I struggled with the conclusion that the AG leader should be disqualified. Should he or she be disqualified? Even if we may find the style hypocritical or morally problematic, is that grounds for disqualification?
This is about as great a market validation as we could hope for – a sign of the times – of the rising tide behind the move to hold ourselves accountable…
A few weeks ago, I was having lunch with a colleague whom I respect deeply. We were talking about the nature of the work I do at Scope 5. At one point he looked across the table at me and, looking at his face, I could tell that he was debating whether to say what… Read More
Scope 5 encourages our clients to purchase carbon offsets in the context of a broader carbon pricing scheme. First and foremost, enterprises should continually seek to eliminate or reduce carbon emissions by shifting away from fossil fuels and towards renewables where possible*. A portfolio of carbon offsets should then be employed to offset those enterprise… Read More
“The B Corp movement is one of the most important of our lifetime, built on the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than just shareholders—it has an equal responsibility to the community and to the planet.” ~Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia Next month Toronto is hosting the annual B Corporation Champions Retreat event,… Read More
The blogosphere is atwitter about the U.S. Administration’s announcement that “We’re getting out” of the Paris Climate Accord, justifiably so. The groundswell of commitments to continue to pursue emissions reductions despite the Administration’s decision to pull out of the agreement has been impressive. According to We Are Still In, more than 1,200 U.S. governors, mayors, businesses (Scope… Read More
All it takes for quiet desperation to become outright frustration is one data error or misplaced spreadsheet. As the deadline to submit reports to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) approaches, don’t let this happen to you. Let’s Take A Step Back Challenges like this are rooted in the fact that many sustainability directors and managers… Read More
The original version of this Scope 5 article was recently updated and published on TriplePundit… As more and more organizations start putting a price on carbon, a critical first step is having the cost of carbon felt directly by those emitting it.
Over the past several months, we’ve seen increased interest from medium to large organizations in implementing some sort of carbon pricing. To a large degree, this seems to have been inspired by Microsoft’s success in implementing an internal carbon fee (ICF), which, they claim, now saves them over $10 million each year. It’s an exciting… Read More
Over the years, I’ve played with Lego blocks side-by-side with my two young boys. This is precious time – a sweet and welcome change in pace from the frenetic work of running a growing, early stage, software company. Nonetheless, as I’m kneeled on the floor in their playroom building forts and space-ships, I often find… Read More
I was thrilled to see a recent blog post from one of our power users, Emily Hanning, Senior Sustainability Manager at Outerwall. In her post, Emily calls out the basic benefits that she finds so valuable in Scope 5. These are the very same benefits that we, the Scope 5 team, consider our product’s core… Read More
This article (by Julie Urlaub) published in TriplePundit discusses the potential cost savings that can arise when grocery stores set and pursue sustainability goals. It also delves into New Seasons Market’s use of Scope 5 and the benefits that New Seasons’ realized as a result: Grocery stores are the heaviest users of energy of any… Read More