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Sustainability Strategy & Sustainability Research

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

Managing Sustainability In A Post-Sustainability World

This report helps sustainability and EH&S directors ensure they focus on an agenda with a maximum chance of generating traction internally. Verdantix offers five recommendations to help senior executives make sustainability relevant within their organisations. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 December 2016

Smart Innovators: Quality Management Software

This report describes the quality management challenges that firms are grappling with and, based on independent review of the solutions of 27 vendors, helps decision-makers and executives understand how software applications can help to overcome these issues. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

How Microsoft is Making Sustainability Commercially Relevant

To align its sustainability investments with commercial growth, Microsoft aims to mobilize an ecosystem of third party developers to create software applications on top of Microsoft technologies that tackle energy and sustainability challenges, ensure each business unit has a sustainability lead, and showcase internal test bed and client successes to demonstrate value. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 22 May 2015

Sustainability Consulting In China Requires Long-Term Commitment

This report provides executive directors, practice leaders and business development executives at management consulting firms with an analysis of China’s evolving sustainability consulting landscape. To better understand Chinese sustainability practices and trends, Verdantix analysed China-based responses for energy, EH&S and sustainability management from our three global surveys of 250-plus leaders across 21 industries. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 April 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

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

Sustainability Consulting: Market Size And Future Forecast (Webinar)

Sustainability consulting burst into the mainstream business consulting market in 2007. But it has been a challenging segment for management consulting firms due to small deal sizes, the illusionary budgets of sustainability leaders and competition from not for profits with heavily networked consulting arms. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 05 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

Sustainability Consulting: Global Market Forecast 2015 - 2020

The sustainability consulting market is a complex and rapidly evolving environment where large contracts are few and far between. In the past decade, many firms have entered the crowded market in an attempt to address the growing need for diverse sustainability services, which include climate change adaptation, on-site renewable energy and product sustainability innovation. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 February 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

10 Hot Sustainability Trends for 2015 (Webinar)

What are the key sustainability trends that will impact businesses in 2015? Join this webinar to hear Verdantix leverage its sustainability research to highlight forecasts for the year ahead. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 22 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

ICF International’s Policy Expertise Informs Climate Risk Strategy

The United States currently ranks as the country most at financial risk globally from climate change impacts, with an estimated asset exposure of $1,500 billion in 2007 forecasted to grow to $9,100 billion by 2070, according to data from the OECD Climate Change Programme. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 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

Global Sustainability Survey 2014: NGO's And Non-Profits

This report helps officers responsible for strategy, partnerships and marketing at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profits measure how sustainability leaders perceive their brand and help them benchmark levels of awareness and engagement. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 December 2014

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

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

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

Global Sustainability Survey 2014: Consulting Brands

This report helps executive directors and Chief Marketing Officers at business consulting and services firms measure how heads of sustainability perceive their brand and help them benchmark levels of awareness and engagement among their customer base. Verdantix interviewed 260 senior sustainability leaders at firms with annual revenues from $250 million to over $20 billion, representing 21 industries and 13 territories. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 November 2014

What's Next For Sustainability Leaders? (Webinar)

This Verdantix webinar will share insights from the unique global data set from our annual survey of 250 heads of sustainability in 21 industries and 13 countries spanning Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the Middle East, UK and the US. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 14 November 2014

Global Survey 2014: Sustainability Budgets And Priorities

This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs), Heads of Sustainability and EH&S Directors to understand sustainability strategies, governance approaches, budget allocations, spending trends and priorities in large firms worldwide. Verdantix interviewed senior sustainability decision-makers and budget-holders from 260 firms with revenues from $250 million to over $20 billion. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 November 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

Why CSOs Can't Escape Action On Natural Capital

Over the past few years, issues of planetary constraints and resource scarcity have become a greater area of concern for all business sectors. Even with an increase in media attention towards firm use of the natural resources available to them, there is still little understanding of the full impact of natural capital dependencies on businesses. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 27 October 2014

ERM Bolsters Expertise With Natural Resource Group Acquisition

In September 2014 ERM, the privately held environmental consultancy, announced its acquisition of Natural Resource Group (NRG), the US-based oil, gas and power industry environmental consulting, permitting, public affairs and data management provider. The acquisition, for an undisclosed amount, will see ERM integrate NRG’s solutions into its existing service offerings. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 22 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

DuPont Commercializes Its Sustainability Successes

This report provides Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) and VPs of Sustainability with an independent analysis of DuPont’s sustainability strategy, to help benchmark their own strategic thinking. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 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

Australia Sustainable Business Spending 2013-2018 Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "Australia Sustainable Business Spending 2013-2018". Verdantix clients should use this data with the “Australia Sustainable Business Spending 2013-2018" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the Australian market sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 August 2014

Australia Sustainable Business Spending 2013-2018

Verdantix Critical Moments is a globally scalable model that sizes, forecasts and describes the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the Australian market, provides business leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with an independent analysis of spending in Australia across 29 energy, EH&S and sustainability initiatives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 July 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

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

India Sustainable Business Spending 2013-2018 Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "India Sustainable Business Spending 2013-2018". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "India Sustainable Business Spending 2013-2018" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the Indian market sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 March 2014

India Sustainable Business Spending 2013-2018

Verdantix Critical Moments® is a globally scalable model that sizes, forecasts and describes the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the Indian market, provides energy, EH&S and sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with an independent analysis of spending in India across 29 sustainability initiatives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 March 2014

