Building trust: the power of effective sustainability communications

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As sustainability remains a core concern for consumers, businesses across every sector are increasingly highlighting their commitment to sustainable practices. However, with the rise of greenwashing and greenhushing — the practice of downplaying or concealing environmental issues — merely making sustainability claims is no longer enough to win over discerning customers. Authenticity and accountability Communicating […]

Science Based Targets explained

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After the hottest ever start to June, the need for every individual, business, or organisation to find ways to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is becoming even more apparent. If the commitments contained within the Paris Agreement are to be achieved, we need global GHG emissions to be reduced by 45% (from 2010 level) by […]

What is Scope 4?

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By now for anyone in the world of sustainability, reporting on scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions is commonplace. Scope 1 covers greenhouse gases released from direct (operational) activities, scope 2 refers to the emissions generated from purchased electricity, heating or cooling, and scope 3 are any indirect emissions occurring in the value chain, both […]

What is double materiality?

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Having become comfortable with the sustainability context of materiality over the last few years, you may be confused about the emerging concept of ‘double materiality’. It’s an approach gaining more traction and will become increasingly important to businesses and organisations which are serious about sustainability. While it may take some time to get to grips […]

Ensuring sustainability strategy success

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In the final part of our series on creating a sustainability strategy, we look at how to ensure the success of your hard-worked plans. No-one said that putting together a sustainability strategy would be easy. There may be the temptation to close the file on your glossy presentation deck and think, “job done”. To a […]

Setting your sustainability strategy

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Creating your sustainability strategy doesn’t need to be a complicated process. You can break it down into four simple steps: Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How do we get there? How do we ensure success? In our first two posts, we explained how to understand where you’re starting from and […]

What’s new for sustainability legislation in 2023

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Corporate sustainability has become an immediate priority and 30% of Europe’s largest companies have committed to reaching Net-Zero by 2050. Following COP27 and in the context of the climate crisis, we are seeing more and more sustainability legislation coming into place.

What’s your climate shadow?

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Discussions around personal impact on climate change centre on your carbon footprint, a method to aggregate your individual impact