and carbon pollution not only has environmental benefits, but can also benefit the business bottom line. Page

More information

Why Xerox? Xerox Emirates and the Environment

Why Xerox? Xerox Emirates and the Environment Why Xerox? Xerox Emirates and the Environment This document summarizes Xerox Emirates stated approach to sustainability, focusing primarily on our environmental programs. For more information visit: http://www.xerox.com/aboutxerox/environment/enae.html

More information

TWG 5: GHG Risk Management Conference Call: February 27, 2014 16.00 EST / 22.00 CET

TWG 5: GHG Risk Management Conference Call: February 27, 2014 16.00 EST / 22.00 CET TWG 5: GHG Risk Management Conference Call: February 27, 2014 16.00 EST / 22.00 CET https://www.anymeeting.com/749-145-782 Dial-in: (+1) 213 416 1560 Access Code: 634 7822 Agenda & Materials Welcome and

More information

Economic Growth Environment Social

Economic Growth Environment Social Economic Growth and Green Energy EGGE exists to provide proactive outreach, foster innovation and deliver resources which h enable stakeholders to balance environmental stewardship, economic growth and

More information

2014 STRATEGIC PLAN: INTRODUCTION

2014 STRATEGIC PLAN: INTRODUCTION 2014 STRATEGIC PLAN: INTRODUCTION The Association of Inspectors General s Strategic Plan identifies our collective aspirations of what this organization may achieve in the years to come. It is designed

More information

MORGAN STANLEY ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT

MORGAN STANLEY ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT MORGAN STANLEY ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT Morgan Stanley recognizes the critical importance of a healthy environment to our global society, our economy, our business and our people. We also realize

More information

Emissions Inventory, Fiscal Year 2013. Siemens Building Technologies Division, U.S. usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies

Emissions Inventory, Fiscal Year 2013. Siemens Building Technologies Division, U.S. usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies Emissions Inventory, Fiscal Year 2013 Siemens Building Technologies Division, U.S. Answers for infrastructure and cities. Executive Summary The Building Technologies

More information

The power and influence of companies in relation to

The power and influence of companies in relation to Yoo Jaechang/TongRo Images/Corbis Corporate Social Responsibility In her regular column on corporate governance issues, Holly Gregory explores corporate social responsibility issues that are likely to

More information

An introduction to the. Principles for Responsible Investment

An introduction to the. Principles for Responsible Investment An introduction to the Principles for Responsible Investment Message from the UN Secretary-General The Principles have quickly become the global benchmark for responsible investing. Launched in April 2006,

More information

An Introduction to Greenhouse Gas Data Management: Building Systems for Corporate/Facility-Level Reporting

An Introduction to Greenhouse Gas Data Management: Building Systems for Corporate/Facility-Level Reporting An Introduction to Greenhouse Gas Data Management: Building Systems for Corporate/Facility-Level Reporting Mr. David Rosenheim Ms. Alex Carr The Climate Registry Ms. Deborah Harris ICF International May

More information

The Ethical Property Family s Quintessentials

The Ethical Property Family s Quintessentials The Ethical Property Family s Quintessentials The Quintessentials are the Ethical Property family s definition of how it aspires to conduct its business and how it makes itself accountable for ethical

More information

Renewable Energy and Carbon Offsets Purchases and Sales Report. Just Energy Group Inc. December 31, 2014

Renewable Energy and Carbon Offsets Purchases and Sales Report. Just Energy Group Inc. December 31, 2014 Renewable Energy and Carbon Offsets Purchases and Just Energy Group Inc. Independent Auditor s Report Grant Thornton LLP Suite 200 15 Allstate Parkway Markham, ON L3R 5B4 T (416) 366-0100 F (905) 475-8906

More information

Scenario Planning Trends April 16, 2013

Scenario Planning Trends April 16, 2013 Scenario Planning Trends April 16, 2013 Kate Ange, AICP Principal Renaissance Planning Group www.citiesthatwork.com Planning Context of Scenario Planning Alternative to predict and plan methods Provides

