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thinkstep Serves Up Tailored Supplier Engagement With Advisory Services

This report helps executives responsible for procurement, supply chain performance and sustainability programmes to understand how software firm thinkstep provides tailored software, and advisory services to tackle supply chain stewardship. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 June 2016

Supply Chain Stewardship: Global Market Forecast 2016-2021

This report helps practice leaders, executive directors and marketing officers at firms providing supply chain stewardship software, consulting and assurance to better understand the addressable market opportunity, define business development and marketing strategies, and forecast revenue growth. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 March 2016

Stock Exchange Sustainability Policies Lag Behind Investor Needs And Regulations

This report helps senior executives, responsible for the disclosure of material financial information and sustainability data, to navigate and anticipate changes in the evolving landscape. The report examines recent announcements made by stock exchanges globally on corporate governance and sustainability disclosures and includes a summary of the current policies at the top 20 largest exchanges by market capitalization. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 March 2016

3M Takes A Smart Approach To Enhance Supply Chain Stewardship

Verdantix reached out to 3M, a US-based global diversified $30.3 billion manufacturing firm, to better understand how conglomerates can manage complex supply chains while balancing stewardship needs. Verdantix research reveals that 3M’s supply chain stewardship prioritizes values alignment and the use of due diligence management systems to raise the level of EH&S performance across local supplier marketplaces. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 09 March 2016

Seven Strategies To Get The Most From Your Sustainability Disclosures

This report explores seven key strategies that Heads of Sustainability can adopt to break out of the NGO-oriented communications niche and engage with diverse stakeholders such as business leaders, shareholders, employees and consumers. Verdantix provides an example based on renewable energy generation to show the key role of properly analysing audience information needs to craft good sustainability communications. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 December 2015

The Future Of Sustainability Disclosures

The publication of an annual corporate sustainability report has emerged as common practice and is produced by many firms globally. To help executives involved in the sustainability ecosystem better understand current practices and trends, Verdantix conducted an independent analysis of the likely future evolution of sustainability disclosures. View Full Details »

Published: 14 September 2015

The Future Of Sustainability Disclosures: What's Next For CDP, GRI, SASB Et Al (Webinar)

This webinar will provide you with 5 year and 10 year scenarios for the evolution of the sustainability disclosures landscape. The analysis enables heads of sustainability and corporate responsibility to align their scarce resources with the frameworks and organizations which will be most relevant in the future. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 27 August 2015

Smart Innovators: Supply Chain Stewardship Solutions

This report provides an independent analysis of the supply chain stewardship market, based on a review of the solutions of 26 software and managed service providers. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 July 2015

IERS Rebrands To VitalMetrics And Launches Scope 3 Carbon Tool

In March 2015, IERS announced that the firm is rebranding to VitalMetrics with plans to launch a series of software-as-a-service tools to help organizations quantify supply chain-wide environmental and socio-economic sustainability impacts. Founded in 2005, VitalMetrics historically provided research and advisory services as well as its Comprehensive Environmental Data Archive (CEDA) database for lifecycle assessment (LCA). View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 March 2015

Global Survey 2014: Sustainability Budgets And Priorities Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix "Global Survey 2014: Sustainability Budgets and Priorities". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "Global Survey 2014: Sustainability Budgets and Priorities" report for context and to understand sustainability strategies, governance approaches, budget allocations, spending trends and priorities in large firms worldwide. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 January 2015

Global Sustainability Survey 2014: Software Brands

To date, sustainability software providers have seen varying levels of success in their rapidly evolving market. This report helps strategy leaders, Chief Marketing Officers and business development directors at software firms measure how heads of sustainability perceive their brand and benchmark levels of awareness and engagement. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 December 2014

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Targets Supply Chain Transparency

This report helps sustainability directors, and their colleagues in product design and procurement, understand the benefits of the partnership between Schneider Electric and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The SAC sustainability assessment tools (Higg Index) aim to enhance transparency and reduce impact in the apparel and footwear industry by providing internal educational modules that complement traditional life cycle assessment (LCA) and supply chain analysis. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 October 2014

