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Sustainability Strategy & Sustainability Research - Sustainable Supply Chain

What Do The Twists And Turns Of The Sustainability Market Mean For Consultants?

This report helps practice leaders, executive directors and marketing officers at management consulting and service firms to understand how corporate sustainability practices are shifting and what this means for their addressable market and business development opportunities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 December 2016

Human Rights Transparency: How Are Global Firms Responding?

This report helps Heads of Procurement, Supply Chain, EH&S and Sustainability functions as well as service providers, such as the Big Four audit firms, better understand how multinational firms are responding to increasing societal expectations for corporate labour practices. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 July 2016

Sustainability Consulting: Global Market Forecast 2016-2021

This report helps practice leaders, executive directors and marketing officers at consulting firms to understand addressable market opportunity, define business development and marketing strategies, and forecast revenue streams. Verdantix forecasts the global sustainability consulting market will grow from $912 million in 2016 to $1.1 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 4%. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 June 2016

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: Regulations, New Solutions And Market Growth (Webinar)

This Verdantix webinar reviews the landscape of supply chain stewardship solutions and gives insight into key market events. You will learn about the current state of customer demand, the variety of solutions in the market and the impact of regulations scheduled to come out in 2016. We'll also share our insights into market growth based on the new supply chain stewardship market size and forecast report. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 05 May 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

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

AECOM Carves Out Market For Climate Adaptation With Long-Term Vision

Over the past five years, climate change related consequences have remained among the top three global risks both in terms of likelihood and financial impact, as identified by the World Economic Forum. This report helps EH&S directors, chief operating officers, supply chain managers and risk management professionals better understand how AECOM aims to provide services that strengthen public and private infrastructure and supply chains against climate impacts. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 December 2015

Rio Tackles Sustainability In Supply Chains For The Olympic Games

This report provides heads of sustainability, EH&S directors, supply chain officers and procurement professionals with an independent analysis of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee’s strategic thinking around social and environmental issues in the Olympic Games’ supply chain and procurement processes. Since 1994, the Olympic Games have sought to increase their environmental efforts and strengthen socio-economic conditions of local communities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 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

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

Sustainability Assurance: Global Market Forecast 2015-2020

This report helps practice leaders, executive directors and marketing officers at assurance providers, understand their addressable market opportunity, define business development priorities and forecast revenue streams accordingly. Verdantix forecasts the global sustainability assurance market will grow from $133 million in 2015 to $160 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 4%. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 June 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

Navigating The Puzzle Of Social Licences To Operate

A firm’s social licence to operate (SLTO) is a concept that captures the intangible factors deriving from corporate relations with labour, local community and civil society. Firms can use this as a justification for many sustainability initiatives, without necessarily addressing a lack of understanding of the underlying issues. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 March 2015

Sustainable Supply Chain: Telecommunications Equipment

Building a sustainable supply chain is a major endeavour because of challenges such as the fragmentation of suppliers under multiple jurisdictions, the costs involved in measuring and enforcing progress, and the global scope of manufacturing activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 February 2015

Hot Trends In Sustainability Management For 2015

This report explores the key sustainability management trends that will impact businesses in 2015 and beyond. It builds on detailed Verdantix research into regulations, innovations, competitive dynamics and corporate strategies from around the globe, including interviews with over 500 sustainability and EH&S leaders in 2013 and 2014. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 January 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

AT&T Adapts Sustainability Strategy To Meet Market Demands

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This research helps individuals in roles such as VP Environment or Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) to benchmark their strategic thinking on sustainability. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 January 2015

3M Demonstrates Customer-Centric Product Stewardship

This strategy case study is one in a series of reports that analyses the business benefits of corporate sustainability. This research assists individuals in roles such as Chief Sustainability Officer, Procurement Manager and VP of Environment to benchmark their strategic thinking on sustainability. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 December 2014

Best Practices For Supply Chain Risk Management & Responsible Sourcing (Webinar)

