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Lydenberg seeks sector-specific materiality reporting

Lydenberg seeks sector-specific materiality reporting

Thousands of companies around the world are voluntarily reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, in addition to the reporting of material financial factors they believe they are mandated to deliver.  A new report from the Institute...

Puma seeks a material edge in its supply chain

Puma seeks a material edge in its supply chain

Puma, the German sports goods company, is searching for alternative materials it can make its products from, shifting from its traditional use of virgin raw materials like leather and rubber. In doing this, it is one of many companies in its industry...

Circular economy: will the tech industry ever learn?

Circular economy: will the tech industry ever learn?

In the face of planet-wide resource depletion and huge volatility in raw material pricing, it is time for the circular economy. The tech industry is well-placed to make this move. But will it? Fronesys in in discussion on the issue with the International...

What happens to the lost generation?

What happens to the lost generation?

Fifteen million people between the ages of fifteen and twenty four are out of work in North America and Europe at the moment. Italy and France have 25% youth unemployment while, in Spain, 45% of the young people are jobless. At these levels, there is grave...

Privacy and trust: is the tech industry losing the plot?

Privacy and trust: is the tech industry losing the plot?

Privacy, security and freedom of expression have become significant challenges for the technology industry, not just because governments seek this information but also because the industry's own business models increasingly seem to need a "Big Brother"...

Rio+20: Action, please, on sustainability reporting

Rio+20: Action, please, on sustainability reporting

Bloomberg reports that 75% of over 20,000 companies worldwide do not report their sustainability impacts. As a result, such impacts have minimal effects on the practice of incorporating sustainability data into company valuations. The Rio+20 meeting is...

A new narrative for the post-carbon era

We don't think today's industrial framework can continue as before. But what comes next? Some are exploring new forms of capitalism. Jyoti Banerjee explores the post-carbon framework laid out in Jeremy Rifkin's Third Industrial Revolution. Basic...

Tesco carbon story

Tesco carbon story

Accountants are always asking if a factor is material to the performance of a company. Carbon happens to be just one of literally hundreds of non-financial measures that Tesco tracks.  The company has set itself stiff targets to lower carbon emissions, but...

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