Sustainability In Telecoms: The Financial Benefits

This first-of-its-kind report asks what the financial benefits of sustainability are for suppliers in the telecoms sector serving large multinationals. It identifies and sizes the market opportunity for sustainable telecoms and IT services open to telecom service providers (telcos) in the US and Europe. It also considers the financial benefits of telcos’ internal sustainability programmes on less tangible assets such as brand and image. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 March 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

US Banks Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017 Data Table

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "US Banks Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017". Verdantix clients should use this data with the “US Banks Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the oil and gas industry sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 February 2014

US Banks Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017

This report forms part of an ongoing series of sector-specific benchmark studies on the size and growth of the US market for energy, EH&S and sustainability management spending between 2012 and 2017. It provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with an independent analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data focused on the banking industry in the US market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 February 2014

US Chemicals Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017 Data Table

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "US Chemicals Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "US Chemicals Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the oil and gas industry sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 February 2014

US Chemicals Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017

This report forms part of an ongoing series of sector-specific benchmark studies on the size and growth of the US market for energy, environment and sustainability management between 2012 and 2017. It provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with an independent analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data focused on the chemicals industry in the US market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 February 2014

The Ornithology of Sustainability: How Birds Help Us Decipher Macro Trends (Webinar)

What are the growth prospects for the energy and sustainability market as the UK, Eurozone and US emerge from recession? How can heads of energy and sustainability persuade the CEO and CFO to increase funding for their initiatives? These are the questions that leaders in the energy and sustainability market should focus on as they head into planning and budgeting for the 2014 financial year. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 23 January 2014

US Oil And Gas Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017 Data Table

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "US Oil And Gas Sustainable Business Spend 2012-2017". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "US Oil And Gas Sustainable Business Spend 2012-2017" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the oil and gas industry sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 January 2014

US Oil And Gas Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017

This report forms part of an ongoing series of sector-specific benchmark studies on the size and growth of the US market for energy, environment and sustainability management between 2012 and 2017. It provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with an independent analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data focused on the oil and gas industry in the US market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 January 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

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

2014 Business Plan: Getting Your Assumptions Right (Webinar)

Over the last 5 years, executives responsible for planning growth trajectories, product launches and practice growth across the global energy, environment, health and safety and sustainability markets have gambled and lost more frequently than winning. Top performing firms in 2013 have achieved growth rates above 30%. But for most, achieving sales growth in double digits has been a struggle. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 31 October 2013

Challenges And New Thinking In Sustainability Communications

Sustainability communications – the dissemination of sustainability information through corporate marketing channels – is a field that has emerged along with the advent of formalized corporate sustainability strategies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 October 2013

Climate Change 2.0: A Profit-Centric Paradigm For Businesses (Webinar)

For over 20 years the dominant narrative for business discussions on climate change has been shaped by scientific data and forecasts, ethical considerations and government policy. Non-profits, media, scientists and politicians implored business leaders to change their investment decisions to fight climate change. In response, corporations in developed economies have gathered their GHG data and launched sustainability communications campaigns. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 17 October 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

How Can Services Firms Improve Internal Sustainability?

While sustainability practices at resource-intensive firms are often spotlighted by the corporate sustainability community, firms that primarily sell services also conduct internal sustainability practices. This report helps heads of sustainability in non-resource intensive firms such as banks, consultancies, financial service providers, insurance and professional services firms to understand how their best-in-class peers address internal sustainability challenges. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 September 2013

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

Deloitte Acquires France-Based Bio Intelligence Service

In July 2013, Deloitte announced its acquisition of French sustainability consultancy BIO Intelligence Service (BIO IS). With this acquisition Deloitte gains technical expertise in LCA, strengthens its foothold in the European market and opens doors for expansion with public sector clients. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 September 2013

Water Mismanagement Threatens Profit And Investment Appeal

As firms take their water management strategies beyond compliance, they run into a minefield of obstacles. And the lessons learnt from the carbon debate don’t offer a solution. Verdantix and the CDP co-hosted a breakfast event of industry thought leaders to identify today’s challenges, and potential solutions, for water management. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 August 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

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

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

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

US Sustainable Business Spending 2012-2017

This report, focused on the US market, provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. Built from publicly disclosed 2012 revenue data from 2,856 firms with revenues of more than $1 billion, the model finds that sustainable business spend will grow from $34.6 billion in 2012 to $43.6 billion in 2017. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 04 June 2013

Why GRI G4 Will Trigger New Directions In Sustainability Reporting (Webinar)

In May 2013, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) launches the G4 guidance for voluntary sustainability reporting – the first full update in the framework used for seven years by more than 5,000 firms. Based on multiple Verdantix benchmarks covering stock exchanges, responsible supply chain assessments and our global survey of 250 heads of sustainability, this webinar helps heads of sustainability to chart out the best practices for sustainability reporting in a post GRI G4 world. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 30 May 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

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

Rethinking Sustainability: Brand Risks And Opportunities

This report helps executives responsible for sustainability communications, and their colleagues across communications, marketing and sustainability teams to understand the different strategic approaches, the risks and opportunities, and the business case for enhancing communications to support the corporate brand. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 April 2013

Winning Strategies For IT Services Firms In The Energy & Environment Market (Webinar)

This webinar helps general managers, partners and practice leaders better understand how to build a > $100 million energy and environment technology services practice based on the Verdantix Green Quadrant® on Sustainable Technology Services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 March 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

Green Quadrant® Sustainable Technology Services (Global) 2013

This Green Quadrant® report provides a detailed and fact-based comparison of 16 of the leading sustainable technology service providers globally. The analysis is based on interviews with 15 buyers representing firms with revenues of $183 billion, supplier responses to a 53 point questionnaire and detailed supplier interviews. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 March 2013