More information

Institutional investors expectations of corporate climate risk management

Institutional investors expectations of corporate climate risk management Institutional investors expectations of corporate climate risk management Institutional investors expectations of corporate climate risk management As institutional investors, we are major shareowners

More information

Inventec Corporation Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practice Principles

Inventec Corporation Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practice Principles Inventec Corporation Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practice Principles (This English version is a translation based on the original Chinese version. Where any discrepancy arises between the two

More information

IFMA Facility Management Learning System - Table of Contents

IFMA Facility Management Learning System - Table of Contents Competency: Communication Chapter 1: Communication Fundamentals o Topic 1: The Nature of Communication o Topic 2: Effective and Efficient Communication o Topic 3: Cross-Cultural Communication o Topic 4:

More information

Compliance, Tools & Synchronization: A Guide to Climate Action Planning Resources in California

Compliance, Tools & Synchronization: A Guide to Climate Action Planning Resources in California Compliance, Tools & Synchronization: A Guide to Climate Action Planning Resources in California 3rd Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Forum Amruta Sudhalkar, Program Officer ICLEI Local

More information

BES 6001 Issue 3 Guidance Document

BES 6001 Issue 3 Guidance Document BES 6001 Issue 3 Guidance Document This guide is intended to give an understanding of BES6001:2014 Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing. It is not a controlled document. 3.2.1 Responsible Sourcing

More information

GREENING MAIN STREET: Resources from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

GREENING MAIN STREET: Resources from the National Trust for Historic Preservation GREENING MAIN STREET: Resources from the National Trust for Historic Preservation Online Tools Sustainability Issue Page Link to a variety of new resources that are continually being updated, from historic

More information

Contact: Environment and Green Technologies Department Phone: 01-7272480 Email: greentech@enterprise-ireland.com www.envirocentre.

Contact: Environment and Green Technologies Department Phone: 01-7272480 Email: greentech@enterprise-ireland.com www.envirocentre. Contact: Environment and Green Technologies Department Phone: 01-7272480 Email: greentech@enterprise-ireland.com www.envirocentre.ie Enterprise Ireland August 08 (152) Eco-labels GreenTech Support Eco-labels

More information

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Pacific Gas and Electric Company April 5, 2012 Top PG&E Suppliers: Des Bell Senior Vice President Safety and Shared Services US Mail: Mail Code B32 Pacific Gas and Electric Company P. O. Box 770000 San

More information

Prepared by the Commission on Environment & Energy

Prepared by the Commission on Environment & Energy Policy statement Energy efficiency: a world business perspective Prepared by the Commission on Environment & Energy Key messages Energy efficiency is a fundamental element in progress towards a sustainable

More information

EKU Sustainability Strategic Plan 12/3/2015

EKU Sustainability Strategic Plan 12/3/2015 What is Sustainability? Sustainability implies a cross-generational commitment to environmental stewardship and its economic, political and social dimensions. It is a practical approach toward making decisions

More information

Carbon Credits: An Opportunity for Forest Landowners. Hughes Simpson Texas Forest Service

Carbon Credits: An Opportunity for Forest Landowners. Hughes Simpson Texas Forest Service Carbon Credits: An Opportunity for Forest Landowners Hughes Simpson Texas Forest Service Carbon and Greenhouse Gases How can we mitigate Carbon / GHGs? Reduce emissions Stop burning fossil fuels Improve

More information

City Green Fleet Strategic Plan

City Green Fleet Strategic Plan City Green Fleet Strategic Plan Overview Fleet Services Overview of Services Council Strategic Plan/Corporate Work Plan What is a Green Fleet? Green Fleet Strategic Plan Sustainable Procurement and Green

More information

Report and Accounts 2009

Report and Accounts 2009 Report and Accounts 2009 creativepeople making a difference 2 Business Review 7 2009 Results 8 Key Performance Indicators 8 Business Review 9 Operations 19 Risk Management 24 Corporate Responsibility 30

