A flick of the baton and the strings stir to life. A grand sweep of the arms and the other instruments strike up in perfect harmony. The maestro on the podium skilfully unifies the musicians, sets the tempo, and directs the sounds of the ensemble.
Balancing harmony is an art. Transposed to the context of sustainability reporting, understanding the artistry behind the harmonisation requires an appreciation of the complexities of reporting instruments and the different viewpoints on how sustainability reporting should be orchestrated.
Representatives from Corporations, Foundations, and Associated Nonprofits Join Nonprofit Board
STAMFORD, Conn., January 19, 2021 /3BL Media/– Keep America Beautiful® (KAB), the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, recently elected seven individuals, including affiliate representation, foundation leadership, and senior executives from partner companies, for a three-year term to its 31-member national board of directors.
We’re coming off a year that was defined by transformative and disruptive change. Now there is plenty more on the horizon with a new presidential administration taking office here in 2021.
What should environment, health, safety, and sustainability professionals expect as America welcomes new leadership in the White House? Will the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris lead to increased federal emphasis on environmental initiatives? It seems very likely.
Economic investment opportunities exist while transforming the global gas industry
January 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today more than ever, there is strong economic incentive for decarbonization solutions.
Decarbonization efforts are gathering momentum across governments, big business and financial institutions around the world. The three largest importers of liquified natural gas (LNG) – China, Japan and Korea – have pledged to go carbon neutral no later than 2060, and many of the world’s largest and most influential corporations are actively setting ambitious net-zero targets.
New topic Standards on Tax, OHS and Water to be used
January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Companies disclosing their impacts through the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards are to adhere to three new and updated standards, for reports they publish from this year onward.
In 2018, two revised GRI Standards launched – for occupational health and safety, and water and effluents. In December 2019, the first global standard for tax transparency published. Effective from 1 January, companies identifying any of these topics as material are now to apply the new Standards.
Reliable service always has been core to every utility’s mandate, but achieving this is becoming more complex in the face of aging infrastructure and increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events. As this report was being drafted, the second major hurricane of November (Category 3 or higher) made landfall in Central America as a Category 5 storm, with wind speeds accelerating from Category 1 to Category 4 in just 24 hours over abnormally warm seas. Similarly, wildfires continued to burn in parts of Colorado, months after the historic end to fire season.
Sands has released its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which outlines the company’s strategies and progress around its corporate responsibility pillars of People, Community and Planet. The report also details Sands’ extensive governance practices that ensure ethics and accountability in all areas of the business.
Julian Gonsalves explains how public-private partnerships can provide government officials with solutions to meet reliability, resiliency and environmental targets.
Can public-private partnerships (P3s) help governments adapt to the evolving energy landscape?
The energy landscape has been changing dramatically. Aggressive climate goals, impact of COVID-19 on government revenue and budgets, aging infrastructure, decreasing cost of energy, stakeholder pressure, need for resiliency, and innovative technical and market solutions are just a few of the factors driving this transformation.