Global Sustainability Leaders Survey 2013: Budget Growth By Country

This report provides a global benchmark of 2013 sustainability budgets in 13 different territories: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, the Middle East, Russia, South Africa, UK and US. Verdantix interviewed 250 heads of sustainability in firms with revenues of at least $250 million asking respondents to quantify expected sustainability spend for their firm’s next financial year. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 March 2013

Sustainability Career Paths: How To Become A Leader

Corporate sustainability leadership positions are becoming more frequent, but as the profession is still in its youth, career paths within the field are unclear to most practitioners. This report, written by Verdantix in partnership with GACSO (Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers), helps sustainability professionals to understand the stepping stones to the top, and helps those looking to enter the profession to understand entry points and how to progress. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 February 2013

Secrets Of Success For Sustainability Consulting (Webinar)

This webinar identifies the secrets of success for sustainability consulting by drilling down into Verdantix Critical Moments data on the size and shape of the addressable markets. Sharing insights from 5 years of Verdantix analysis of the leading consultancies and by digging into global survey data on where heads of sustainability will be guiding their C-level colleagues to invest in 2013. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 01 February 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

Sustainability Consultants Face Complex Market Dynamics

For the past decade, management consultants and firms such as engineering service firms, environmental services firms and boutiques have created sustainability practices in an attempt to address a growing need for sustainability services, which include climate change, carbon management and cleantech. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 December 2012

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

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

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

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

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

What 250 CEOs Really Think About Sustainability

Corporate sustainability leaders are in the best position to understand how their CEO perceives sustainability and to report on the impact this has on sustainability governance at their firm. This report helps CEOs, CSOs and senior executives to understand how a CEO’s perception of sustainability influences organizational structure for sustainability. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 November 2012

Stock Exchange Benchmark On Non-Financial Reporting Rules

Finance and investor relations teams are under pressure from stakeholders to report on non-financial metrics. Stock exchanges are also becoming increasingly vocal on non-financial disclosures, adding to this pressure. This report helps senior managers and executives responsible for disclosure on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance as well as investors, to understand the current demands of stock exchanges regarding non-financial disclosure. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 October 2012

Brazil Sustainable Business Spending 2011- 2016 Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "Brazil Sustainable Business Spending 2011-2016". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "Brazil Sustainable Business Spending 2011-2016" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the Brazilian market sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 October 2012

Brazil 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 Brazilian market, provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. The analysis covers 19 industries and 29 sustainable business initiatives, from manufacturing energy efficiency to cleantech R&D. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 October 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

Germany Sustainable Business Spending 2011- 2016 (Webinar)

Despite the ongoing Eurozone recession, the latest Verdantix analysis forecasts that the German sustainable business market will reach $9.8 billion in 2016. But how will corporate sustainability spending vary between different sustainability initiatives? To what extent will sustainability strategy, product stewardship, green buildings and on-site renewables be prioritised? Which industry groups will be spending the most and what factors are driving these spending patterns? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 28 September 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

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

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

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

Germany Sustainable Business Spending 2011- 2016 Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "Germany Sustainable Business Spending 2011-2016". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "Germany Sustainable Business Spending 2011-2016" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the German market sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 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

Benchmarking US Sustainable Telecoms Providers (Webinar)

Based on our new Green Quadrant study of the sustainability solutions from 12 of the largest telecoms operators in the US market, this webinar provides insights for customers to leverage telecoms innovations to improve their sustainability performance. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 27 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

US Sustainable Technology Services Spending 2011-2015 (Webinar)

The latest Verdantix analysis forecasts the US technology services market to reach $2.5 billion in 2015. Just five years ago, this market was largely restricted to green data centres but today, firms are spending across 11 separate sustainable technology services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 16 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

Sustainability Provides Healthy Results For Novo Nordisk

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This report provides individuals in roles such as CSOs and VP of Environment with an independent analysis of global healthcare firm, Novo Nordisk’s sustainability strategy, which is based on a Triple Bottom Line approach. Novo Nordisk has produced an annual report on its environmental performance since 1994, and became early adopters of integrated reporting in 2004. 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

Green Quadrant Sustainable Telecoms (US) 2012

This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed, fact-based comparison of 11 sustainable telecom solutions provided by 12 of the largest telecoms service providers (telcos) in the US market. Verdantix selected this subject for a detailed study because telecom services, such as video conferencing, online collaboration and cloud computing, play an important role in delivering sustainability programme targets such as energy cost reduction, travel substitution and fuel efficiency. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 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

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

Webinar: Moving From CSR To Sustainable Business: How To Reboot Your Sustainability Communications

Chief Marketing Officers, Brand Directors and Chief Sustainability Officers face a new challenge: how to avoid underselling the strategic importance of sustainability initiatives to an audience that is already disillusioned by green marketing campaigns. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 02 May 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

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

CSO Toolbox Series – Carbon Disclosure Project

Faced with an expanding set of tools, outlets and rankings to aid sustainability reporting Chief Sustainability Officers can struggle to select which offerings in this immature discipline merit their time and effort. This report provides individuals responsible for non-financial reporting with a review of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), as well as guidance on how to participate effectively. Since its founding in 2000, CDP has become a cornerstone of sustainability reporting. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 March 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

Webinar: How To Select An IT Services Firm To Technology Enable Your Sustainability Strategy

