Sustainability category

Accelerating scope 3 emissions accounting: LLMs to the rescue

4 min read - The rising interest in the calculation and disclosure of Scope 3 GHG emissions has thrown the spotlight on emissions calculation methods. One of the more common Scope 3 calculation methodologies that organizations use is the spend-based method, which can be time-consuming and resource intensive to implement. This article explores an innovative way to streamline the estimation of Scope 3 GHG emissions leveraging AI and Large Language Models (LLMs) to help categorize financial transaction data to align with spend-based emissions factors.…

Turning climate risks into business opportunities 

3 min read - Climate change causes extreme weather events across the world that endanger people’s lives and disrupt the businesses on which they depend. In Africa, for example, recurring droughts, floods and cyclones due to climate change might cause crop failures and food insecurity. As businesses make plans to mitigate climate risks such as extreme weather events, they have an opportunity to innovate with new business models and demonstrate leadership by implementing more sustainable practices.  What is climate risk?  To put it simply, climate…

The path to embedded sustainability

6 min read - Businesses seeking to accelerate sustainability initiatives must take an integrated approach that brings together all business and technology functions. Sustainability is no longer the responsibility of only the chief sustainability officer (CSO). It is not managed by a single department in a silo. Driving true sustainable impact, at scale, takes place when an enterprise is fully aligned to that transformation. To scale progress in combating climate change, this alignment and collaboration must happen across value chain partners, ecosystems, and industries.…

The advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy

4 min read - New developments in renewable energy are making headlines and inspiring hope in communities worldwide, from a remote Arctic village working to harness solar and wind power under challenging conditions to a U.S. Air Force base planning an advanced, utility-scale geothermal power system. As much of the world grapples with mitigating the effects of climate change and global warming, innovation and advancements in renewable energy have emerged as a bright spot. Solar energy, wind energy, hydropower, geothermal energy and biomass energy…

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