Gift of the GIFs: Virgin Media unveils 'highly shareable' sustainability report
Telecoms giant Virgin Media released its latest sustainability report update on Wednesday (5 July), utilising social media and GIFs to engage people about the latest sustainability efforts, which included a 7.5% annual reduction in carbon emissions.
Sustainability reporting: 10 steps to build trust and increase engagement
Sustainability and corporate responsibility managers from a range of businesses across the country recently gathered in London for an exclusive roundtable hosted by edie and DNV GL, which explored the steps required to take sustainability reporting onto the next level.
Maximising the value of your sustainability report - webinar presentations
View the presentations that were given by a leading cross-sector panel of sustainability experts who discussed their views on how to maximise the value of sustainability reports in a recent edie webinar, sponsored by classification organisanion DNV GL.
Maximising value: How can your sustainability report drive engagement?
Businesses can maximise stakeholder engagement with sustainability through their reporting by encouraging internal participation in product design and exploiting digital tools to present data in new and exciting ways.
Last chance to register for sustainability reporting webinar TODAY
Sustainability and CSR professionals are invited to tune into a free-to-watch live webinar today (4 May) at 11am (BST), which will focus on maximising the value of reporting.
Speaker line-up confirmed for edie's sustainability reporting webinar
Sustainability representatives from Gatwick Airport, Dell and Asia Pulp & Paper are among the expert speakers that will feature in next week's live webinar on maximising the value of reporting.
Maximising value: edie to host free webinar on sustainability reporting
Individuals and organisations looking to improve their sustainability reports and increase engagement with key stakeholders are are being encouraged to tune into a free, live edie webinar next month, focusing on maximising the value of reporting.
Sustainability reporting frameworks lack comparability to attract investment, say experts
EXCLUSIVE: Sustainability reporting frameworks should be developed to encourage businesses to compete on performance and attract investors rather than simply being used as compliance mechanisms, a panel of experts have agreed.
Heineken couples sustainability and financial reporting as emissions tumble
A "firm belief" that business growth and sustainability go hand-in-hand has seen Heineken publish its latest sustainability report alongside a financial report for the first time, with the report highlighting rapid business expansion alongside a decrease in emissions.
10 top tips to drive engagement with your CSR report
What are the key components required to produce a sustainability report which drives engagement on a range of CSR issues among key stakeholders? edie brings you the secrets to sustainability reporting success with this latest top-tips guide for businesses.
Captivating CSR: How to produce an engaging sustainability report
Ahead of edie's Smarter Sustainability Reporting conference, Matt Mace investigates how companies are going beyond compliance with their reports to drive engagement on a range of CSR issues among key stakeholders.
#UoLCarbonCut: University of London delivers world's first tweet-based sustainability report
The University of London has taken digital sustainability reporting to a new level by broadcasting its achievements through a series of tweets and an online presentation instead of compiling a dedicated CSR report.
EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive: 'A positive step towards a sustainable economy'
With the deadline for Member States to implement the European Union Non-Financial Reporting Directive (EU NFRD) passing earlier this week, edie has spoken to an array of industry experts to find out exactly how the legislation will affect the future of sustainability reporting and green business in the UK.
Stock exchanges poised to introduce sustainability reporting standards
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is among 21 of the world's stock exchanges that look set to introduce sustainability reporting standards before the end of 2016, according to experts.
Energy efficiency: 'Champions and dunces' exist in every industry
The world's largest listed companies could save 1.4 billion tonnes of CO2 - the equivalent of Japan's annual carbon emissions - by closing the gap between the worst and best-performing businesses on energy efficiency, a major new report has revealed.
SDGs underpin 'positive progress' of corporate sustainability reporting
Nearly a third (30%) of world-leading companies are now implementing the framework into their sustainability and integrated reports, as the push to mainstream non-financial reporting continues to gain momentum.