This Verdantix webinar will provide you with unique insights into the fast-evolving market for sustainable technology services. Just 5 years ago IT services firms focused on green data centres and now we have identified 12 service lines which collectively justify the creation of stand alone divisions and P&Ls. But which service provider is the best fit for different sustainability initiatives? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 28 March 2012

The Future Of The Green Office

As sustainability joins the list of developers’ priorities – particularly at the prime end of the market – stakeholders are now beginning to visualize the future for green office development. This report establishes a comprehensive vision for green office development, one where life cycle thinking at the design stage drives sustainability performance at the construction, fit-out and management stages of a building’s life cycle. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 27 March 2012

Innovation Catalyses BASF's Sustainability Strategy

This report assists individuals such as CSOs and VP Environment with an independent analysis of BASF’s sustainability strategy. Founded in 1865, BASF is the leading chemicals firm by sales, with revenues of €73 billion ($95 billion) in 2011. Following BASF’s cooperative membership with the UN Global Compact in 2000, BASF has regularly updated its sustainability plans, setting nine environmental goals in 2008 and an additional two in 2011; by 2011 it had already met four of these goals. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 22 March 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

Green Quadrant Sustainable Technology Services (Global) 2012

This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed fact-based comparison of 17 of the leading sustainable technology service providers globally. The analysis is based on interviews with 15 buyers representing firms with revenues of $331 billion, supplier responses to a 52 point questionnaire and detailed supplier interviews. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 February 2012

UK Sustainable Business Spend 2010 - 2015 Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "UK Sustainable Business Spending 2010-2015". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "UK Sustainable Business Spending 2010-2015" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the UK market sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 February 2012

UK Sustainable Business Spending 2010-2015

Verdantix Critical Moments® is a globally scalable model that sizes, forecasts and describes the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the UK 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: 30 January 2012

Best Practices In Sustainability Communications

As executives embrace sustainability across many strategic and operational areas of their business, marketing will be among the fastest growing areas of spending as they try to capitalize on the brand benefits of being seen as responsible. But to date, firms have relegated sustainability either to the corporate social responsibility report – underselling the strategic importance of key initiatives – or ‘green marketing’ campaigns, which the public views with scepticism. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 January 2012

Hot Topics In Corporate Sustainability Strategy (Webinar)

What issues define corporate sustainability in 2012? Sustainability has come a long way in the last four years. But the growth in the number of issues captured under complicates the management challenge. Carbon, energy, water or biodiversity differ in relative importance for companies, their maturity in dealing with each impact, and the solutions at their disposal. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 20 January 2012

Sustainable Business Market Sizing & Forecasting: Critical Moments® Methodology Report

Quantifying sustainable business spending is a challenge. The true nature of spending patterns is obscured by the involvement of many functions, dispersed responsibility, spending embedded in business-as-usual activities and ‘green’ corporate marketing. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 January 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

SAP Seeks To Marry Financial And Sustainability Reporting

This report provides CSOs, VPs of sustainability and CSR directors with independent analysis of SAP’s approach to sustainability reporting. To better understand this topic Verdantix interviewed Peter Graf, CSO and EVP Sustainability Solutions at SAP. Verdantix found that SAP commits to operating a sustainable business, using its sustainability report to showcase the firm's software applications. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 09 December 2011

WSP’s Personal Carbon Plans Generate Employee Engagement

This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, heads of Human Resources and CSR directors understand PACT from WSP Environment & Energy, a new tool designed to support employee engagement strategies on sustainability. Firms often struggle to engage with their employees on sustainability because of employees’ varied attitudes when faced with change, particularly relating to sustainability, and the need for a credible sustainable business strategy to support the programme. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 December 2011

France Sustainable Business Spending 2010 - 2015

Verdantix Critical Moments® is a globally scalable model that sizes, forecasts and describes the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the French 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: 21 November 2011

Green Quadrant Sustainability Business Consulting 2011 (UK)

During the last four years, a combination of ramping energy costs, climate change policy, new market opportunities and competitive dynamics has encouraged FTSE 100 firms to invest in more ambitious corporate sustainability strategies. To help decision makers in roles such as CEO, CSO and COO this Green Quadrant report provides a detailed, fact-based comparison of the 14 sustainability business consulting firms most active in the UK market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 09 November 2011

Webinar: The State Of Play In Sustainable Business Consulting: Competitive Benchmark Of UK Firms

UK firms are forecast to spend $1.3 billion in 2012 on consulting for areas such as sustainability strategy, supply chain, reporting and compliance. But how are the UK’s 12 largest providers responding to this growing opportunity? To capture market share, some firms are focusing on strategic or technical consultancy whilst others have developed a holistic sustainability service. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 20 October 2011

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

Turner Construction Uses Sustainability To Drive Growth

This report provides CSOs and VPs of sustainability with an independent analysis of Turner Construction Company’s sustainability strategy. Verdantix selected Turner, a US general construction contractor with 2010 revenue of $9.1 billion, for a strategy case study of how firms operating in the construction industry define their sustainability challenge. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 September 2011

Defining Sustainable Business: A Guide For Executives

This report aims to help executives struggling to define what sustainability means for their firm with a review of prominent descriptions of sustainable business. Most conceptions of what a sustainable business looks like focus on challenges such as: rising population and consumption; the accessibility of the earth’s resources, the consequences of social change; and long-term success. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 September 2011

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

Sustainable Real Estate Advisory Services Set For Growth

This report helps real estate advisors forecast demand for their services over the next two years. Verdantix interviewed a panel of leading real estate investors, developers and occupiers operating in the UK to understand their present and short-term sustainable real estate advisory needs. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 July 2011

