Is it just me who thinks Accountants should be involved in ESG?

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CPAs and Sustainability: What does it mean for you? We’ve all heard increased discussion around Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues. But what does it mean for you? Are you a CPA or a professional working in the finance department, wondering how can you contribute to the discussion of ESG and related reporting? Should you … Read more

ESG Meaning in Business: Strategies for Sustainable Success

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With the rise of corporate responsibility, the meaning of ESG—Environmental, Social, and Governance—is becoming crucial for businesses aiming for sustainability and ethical integrity. Understanding ESG meaning helps companies navigate complexities that go beyond traditional business practices, incorporating crucial aspects that impact not just profitability but also social and environmental welfare. What is ESG Meaning in … Read more

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ESG Scores Explained: Significance and Impact on Businesses

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Introduction to ESG Scores Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) scores are increasingly becoming a pivotal factor in determining a business’s market reputation, investor attractiveness, and operational sustainability. In a world gravitating towards sustainability, understanding what ESG scores mean for your business is not just beneficial—it’s essential. Definition and Importance of ESG Scores in Modern Business … Read more

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Understanding ESG Reports: A Beginner’s Guide

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Understanding ESG Reports: A Beginner’s Guide In 2024, understanding ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) reporting is no longer a choice but a necessity. In this blog, we delve into the basics of ESG reporting, explaining its components, importance, and how to interpret such reports for enhanced business insights. What is an ESG Report? An ESG … Read more

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Understanding and Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Guide


Is your business more concerned with its environmental impact? Maybe your largest customer is asking for your environmental policies and targets. Many like you are seeking ways to measure and reduce their carbon footprint. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are a big time contributor to climate change. So – doing good by the environment means you’ll … Read more

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Sustainable & ESG Business Consulting: Our Lofty Goals for 2024

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Well, its almost “so-long” to 2023. ThisRock Inc stands proud! We embarked on a passionate journey that reaffirmed our firm’s commitment to making sustainability consulting helpful and accessible for every Canadian business – small and large. Throughout the year, we not only provided Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) education to over 250 businesses, but we … Read more

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What is ESG? The 14 themes your business should know in 2024

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The term ESG has become a buzzword in the corporate world, prompting businesses to reevaluate their practices. Many are being asked by their large customers for policies and data covering Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). However, many companies find themselves asking, “What exactly does ESG stand for?” In this blog post, ThisRock ESG Consultants dive … Read more

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You and your business don’t need to be perfect

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Greening your small business As ThisRock gets off the ground, I’m talking to friends, peers, and business owners. Just regular humans. We all have busy lives. Thinking about climate change and global warming is gloomy. It requires our brains and our time. It’s a hill many people don’t want to climb.  My advice to the … Read more

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Eternal optimist discovers climate change

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If you haven’t met me before, you should know I am a big time optimist. Even after learning many lessons (several humbling and hard) in business and personal life, I continue to be annoyingly positive about the future here on Earth. There is this ball of hope in me. It’s stubborn as hell.  Enter me … Read more

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Restaurants and sustainability

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There is nothing better than talking to local Ontario restaurants about their eco friendly efforts. I spent the last few days driving from Waterdown to Burlington to Hamilton. I carried an environmental sustainability restaurant checklist with me.  10 ways restaurants can become greener There are two handfuls of ways that businesses in the food service … Read more

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