More information

A Common-Sense Approach to Information Management for Corporate Greenhouse Gas Inventory

A Common-Sense Approach to Information Management for Corporate Greenhouse Gas Inventory A Common-Sense Approach to Information Management for Corporate Greenhouse Gas Inventory Kyle M. Tanger and Ebitari E. Isoun Project Performance Corporation 1760 Old Meadow Rd. 4th Floor, McLean, Virginia

More information

Business Management for a Sustainable Environment

Business Management for a Sustainable Environment AGSM @ UNSW Business School Master of Business & Technology Program Business Management for a Sustainable Environment GBAT9103 Course Overview Semester 1 2015 11/12/14 Important Notice The material contained

More information

sustainability report

sustainability report sustainability report Sustainable development In the midst of turbulent macro-economic conditions adversely impacting the coal sector, we maintain our focus on building a business that has a viable, long-term

More information

Standard 1 Governance Standard

Standard 1 Governance Standard Standard 1 Governance Standard The Sustainable Development Management System provides the mechanism by which Mondi ensures strong corporate governance in the area of Sustainable Development, an issue which

More information

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) & Sustainable Product Standards Training

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) & Sustainable Product Standards Training Executive Summary Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) & Sustainable Product Standards Training Accredited, Nonprofit Approved Training for Purchasers, Specifiers & Manufacturers Pilots & Accreditation Thanks for

More information

Sustainability reporting What you should know kpmg.com

Sustainability reporting What you should know kpmg.com SUSTAINABILITY Sustainability reporting What you should know kpmg.com b Sustainability reporting What you should know KPMG LLP (KPMG) defines corporate sustainability as adopting business strategies that

More information

ISO 9001 REVISION INTRODUCTION TO ISO 9001: 2015

ISO 9001 REVISION INTRODUCTION TO ISO 9001: 2015 ISO 9001 REVISION INTRODUCTION TO ISO 9001: 2015 AGENDA Introduction Structure and Terminology Changes to ISO 9001 Future Developments How SGS can support you 2 INTRODUCTION ISO/DIS 9001 Issued May 2014

More information

TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE CALCULATOR

TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE CALCULATOR TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE CALCULATOR PRESENTED BY: ALVARO LIMA BRA Director of Research City of Boston January 2012 IEDC 2012 Leadership Summit Overview of Presentation Background and rationale of the project

More information

Votorantim Industrial Sustainability Report. External Audience

Votorantim Industrial Sustainability Report. External Audience Votorantim Industrial Sustainability Report External Audience Message from the Senior Management In Votorantim Group s 93 years of history, we have maintained stability and consistency in creating value,

More information

SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICITY. The Canadian Electricity Sector s Commitment to Sustainability

SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICITY. The Canadian Electricity Sector s Commitment to Sustainability SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICITY The Canadian Electricity Sector s Commitment to Sustainability ABOUT THE SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICITY PROGRAM Sustainable Electricity is a mandatory sustainability program developed

More information

Finding the Supply Chain Carbon Lever

Finding the Supply Chain Carbon Lever Finding the Supply Chain Carbon Lever Workshop Summary May 13, 2013 Key takeaways Major themes across the discussions in the room and over lunch focused on the following: Supply chain offers one of the

More information

Research for SWITCH-Asia Project: activities SO2 and SO3 IHS/Erasmus University

Research for SWITCH-Asia Project: activities SO2 and SO3 IHS/Erasmus University Research for SWITCH-Asia Project: activities SO2 and SO3 IHS/Erasmus University Title: Strengthening supply chain and stimulating demand for sustainable housing products in Nepal. Coordinator: Dr. Ogenis

More information

Outline for Today s Presentation. Objectives of Environmental Regulations/Laws.