Webinar: Benchmarking Telecoms Providers’ Commercial Sustainability Strategies

The telecoms sector has a huge opportunity to benefit from sustainability trends which aim to cut travel emissions, automate energy data collection, make the electricity grid smarter and reduce data centre energy consumption. But are Europe’s 18 largest telecoms providers responding? This webinar is based on the 2011 Verdantix Green Quadrant on sustainable telecoms, and tracks the sector’s evolution since the first Green Quadrant published in 2009. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 01 July 2011

Hybrid Corporations Pursue Profit And Public Benefit

This report provides an overview of benefit corporation legislation passed by state legislatures in four US states and being considered in seven others, promoted by B Lab, a US not-for-profit organization. Firms choosing to incorporate as benefit corporations must designate a public purpose: a material positive impact on society or the environment, as well as expand fiduciary duty in their governing documents and decision making. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 June 2011

Consultation Begins For Next Generation GRI Framework

This report provides individuals responsible for non-financial reporting with a review of current Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting guidelines, which were used by 1,824 organizations in 2010, as well as areas of potential change. Sustainability reporting is a fast growing but immature discipline compared to financial reporting. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 27 June 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 Sustainable Telecoms 2011 (Europe)

This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed, fact-based comparison of ten sustainable telecoms solutions provided by 18 of the largest telecoms operators in the European market. Verdantix selected this subject for a detailed study because telecoms services, such as video conferencing, online collaboration, and cloud computing play an important role in delivering sustainability programme targets such as energy cost reduction, travel substitution and fuel efficiency. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 13 June 2011

Canadian Sustainable Business Consulting Spend 2009-2014

This report provides sustainability leaders in market facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the Canadian market for sustainable business consulting between 2009 and 2014. Verdantix selected this subject for study as quantifying spending on sustainable business consulting is a challenge. One key reason for this is that sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 June 2011

US Sustainable Business Consulting Spend 2009-2014

This report provides sustainability leaders in market facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the US market for sustainable business consulting between 2009 and 2014. Verdantix selected this subject for study as quantifying spending on sustainable business consulting is a challenge. One key reason for this is that sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 May 2011

Australian Sustainable Business Consulting Spend 2009-2014

This report provides sustainability leaders in market facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the Australian market for sustainable business consulting between 2009 and 2014. Verdantix selected this subject for study as quantifying spending on sustainable business consulting is a challenge. One key reason for this is that sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 27 May 2011

Will Oracle's Sales-led Sustainability Strategy Succeed?

This report provides CSOs, VPs of sustainability, and heads of strategy with independent analysis of Oracle’s sustainability strategy. Verdantix selected Oracle, a $27 billion global technology firm, for a strategy case study following the firm’s acquisitions in the sustainable business software market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 April 2011

Australian Sustainable Business Spending 2009-2014

Verdantix Critical Moments® is a globally scalable model that sizes, forecasts and describes the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the Australian 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: 19 April 2011

Philips Pioneers Integrated Annual Report

This report helps firms considering sustainability reporting options with a case study of the implementation of an integrated report. Since 2008, Philips has published an integrated Annual Report that links its business strategy with environmental and social trends; combining financial performance disclosures with sustainability performance data. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 April 2011

BT's Connected Reporting Links Strategy And Sustainability

Accounting for Sustainability created the connected reporting framework to support organizations in linking business strategy, financial performance, and environmental and social trends. This report outlines the framework and key considerations of connected reporting, illustrated by BT Group’s implementation. The framework aims to offer a more balanced view of an organization’s performance than current annual reports usually produced in response to legal disclosure requirements. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 April 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

Competitive Analysis Of Sustainable Real Estate Advisors (Webinar)

Buy side actors within the real estate industry are faced with an ever changing legislative agenda surrounding sustainability along with a growing market trend where sustainability expertise and performance is demanded by all stakeholders. Which real estate advisors are in the best position to deliver in this changing market? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 02 March 2011

Canadian Sustainable Business Spending 2009-2014

This report, focused on the Canadian market, provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. Built from publically disclosed revenue data from 163 firms with Canadian revenues of more than US$750 million in 2008/09, the model finds that sustainable business spend will grow from US$2.3 billion in 2010 to US$3.7 billion in 2014. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 March 2011

First Integrated Reporting Framework Released

South Africa leads the world in developing and implementing the practice of integrated reporting. Integrated reporting creates a single report to all stakeholders synthesizing the most relevant financial and sustainability information. From March 1, 2010, all 457 firms listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange must produce an integrated report for financial years starting from this date. This report highlights key considerations for firms preparing to adopt integrated reporting. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 22 February 2011

Green Quadrant Sustainable Real Estate Advisors (UK)

The UK market for real estate advisory services faces new challenges as client focus turns to energy and sustainability. This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed and fact-based comparison of 17 of the leading real estate advisors operating in the UK. The analysis is based on interviews with 15 buy side firms, advisors’ responses to a 44 point questionnaire, desktop research and detailed supplier interviews. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 February 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

Market Overview: Sustainable Technology Services (Webinar)

IT services firms such as Deloitte, IBM, Logica and Wipro provide a wide range of technology services linked to sustainable business programmes. But which provider is best positioned to support your firm’s initiatives in areas like energy efficiency, carbon data collection, smart grid IT systems design, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and sustainability performance management? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 31 January 2011

PG&E's Leadership Supported By Regulation

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is a Californian utility, providing energy to approximately 9.4 million people and generating revenue of $13.4 billion in 2009. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 January 2011