Over the last 5 years, a combination of new regulations, weather events, resource scarcity and not for profit campaigns have pushed the issue of supply chain risk management onto the corporate agenda. Some firms have responded to these pressures by defining sustainable supply chain goals and implementing responsible sourcing policies. But the bulk of firms are still grappling with the right approach to tackle the problem. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 30 October 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

Natural Capital Is A Catalyst For FEMSA's Sustainability Strategy

This report provides Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) and VPs of Sustainability with an independent analysis of FEMSA’s sustainability strategy, to help benchmark their own strategic thinking. To understand how firms exposed to natural capital risk are integrating natural capital into their sustainability strategy, Verdantix selected FEMSA, a $1.7 billion global food and beverage firm, for a case study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 August 2014

Product Sustainability: The Dos, The Don'ts, And The Business Benefits (Webinar)

Leading sustainability strategies have shifted in the last five years from enterprise-focussed to strategies encompassing product-based sustainability initiatives. Join this Verdantix webinar as we reveal the business benefits of product sustainability, key features of leading strategies and emerging best practices. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 12 September 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

Product Sustainability: The Dos, Don'ts And Business Benefits

In the past three years, credible sustainability strategies in product-based sectors have shifted to look beyond a firm’s own four walls to the footprint of products. The complexity of product life cycles, varying levels of influence and the sheer scale of product impacts in the supply chain, during customer use and at the end-of-life phase present new challenges. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 July 2013

Green Quadrant Sustainability Consulting (US) 2013

This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed comparison of the sustainability consulting capabilities of 16 consultancies in the US market, in order to help buyers of sustainability advice such as heads of sustainability, business unit leaders and function heads understand which consultancies have the strongest expertise in eight service capabilities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 May 2013

Sustainability Meets Fast Fashion: H&M's Conscious Journey

Fast fashion is not an industry synonymous with sustainability. H&M, the SEK141 billion ($22 billion) clothing retailer headquartered in Sweden, stands out from its competitors by incorporating sustainability within its operations, products and mainstream communications. This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies and provides CSOs and VPs of Sustainability with an independent analysis of H&M’s ‘Conscious’ sustainability strategy. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 13 May 2013

SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Audit & Consulting Bonanza

In response to this humanitarian issue, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized a conflict minerals ruling in August 2012 that requires reporting firms to disclose whether these minerals appear in a firm’s supply chain or final product. This report analyses the opportunities the rule creates for professional services firms and explains how sustainability practice leaders can capitalize on those opportunities for both advisory and audit services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 April 2013

Anglo American Recognizes Water Is A Key Business Risk

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This report provides CSOs and VPs of Sustainability with an independent analysis of Anglo American’s sustainability strategy. Verdantix selected Anglo American, a $30.1 billion global mining company, originally from South Africa and headquartered in London since 1999, for a case study to better understand how firms are exposed to water risks. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 March 2013

BT Bets On Sustainability To Deliver Business Benefits

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This report provides individuals in roles such as Chief Sustainability Officer or VP of Sustainability with an independent analysis of BT’s sustainability strategy. Headquartered in London, BT is a £19.3 billion ($30.9 billion) communications and networked IT services firm operating across 170 countries. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 December 2012

Sustainable Supply Chain Budgets And Priorities

Sustainable supply chain initiatives are rising up the corporate agenda as firms recognize the sustainability risks and opportunities within the supply chain. This report helps sustainability executives, procurement officers and firms such as consultants and software providers selling into these functions to understand where responsibility and budgets lie for sustainable supply chain initiatives. Verdantix spoke to 250 sustainability leaders in 13 countries across 21 industries. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 November 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

Sustainable Supply Chains: Learning From The Food & Beverage Sector (Webinar)

As resource scarcity looms and reputations hang in the balance, global firms are opening their eyes to the risks and opportunities lying within their supply chains. Lifting the lid on sustainability in the supply chain reveals a complex set of questions for corporate sustainability managers. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 14 September 2012

