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.
What if your company needs a sustainability solution, but it already has an EHS system, or may need one, with a sustainability “bolt-on?” Scope 5’s Chris Preston discusses this question in the context of Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship report, Sustainability Technology Vendors 2016: An Overview. Tip: Tread carefully. Parse through the rhetoric to understand… Read More
Last month Scope 5 launched an integration with Concur, the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. As you can imagine, the announcement generated tremendous interest. This blog summarizes answers to frequently asked questions about the integration of Scope 5 with Concur. Does the announcement with Concur pertain only to air travel, or… Read More
Scope 5 announced the integration of Scope 5 with Concur, the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. The integration is available in the Concur App Center. Scope 5’s integration with Concur makes it easier for sustainability professionals to track business travel emissions, giving corporate leaders valuable insights from sophisticated internal carbon accounting…. Read More
A few years ago I left my job with Expeditors, where I was leading, tracking and reporting sustainability, to join Scope 5. Now I help sustainability professionals simplify their lives, enrich their data and make the reports they produce more meaningful. Along the way I’ve listening to the frustrations and complications that hundreds of sustainability… Read More
Sustainability might not be the first thing on your mind when you find yourself as a patient at a hospital, but it’s a critical component for more and more healthcare organizations.
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
Where the sidewalk ends Are you regularly confronted with the ironies of calling yourself a sustainability professional? This is something I pondered as I started walking away from the San Jose airport, uncertain (to borrow a phrase from Shell Silverstein) where the sidewalk ends. I flew to San Jose for meetings with potential customers and… Read More
I wrote this article on CSRWire for all of the people out there who are trying to build a sustainability career. I’ve yet to meet someone who went to school for sustainability and was then hired directly into a sustainability role. Instead, I meet many passionate people, who got hired to do something other than… Read More
I just finished reading Daniel Pink’s book To Sell is Human. It really resonated with me. Early in the book, Daniel talks about the old world of selling and the new world of selling. In the old world, sales people relied on and exploited information asymmetry – the fact that they knew a lot more… Read More
One source of confusion that we see among newcomers to the energy aspect of sustainability is the difference between watts and watt-hours. This confusion can wreak havoc when looking for opportunities to increase efficiency. A watt is a unit of power. It gives a notion of how strong something is. For example – a 150… Read More
It doesn’t take long for sustainability managers to discover that unforeseen opportunities and expectations to evolve their organization’s program – such as submitting new reports, or tracking more categories of data – are inevitable. Precautions make it easier to welcome the unknown. A recent study from KPMG addressing ten sustainability megaforces emphasizes that “companies need to develop… Read More