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Sustainability Strategy & Sustainability Research

Natural Capital: The Business Opportunity You’re Probably Not Thinking About

Natural capital is a term that may not mean much to you yet, but it has the potential to impact all businesses. Those businesses directly involved in resource intensive areas such as agribusiness, forestry, or mining are well aware of the impact natural capital loss can have on a business. However, natural capital can provide new business opportunities as well for those directly impacted by natural capital and indirectly impact through their supply chain. View Full Details »

Free Subscribers only Webinar Published: 18 September 2014

Natural Capital Is A Catalyst For FEMSA's Sustainability Strategy

This report provides Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) and VPs of Sustainability with an independent analysis of FEMSA’s sustainability strategy, to help benchmark their own strategic thinking. To understand how firms exposed to natural capital risk are integrating natural capital into their sustainability strategy, Verdantix selected FEMSA, a $1.7 billion global food and beverage firm, for a case study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 August 2014

Australia Sustainable Business Spending 2013-2018 Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "Australia Sustainable Business Spending 2013-2018". Verdantix clients should use this data with the “Australia Sustainable Business Spending 2013-2018" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the Australian market sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 August 2014

Australia Sustainable Business Spending 2013-2018

Verdantix Critical Moments is a globally scalable model that sizes, forecasts and describes the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the Australian market, provides business leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with an independent analysis of spending in Australia across 29 energy, EH&S and sustainability initiatives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 July 2014

IIRC Framework Is Only Relevant For A Select Few Leaders

This report helps sustainability directors, CFOs and marketing professionals in corporate reporting roles understand what the latest International Integrated Reporting Council’s Framework means for their firm’s reporting and communication practices. Published in December 2013, the IIRC’s Framework emphasizes the interdependence of six capitals: financial, manufactured, intellectual, human, social and relationship, and natural capital. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 June 2014

EU Directive On Non-Financial Reporting Will Bite In 2017

In April 2014, the European Parliament finalized the new European Union (EU) directive on non-financial reporting. The directive applies to more than 6,000 large firms in the EU, specifies the scope of non-financial reporting required but leaves the door open to the use of existing sustainability, human rights and employee reporting frameworks. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 May 2014

Microsoft's Sustainability Success Opens Up Opportunities

During the last three years Microsoft has enhanced its sustainability performance through a number of initiatives, such as implementing an internal carbon fee, using renewable energy for data centres, and applying a responsible sourcing strategy. This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies and provides Chief Sustainability Officers and VPs of Sustainability with an independent analysis of Microsoft’s corporate sustainability strategy. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 May 2014

Sustainability In Telecoms: The Financial Benefits

This first-of-its-kind report asks what the financial benefits of sustainability are for suppliers in the telecoms sector serving large multinationals. It identifies and sizes the market opportunity for sustainable telecoms and IT services open to telecom service providers (telcos) in the US and Europe. It also considers the financial benefits of telcos’ internal sustainability programmes on less tangible assets such as brand and image. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 March 2014

Early Adopters Of SASB Will Reduce Disclosure Risk

This report helps Directors of Investor Relations and their colleagues in management, sustainability and reporting roles understand what SASB standards for investor-oriented non-financial disclosures mean for their industry and how they should alter their reporting strategy. The adoption of SASB will depend on geographic location, current reporting maturity and ambition. Verdantix identifies best practice for firms as keeping abreast of SASB’s industry-specific standards. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 March 2014

How Sustainability Standards Can Drive Business Performance (Webinar)

Over the past decade UK corporates have been building out sustainability programmes to manage their environmental impacts, reduce resource use and improve their social responsibility. But all companies have come to a critical point where they need to formalise processes to be able to scale them up to all operating divisions. Consistency, deliverability, and standardisation become the order of the day. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 11 March 2014

US Banks Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017 Data Table

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "US Banks Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017". Verdantix clients should use this data with the “US Banks Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the oil and gas industry sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 February 2014

US Banks Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017

This report forms part of an ongoing series of sector-specific benchmark studies on the size and growth of the US market for energy, EH&S and sustainability management spending between 2012 and 2017. It provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with an independent analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data focused on the banking industry in the US market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 February 2014

Product Sustainability: The Dos, The Don'ts, And The Business Benefits (Webinar)

Leading sustainability strategies have shifted in the last five years from enterprise-focussed to strategies encompassing product-based sustainability initiatives. Join this Verdantix webinar as we reveal the business benefits of product sustainability, key features of leading strategies and emerging best practices. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 12 September 2013

How Can Services Firms Improve Internal Sustainability?

While sustainability practices at resource-intensive firms are often spotlighted by the corporate sustainability community, firms that primarily sell services also conduct internal sustainability practices. This report helps heads of sustainability in non-resource intensive firms such as banks, consultancies, financial service providers, insurance and professional services firms to understand how their best-in-class peers address internal sustainability challenges. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 September 2013

Product Sustainability: The Dos, Don'ts And Business Benefits

In the past three years, credible sustainability strategies in product-based sectors have shifted to look beyond a firm’s own four walls to the footprint of products. The complexity of product life cycles, varying levels of influence and the sheer scale of product impacts in the supply chain, during customer use and at the end-of-life phase present new challenges. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 July 2013

G4 Shifts Materiality To The Heart Of Sustainability Reporting

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the most widely used framework guiding corporate reporting on sustainability performance. This report helps CSOs and their colleagues responsible for reporting understand the key changes in the GRI’s latest release, the G4 framework, and the implications of its greater focus on materiality. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 June 2013

How To Select A Sustainability Consultant (Webinar)