Outline for Today s Presentation. Objectives of Environmental Regulations/Laws. Outline for Today s Presentation ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Conformance vs. Environmental Compliance Are they equivalent? (Does having an ISO 14001 Registration Certificate from a third-party

More information

Environmental management. The ISO 14000 family of International Standards

Environmental management. The ISO 14000 family of International Standards The ISO 14000 family of International Standards ISO in brief ISO and the environment ISO is the International Organization for Standardization. It has a membership of 160 national standards institutes

More information

Fossil Fuel Company Exposure in Representative Walden Client Portfolios

Fossil Fuel Company Exposure in Representative Walden Client Portfolios Fossil Fuel Company Exposure in Representative Walden Client Portfolios Climate change is the world s foremost environmental challenge. As a portfolio manager who integrates environmental, social, and

More information

Greenhouse Gas Management Resources for Small Businesses

Greenhouse Gas Management Resources for Small Businesses Greenhouse Gas Management Resources for Small Businesses Thursday, March 6, 2014 Presented by: Melissa Klein, U.S. EPA John Sottong, Technical Director, Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, U.S. EPA

More information

Saving Business. Business Sustainability A Competitive Strategy for Business Leadership in the 21 st Century. November 2006

Saving Business. Business Sustainability A Competitive Strategy for Business Leadership in the 21 st Century. November 2006 Saving Business Business Sustainability A Competitive Strategy for Business Leadership in the 21 st Century November 2006 Tyler J. Elm Corporate Strategy Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Today there are 6.3 billion

More information

Sample Scope 3 GHG Inventory Reporting Template

Sample Scope 3 GHG Inventory Reporting Template Sample Scope 3 GHG Inventory Reporting Template This sample reporting template illustrates the reporting requirements of the Scope 3 Standard. Companies may use any format to report emissions, provided

More information

CSX Public Safety, Health, and Environmental Management System

CSX Public Safety, Health, and Environmental Management System CSX Public Safety, Health, and Environmental Management System As one of the nation s leading suppliers of rail and intermodal transportation, CSX Transportation (CSX) is committed to minimizing the impact

More information

AB Volvo, 405 08 Göteborg, Sweden. Ref No 953810003, August 2009. The Volvo Way

AB Volvo, 405 08 Göteborg, Sweden. Ref No 953810003, August 2009. The Volvo Way AB Volvo, 405 08 Göteborg, Sweden Ref No 953810003, August 2009 The Volvo Way index Preface Our mission Customers first Customer focus Clear objectives Quality, safety, environmental care Continuous improvements

More information

CREATING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH SUPPLY CHAIN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

CREATING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH SUPPLY CHAIN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CREATING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH SUPPLY CHAIN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Analyzing companies best By Professor Ralf Seifert and Joana M. Comas - September 2010 IMD Chemin de Bellerive 23 PO Box 915,

More information

Sustainable SYKES. A Vision of Sustainability at SYKES

Sustainable SYKES. A Vision of Sustainability at SYKES Sustainable SYKES A Vision of Sustainability at SYKES Table of Contents A Message from Chuck Sykes, CEO Overview Organizational Profile Sustainability Structure at SYKES Engaging on Sustainability Our

More information

The Maersk Group s. Group Policies. maersk.com

The Maersk Group s. Group Policies. maersk.com The Maersk Group s Group Policies maersk.com Table of contents Introduction by CEO 5 Business Approach 6 Our Brand 7 Health and Safety 8 Legal Compliance 9 Our Working Culture 10 Breaches of 11 The define

More information

_experience the commitment TM. We deliver. responsibly

_experience the commitment TM. We deliver. responsibly _experience the commitment TM We deliver responsibly Corporate social responsibility roadmap 2011 2 Corporate Social Responsibility Our dream To create an environment in which we enjoy working together

More information

Ministry of Environment Victoria, B.C. January 2011 Version 1.0

Ministry of Environment Victoria, B.C. January 2011 Version 1.0 BRITISH COLUMBIA PUBLIC SECTOR EMISSIONS REPORTING: QUALITY CONTROL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE GUIDANCE DOCUMENT Ministry of Environment Victoria, B.C. January 2011 Version 1.0 1 Table of Contents 1. Introduction...