Report: FTSE100 must go beyond compliance with sustainability reporting performance
The gap between corporations leading the way on sustainable business practices and those that are simply complying with legislation for their CSR programmes is "as large as ever", according to new research into the sustainability reporting performance of the UK's top 100 listed companies.
Virgin Media and Heineken USA revolutionise CSR reporting with gamification and 360-degree video
EXCLUSIVE: As investors, campaign groups and consumers continue to pile pressure on companies to accelerate progress towards ambitious climate goals, some of the stalwarts of sustainability reporting are beginning to look beyond traditional methods of disclosure to drive stakeholder engagement with their CSR reports.
Virgin Media hails 'biggest carbon reduction ever' following major efficiency drive
Telecoms giant Virgin Media has recorded its "biggest ever" annual carbon reduction, with emissions falling by 6.1% between 2014 and 2015 as a part of the firm's 'Digital for Good' sustainability programme launched last year.
GRI aims to streamline sustainability reporting through new Digital Alliance
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has unveiled a new programme aimed at streamlining sustainability reporting for businesses by using digital platforms to "enable transformational change".
Rap battle: Sustainability's latest Millennial marketing trend
From BT laying down a track about minimising emissions to a Dutch hip-hop star freestyling about Heineken's reduced water consumption, edie explores the latest trend in CSR reporting: rap music.
GRI launches GOLD community of transparent sustainability reporting
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has launched a new membership programme aimed at aiding businesses that offer greater transparency on sustainability issues in their CSR reports.
Sustainability reporting: Why conduct a materiality assessment?
In the third part of edie's sustainability reporting feature series, we explore how CSR reports can be used to monitor and manage the most important environmental issues affecting your company.
Sustainability reporting: 10 secrets to success
The concept of developing meaningful, effective and engaging sustainability reports has started to weigh anchor in the business sphere, evolving from a swept-aside entrée to the meaty bulk of fundamental corporate social responsibility.
Sustainability Reporting: Taking the first steps
Convincing stakeholders - and perhaps even yourself - to undertake your company's first sustainability report is a daunting task. What are the key first steps you must take to embark upon a successful sustainability reporting journey.
KPMG: Lack of consistency clouds carbon reporting
Carbon reporting from the world's largest 250 companies lacks consistency and makes it practically impossible for stakeholders to compare performances, according to the 2015 edition of the KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting.
Sustainability Reporting: More goals, more targets, more frameworks, more reporting
Ahead of edie's Sustainability Reporting Conference which takes place in February, conference chair Elaine Cohen examines the challenges and opportunities of the current reporting landscape, with an insight into what we can expect in the coming year.
New web platform to streamline sustainability reporting
A trio of global sustainability organisations are creating a new reporting platform which aims to help businesses make sense of the reporting requirements that affect them on a regional, national and international level.
How to produce a sustainability report
This book is a step-by-step guide to the practices and processes in producing a sustainability/integrated report using the GRI framework.
Islamic Reporting Initiative: Aligning local culture with CSR
A 'one-size-fits-all' approach to CSR reporting is becoming irrelevant and impractical, writes Daan Elffers, who has launched a new framework to align sustainable business with local principles and values.
Next edie conference to showcase supply chain sustainability
Bringing together supply chain, procurement, and sustainability professionals, edie's fourth annual Responsible Procurement & Supplier Engagement conference will explore the challenges and opportunities of creating a truly sustainable and ethical supply chain.
Sustainability Leaders Awards: TWO days left to enter
Deadline day is almost upon us. Make sure you're in the running to pick up a one of the most prestigious award schemes in the sustainability sector...
Sustainability Leaders Awards 2015: Meet the judges...
With deadline day fast approaching for one of the most prestigious award schemes in the sustainability sector, we take a closer look at this year's judging panel for the Sustainability Leaders Awards.
What makes a Sustainability Leader? Case study: B&Q
With deadline day for entry to the 2015 Sustainability Leaders Awards fast approaching, this new series of articles profiles the businesses, people and initiatives that won over last year's judges. And where better to start than 2014 hat-trick winner B&Q?