This webinar helps buyers of sustainability advice such as heads of sustainability to understand which consultancies have the strongest expertise to deliver their projects on time and to budget. The insights are based on 5 years of Verdantix research on the sustainability services market plus the new Verdantix Green Quadrant® Sustainability Consulting (US) 2013 report, which assesses consultancies against 49 criteria and reflects the views of 15 buyers of sustainability consulting services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 20 June 2013

US Sustainable Business Spending 2012-2017

This report, focused on the US market, provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. Built from publicly disclosed 2012 revenue data from 2,856 firms with revenues of more than $1 billion, the model finds that sustainable business spend will grow from $34.6 billion in 2012 to $43.6 billion in 2017. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 04 June 2013

Green Quadrant Sustainability Consulting (US) 2013

This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed comparison of the sustainability consulting capabilities of 16 consultancies in the US market, in order to help buyers of sustainability advice such as heads of sustainability, business unit leaders and function heads understand which consultancies have the strongest expertise in eight service capabilities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 May 2013

Sustainability Meets Fast Fashion: H&M's Conscious Journey

Fast fashion is not an industry synonymous with sustainability. H&M, the SEK141 billion ($22 billion) clothing retailer headquartered in Sweden, stands out from its competitors by incorporating sustainability within its operations, products and mainstream communications. This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies and provides CSOs and VPs of Sustainability with an independent analysis of H&M’s ‘Conscious’ sustainability strategy. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 13 May 2013

Forecasting US Corporate Spending On Energy, Environment & Sustainability - 2013 to 2017 (Webinar)

This webinar draws on the updated Verdantix US Critical Moments model that sizes and forecasts spending by more than 2,800 firms with revenues in the US market of at least $1 billion. The market forecast covers spending on employees, consulting, equipment and support services split across energy management, environmental management, strategy and branding, sustainability innovation, sustainable transport and human resources. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 08 May 2013

Rethinking Sustainability: Brand Risks And Opportunities (Webinar)

This webinar will help executives responsible for sustainability communications, whether sitting in sustainability or marketing functions, to understand the different strategic approaches and the business case for enhancing communications. Verdantix will reveal five sustainability communications strategies used by organisations today, and outline the benefits of adopting sustainability as a key brand attribute and implementing innovative sustainability communications. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 25 April 2013

Rethinking Sustainability: Brand Risks And Opportunities

This report helps executives responsible for sustainability communications, and their colleagues across communications, marketing and sustainability teams to understand the different strategic approaches, the risks and opportunities, and the business case for enhancing communications to support the corporate brand. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 April 2013

Winning Strategies For IT Services Firms In The Energy & Environment Market (Webinar)

This webinar helps general managers, partners and practice leaders better understand how to build a > $100 million energy and environment technology services practice based on the Verdantix Green Quadrant® on Sustainable Technology Services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 March 2013

Anglo American Recognizes Water Is A Key Business Risk

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This report provides CSOs and VPs of Sustainability with an independent analysis of Anglo American’s sustainability strategy. Verdantix selected Anglo American, a $30.1 billion global mining company, originally from South Africa and headquartered in London since 1999, for a case study to better understand how firms are exposed to water risks. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 March 2013

Green Quadrant® Sustainable Technology Services (Global) 2013

This Green Quadrant® report provides a detailed and fact-based comparison of 16 of the leading sustainable technology service providers globally. The analysis is based on interviews with 15 buyers representing firms with revenues of $183 billion, supplier responses to a 53 point questionnaire and detailed supplier interviews. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 March 2013

Global Sustainability Leaders Survey 2013: Budget Growth By Country

This report provides a global benchmark of 2013 sustainability budgets in 13 different territories: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, the Middle East, Russia, South Africa, UK and US. Verdantix interviewed 250 heads of sustainability in firms with revenues of at least $250 million asking respondents to quantify expected sustainability spend for their firm’s next financial year. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 March 2013

Sustainability Career Paths: How To Become A Leader

Corporate sustainability leadership positions are becoming more frequent, but as the profession is still in its youth, career paths within the field are unclear to most practitioners. This report, written by Verdantix in partnership with GACSO (Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers), helps sustainability professionals to understand the stepping stones to the top, and helps those looking to enter the profession to understand entry points and how to progress. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 February 2013

Secrets Of Success For Sustainability Consulting (Webinar)

This webinar identifies the secrets of success for sustainability consulting by drilling down into Verdantix Critical Moments data on the size and shape of the addressable markets. Sharing insights from 5 years of Verdantix analysis of the leading consultancies and by digging into global survey data on where heads of sustainability will be guiding their C-level colleagues to invest in 2013. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 01 February 2013

Global Sustainability Leaders Survey 2013: Brands

As global spending increases on corporate sustainability initiatives, sustainability leaders engage with a myriad of sustainability service providers. These engagements include partnerships with consultants and assurance providers, as well as the purchasing of sustainability management software and collaboration with sustainability-related not-for-profit organizations. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 January 2013

Ingersoll Rand Uses Sustainability In Product Stewardship

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This research helps corporate officers in roles such as Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of Environment to benchmark their strategic thinking on sustainability. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Ingersoll Rand is a global manufacturer specializing in heating and cooling systems, and industrial products. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 December 2012

Global Sustainability Leaders Survey 2013: Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix "Global Sustainability Leaders Survey: Budgets And Priorities". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "Global Sustainability Leaders Survey: Budgets And Priorities" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying the structure and assumptions of the study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 December 2012

BT Bets On Sustainability To Deliver Business Benefits

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This report provides individuals in roles such as Chief Sustainability Officer or VP of Sustainability with an independent analysis of BT’s sustainability strategy. Headquartered in London, BT is a £19.3 billion ($30.9 billion) communications and networked IT services firm operating across 170 countries. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 December 2012