More information

James R. Farrow ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION. Delivering Profitable and Sustainable Projects. WM2011 Conference, February 27 March 3, 2011, Phoenix, AZ

James R. Farrow ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION. Delivering Profitable and Sustainable Projects. WM2011 Conference, February 27 March 3, 2011, Phoenix, AZ Risk Identification and the Quantification of Sustainability Comprehensive Financial Cost Benefit Analysis that Includes Environmental and Social Costs - 11553 ABSTRACT James R. Farrow As discussed in

More information

Sustainability Portfolio. Keeping Business Sustainable

Sustainability Portfolio. Keeping Business Sustainable Sustainability Portfolio Keeping Business Sustainable Sustainable practice is the path to success now and for the long term. In 1800, the world s population was 1 billion people, by 1900 it was 2 billion

More information

Sustainable Development Strategy 2011-2014 Responsibility. Innovation. Commitment.

Sustainable Development Strategy 2011-2014 Responsibility. Innovation. Commitment. Canada Revenue Agency Sustainable Development Strategy 2011-2014 Responsibility. Innovation. Commitment. RC4087(E) Rev. 11 xxxx Message from the Commissioner The Government of Canada tabled its first Federal

More information

Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practice Principles The Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd. Approved by Board of Director Meeting on

Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practice Principles The Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd. Approved by Board of Director Meeting on Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Article 4 Article 5 Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practice Principles The Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd. Approved by Board of Director Meeting on 2015/7/30

More information

Building the Business Case for Sustainability JUSTIN YUEN, FMYI MICHAEL SADOWSKI, PWC

Building the Business Case for Sustainability JUSTIN YUEN, FMYI MICHAEL SADOWSKI, PWC Building the Business Case for Sustainability JUSTIN YUEN, FMYI MICHAEL SADOWSKI, PWC TODAY 8:30-8:45 Introductions 8:45-10:15 Value of the business case (presentation, discussions, group work) 10:15-10:30

More information

Sustainability Accounting and Reporting: Research and Teaching

Sustainability Accounting and Reporting: Research and Teaching Sustainability Accounting and Reporting: Research and Teaching Associate Professor Sumit Lodhia Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability University of South Australia Business School Sumit.lodhia@unisa.edu.au

More information

GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY

GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY WHO WE ARE Green Mountain Energy Company was founded resources like wind and solar and carbon offsets in 1997 with the mission to change the way power that help neutralize

More information

Business Principles September 2014

Business Principles September 2014 Business Principles September 2014 1. INTRODUCTION 2. BUSINESS PRINCIPLES 2.1 Core Principle We behave honestly, fairly and with integrity 2.2 Overarching Principle We manage risk and seek to continually

More information

Smart Modernization Pipeline Safety & Natural Gas Infrastructure Expansion

Smart Modernization Pipeline Safety & Natural Gas Infrastructure Expansion September 26, 2014 Smart Modernization Pipeline Safety & Natural Gas Infrastructure Expansion Kyle Rogers Vice President, Government Relations American Gas Association 2 Shale Gas Resources 3 Natural Gas

More information

IT for Green: Impacting the Triple Bottom Line - People, Planet, and Profits. Webcast May 21, 2008

IT for Green: Impacting the Triple Bottom Line - People, Planet, and Profits. Webcast May 21, 2008 IT for Green: Impacting the Triple Bottom Line - People, Planet, and Profits Webcast May 21, 2008 Webcast Logistics Audio lines are muted until Q&A session Submit your questions via the Live Meeting Chat

More information

ISCC 103 Quality Management. Quality Management ISCC 11-03-15 V 2.3-EU

ISCC 103 Quality Management. Quality Management ISCC 11-03-15 V 2.3-EU ISCC 103 Quality Management Quality Management ISCC 11-03-15 V 2.3-EU Copyright notice ISCC 2011 This ISCC document is protected by copyright. It is freely available from the ISCC website or upon request.

