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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

The Crisis Of Corporate Sustainability

The big news of a successful agreement at COP21 in Paris has obscured an unpleasant reality for most corporate sustainability officers: by and large, corporate sustainability is at a standstill. This report helps all parties who have a stake in corporate sustainability understand why we’ve reached this point, and maps out the road ahead for corporate sustainability. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 September 2016

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

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

How To Assess The Impact Of Sustainability On Product Markets

Understanding the financial impact of sustainability on markets has been very much a hit or miss among organizations. Why do some firms succeed in tapping new markets without mentioning sustainability, while others find zero correlation between sustainability and sales? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 March 2015

PE International Rebrands And Launches Thinkstep.one

On March 11, 2015, PE International announced its new brand identity— ’thinkstep’ — and launched a beta version of a cloud-based sustainability platform called thinkstep.one which will be in general release by October 2015. The rebrand and associated release of new flagship sustainability management software reflects thinkstep’s notion that sustainability management is rapidly evolving, progressively complex and increasingly integrated into the core of business. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 March 2015

Holcim Innovates With 'True Value' SE P&L Analysis

This report provides heads of sustainability, EH&S directors and finance officers with an independent analysis of Holcim’s strategic thinking around Social and Environmental Profit and Loss accounting (SE P&L), as a tool to enhance sustainability decision-making. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 January 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

Exxaro Boosts Social Returns On Investment

This report provides heads of sustainability and EH&S directors with an independent analysis of Exxaro Resources’ strategic thinking on investments that maximize sustainability and social impact. Verdantix analysis finds that Exxaro’s sustainability strategy places heavy emphasis on community development and includes a social impact assessment utilizing the Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 04 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

Microsoft's Sustainability Success Opens Up Opportunities

During the last three years Microsoft has enhanced its sustainability performance through a number of initiatives, such as implementing an internal carbon fee, using renewable energy for data centres, and applying a responsible sourcing strategy. This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies and provides Chief Sustainability Officers and VPs of Sustainability with an independent analysis of Microsoft’s corporate sustainability strategy. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 October 2014

Paladino Turns Real Estate Into Employee Engagement Tool

Founded in 1994, Seattle-headquartered Paladino and Company is a green building and sustainability consulting firm with approximately 50 employees focused on portfolio development and management, building commissioning, and sustainable real estate strategies. Verdantix interviewed CEO Tom Paladino to better understand Paladino’s position on the leading edge of green real estate development and sustainability consulting. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 27 June 2014

Early Adopters Of SASB Will Reduce Disclosure Risk

This report helps Directors of Investor Relations and their colleagues in management, sustainability and reporting roles understand what SASB standards for investor-oriented non-financial disclosures mean for their industry and how they should alter their reporting strategy. The adoption of SASB will depend on geographic location, current reporting maturity and ambition. Verdantix identifies best practice for firms as keeping abreast of SASB’s industry-specific standards. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 March 2014

How Sustainability Standards Can Drive Business Performance (Webinar)

Over the past decade UK corporates have been building out sustainability programmes to manage their environmental impacts, reduce resource use and improve their social responsibility. But all companies have come to a critical point where they need to formalise processes to be able to scale them up to all operating divisions. Consistency, deliverability, and standardisation become the order of the day. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 11 March 2014

Green Game Changers: Business Innovation Is Flowing In The Global Economy (Webinar)

Asian innovations are already sending ripples across the globe. Asia’s role in the global economy is growing phenomenally, with both China and India in the largest 10 global economies and expanding considerably faster than western economies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 10 December 2013

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

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

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

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

Forecasting US Corporate Spending On Energy, Environment & Sustainability - 2013 to 2017 (Webinar)

This webinar draws on the updated Verdantix US Critical Moments model that sizes and forecasts spending by more than 2,800 firms with revenues in the US market of at least $1 billion. The market forecast covers spending on employees, consulting, equipment and support services split across energy management, environmental management, strategy and branding, sustainability innovation, sustainable transport and human resources. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 08 May 2013

Rethinking Sustainability: Brand Risks And Opportunities (Webinar)

This webinar will help executives responsible for sustainability communications, whether sitting in sustainability or marketing functions, to understand the different strategic approaches and the business case for enhancing communications. Verdantix will reveal five sustainability communications strategies used by organisations today, and outline the benefits of adopting sustainability as a key brand attribute and implementing innovative sustainability communications. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 25 April 2013

Ingersoll Rand Uses Sustainability In Product Stewardship

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This research helps corporate officers in roles such as Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of Environment to benchmark their strategic thinking on sustainability. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Ingersoll Rand is a global manufacturer specializing in heating and cooling systems, and industrial products. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 December 2012

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

Innovative Ways To Engage Employees On Sustainability (Webinar)

The success of many corporate sustainability plans relies on changing the behaviours of the company staff. Even more ambitious engagement plans support employees changing behaviours in their private lives and at the family level too. While this subject has gained considerable momentum over recent years, with companies such as Microsoft all eager to disclose their strategies, achieving real, sustained change is a considerable challenge for CSOs. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 05 October 2012

Engaging Employees On Sustainability: 25 Innovative Approaches

The role of employee engagement in corporate sustainability strategies is essential. From minimizing waste to stimulating innovation, executives rely on a wide array of approaches to change behaviour in the pursuit of greater sustainability. But lasting behaviour change is difficult to achieve. This report shows Chief Sustainability Officers (CSO), heads of human resources and CSR Directors, 25 approaches used to engage staff on sustainability. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 October 2012

Consumer Symbiosis: A Powerful Innovation Agenda

Low economic growth, household budgets under pressure, smart phones, networked lifestyles and eco-values have catalyzed the development of a new model for consumer behaviour: consumer symbiosis. Harnessing growing positive public attitudes toward resource optimization and consumption reduction, a number of businesses have emerged to enable the shared use, reuse and recycling of products and services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 27 September 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

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

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

True Green Buildings: The Living Building Challenge 2.0

This report helps professionals across the real estate value chain understand the market impact of the Living Building Challenge 2.0. Launched in 2010 by the International Living Future Institute, a nongovernmental organization, the Living Building Challenge 2.0 is a green building certificate that requires project developers to meet stringent performance hurdles across seven areas, including aesthetics, the consumption of natural resources, material usage and site selection. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 March 2012