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Sustainability Strategy & Sustainability Research - Sustainability Assurance

Sustainability Consulting & Assurance: A $1 Billion Market With An Identity Crisis (Webinar)

With a global market sized at just over $1 billion in 2016 and weak growth of 4% annually forecasted over the next five years, the sustainability services market is challenged by poorly defined corporate functional needs and lenient public policy drivers. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 28 July 2016

Sustainability Assurance: Global Market Forecast 2016-2021

This report helps practice leaders, executive directors and marketing officers at certification and verification firms and assurance providers – such as major audit firms and environmental consultants – understand their addressable market opportunity, define business development priorities and forecast revenue streams accordingly. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 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

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

Sustainability Assurance: Customer Needs & Market Opportunities (Webinar)

Why do firms invest in sustainability assurance? This webinar explores the maturing approach of corporations to the management systems, controls and audits they apply to what 10 years ago was data released into the public domain with minimal scrutiny of what impact the disclosures may have on corporation reputation. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 18 June 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

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: Assurance Brands

This report helps strategy leaders, Chief Marketing Officers and sustainability practice directors at assurance firms, and certification and verification specialists measure how sustainability leaders perceive their brand and help them benchmark levels of awareness and engagement. The Verdantix survey of 260 senior sustainability decision-makers represents firms with annual revenues from $250 million to over $20 billion across 21 industries and 13 regions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 November 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

IIRC Framework Is Only Relevant For A Select Few Leaders

This report helps sustainability directors, CFOs and marketing professionals in corporate reporting roles understand what the latest International Integrated Reporting Council’s Framework means for their firm’s reporting and communication practices. Published in December 2013, the IIRC’s Framework emphasizes the interdependence of six capitals: financial, manufactured, intellectual, human, social and relationship, and natural capital. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 June 2014

EU Directive On Non-Financial Reporting Will Bite In 2017

In April 2014, the European Parliament finalized the new European Union (EU) directive on non-financial reporting. The directive applies to more than 6,000 large firms in the EU, specifies the scope of non-financial reporting required but leaves the door open to the use of existing sustainability, human rights and employee reporting frameworks. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 May 2014

Best Practices For Selecting An Assurance Provider (Webinar)

The financial materiality of sustainability performance data relating to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, supply chain policies and environmental management is growing. As a result, a wider range of senior managers need confidence in these data sets and management systems. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 12 December 2013

Green Quadrant Sustainability Assurance Global 2013

This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed comparison of the sustainability assurance capabilities of nine global providers, in order to help buyers of sustainability assurance such as heads of sustainability and finance officers understand which providers have the strongest expertise in nine service capabilities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 December 2013

G4 Shifts Materiality To The Heart Of Sustainability Reporting

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the most widely used framework guiding corporate reporting on sustainability performance. This report helps CSOs and their colleagues responsible for reporting understand the key changes in the GRI’s latest release, the G4 framework, and the implications of its greater focus on materiality. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 June 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

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

Choosing A Sustainability Assurance Provider (Webinar)

This webinar will help CSR and EH&S directors, CSOs and CFOs choose a sustainability assurance provider. Mandatory reporting frameworks and increasing investor interest in sustainability encourage firms to engage assurance providers to enhance the credibility of sustainability reports and provide greater confidence to the Board about management systems, performance data and risk controls. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 15 July 2011

Green Quadrant Sustainability Assurance 2011 (Global)

The financial materiality of sustainability performance data relating to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, supply chain policies and environmental management is growing. As a result, a wider range of senior managers need confidence in these data sets and management systems. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 June 2011

Green Quadrant CSR Assurance Providers 2008 (UK)

Firms are under pressure from stakeholders, investors, competitors to enhance CSR reporting and invest in CSR assurance. But CSR directors and the executive team face a bewildering choice of assurance providers, international standards and project scopes. This report provides a detailed assessment of Acona, Bureau Veritas, Corporate Citizenship, Deloitte, DNV, Enviros, Ernst & Young, KPMG, LRQA, SGS, The Reassurance Network, The Virtuous Circle, URS Corporation and WSP Group. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 March 2008