More information

Towards Business Sustainability

Towards Business Sustainability www.pwc.com Towards Business Sustainability Companies Commission of Malaysia Corporate Responsibility Seminar Series 29 Date (move higher if title is only one line) Agenda 1. Overview of Sustainability

More information

2014 INCOME EARNED BY STATE INFORMATION

2014 INCOME EARNED BY STATE INFORMATION BY STATE INFORMATION This information is being provided to assist in your 2014 tax preparations. The information is also mailed to applicable Columbia fund non-corporate shareholders with their year-end

More information

Is a Sustainability Career on Your Green Horizon?

Is a Sustainability Career on Your Green Horizon? BLS U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS Is a Sustainability Career on Your Green Horizon? James Hamilton Report 7 I n addition to being vital to many people, protecting the environment has become an important

More information

Integrated Emissions Data Management Framework for Government and Corporate Greenhouse Gas Data Management, Modeling, and Reporting

Integrated Emissions Data Management Framework for Government and Corporate Greenhouse Gas Data Management, Modeling, and Reporting Integrated Emissions Data Management Framework for Government and Corporate Greenhouse Gas Data Management, Modeling, and Reporting Patricia A. Hoyte and James D. Johnson Caiteur Group Inc. and Caiteur

More information

Safety, Health and Environment Management System Overview

Safety, Health and Environment Management System Overview PLAN EXCEL ACT CHECK Setting the PACE! Safety, Health and Environment Management System Overview 1 Nalco Management System Nalco's Safety, Health and Environment Sustainability Principles Nalco Company

More information

BETWEEN AND AND (THE PARTIES)

BETWEEN AND AND (THE PARTIES) THE BRITISH COLUMBIA CLIMATE ACTION CHARTER BETWEEN THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (THE PROVINCE) AND THE UNION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA MUNICIPALITIES (UBCM) AND SIGNATORY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (THE PARTIES)

More information

Chex Systems, Inc. does not currently charge a fee to place, lift or remove a freeze; however, we reserve the right to apply the following fees:

Chex Systems, Inc. does not currently charge a fee to place, lift or remove a freeze; however, we reserve the right to apply the following fees: Chex Systems, Inc. does not currently charge a fee to place, lift or remove a freeze; however, we reserve the right to apply the following fees: Security Freeze Table AA, AP and AE Military addresses*

More information

Government of British Columbia CARIP Reporting Template for 2010 1

Government of British Columbia CARIP Reporting Template for 2010 1 Government of British Columbia CARIP Reporting Template for 2010 1 CARIP Report Name of Local Government Member of Regional District (RD) Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) in region Population Report Submitted

More information

MANAGING INFORMATION CDP ROADMAP GUIDE CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTING:

MANAGING INFORMATION CDP ROADMAP GUIDE CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTING: MANAGING INFORMATION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTING: A CDP ROADMAP GUIDE Using advanced software tools to enhance data quality and tackle climate change challenges Professional software is becoming increasingly

More information

SUSTAINABILITY & THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE IMPACT: HOW TO BEGIN

SUSTAINABILITY & THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE IMPACT: HOW TO BEGIN 2013 Zedare Consulting 2013 Zedare Consulting SUSTAINABILITY & THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE IMPACT: HOW TO BEGIN Veda Ferlazzo Clark Zedare Consulting www.zedare.com VFClark@Zedare.com 617-428-3808 This whitepaper

More information

System Basics for the certification of sustainable biomass and bioenergy

System Basics for the certification of sustainable biomass and bioenergy ISCC 201 System Basics System Basics for the certification of sustainable biomass and bioenergy ISCC 10-04-19 V 1.15 10-04-19 Copyright notice ISCC 2010 This ISCC document is protected by copyright. It

More information

STATE-SPECIFIC ANNUITY SUITABILITY REQUIREMENTS

STATE-SPECIFIC ANNUITY SUITABILITY REQUIREMENTS Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California This jurisdiction has pending annuity training legislation/regulation Annuity Training Requirement Currently Effective Initial 8-Hour Annuity Training Requirement:

More information

Environmental Operational Reporting and Offset Management Standard

Environmental Operational Reporting and Offset Management Standard Environmental Operational Reporting and Offset Management Standard PURPOSE AND SCOPE The purpose of this Standard is to specify the National Australia Bank Limited s (NAB Ltd) requirements for managing

More information

Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Public Reporting - Carbon Neutral Progress Survey 2014

Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Public Reporting - Carbon Neutral Progress Survey 2014 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Public Reporting - Carbon Neutral Progress Survey 2014 Filled Wednesday, May 22, 2015 Measuring Corporate GHG Emissions MEASURING CORPORATE GHG EMISSIONS

More information

of bioenergy and actions

of bioenergy and actions SustainabILITY of bioenergy Fortum s POSITION and actions The key opinions and actions in the sustainable utilisation of bioenergy at Fortum are presented below. The guidelines contribute to Fortum s Sustainability

More information

Adobe Corporate Responsibility 5 Year Data Summary 2008 2012

Adobe Corporate Responsibility 5 Year Data Summary 2008 2012 Adobe Corporate Responsibility 5 Year Data Summary 2008 2012 We believe in the power of creativity to inspire positive change. This data summary illustrates how Corporate Responsibility at Adobe has evolved

More information

YIT Business Principles

YIT Business Principles YIT Business Principles Contents 1 Mission, vision and values the basis of YIT s way of working 4 2 YIT Leadership Principles 6 3 YIT s relationship with its stakeholders 8 3.1 Relationship with YIT s

More information

3. Operational Highlights

3. Operational Highlights . 50 Corporation 2015 Annual Report translation.1 Key Accounts in the Past Two Years.1.1 Key Suppliers 2014 2015 purchase (%) with Unit NT$ thousands purchase (%) with 1 Cowin Worldwide Corp. 12,878,95

More information

BS EN 16001 Energy Management Systems VICTORIA BARRON, PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER, BSI

BS EN 16001 Energy Management Systems VICTORIA BARRON, PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER, BSI BS EN 16001 Energy Management Systems VICTORIA BARRON, PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER, BSI Agenda Energy Management in context Why Energy Management? Business Needs How BS EN 16001 helps organisations meet

More information

Greening Fleets. A roadmap to lower costs and cleaner corporate fleets

Greening Fleets. A roadmap to lower costs and cleaner corporate fleets Greening Fleets A roadmap to lower costs and cleaner corporate fleets Rising energy costs and climate change are dual challenges facing businesses today. These challenges are particularly salient for corporate

More information

INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION

INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION 2020-2030 June 2015 MINISTRY SECRETARÍA OF DE THE MEDIO ENVIRONMENT AMBIENTE AND Y RECURSOS NATURAL NATURALES RESOURCES MÉXICO INSTITUTIONAL AND POLICY FOUNDATIONS

More information

QUALITY TOOLBOX. Creating a Complete Business Management System. Many organizations have separate environmental management. Integrating environmental,

QUALITY TOOLBOX. Creating a Complete Business Management System. Many organizations have separate environmental management. Integrating environmental, QUALITY TOOLBOX Creating a Complete Business Management System Many organizations have separate environmental management and occupational, health, and safety management systems. They are defined as being

More information

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verification (January 2013 December 2013)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verification (January 2013 December 2013) Oxford Properties Group Marine Building (355 Burrard Street), Vancouver BC Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verification (January 2013 December 2013) Final Report September 29, 2014 Verification Report Prepared

More information

From Climate Action toward Regeneration at Cal Poly Pomona

From Climate Action toward Regeneration at Cal Poly Pomona From Climate Action toward Regeneration at Cal Poly Pomona Setting the Bar High to Achieve Climate Neutrality Kyle D. Brown, Ph.D., ASLA June 17 th, 2014 Early Campus History with Sustainability Use of

More information