Green Quadrant Sustainable Technology Services 2011 (Global)

The revenue opportunities for firms providing sustainable technology services far exceed those associated with Green IT. Traditional building and data centre energy efficiency implementations remain central to buyers’ sustainability strategies but climate change risk assessment IT systems and intelligent transport IT systems projects grow in importance. Buyers often find it difficult to differentiate between suppliers of sustainable technology services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 January 2011

Overcoming Barriers To Sustainability Leadership

As firms upgrade their sustainability strategies they run into execution risks due to a lack of organizational capacity and leadership with power to make changes happen. Verdantix hosted a seminar of industry thought leaders to identify today’s challenges and potential solutions. Firms must deal with the inertia of existing organizational structures, the complexity of implementing change, pushback from Board members and a lack of involvement from the CFO. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 04 January 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

Deloitte Acquires Rare Sustainability Expertise

On December 13, 2010 Deloitte Consulting announced the acquisition of the assets of two US sustainability consultants: ClearCarbon and DOMANI. The big four firm made a smart move by acquiring one technical and one strategic specialist sustainability consultant, complementing its core team with rare domain expertise focused on sustainability initiatives and cross-industry best practices. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 December 2010

Ten Predictions For Sustainable Business In 2011

Verdantix assessed competitive dynamics, innovations, corporate strategies and the regulatory environment to better understand key sustainable business trends over the next 12 months. In 2011 China’s competitive advantage in cleantech will gain prominence and bridging technologies will dominate sustainable business investment. Innovations in climate change reverse engineering will secure R&D funding. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 December 2010

What Sustainable Business Means For AR Managers (Webinar)

Every business decision has a sustainability consequence -buying a diesel truck, relocating to a new corporate HQ, developing functionality for a new software application, purchasing a telepresence suite, flying to a client meeting. But what does sustainability mean for analyst relations managers? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 11 November 2010

Johnson Controls Turns Sustainability Into Growth

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. In 2007, Johnson Controls incorporated sustainability into the firm’s Visions and Values, which highlights sustainability as a core value for the firm. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 October 2010

US Sustainable Business Spending 2009-14

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

Subscribers only Published: 04 October 2010

PwC Wins Big Sustainable Development Contracts

In January and March 2010, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) awarded PwC two contracts to lead DFID-funded initiatives in developing countries. The first of these, awarded in January 2010, is the Building Innovation Facility (BIF), beginning with a three-year pilot programme from July 2010 to June 2013. The second, which began in March 2010, is the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 October 2010

UK Sustainable Business Consulting Spend 2010-2013

This report presents the Verdantix Critical Moments UK market sizing and forecasting data on sustainable business consulting spending by 457 firms with more than $1 billion in revenues. This report helps sustainability leaders enhance sustainability budget benchmarking, sales and marketing strategy, and business planning. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 October 2010

Competitive Analysis Of US Sustainable Engineering Firms (Webinar)

Firms and cities in the US face a melee of engineering issues relating to ageing infrastructure, sustainable energy and water supply and use, carbon management and physical damage to property. CSOs, Heads of Procurement, Global Energy Managers and those in municipalities such as Directors of Sustainable Growth are turning to engineering firms to deliver sustainable, cost effective and innovative solutions. Which firms are in the best position to deliver? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 22 September 2010

The Murky World Of Green Advertising

Marketing directors and sustainability leaders need to shift from CSR reporting to ongoing sustainability communications. This new approach faces challenges such as the erosion of consumer trust from years of greenwash, and primarily reactive regulator guidance. Firms’ environmental claims continue to draw public criticism from both environmental NGOs and advertising regulators. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 September 2010

How To Select A PR/Marketing Agency For Sustainability (Webinar)

Based on our new Green Quadrant study of the sustainability communications offerings of 18 PR firms, advertising agencies, brand identity consultants, and sustainability boutiques, this webinar provides insights for customers to evaluate which firms to hire to create credible, effective communications around their sustainability initiatives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 10 September 2010

Green Quadrant Sustainable Engineering Firms 2010 (US)

US firms and cities face sustainability issues from ageing infrastructure, unsustainable energy supply, water stress as well as physical damage to infrastructure. Sustainable engineering tackles these problems as well as providing the added benefit of operational cost savings, which is critical for firms and cities with tight budgets. Firms and cities often find it difficult to differentiate between providers of sustainable engineering solutions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 September 2010

HSBC Needs To Reduce Emphasis On Climate Change

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world, with revenues of $78.6 billion and 302,000 employees in 2009. In 2005 HSBC kick-started its sustainability programme at its internal global environment conference and in 2007 the firm established its corporate sustainability department. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 September 2010

Carrefour Needs Sustainability Objectives

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses the business benefits of corporate climate change plans. Carrefour is the second largest retailer worldwide with 495,000 employees and €85bn revenues in 2009. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 September 2010

Green Quadrant Sustainability Communications Agencies 2010 (US)

In the last 12 months Chief Marketing Officers, Brand Directors and Chief Sustainability Officers have taken on the mantle of corporate sustainability marketing, building on the successes of CSR directors and corporate citizenship leaders. This is new territory for marketing and sustainability leaders, so to whom can they turn for help and guidance? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 September 2010

Citigroup Is Ready To Compete Over Sustainability

This case study is one in a series of reports that analyses the climate change and sustainability strategies of large corporates. Citigroup posted revenue of $80 billion in 2009, the firm has 265,300 employees and was formally the world’s largest bank. Backed by a $50 billion pledge in 2007, Citigroup’s sustainability strategy focuses on reducing internal emissions and financing climate change related projects. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 August 2010