Global Sustainability Leaders Survey 2013: Budgets And Priorities

This report provides a global benchmark of sustainability priorities, budgets and governance based on interviews with 250 heads of sustainability in firms with revenues of at least $250 million. The respondents represent 21 industries and are located in 13 countries. The survey finds that sustainability leaders have broad responsibilities for energy, environment and sustainability initiatives, but often lack budgetary control and decision-making authority over those initiatives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 December 2012

Sustainable Supply Chain Budgets And Priorities

Sustainable supply chain initiatives are rising up the corporate agenda as firms recognize the sustainability risks and opportunities within the supply chain. This report helps sustainability executives, procurement officers and firms such as consultants and software providers selling into these functions to understand where responsibility and budgets lie for sustainable supply chain initiatives. Verdantix spoke to 250 sustainability leaders in 13 countries across 21 industries. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 November 2012

Global Sustainability Leaders Survey 2013: Budgets, Governance & Priorities (Webinar)

This Verdantix webinar discusses the findings from our forthcoming annual survey of 250 heads of sustainability located in 13 countries spanning Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, UAE, UK and the US. The survey data covers 2013 sustainability budgets in detail, including planned budget increases by country, sources of funding for 10 key initiatives and 2013 spending priorities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 16 November 2012

What 250 CEOs Really Think About Sustainability

Corporate sustainability leaders are in the best position to understand how their CEO perceives sustainability and to report on the impact this has on sustainability governance at their firm. This report helps CEOs, CSOs and senior executives to understand how a CEO’s perception of sustainability influences organizational structure for sustainability. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 November 2012

Brazil Sustainable Business Spending 2011- 2016 Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "Brazil Sustainable Business Spending 2011-2016". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "Brazil Sustainable Business Spending 2011-2016" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the Brazilian market sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 October 2012

Brazil Sustainable Business Spending 2011-2016

Verdantix Critical Moments® is a globally scalable model that sizes and forecasts the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the Brazilian market, provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. The analysis covers 19 industries and 29 sustainable business initiatives, from manufacturing energy efficiency to cleantech R&D. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 October 2012

Innovative Ways To Engage Employees On Sustainability (Webinar)

The success of many corporate sustainability plans relies on changing the behaviours of the company staff. Even more ambitious engagement plans support employees changing behaviours in their private lives and at the family level too. While this subject has gained considerable momentum over recent years, with companies such as Microsoft all eager to disclose their strategies, achieving real, sustained change is a considerable challenge for CSOs. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 05 October 2012

Engaging Employees On Sustainability: 25 Innovative Approaches

The role of employee engagement in corporate sustainability strategies is essential. From minimizing waste to stimulating innovation, executives rely on a wide array of approaches to change behaviour in the pursuit of greater sustainability. But lasting behaviour change is difficult to achieve. This report shows Chief Sustainability Officers (CSO), heads of human resources and CSR Directors, 25 approaches used to engage staff on sustainability. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 October 2012

Germany Sustainable Business Spending 2011- 2016 (Webinar)

Despite the ongoing Eurozone recession, the latest Verdantix analysis forecasts that the German sustainable business market will reach $9.8 billion in 2016. But how will corporate sustainability spending vary between different sustainability initiatives? To what extent will sustainability strategy, product stewardship, green buildings and on-site renewables be prioritised? Which industry groups will be spending the most and what factors are driving these spending patterns? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 28 September 2012

Consumer Symbiosis: A Powerful Innovation Agenda

Low economic growth, household budgets under pressure, smart phones, networked lifestyles and eco-values have catalyzed the development of a new model for consumer behaviour: consumer symbiosis. Harnessing growing positive public attitudes toward resource optimization and consumption reduction, a number of businesses have emerged to enable the shared use, reuse and recycling of products and services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 27 September 2012

Ice Rush: Making The Arctic Economy Sustainable

Over the past 30 years, scientists have been measuring the melting and freezing of Arctic sea ice. In September 2012, data show a rapid decline in the extent of sea ice during the summer months compared to previous years. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 September 2012

Sustainable Supply Chains: Learning From The Food & Beverage Sector (Webinar)

As resource scarcity looms and reputations hang in the balance, global firms are opening their eyes to the risks and opportunities lying within their supply chains. Lifting the lid on sustainability in the supply chain reveals a complex set of questions for corporate sustainability managers. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 14 September 2012

Sustainability Reporting Frameworks Gain Global Traction

This report provides data on the adoption of single-issue and multi-issue sustainability reporting frameworks between 2004 and 2011. The analysis finds that an increasing number of firms disclose data to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) every year and adoption of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as a framework for sustainability reporting also continues to grow. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 September 2012

Navigating The Eco-Labels Market

Over the past five years, the presence of eco-labels has risen dramatically as firms seek to profit from product sustainability. With over 400 different labels available, the immature eco-labels market is complex and confusing. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Heads of Marketing and product managers to segment the plethora of eco-labels on the market and to identify the benefits of, and barriers to, implementing eco-label strategies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 September 2012

French Eco-Labelling Pilot Reveals Sector-Specific Benefits

This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Heads of Marketing and product managers to understand the results of the French eco-labelling pilot that concluded on July 1, 2012. Beginning in July 2011, this national pilot drew together 168 firms across sectors to test eco-labelling schemes prior to the implementation of Article 228 of the 2010 Grenelle II law. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 07 August 2012

Germany Sustainable Business Spending 2011- 2016 Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "Germany Sustainable Business Spending 2011-2016". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "Germany Sustainable Business Spending 2011-2016" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the German market sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 August 2012

