Moving beyond greenhouse gas inventories to energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies

With carbon reporting season in our collective rearview mirror, we look forward to this year’s CDP report and are reminded of the effort that organizations expend disclosing meaningful greenhouse gas (GHG) information and climate change strategies. Every year more and more organizations collect and report energy and GHG data through avenues such as CDP and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports. Adding to this, organizations are setting targets – science-based and renewable energy – in an effort to demonstrate improved corporate responsibility and improved environmental performance. The carbon inventory and reporting process yields significant amounts of useful information, but how can organizations leverage this momentum to achieve benefits beyond business as usual and accomplish meaningful sustainability goals? In our whitepaper – Inventory to Action: Moving beyond greenhouse gas inventories to energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies – we highlight the benefits of developing and implementing a strategic energy management program. The

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Five Sustainability and Energy Trends to Watch in 2017

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What’s in store for 2017? We’ve compiled five trends that will be on the move (some quite literally) in the coming year. We hope this list inspires you to explore developing sustainability trends and helps keep a pulse on happenings in this space. Advancing greenhouse gas (GHG) goal setting to establish Science-Based Targets (SBTs) As companies seek to set increasingly ambitious GHG emission reduction targets, attention is turning to the question of how we set targets that align with the level of reductions required to limit global temperature increases and mitigate the most drastic effects of climate change. The concept of setting SBTs has been gaining traction, particularly in the past 12 months. An SBT is a GHG emissions reduction target that is aligned with emissions reductions required to keep the increase in global temperatures below two degrees Celsius relative to pre-industrial temperatures. To date 202 companies have committed to

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