November 10, 2020

Sustainability Context Group (SCG) | r3.0

To address this issue, White recommended that Baue & McElroy gather a collective voice to support more robust enactment of Sustainability Context. So Baue & McElroy pulled together about 150 global experts to join the Susty Context Group, in order to conduct ad hoc, opt-in advocacy to advance Sustainability Context. In its first year, the Group submitted a raft of Public Comments to: Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Universal Standard Public Comment by r3.0, for signatures of SCG Members International Integrated Report Council (IIRC) Public Comment Letter 2020 on its International Framework (Submitted 19 August 2020 with 26 signatories); Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) on G4, the fourth generation of Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (Submitted 24 September 2012 with 66 signatories), and its GHG Emissions Guidance (Submitted 12 November 2012 with 27 signatories); International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) on its International Framework (Submitted 8 July 2013 with 63 signatories); Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SAAB) on its Conceptual Framework (Submitted 26 July 2013 with 37 signatories); Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) on its Principles (Submitted 2 April 2013 with 57 signatories). Of these four organizations, GISR was the only one that addressed the Susty Context Group’s input. (When GISR officially disbanded in 2019, it transferred custodianship of its Principles to r3.0.)Perhaps the most significant early influence the Susty Context Group exerted was in instigating what became the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). At the 2012 Ceres Conference in Boston, SCG Co-Founder Baue pointed out to World Resources Institute (WRI) VP for Science & Research (and SCG member) Janet Ranganathan that the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the gold standard for corporate GHG emissions reporting, lacked an explicit tie-in to the climate science – in particular, the threshold of the carbon budget. Ranganathan invited Baue to meet with her and GHG Protocol Global Director…

Why India, Why Now? – Role of Technology for Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities

About the event Today, India is on the move. To prevent ‘lack of infrastructure’ becoming a ‘binding constraint’ on the growth of Indian economy that aspires to become a $ 5 trillion by 2024-25. 17% of the investment will be dedicated to urban sector, which is around $230 bn investment on Urban Infrastructure over the next 15 years. Therefore, India brings exciting Opportunities/programmes for UK businesses. Some of them are Amrut, Smart Cities, MRTS, Housing for all, Hriday, Swachh Bharat Mission. The interactive session will be bringing together urban experts from Government of India, Public and Private sectors to discuss trends in the Urban Infrastructure sector, and opportunities within the sector that make India an exciting place to do business in. We will also be discussing other urban infrastructure related topics like: India’s Urban Scenario and GoI initiatives in tech, finance and green infrastructure; Partnership opportunities for UK firms across the urban sector Experience of working on Smart cities/Urban Infrastructure projects Event details: Wednesday, 11 November 2020 0930-1100 hrs GMT / 1500-1630 hrs IST Speakers: Rahul Kapoor, Director (Smart Cities) – Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs, GOI Shivanshu Chauhan, Partner, Urban Infrastructure – PWC, India Ravi Gulati, Head of Sales- Larsen&Toubro Smart World I Safe and Smart Cities I Communication I Digital Infrastructure Dr. Garima Mittal IAS , CEO Faridabad smart city limited Shakuntala Ghosh – Principal Architect & Chairperson of Kolkata Chapter of Indian Green Building Council Amy Hochadel, Director, Global Business Growth, Connected Places Catapult UK V Suresh, Chairman, CII’s Indian Green Building Council Chris Tebb – Regional Digital Lead – International Development, South Asia, Middle East and Africa (ISMA) Unit Digital Delivery Lead – Global Design Services (GDS), Mott Mac Donald Click to register

Apparel CSR News Weekly Review – Weekly Round-Up of Apparel Sustainability/Labor Stories (Issue #139)

A Weekly Apparel Industry CSR News Review. This is a weekly collection of industry news stories from around the web. This round-up primarily includes apparel stories and reports relating to labor and sustainability issues. I welcome your feedback in order to improve future editions. It generally goes out early Monday morning in order to prepare CSR practitioners for the upcoming week. I hope that you find it useful or interesting.