AT&T Responds To Consumer Demand By Launching Eco-Rating

On July 30, 2012, US telecoms firm AT&T launched a proprietary eco-label for mobile phone devices. This move follows AT&T research that finds 62% of consumers would consider the environmental performance of handsets, if other factors were equal. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Heads of Marketing and product strategy executives to understand AT&T’s Eco-Rating label, compare it to others in the market, and analyse the business case for AT&T’s investment in it. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 August 2012

Apple U-Turn Highlights Commercial Relevance Of Eco-Labels

The EPEAT eco-label is currently found on 2,084 products in the US electronics market. On July 13, 2012, Apple reversed a decision - announced just a week earlier - to drop the EPEAT eco-label from 39 of its products. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 July 2012

Germany Sustainable Business Spending 2011-2016

Verdantix Critical Moments® is a globally scalable model that sizes and forecasts the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the German market, provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 July 2012

Sustainability Provides Healthy Results For Novo Nordisk

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This report provides individuals in roles such as CSOs and VP of Environment with an independent analysis of global healthcare firm, Novo Nordisk’s sustainability strategy, which is based on a Triple Bottom Line approach. Novo Nordisk has produced an annual report on its environmental performance since 1994, and became early adopters of integrated reporting in 2004. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 July 2012

Sustainable Supply Chain Benchmark: Food Sector

Over the past two years, the complex task of creating a sustainable supply chain has become an area of increased activity within corporate sustainability. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Chief Procurement Officers and Heads of Sustainable Sourcing benchmark their targets, content of their codes of conduct, and initiatives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 July 2012

Green Quadrant Sustainable Telecoms (US) 2012

This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed, fact-based comparison of 11 sustainable telecom solutions provided by 12 of the largest telecoms service providers (telcos) in the US market. Verdantix selected this subject for a detailed study because telecom services, such as video conferencing, online collaboration and cloud computing, play an important role in delivering sustainability programme targets such as energy cost reduction, travel substitution and fuel efficiency. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 July 2012

IKEA's Strategy Builds Brand Sustainability Benefits

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This research helps individuals in roles such as VP Environment or Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) to benchmark their strategic thinking on sustainability. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the IKEA Group is a global furniture manufacturer and retailer with revenues of €24.7 billion ($32.6 billion) in FY11. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 June 2012

Webinar: Moving From CSR To Sustainable Business: How To Reboot Your Sustainability Communications

Chief Marketing Officers, Brand Directors and Chief Sustainability Officers face a new challenge: how to avoid underselling the strategic importance of sustainability initiatives to an audience that is already disillusioned by green marketing campaigns. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 02 May 2012

Efficiency Is Huawei's First Point Of Call In Sustainability

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This report provides individuals in roles such as VP Environment or Chief Sustainability Officer with an independent analysis of Huawei’s sustainability strategy. In 2008, Huawei launched its ‘Green Communication, Green Huawei, Green World’ strategy that addresses Huawei’s sustainability strategy from both a product (‘Green Communication’) and operational (‘Green Huawei’) perspective. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 May 2012

True Green Buildings: The Living Building Challenge 2.0

This report helps professionals across the real estate value chain understand the market impact of the Living Building Challenge 2.0. Launched in 2010 by the International Living Future Institute, a nongovernmental organization, the Living Building Challenge 2.0 is a green building certificate that requires project developers to meet stringent performance hurdles across seven areas, including aesthetics, the consumption of natural resources, material usage and site selection. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 March 2012

UK Sustainable Business Consulting Spend 2010-2015

This report provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and direction of the UK market for sustainable business consulting from 2010 to 2015. Quantifying sustainable business spending is a challenge as sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 March 2012

Webinar: How To Select An IT Services Firm To Technology Enable Your Sustainability Strategy

This Verdantix webinar will provide you with unique insights into the fast-evolving market for sustainable technology services. Just 5 years ago IT services firms focused on green data centres and now we have identified 12 service lines which collectively justify the creation of stand alone divisions and P&Ls. But which service provider is the best fit for different sustainability initiatives? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 28 March 2012

The Future Of The Green Office

As sustainability joins the list of developers’ priorities – particularly at the prime end of the market – stakeholders are now beginning to visualize the future for green office development. This report establishes a comprehensive vision for green office development, one where life cycle thinking at the design stage drives sustainability performance at the construction, fit-out and management stages of a building’s life cycle. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 27 March 2012

Innovation Catalyses BASF's Sustainability Strategy

This report assists individuals such as CSOs and VP Environment with an independent analysis of BASF’s sustainability strategy. Founded in 1865, BASF is the leading chemicals firm by sales, with revenues of €73 billion ($95 billion) in 2011. Following BASF’s cooperative membership with the UN Global Compact in 2000, BASF has regularly updated its sustainability plans, setting nine environmental goals in 2008 and an additional two in 2011; by 2011 it had already met four of these goals. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 22 March 2012

PUMA Pioneers Environmental Profit & Loss Statement

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This research helps individuals in roles such as VP Environment or Chief Sustainability Officer to benchmark their strategic thinking on sustainability. Headquartered in Germany, PUMA is a global apparel firm with revenues of €2.7 billion ($3.5 billion) in 2010, majority owned by French multinational PPR. In November 2011 PUMA published a pioneering Environmental Profit and Loss statement. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 March 2012

Green Quadrant Sustainable Technology Services (Global) 2012

This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed fact-based comparison of 17 of the leading sustainable technology service providers globally. The analysis is based on interviews with 15 buyers representing firms with revenues of $331 billion, supplier responses to a 52 point questionnaire and detailed supplier interviews. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 February 2012