Navigating The Eco-Labels Market

Over the past five years, the presence of eco-labels has risen dramatically as firms seek to profit from product sustainability. With over 400 different labels available, the immature eco-labels market is complex and confusing. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Heads of Marketing and product managers to segment the plethora of eco-labels on the market and to identify the benefits of, and barriers to, implementing eco-label strategies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 September 2012

French Eco-Labelling Pilot Reveals Sector-Specific Benefits

This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Heads of Marketing and product managers to understand the results of the French eco-labelling pilot that concluded on July 1, 2012. Beginning in July 2011, this national pilot drew together 168 firms across sectors to test eco-labelling schemes prior to the implementation of Article 228 of the 2010 Grenelle II law. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 07 August 2012

AT&T Responds To Consumer Demand By Launching Eco-Rating

On July 30, 2012, US telecoms firm AT&T launched a proprietary eco-label for mobile phone devices. This move follows AT&T research that finds 62% of consumers would consider the environmental performance of handsets, if other factors were equal. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Heads of Marketing and product strategy executives to understand AT&T’s Eco-Rating label, compare it to others in the market, and analyse the business case for AT&T’s investment in it. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 August 2012

Apple U-Turn Highlights Commercial Relevance Of Eco-Labels

The EPEAT eco-label is currently found on 2,084 products in the US electronics market. On July 13, 2012, Apple reversed a decision - announced just a week earlier - to drop the EPEAT eco-label from 39 of its products. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 July 2012

Germany Sustainable Business Spending 2011-2016

Verdantix Critical Moments® is a globally scalable model that sizes and forecasts the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the German market, provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 July 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

Sustainable Supply Chain Benchmark: Food Sector

Over the past two years, the complex task of creating a sustainable supply chain has become an area of increased activity within corporate sustainability. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Chief Procurement Officers and Heads of Sustainable Sourcing benchmark their targets, content of their codes of conduct, and initiatives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 July 2012

IKEA's Strategy Builds Brand Sustainability Benefits

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This research helps individuals in roles such as VP Environment or Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) to benchmark their strategic thinking on sustainability. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the IKEA Group is a global furniture manufacturer and retailer with revenues of €24.7 billion ($32.6 billion) in FY11. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 June 2012

Efficiency Is Huawei's First Point Of Call In Sustainability

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This report provides individuals in roles such as VP Environment or Chief Sustainability Officer with an independent analysis of Huawei’s sustainability strategy. In 2008, Huawei launched its ‘Green Communication, Green Huawei, Green World’ strategy that addresses Huawei’s sustainability strategy from both a product (‘Green Communication’) and operational (‘Green Huawei’) perspective. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 May 2012

PUMA Pioneers Environmental Profit & Loss Statement

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This research helps individuals in roles such as VP Environment or Chief Sustainability Officer to benchmark their strategic thinking on sustainability. Headquartered in Germany, PUMA is a global apparel firm with revenues of €2.7 billion ($3.5 billion) in 2010, majority owned by French multinational PPR. In November 2011 PUMA published a pioneering Environmental Profit and Loss statement. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 March 2012

Unilever's Strategy Leverages Value Chain Influence

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This report provides individuals in roles such as Chief Sustainability Officer or VP of Sustainability with an independent analysis of Unilever’s sustainability strategy. Headquartered in London, Unilever is a $57.9 billion fast moving consumer goods firm operating across 180 countries. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 January 2012

Sustainability Shaping Markets: The Interface Experience

This report provides individuals in roles such as Chief Sustainability Officer or VP Environment with an independent analysis of Interface’s sustainability strategy. Headquartered in Atlanta, US, Interface is a manufacturer of carpet products for domestic and office markets. The firm is the largest global manufacturer of modular carpets with a presence across four continents, with over 50% of its business coming from outside the US. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 January 2012

Wal-Mart Sustainability Plan Requires An Upgrade

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports on corporate climate change plans. In January 2005 Wal-Mart launched its “Sustainability 360” plan. This plan contains commitments to source 100% of energy from renewable power, to achieve zero waste and to sell products that sustain Wal-Mart’s resources and the environment. The climate change elements of Wal-Mart’s plan focus on brand enhancement. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 March 2010