Environment category

The pathway to carbon reduction

6 min read - Corporations are taking the lead in addressing the climate crisis. BP will achieve net zero by 2050, Apple will be carbon neutral by 2030 and Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030. You may be wondering how companies choose between pledge platforms: how do they decide whether they want to aim for net zero or carbon neutral? How are these companies setting and achieving these targets? Perhaps it’s time my organization set an ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction target? There’s no single solution, and…

Energy benchmarking for portfolios of small to medium sites

3 min read - As a senior executive with responsibility for a geographically spread building portfolio of sites, the absence of relative performance data makes it difficult to take anything but a tactical approach to energy management. Senior executives with responsibility for extensive portfolios of small to medium sites are under constant pressure to reduce operating costs, meet emissions reduction goals and deliver efficiency gains. They know there are opportunities for improvement, but they have no way of comparing their buildings, understanding where to…

How to embed sustainability excellence into your organization

3 min read - Sustainability is quickly becoming a central focus for large public institutions. In order to remain competitive and attract investors, executive management teams are increasing focus on their ESG disclosures, reviewing strategies to reduce carbon emissions and looking to embed sustainability into their organization to achieve lasting results. Leading organizations are pledging to achieve net-zero and science-based targets, increasing their green power purchases and seeking to reduce emissions from building operations. However, many organizations still face significant barriers to reaching their full potential. The…

ESG data is more important now than ever

2 min read - Environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance is finally reaching prominence in corporate and public life. Too often and too long a peripheral concern of corporate executive teams and boards, the tide turned earlier this year when CEO and Founder of Blackrock Larry Fink announced in his annual letter to CEOs that BlackRock would “place sustainability at the center of how we invest.” His announcement signaled a fundamental shift in capital markets and, along with it, an end to the days where sustainability…

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