UK Sustainable Business Spend 2010 - 2015 Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "UK Sustainable Business Spending 2010-2015". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "UK Sustainable Business Spending 2010-2015" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the UK market sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 February 2012

UK Sustainable Business Spending 2010-2015

Verdantix Critical Moments® is a globally scalable model that sizes, forecasts and describes the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the UK market, provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 January 2012

Hot Topics In Corporate Sustainability Strategy (Webinar)

What issues define corporate sustainability in 2012? Sustainability has come a long way in the last four years. But the growth in the number of issues captured under complicates the management challenge. Carbon, energy, water or biodiversity differ in relative importance for companies, their maturity in dealing with each impact, and the solutions at their disposal. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 20 January 2012

Sustainable Business Market Sizing & Forecasting: Critical Moments® Methodology Report

Quantifying sustainable business spending is a challenge. The true nature of spending patterns is obscured by the involvement of many functions, dispersed responsibility, spending embedded in business-as-usual activities and ‘green’ corporate marketing. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 January 2012

Unilever's Strategy Leverages Value Chain Influence

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This report provides individuals in roles such as Chief Sustainability Officer or VP of Sustainability with an independent analysis of Unilever’s sustainability strategy. Headquartered in London, Unilever is a $57.9 billion fast moving consumer goods firm operating across 180 countries. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 January 2012

Sustainability Shaping Markets: The Interface Experience

This report provides individuals in roles such as Chief Sustainability Officer or VP Environment with an independent analysis of Interface’s sustainability strategy. Headquartered in Atlanta, US, Interface is a manufacturer of carpet products for domestic and office markets. The firm is the largest global manufacturer of modular carpets with a presence across four continents, with over 50% of its business coming from outside the US. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 January 2012

SAP Seeks To Marry Financial And Sustainability Reporting

This report provides CSOs, VPs of sustainability and CSR directors with independent analysis of SAP’s approach to sustainability reporting. To better understand this topic Verdantix interviewed Peter Graf, CSO and EVP Sustainability Solutions at SAP. Verdantix found that SAP commits to operating a sustainable business, using its sustainability report to showcase the firm's software applications. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 09 December 2011

France Sustainable Business Spending 2010 - 2015

Verdantix Critical Moments® is a globally scalable model that sizes, forecasts and describes the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the French market, provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 November 2011

Green Quadrant Sustainability Business Consulting 2011 (UK)

During the last four years, a combination of ramping energy costs, climate change policy, new market opportunities and competitive dynamics has encouraged FTSE 100 firms to invest in more ambitious corporate sustainability strategies. To help decision makers in roles such as CEO, CSO and COO this Green Quadrant report provides a detailed, fact-based comparison of the 14 sustainability business consulting firms most active in the UK market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 09 November 2011

IHS Launches Ecosystem For Sustainability Transformation

This report provides an assessment of the strategic alliance between IHS and Deloitte announced in September 2011. Verdantix heard that IHS plans to create an ecosystem of IT systems integrator partners to drive sales for enterprise-wide, technology-enabled sustainability transformation programmes. IHS believes the time is right to focus on large-scale sustainability projects due to customer plans to take a more strategic approach to sustainability over the next 5 years. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 October 2011

Turner Construction Uses Sustainability To Drive Growth

This report provides CSOs and VPs of sustainability with an independent analysis of Turner Construction Company’s sustainability strategy. Verdantix selected Turner, a US general construction contractor with 2010 revenue of $9.1 billion, for a strategy case study of how firms operating in the construction industry define their sustainability challenge. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 September 2011

Defining Sustainable Business: A Guide For Executives

This report aims to help executives struggling to define what sustainability means for their firm with a review of prominent descriptions of sustainable business. Most conceptions of what a sustainable business looks like focus on challenges such as: rising population and consumption; the accessibility of the earth’s resources, the consequences of social change; and long-term success. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 September 2011

Choosing A Sustainability Assurance Provider (Webinar)

This webinar will help CSR and EH&S directors, CSOs and CFOs choose a sustainability assurance provider. Mandatory reporting frameworks and increasing investor interest in sustainability encourage firms to engage assurance providers to enhance the credibility of sustainability reports and provide greater confidence to the Board about management systems, performance data and risk controls. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 15 July 2011

Sustainable Real Estate Advisory Services Set For Growth

This report helps real estate advisors forecast demand for their services over the next two years. Verdantix interviewed a panel of leading real estate investors, developers and occupiers operating in the UK to understand their present and short-term sustainable real estate advisory needs. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 July 2011

Webinar: Benchmarking Telecoms Providers’ Commercial Sustainability Strategies

The telecoms sector has a huge opportunity to benefit from sustainability trends which aim to cut travel emissions, automate energy data collection, make the electricity grid smarter and reduce data centre energy consumption. But are Europe’s 18 largest telecoms providers responding? This webinar is based on the 2011 Verdantix Green Quadrant on sustainable telecoms, and tracks the sector’s evolution since the first Green Quadrant published in 2009. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 01 July 2011

Hybrid Corporations Pursue Profit And Public Benefit

This report provides an overview of benefit corporation legislation passed by state legislatures in four US states and being considered in seven others, promoted by B Lab, a US not-for-profit organization. Firms choosing to incorporate as benefit corporations must designate a public purpose: a material positive impact on society or the environment, as well as expand fiduciary duty in their governing documents and decision making. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 June 2011

Canadian Sustainable Business Consulting Spend 2009-2014

This report provides sustainability leaders in market facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the Canadian market for sustainable business consulting between 2009 and 2014. Verdantix selected this subject for study as quantifying spending on sustainable business consulting is a challenge. One key reason for this is that sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 June 2011

US Sustainable Business Consulting Spend 2009-2014

This report provides sustainability leaders in market facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the US market for sustainable business consulting between 2009 and 2014. Verdantix selected this subject for study as quantifying spending on sustainable business consulting is a challenge. One key reason for this is that sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 May 2011

Australian Sustainable Business Consulting Spend 2009-2014

This report provides sustainability leaders in market facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the Australian market for sustainable business consulting between 2009 and 2014. Verdantix selected this subject for study as quantifying spending on sustainable business consulting is a challenge. One key reason for this is that sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 27 May 2011

Will Oracle's Sales-led Sustainability Strategy Succeed?