Workiva Wdesk Merges Sustainability With Financial Reporting

This report provides senior managers responsible for financial and sustainability reporting with an overview of Workiva’s Wdesk cloud-based software-as-a-service proposition for corporate reporting. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 September 2014

Dassault Systèmes Targets Sustainable Innovation Opportunity

In June 2013, Verdantix attended the annual Dassault Systèmes analyst event. Dassault Systèmes is a product life cycle management (PLM) software firm, headquartered in France. Dassault Systèmes announced plans to drive sustainable product innovation through its Sustainable Innovation Lab, launched in 2012. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 September 2013

Sustainability Software Solutions For Employee Engagement

Engaging employees in global firms is challenging because of their differing attitudes to sustainability, lack of access to information and a disconnection between the sustainability team’s aims and those of employees on the ground. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Corporate Social Responsibility Directors and Human Resources departments understand the software applications available in the market to assist with their employee engagement activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 July 2013

How to Select Sustainability Management Software Webinar

As sustainability management grows to encompass multiple financially material issues, and as pressure is growing on firms to manage and disclose sustainability information, firms are moving from excel spreadsheets to robust and auditable software solutions. This webinar helps buyers of sustainability management software such as heads of sustainability to understand which software platforms have the strongest capabilities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 25 July 2013

Green Quadrant® Sustainability Management Software

This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed benchmark of the sustainability management software capabilities of 15 software suppliers. The analysis helps buyers of software such as Chief Sustainability Officers and Vice Presidents of EH&S to short list preferred software and make purchase decisions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 July 2013

How To Select A Sustainability Consultant (Webinar)

This webinar helps buyers of sustainability advice such as heads of sustainability to understand which consultancies have the strongest expertise to deliver their projects on time and to budget. The insights are based on 5 years of Verdantix research on the sustainability services market plus the new Verdantix Green Quadrant® Sustainability Consulting (US) 2013 report, which assesses consultancies against 49 criteria and reflects the views of 15 buyers of sustainability consulting services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 20 June 2013

Global Sustainability Leaders Survey 2013: Brands

As global spending increases on corporate sustainability initiatives, sustainability leaders engage with a myriad of sustainability service providers. These engagements include partnerships with consultants and assurance providers, as well as the purchasing of sustainability management software and collaboration with sustainability-related not-for-profit organizations. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 January 2013

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Budgets And Priorities

Sustainability reporting is an important pillar of corporate sustainability programmes and firms seek to communicate progress and meet stakeholders’ demands for sustainability disclosure. This report helps executives in sustainability, marketing and communications roles and firms selling into these functions, to understand where responsibility and budgets lie for corporate sustainability reporting activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 January 2013

Global Sustainability Leaders Survey 2013: Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix "Global Sustainability Leaders Survey: Budgets And Priorities". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "Global Sustainability Leaders Survey: Budgets And Priorities" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying the structure and assumptions of the study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 December 2012

Global Sustainability Leaders Survey 2013: Budgets And Priorities

This report provides a global benchmark of sustainability priorities, budgets and governance based on interviews with 250 heads of sustainability in firms with revenues of at least $250 million. The respondents represent 21 industries and are located in 13 countries. The survey finds that sustainability leaders have broad responsibilities for energy, environment and sustainability initiatives, but often lack budgetary control and decision-making authority over those initiatives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 December 2012

Global Sustainability Leaders Survey 2013: Budgets, Governance & Priorities (Webinar)

This Verdantix webinar discusses the findings from our forthcoming annual survey of 250 heads of sustainability located in 13 countries spanning Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, UAE, UK and the US. The survey data covers 2013 sustainability budgets in detail, including planned budget increases by country, sources of funding for 10 key initiatives and 2013 spending priorities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 16 November 2012

