The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol’s addition of the market-based method in its Scope 2 Guidance is intended to arm companies with highly accurate emissions data on the energy they buy. But the problem with this market-based approach is most utilities can’t provide accurate information. This means reporters are largely in the dark about the environmental… Read More
A major revision to Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 methodology provides companies an upgraded tool to understand their impacts, how they can lower them, and become more transparent. But it requires sourcing, tracking and reporting additional emission factors. Scope 5’s John Merrill shares how Scope 5 can help you.
When sustainability reporting starts getting coverage in sports-related publications, you know we are getting somewhere! Scope 5 was excited to be covered (along with some of our sport-y customers) in a recent GreenSportsBlog post. Here’s an excerpt: Seattle-based K2 Sports, a leader in the winter sports/ski equipment world since 1962, has made sustainability an important… Read More
Do you get tired in the evening after a long day of work? Do questions about your carbon footprint make you feel bloated? If one more organization comes out with a new reporting format do you feel like you might get up from your desk slowly and just keep walking until you find yourself in… Read More
In a previous blog titled We are Information Curators, I wrote about how a big part of our job at Scope 5 is to provide information to customers and to customer prospects. Here’s another example of how we do so. Sustainability professionals in various organizations often ask us to help them make the business case… Read More
Sustainability data management software is following a wave 1/wave 2 evolutionary path that is similar to that of other new enterprise software solution categories such as business intelligence and CRM. Solutions in the first wave win the early adoption of many customers, but the complexity and total cost limit the number of organizations able to successfully… Read More
Just taking the first steps towards developing a sustainability program can create the momentum needed to build stakeholder engagement and support. Stakeholders as Readers of Sustainability Reports, a new research report from the Australian Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, examines the impact of sustainability reporting, as well as the concerns and expectations of stakeholders. The… Read More
A recent survey conducted by Ernst and Young on corporate sustainability trends revealed that 76% of respondents compile their data using spreadsheets. While an increasing number of organizations are conducting sustainability reporting, the growth of reporting is hampered by rudimentary tools. As Joel Makower, founder of GreenBiz, points out in his summary of the survey… Read More