This report provides CSOs, VPs of sustainability, and heads of strategy with independent analysis of Oracle’s sustainability strategy. Verdantix selected Oracle, a $27 billion global technology firm, for a strategy case study following the firm’s acquisitions in the sustainable business software market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 April 2011

Australian Sustainable Business Spending 2009-2014

Verdantix Critical Moments® is a globally scalable model that sizes, forecasts and describes the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the Australian market, provides sustainability leaders in market facing and corporate roles with analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 April 2011

Philips Pioneers Integrated Annual Report

This report helps firms considering sustainability reporting options with a case study of the implementation of an integrated report. Since 2008, Philips has published an integrated Annual Report that links its business strategy with environmental and social trends; combining financial performance disclosures with sustainability performance data. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 April 2011

Competitive Analysis Of Sustainable Real Estate Advisors (Webinar)

Buy side actors within the real estate industry are faced with an ever changing legislative agenda surrounding sustainability along with a growing market trend where sustainability expertise and performance is demanded by all stakeholders. Which real estate advisors are in the best position to deliver in this changing market? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 02 March 2011

Canadian Sustainable Business Spending 2009-2014

This report, focused on the Canadian market, provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. Built from publically disclosed revenue data from 163 firms with Canadian revenues of more than US$750 million in 2008/09, the model finds that sustainable business spend will grow from US$2.3 billion in 2010 to US$3.7 billion in 2014. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 March 2011

Green Quadrant Sustainable Real Estate Advisors (UK)

The UK market for real estate advisory services faces new challenges as client focus turns to energy and sustainability. This Green Quadrant report provides a detailed and fact-based comparison of 17 of the leading real estate advisors operating in the UK. The analysis is based on interviews with 15 buy side firms, advisors’ responses to a 44 point questionnaire, desktop research and detailed supplier interviews. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 February 2011

CA Technologies & Capgemini Launch Sustainability BPO

On February 8, 2011, CA Technologies and Capgemini announced a new global partnership which provides a new energy, carbon and sustainability managed service offering. This partnership will see Capgemini combining its already expansive BPO offering with CA Technologies leading software; Capgemini UK will be the first customer of this service. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 February 2011

Market Overview: Sustainable Technology Services (Webinar)

IT services firms such as Deloitte, IBM, Logica and Wipro provide a wide range of technology services linked to sustainable business programmes. But which provider is best positioned to support your firm’s initiatives in areas like energy efficiency, carbon data collection, smart grid IT systems design, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and sustainability performance management? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 31 January 2011

PG&E's Leadership Supported By Regulation

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is a Californian utility, providing energy to approximately 9.4 million people and generating revenue of $13.4 billion in 2009. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 January 2011

Green Quadrant Sustainable Technology Services 2011 (Global)

The revenue opportunities for firms providing sustainable technology services far exceed those associated with Green IT. Traditional building and data centre energy efficiency implementations remain central to buyers’ sustainability strategies but climate change risk assessment IT systems and intelligent transport IT systems projects grow in importance. Buyers often find it difficult to differentiate between suppliers of sustainable technology services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 January 2011

Overcoming Barriers To Sustainability Leadership

As firms upgrade their sustainability strategies they run into execution risks due to a lack of organizational capacity and leadership with power to make changes happen. Verdantix hosted a seminar of industry thought leaders to identify today’s challenges and potential solutions. Firms must deal with the inertia of existing organizational structures, the complexity of implementing change, pushback from Board members and a lack of involvement from the CFO. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 04 January 2011

Deloitte Acquires Rare Sustainability Expertise

On December 13, 2010 Deloitte Consulting announced the acquisition of the assets of two US sustainability consultants: ClearCarbon and DOMANI. The big four firm made a smart move by acquiring one technical and one strategic specialist sustainability consultant, complementing its core team with rare domain expertise focused on sustainability initiatives and cross-industry best practices. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 December 2010

Ten Predictions For Sustainable Business In 2011

Verdantix assessed competitive dynamics, innovations, corporate strategies and the regulatory environment to better understand key sustainable business trends over the next 12 months. In 2011 China’s competitive advantage in cleantech will gain prominence and bridging technologies will dominate sustainable business investment. Innovations in climate change reverse engineering will secure R&D funding. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 December 2010

What Sustainable Business Means For AR Managers (Webinar)

Every business decision has a sustainability consequence -buying a diesel truck, relocating to a new corporate HQ, developing functionality for a new software application, purchasing a telepresence suite, flying to a client meeting. But what does sustainability mean for analyst relations managers? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 11 November 2010

Johnson Controls Turns Sustainability Into Growth

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. In 2007, Johnson Controls incorporated sustainability into the firm’s Visions and Values, which highlights sustainability as a core value for the firm. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 October 2010

US Sustainable Business Spending 2009-14

Verdantix Critical Moments® is a globally-scalable model that sizes, forecasts and describes the future direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the addressable US market, provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with a fact-based analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 04 October 2010