Sustainability Reporting Frameworks Gain Global Traction

This report provides data on the adoption of single-issue and multi-issue sustainability reporting frameworks between 2004 and 2011. The analysis finds that an increasing number of firms disclose data to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) every year and adoption of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as a framework for sustainability reporting also continues to grow. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 September 2012

Sedex Update Reflects Shift In Sustainable Supply Chains

Sustainable supply chain programmes are gathering momentum as a corporate sustainability issue, building upon ethical supply chain initiatives of the 1990s. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Chief Procurement Officers and Heads of Sustainable Sourcing to understand Sedex (the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), a not-for-profit membership platform that shares ethical and sustainable supply chain data. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 July 2012

CloudApps Gamifies Sustainability To Catch Employee Interest

Firms increasingly recognize both the importance and the challenge of changing their employees’ behaviour to achieve their corporate sustainability targets. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, heads of Human Resources and CSR directors understand a new software tool launched by sustainable business software firm CloudApps to support employee engagement on corporate sustainability. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 07 June 2012

UK Sustainable Business Consulting Spend 2010-2015

This report provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and direction of the UK market for sustainable business consulting from 2010 to 2015. Quantifying sustainable business spending is a challenge as sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 March 2012

IHS Launches Ecosystem For Sustainability Transformation

This report provides an assessment of the strategic alliance between IHS and Deloitte announced in September 2011. Verdantix heard that IHS plans to create an ecosystem of IT systems integrator partners to drive sales for enterprise-wide, technology-enabled sustainability transformation programmes. IHS believes the time is right to focus on large-scale sustainability projects due to customer plans to take a more strategic approach to sustainability over the next 5 years. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 October 2011

Best Practices Selecting Carbon & Energy Software

This report provides sustainability and energy leaders with a framework to save time and reduce risk in selecting carbon and energy management software. Prior Verdantix research has found that rising energy costs, price volatility, environmental regulation, stakeholder pressure, and internal pressures drive firms to purchase carbon and energy management software, but individuals in energy and sustainability roles often lack experience in selecting enterprise software. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 March 2011

CA Technologies & Capgemini Launch Sustainability BPO

On February 8, 2011, CA Technologies and Capgemini announced a new global partnership which provides a new energy, carbon and sustainability managed service offering. This partnership will see Capgemini combining its already expansive BPO offering with CA Technologies leading software; Capgemini UK will be the first customer of this service. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 February 2011

Sustainability Software & Services Partnerships Map

In 2010 software providers like CA Technologies, Hara and IHS signed a flurry of partnerships with sustainable business consultants and systems integrators. Partnership announcements will continue into 2011 driven by the need to deliver global implementations, gain access to senior budget holders and boost revenue from newly created sustainability technology consulting practices. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 January 2011

Buyer's Guide To Sustainable Business Software

The pressure on firms to collect, store, audit and report accurate sustainability data is growing. Tighter regulations, stakeholder pressure and potential cost savings drive firms to look at better alternatives to existing systems. With so many providers offering solutions in what appears to be a fairly amorphous market, Verdantix surveyed 65 suppliers to clarify and define purchase options for buyers. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 July 2010

Five Pitfalls Of Sustainable Business Software

New compliance requirements, pressure from customers and the potential to achieve energy cost savings drive organizations like Intuit, Marsh Supermarkets, Metcash and New York City to implement sustainable business software designed to help firms achieve business objectives linked to energy and fuel efficiency, carbon emissions, water consumption, social impacts and environmental compliance. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 May 2010

Total Portfolio: IT Sustainability Solutions

This Total Portfolio analysis clarifies the sustainability benefits, business value and maturity of twenty-four IT sustainability solutions. The sustainability rating tool cuts through “greenwash” with a fact-based assessment of each solution’s sustainability benefits, maturity, investment case and future prospects. Executives and managers responsible for implementing technology-based sustainability programs should use this structured assessment to prioritize spending decisions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 March 2009