Integrated Reporting Think Tank Launched

On 2 August, 2010 The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) officially launched the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC). This new think tank aims to bring together international stakeholders to develop a global reporting standard that incorporates environmental, social, governance and financial information within a single report, under the concept of ‘integrated reporting’. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 August 2010

URS Wins Bid To Acquire Scott Wilson

On June 28, 2010, URS made an initial bid of 210 pence per share for Scott Wilson. Following a 245 pence per share bid by CH2M HILL, URS closed the deal with a final price of 290 pence per share. This deal values Scott Wilson at £233 million ($359 million). URS cites the reasons for this purchase as increased UK operations, greater global reach and promising short and long-term growth opportunities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 August 2010

Lack Of Funding Blocks Amtrak's Sustainability Path

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. Amtrak, or the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, was founded in 1971 and has 20,000 employees. The United States’ sole intercity passenger railroad company is owned in majority by the US Federal Government and is funded through the Department for Transportation. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 August 2010

Encana Plans For A Carbon Constrained Future

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyze corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. EnCana Corporation, the North American integrated oil and gas giant, generated revenues of $30 billion in 2008 and had 8000 employees. Emerging from the split of EnCana Corporation in November 2009, Encana, the pure play natural gas provider based in Calgary, delivered revenues of $3.5 billion in the first quarter of 2010 and has 5000 employees. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 August 2010

Smart Innovators: Specialist Sustainability Consultants 2010 (US)

During the last five years the breadth and complexity of sustainable business strategies have increased significantly. At the same time, Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs), their executive colleagues and strategy directors face new challenges in areas such as risk identification, stakeholder engagement, renewable energy investment and innovation for sustainability or cleantech markets. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 August 2010

Hilton Worldwide Begins To Tackle Strategic Risks

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. Hilton Worldwide is a privately owned global hotel franchise with revenues of $7.7 billion, 130,000 employees and 3,600 hotels in 81 countries. In 2008, Hilton Worldwide announced targets of a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions, waste production and energy use, and a 10% reduction in water consumption by 2014 compared to 2008 levels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 July 2010

How To Improve Sustainability With Telecoms Solutions 2010 (Webinar)

Based on our new Green Quadrant study of the sustainability solutions from 17 telecoms operators such as AT&T, BT Group, Cable & Wireless, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and TeliaSonera this webinar provides insights for customers to leverage telecoms innovations to accelerate sustainability performance. Solutions covered by the analysis include sustainable telecoms consulting, smart grid connectivity, telepresence, machine-to-machine sensor networks and recycled mobile handsets. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 23 July 2010

Green Quadrant Sustainable Telecoms 2010 (Europe)

Telecoms services, such as smart meter connectivity, telecommuting, fleet telematics and video collaboration play an important role in delivering sustainability programme targets such as fuel efficiency, energy cost reduction and travel substitution. This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed, fact-based comparison of nine sustainable telecoms solutions provided by the 17 largest telecoms operators in the European market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 July 2010

Top Ten Growth Opportunities In Sustainable Business Consulting (Webinar)

This webinar features the most recent Verdantix Critical Moments market sizing and forecasting data on spending by 2,340 firms with more than $1bn in revenues on sustainable business consulting. The webinar drills down into the top 10 growth opportunities for consulting firms in the UK and the US markets across initiatives such as sustainability strategy development, climate change risk assessment, CSR and environmental assurance, verification and certification. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 08 July 2010

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

FedEx Prepares For Oil Price Risks

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate climate change and sustainability programmes. FedEx first implemented strategic plans to reduce fleet atmospheric emissions and improve fuel efficiency over a decade ago and cemented this commitment in 2008 with the release of its ‘20 by 2020’ relative emissions reduction targets. With a fleet of over 50,000 owned motorized ground vehicles and 660 aircraft, fuel costs account for 10.7% of FedEx’s revenue. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 June 2010

Samsung Electronics Stares At Bright Solar Future

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. Samsung Electronics is the largest firm in the South Korean conglomerate, or chaebol, Samsung Group. The firm, which employs 161,700 people, delivered revenue of $131 billion and accounted for 16% of all South Korean exports in 2009. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 May 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

Who Should Be The Chief Sustainability Officer? (Webinar)

In this Verdantix Webinar I will present the results of our analysis of the role, responsibilities and requirements of the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). This is a new role, designed to address the management deficit that results from middle managers in energy, environment and sustainability roles who do not have the budget and authority to implement transformation programmes. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 21 April 2010

Is Google A Sustainability Leader In Hiding?

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyse corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. Google is an internet search engine provider, generating revenue of $21.8 billion in 2008 with 10,000 employees worldwide. Google’s sustainability goals include water management and a commitment to carbon neutrality. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 April 2010

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

Commercial Realities Of Sustainable Business

If asked, “What do energy, climate change and sustainability trends mean for your business?” most executives respond that these are long-term trends with the potential to impact the firm’s profitability in the future. But does this perspective maximize shareholder value? This report finds that uncertainty on global and national climate policy, the impact of the Great Recession and recent criticism of climate science block the development of sustainability governance and vision. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 March 2010

UK Climate Change & Sustainability Spending 2009-13 (Webinar)

In this Verdantix Webinar I will present the results of our 6 month study into spending by 457 UK firms with revenues above $1 billion on 28 different climate change and sustainability initiatives. This webinar will help CSOs, practice leaders, product and marketing directors to understand growth trends and opportunites in 19 industries from 2009 to 2013. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 18 March 2010

UK Climate Change & Sustainability Spending 2009-13

Chief Sustainability Officers, practice leaders, product managers, cleantech entrepreneurs and investors require climate change and sustainability market structure, size and forecast data to support commercial and strategic decision-making. To help resolve these problems, Verdantix created the Critical Moments model — a globally-capable platform for climate change and sustainability budget analysis and market forecasting. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 February 2010

Who Should Be The Chief Sustainability Officer?