PwC Wins Big Sustainable Development Contracts

In January and March 2010, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) awarded PwC two contracts to lead DFID-funded initiatives in developing countries. The first of these, awarded in January 2010, is the Building Innovation Facility (BIF), beginning with a three-year pilot programme from July 2010 to June 2013. The second, which began in March 2010, is the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 October 2010

UK Sustainable Business Consulting Spend 2010-2013

This report presents the Verdantix Critical Moments UK market sizing and forecasting data on sustainable business consulting spending by 457 firms with more than $1 billion in revenues. This report helps sustainability leaders enhance sustainability budget benchmarking, sales and marketing strategy, and business planning. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 October 2010

Competitive Analysis Of US Sustainable Engineering Firms (Webinar)

Firms and cities in the US face a melee of engineering issues relating to ageing infrastructure, sustainable energy and water supply and use, carbon management and physical damage to property. CSOs, Heads of Procurement, Global Energy Managers and those in municipalities such as Directors of Sustainable Growth are turning to engineering firms to deliver sustainable, cost effective and innovative solutions. Which firms are in the best position to deliver? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 22 September 2010

Green Quadrant Sustainable Engineering Firms 2010 (US)

US firms and cities face sustainability issues from ageing infrastructure, unsustainable energy supply, water stress as well as physical damage to infrastructure. Sustainable engineering tackles these problems as well as providing the added benefit of operational cost savings, which is critical for firms and cities with tight budgets. Firms and cities often find it difficult to differentiate between providers of sustainable engineering solutions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 September 2010

HSBC Needs To Reduce Emphasis On Climate Change

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world, with revenues of $78.6 billion and 302,000 employees in 2009. In 2005 HSBC kick-started its sustainability programme at its internal global environment conference and in 2007 the firm established its corporate sustainability department. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 September 2010

Carrefour Needs Sustainability Objectives

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses the business benefits of corporate climate change plans. Carrefour is the second largest retailer worldwide with 495,000 employees and €85bn revenues in 2009. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 September 2010

Integrated Reporting Think Tank Launched

On 2 August, 2010 The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) officially launched the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC). This new think tank aims to bring together international stakeholders to develop a global reporting standard that incorporates environmental, social, governance and financial information within a single report, under the concept of ‘integrated reporting’. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 August 2010

Citigroup Is Ready To Compete Over Sustainability

This case study is one in a series of reports that analyses the climate change and sustainability strategies of large corporates. Citigroup posted revenue of $80 billion in 2009, the firm has 265,300 employees and was formally the world’s largest bank. Backed by a $50 billion pledge in 2007, Citigroup’s sustainability strategy focuses on reducing internal emissions and financing climate change related projects. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 August 2010

URS Wins Bid To Acquire Scott Wilson

On June 28, 2010, URS made an initial bid of 210 pence per share for Scott Wilson. Following a 245 pence per share bid by CH2M HILL, URS closed the deal with a final price of 290 pence per share. This deal values Scott Wilson at £233 million ($359 million). URS cites the reasons for this purchase as increased UK operations, greater global reach and promising short and long-term growth opportunities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 August 2010

Lack Of Funding Blocks Amtrak's Sustainability Path

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. Amtrak, or the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, was founded in 1971 and has 20,000 employees. The United States’ sole intercity passenger railroad company is owned in majority by the US Federal Government and is funded through the Department for Transportation. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 August 2010

Encana Plans For A Carbon Constrained Future

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyze corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. EnCana Corporation, the North American integrated oil and gas giant, generated revenues of $30 billion in 2008 and had 8000 employees. Emerging from the split of EnCana Corporation in November 2009, Encana, the pure play natural gas provider based in Calgary, delivered revenues of $3.5 billion in the first quarter of 2010 and has 5000 employees. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 August 2010

Hilton Worldwide Begins To Tackle Strategic Risks

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. Hilton Worldwide is a privately owned global hotel franchise with revenues of $7.7 billion, 130,000 employees and 3,600 hotels in 81 countries. In 2008, Hilton Worldwide announced targets of a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions, waste production and energy use, and a 10% reduction in water consumption by 2014 compared to 2008 levels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 July 2010

Top Ten Growth Opportunities In Sustainable Business Consulting (Webinar)

This webinar features the most recent Verdantix Critical Moments market sizing and forecasting data on spending by 2,340 firms with more than $1bn in revenues on sustainable business consulting. The webinar drills down into the top 10 growth opportunities for consulting firms in the UK and the US markets across initiatives such as sustainability strategy development, climate change risk assessment, CSR and environmental assurance, verification and certification. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 08 July 2010

FedEx Prepares For Oil Price Risks

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate climate change and sustainability programmes. FedEx first implemented strategic plans to reduce fleet atmospheric emissions and improve fuel efficiency over a decade ago and cemented this commitment in 2008 with the release of its ‘20 by 2020’ relative emissions reduction targets. With a fleet of over 50,000 owned motorized ground vehicles and 660 aircraft, fuel costs account for 10.7% of FedEx’s revenue. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 June 2010

Samsung Electronics Stares At Bright Solar Future

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. Samsung Electronics is the largest firm in the South Korean conglomerate, or chaebol, Samsung Group. The firm, which employs 161,700 people, delivered revenue of $131 billion and accounted for 16% of all South Korean exports in 2009. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 May 2010

Who Should Be The Chief Sustainability Officer? (Webinar)

In this Verdantix Webinar I will present the results of our analysis of the role, responsibilities and requirements of the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). This is a new role, designed to address the management deficit that results from middle managers in energy, environment and sustainability roles who do not have the budget and authority to implement transformation programmes. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 21 April 2010

Is Google A Sustainability Leader In Hiding?