Sustainability Leaders Awards 2015: Early-bird deadline TODAY!
The early-bird deadline for one of the most prestigious awards schemes in the UK sustainability sector ends today (30 June).
Sustainability Leaders Awards 2015: Early-bird deadline approaching
Entry is now open and the early-bird deadline is fast-approaching for one of the most prestigious awards schemes in the UK sustainability sector.
edie partners with Ashridge Business School for new feature series
edie has partnered with one of the world's leading business schools and leadership development providers for a series of articles focused on growing international debate and best practice around sustainability.
Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan drives business growth
The business case for sustainability couldn't be clearer: Unilever's 'Sustainable Living' brands accounted for half of the company's growth in 2014 and grew at twice the rate of the rest of the business, chief executive Paul Polman has revealed.
Sustainability reporting: Employee engagement critical to overcome 'treacle layer' troubles
Communicating and embedding sustainability throughout an organisation is often hampered by a 'treacle layer' at operational level which can make it harder for businesses to develop new environmental strategies and produce succinct corporate social responsibility reports.
ETI: Bioenergy insights into the future UK Bioenergy Sector
What is the most effective way of delivering a particular bioenergy outcome in the UK, taking into account the available biomass resources, the geography of the UK, time, technology options and logistics networks?
Green noise: Is sustainability reporting becoming too complex?
The multifaceted landscape of sustainability reporting has become overwhelming for businesses and is leading to a general lack of engagement around CSR communication.
Sustainability reporting: explained
An introductory guide on the principle sustainability reporting frameworks and best practice guidance, from CSR sustainability consultancy CLT envirolaw.
Sustainability consultants face spending slow-down
Global spending on sustainability consultants will surpass $1bn for the first time in in 2019, but the projected growth rate of 4% is 'far below' original industry estimates.
Sustainability reporting: GRI to develop sector-related indicators
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will next year be focusing on the development of specific sector-related indicators under its G4 Guidelines in a bid to encourage businesses to be more transparent with their reporting of sustainability issues and challenges.
Mondelez takes 'bold step' with third-party evaluation of sustainable coffee programme
Mondelez International has unveiled 'a new way of approaching sustainability in the coffee industry' with the development of a more stringent and transparent supply chain evaluation framework to measure the impact of its global sustainability programme.
AkzoNobel to 'close the loop' by turning waste into commercial chemicals
Dutch paint and chemicals giant AkzoNobel is part of a team of companies looking to convert waste streams into synthesis gas - a useful starting material for making methane and ammonia.
Saint-Gobain urged to step up CSR commitments by external advisory panel
Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland should be setting more ambitious targets in the areas of energy and waste, and could take its sustainability reporting a step further by reporting more clearly on its overall environmental performance.
The edie Environmental Consultancy Report 2013/14
The consultants, their clients and winning the contract.
The performance of environmental consulting in the UK over the next few years looks promising. New investments in energy and transport infrastructure, combined with increasing requirements for energy/carbon reporting are creating new demand from public and private sector organisations for specialist environmental support services.
Businesses wake up to financial benefits of sustainability
The advantages of running a strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme are becoming more tangible for businesses, with cost management emerging as the number one driver for firms looking to adopt more sustainable businesses practices.
Corporate social responsibility: beyond financials
Drawing on more than 2,500 interviews with business leaders in 34 economies, insight from the leading children's charity UNICEF and Grant Thornton leaders, this report looks at what companies are doing to make their operations more sustainable and why, and considers the role integrated reporting can play in improving transparency and decision making.
Lessons learned: using GRI's G4 reporting guidelines
UPS director of sustainability, EMEA Peter Harris shares the challenges, solutions and lessons learned from adhering to the Global Reporting Initiative's G4 guidelines.
Big business increasingly being held to account on climate from shareholders
Twenty global corporations have set goals to cut GHG emissions and source sustainable palm oil to in response to 150 climate-related resolutions filed by their shareholders this year.