How to Read and Understand Sustainability Reports

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Introduction to Sustainability Reporting Welcome to our comprehensive guide on sustainability reporting. In today’s world, where environmental and social responsibilities are increasingly under the spotlight, understanding sustainability reports has become crucial for businesses and consumers alike. In this guide, we will dive into what sustainability reports are, their significance, and how you can decipher and … Read more

Aligning Your Business With UN Sustainable Development Goals

17 UN global goals for sustainable development

Last week, I had the privilege of conducting a workshop for business professionals who are new to the world of sustainability, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). Over the course – it was two and a half hours – we dove into climate change, social impact, baseline and scoring, environmental certifications and the profitability of … Read more

7 ways to make your retail store more sustainable

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How to make your retail store more sustainable You and your retail business have been through ups and down over the last few years. You’re always pushing to get back on track. You’re thinking of ways to grow this year. One innovative way to differentiate from your competitors and attract new customers and employees is to make … Read more

Do sustainable businesses better attract and retain employees?

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Staff attrition is expensive. Motivated employees outperform. Both impact profitability. I just came from a client’s facility. They invited some of their staff into the boardroom to meet with me. Our goal for the hour: an in-person session to brainstorm sustainable initiatives.  The employees were extremely engaged. They even came to the meeting with their … Read more

What is sustainability in business?

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ESG efforts (opportunities, lower expenses, and risk mitigation) lead to better business. Sustainability in business leads to profitability   Sustainable businesses care about their impact on the environment but also on people and what they want to do is negate their impact. Their goal is to always “cause no harm” to the environment and people. … Read more

What is the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)?

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Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is used by companies world-wide to track, measure and manage ESG risks and opportunities. SASB: A key framework for sustainability The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards are used by many companies world-wide. They are unique and informative to businesses, investors and lenders because they are industry-based. From mining to … Read more

What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

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Are you hearing or seeing businesses point their sustainability initiatives or strategies at the UN SDGs? Find out what they mean.  The UN SDGs cover 17 important goals uplifting and protecting people and planet.  What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)? Lots of countries, economies, and businesses are already using these to … Read more

Sustainability consulting for businesses in Hamilton

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ThisRock is a sustainability consulting firm in Hamilton Ontario. It is no secret that businesses – both small and medium – are starting to feel pressure from employees, customers, lenders and regulators about being “greener.” Being sustainable or tacking Environemtal, Social and Governance (ESG) are projects or actions that move down the “to-do” list of … Read more