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyse corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. Google is an internet search engine provider, generating revenue of $21.8 billion in 2008 with 10,000 employees worldwide. Google’s sustainability goals include water management and a commitment to carbon neutrality. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 April 2010

Wal-Mart Sustainability Plan Requires An Upgrade

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports on corporate climate change plans. In January 2005 Wal-Mart launched its “Sustainability 360” plan. This plan contains commitments to source 100% of energy from renewable power, to achieve zero waste and to sell products that sustain Wal-Mart’s resources and the environment. The climate change elements of Wal-Mart’s plan focus on brand enhancement. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 March 2010

Commercial Realities Of Sustainable Business

If asked, “What do energy, climate change and sustainability trends mean for your business?” most executives respond that these are long-term trends with the potential to impact the firm’s profitability in the future. But does this perspective maximize shareholder value? This report finds that uncertainty on global and national climate policy, the impact of the Great Recession and recent criticism of climate science block the development of sustainability governance and vision. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 March 2010

UK Climate Change & Sustainability Spending 2009-13 (Webinar)

In this Verdantix Webinar I will present the results of our 6 month study into spending by 457 UK firms with revenues above $1 billion on 28 different climate change and sustainability initiatives. This webinar will help CSOs, practice leaders, product and marketing directors to understand growth trends and opportunites in 19 industries from 2009 to 2013. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 18 March 2010

UK Climate Change & Sustainability Spending 2009-13

Chief Sustainability Officers, practice leaders, product managers, cleantech entrepreneurs and investors require climate change and sustainability market structure, size and forecast data to support commercial and strategic decision-making. To help resolve these problems, Verdantix created the Critical Moments model — a globally-capable platform for climate change and sustainability budget analysis and market forecasting. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 February 2010

Who Should Be The Chief Sustainability Officer?

Global firms like Cisco, The Dow Chemical Company and Orange have appointed senior execs to lead their organisations’ climate change and sustainability (CC&S) initiatives. Whilst the job titles vary the responsibilities are similar: improve sustainability governance, develop climate change strategy, launch climate change and sustainability products and implement policies that move the organisation on a global basis towards strategic sustainable business goals. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 January 2010

Green Quadrant Environmental NGOs 2009 (UK)

This report provides executives responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility with an in-depth, fact-based assessment of 12 leading Environmental NGOs. NGOs like The Climate Group and WWF are key stakeholders who influence, validate and advise on corporate environmental and climate change strategies. They also influence the standards and new policy frameworks which shape future markets. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 November 2009

Logica Benefits From Sustainability Creativity

Logica is positioning itself to benefit from climate change trends through the delivery of innovative solutions and internal cost cutting sustainability measures. To hear more about their actions Verdantix met with the CEO of Logica Iberia and the Chairman of their Global Utilities Board. As a first port of call the firm has used sustainability as a core means of cutting back internal operational expenditure. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 October 2009

Orange Targets Sustainability Leadership

Over the last 2 years Orange has accelerated its internal and customer facing sustainability initiatives and ranked in the Leaders Quadrant of the Verdantix analysis of sustainable telecoms operators in Europe. To hear more about the Orange strategy, Verdantix met with Marc Fossier who in February 2009 was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 September 2009

Cisco Seeks Green Shoots In Sustainability

Cisco is well-positioned to benefit from climate change and sustainability trends that will influence firms to switch from flights to telepresence and to seek networked software solutions to manage energy demand. To hear more about the plans Verdantix spoke with members of the Cisco EcoBoard. The firm already has a substantial climate change programme underway with strong leadership involvement and clear strategic positioning. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 September 2009

BAE Systems Wakes Up To Climate Change

Since 2003 BAE Systems, the global aerospace and defence contractor, has submitted a report to the Carbon Disclosure Project but until 2008 its climate change strategy was limited to energy efficiency and regulatory risk management. By appointing a Managing Director for CSR with a strong general management background, investing in an enterprise carbon footprint and engaging with customers and suppliers on sustainability the firm has now pushed its plans out of the hangar onto the runway View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 June 2009

M&S Brand Benefits From Its Climate Plan

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyze the business benefits of corporate climate change plans. Marks & Spencer is one of the UK’s largest retailers with sales in the 2007/08 financial year of £9,022 million. In January 2007 the CEO announced a 100 point eco-plan dubbed “Plan A”. Brand benefits are the most readily identifiable achievements from the plan for Marks & Spencer. But in the midst of a recession and new regulations “Plan A” needs a refresh. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 March 2009

Financial Crisis Triggers Climate Change Shake-Out

The financial crisis will trigger a recession in developed economies which has negative implications for the climate change sector. The epicentre of the financial crisis is property, banking and consumer markets — none of which directly impact spending on climate change. But nobody escapes the effects of a recession. CFOs will block discretionary spend on voluntary offsets, CEOs will stall climate strategy development, investors will avoid high risk propositions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 October 2008

Focus: IBM Repositions Big Green

In May 2007 IBM announced that it would “redirect” $1 billion per year to dramatically increase the energy efficiency of data centres. The success, or lack of success, of IBM’s Big Green strategy is important for the market because it sets the tempo for the rollout of similar strategies from other IT services firms. What has IBM learnt after investing its first $1 billion? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 April 2008

Survey: Which Suppliers Benefit From Climate Change?

Which suppliers are being prioritized by the UK's largest firms as part of their climate change initiatives? This document drills down into the survey data from interviews with 50 climate change leaders and explains where climate change spending will come from and on what products and services during 2008 and 2009. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 March 2008