Global firms like Cisco, The Dow Chemical Company and Orange have appointed senior execs to lead their organisations’ climate change and sustainability (CC&S) initiatives. Whilst the job titles vary the responsibilities are similar: improve sustainability governance, develop climate change strategy, launch climate change and sustainability products and implement policies that move the organisation on a global basis towards strategic sustainable business goals. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 January 2010

Green Quadrant Environmental NGOs 2009 (UK)

This report provides executives responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility with an in-depth, fact-based assessment of 12 leading Environmental NGOs. NGOs like The Climate Group and WWF are key stakeholders who influence, validate and advise on corporate environmental and climate change strategies. They also influence the standards and new policy frameworks which shape future markets. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 November 2009

Logica Benefits From Sustainability Creativity

Logica is positioning itself to benefit from climate change trends through the delivery of innovative solutions and internal cost cutting sustainability measures. To hear more about their actions Verdantix met with the CEO of Logica Iberia and the Chairman of their Global Utilities Board. As a first port of call the firm has used sustainability as a core means of cutting back internal operational expenditure. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 October 2009

Orange Targets Sustainability Leadership

Over the last 2 years Orange has accelerated its internal and customer facing sustainability initiatives and ranked in the Leaders Quadrant of the Verdantix analysis of sustainable telecoms operators in Europe. To hear more about the Orange strategy, Verdantix met with Marc Fossier who in February 2009 was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 September 2009

Cisco Seeks Green Shoots In Sustainability

Cisco is well-positioned to benefit from climate change and sustainability trends that will influence firms to switch from flights to telepresence and to seek networked software solutions to manage energy demand. To hear more about the plans Verdantix spoke with members of the Cisco EcoBoard. The firm already has a substantial climate change programme underway with strong leadership involvement and clear strategic positioning. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 September 2009

BAE Systems Wakes Up To Climate Change

Since 2003 BAE Systems, the global aerospace and defence contractor, has submitted a report to the Carbon Disclosure Project but until 2008 its climate change strategy was limited to energy efficiency and regulatory risk management. By appointing a Managing Director for CSR with a strong general management background, investing in an enterprise carbon footprint and engaging with customers and suppliers on sustainability the firm has now pushed its plans out of the hangar onto the runway View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 June 2009

The Future Of Sustainable Telecoms, 2009 (Webinar)

Based on the recent Green Quadrant analysis of sustainable telecoms providers in Europe this webinar combined our view on sustainability drivers, customer needs for sustainable telecoms solutions and our analysis of the competitive positioning of nine of Europe's leading telecoms operators to explain what the future holds for this sector. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 21 May 2009

Green Quadrant Sustainable Telecoms 2009 (Europe)

This report provides a detailed assessment on 53 criteria of the internal sustainability credentials and customer-facing sustainable telecoms solutions of AT&T, BT, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, TeliaSonera, Verizon and Vodafone. The key conclusion of the report is that customers want more sustainability innovation from telecoms operators and show much less interest in telcos' own sustainability achievements. Orange leads the market on sustainable telecoms solutions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 May 2009

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

M&S Brand Benefits From Its Climate Plan

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyze the business benefits of corporate climate change plans. Marks & Spencer is one of the UK’s largest retailers with sales in the 2007/08 financial year of £9,022 million. In January 2007 the CEO announced a 100 point eco-plan dubbed “Plan A”. Brand benefits are the most readily identifiable achievements from the plan for Marks & Spencer. But in the midst of a recession and new regulations “Plan A” needs a refresh. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 March 2009

Smart Vendors: Sustainability And Climate Change Risk Consulting

Firms face a new set of risks triggered by regulatory responses and market reactions to climate change. But the identification of sustainability risks is far from most directors’ minds. This Smart Vendors reports helps risk officers get to grips with climate change risk management by assessing the services provided by ten leading consultancies. Based on interviews with a dozen practice leaders the report offers a detailed assessment of the business case for climate change risk identification. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 January 2009

Financial Crisis Triggers Climate Change Shake-Out

The financial crisis will trigger a recession in developed economies which has negative implications for the climate change sector. The epicentre of the financial crisis is property, banking and consumer markets — none of which directly impact spending on climate change. But nobody escapes the effects of a recession. CFOs will block discretionary spend on voluntary offsets, CEOs will stall climate strategy development, investors will avoid high risk propositions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 October 2008

Focus: IBM Repositions Big Green

In May 2007 IBM announced that it would “redirect” $1 billion per year to dramatically increase the energy efficiency of data centres. The success, or lack of success, of IBM’s Big Green strategy is important for the market because it sets the tempo for the rollout of similar strategies from other IT services firms. What has IBM learnt after investing its first $1 billion? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 April 2008

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

Survey: Which Suppliers Benefit From Climate Change?

Which suppliers are being prioritized by the UK's largest firms as part of their climate change initiatives? This document drills down into the survey data from interviews with 50 climate change leaders and explains where climate change spending will come from and on what products and services during 2008 and 2009. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 March 2008