Sustainability Whitepaper Library
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Delve in to a vast repository of sustainability focused whitepapers which span across various industries, sectors and issues.
High Profit Supply Chain
|Enhancing the value of life cycle assessment
This paper outlines how LCA can be used to assess the end-to-end environmental impacts of a business decision on overall value creation.
|Sustainability 2.0: Using sustainability to drive business innovation and growth
Sustainability can drive innovation by introducing new design constraints that shape how key resources are used in products and processes. It can suggest areas where innovation can pay off especially well.
|The high-profit supply chain: A resource focused approach
Reduce supply-chain costs, increase profits, and generate more cash for the business by focusing on resource-efficiency within the supply chain.
|Sustainability Strategy 2.0: Next - generation driver of innovation
Build a sustainability strategy with new insights on the interaction of financial and sustainability-related risks and opportunities across a company’s value chain.
Energy Management Strategy
|The Compliance Opportunity
Insights aiming to help companies understand the implications of California’s cap-and-trade legislation and various strategic options for addressing them.
|Energy management strategy: Energizing profits and insulating risk
Insights into how organizations can help offset the effect of future energy price increases by adopting a holistic, enterprise-wide strategy that treats energy as a manageable asset.
|Creating a culture of conservation
A multifaceted approach to help instill a “culture of conservation” to drive energy reductions and increase profitability for organizations.
|Be strategic in tackling federal energy challenges
Energy and resources impact the business model of every Federal organization. Five steps through which Federal agencies may be strategic with energy and resource management in order to create a more effective and sustainable organization.
|Every company is an energy company*
An in-depth look at how companies can build an energy strategy that is also focused on helping the company produce its own energy, and the consequent benefits.
Water Stewardship Strategy
|Water stewardship: A matter of business value and risk
How an effective water stewardship strategy may help corporate leaders strengthen their business continuity planning efforts, foster innovation, and protect and increase brand value.
|CDP water disclosure global report
A new report – released by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and written by Deloitte – finds that just 57-percent of the 190 publicly listed organizations responding to the CDP Water Disclosure questionnaire report board-level responsibility for water policies, strategies or plans.
|Disclosure of long-term business value: What matters?
This research takes an in-depth look at how companies determine materiality in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) context, and discusses the challenges managers face and how these impact what type of data is disclosed.
|Integrated Reporting: The New Big Picture
Integrated reporting aims to incorporate everything from strategy to risk management, from financial reporting to the inclusion of other capitals (societal and environmental impacts), and to meet the needs of a broad a group of stakeholders.
|Integrated reporting: A better view
A brief history of reporting trends, a discussion of common challenges, and some practical recommendations for responses to integrated reporting.
|Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting: Supporting Informed Decisions
Learn more about the issues surrounding current sustainability reporting practices, the need for greater accuracy in reporting, and the benefits of effective reporting.
|Sustainability Reporting: Managing risks and opportunities
Learn how companies can better position themselves to provide consistent disclosure that helps to protect their reputation, operations, and financial well-being.
Sustainability Changes Everything
|Is Your Corporate Footprint Stuck in the Mud?
Geography is a key driver of corporate performance, affecting factors such as talent attraction and retention, operating costs, exposure to risk and shareholder value.Companies that proactively manage their global footprint—in good and not-so-good times—can gain a competitive advantage that is difficult to replicate.
|The sustainability imperative
Based on a recent study conducted by Verdantix on behalf of Deloitte, Sustainable finance: The risks and opportunities that (some) CFOs are overlooking, this report discusses how finance executives can embrace the strategic imperatives of sustainability.
|Eco-labels: Positioning your brand, product portfolio and supply chain
Explore ways companies can decide whether or not an eco-label strategy is appropriate for their organizatio with the help of this white paper.
|Safety AnalyticsTM: The business of prevention
Learn how the powerful statistical methods used in Safety Analytics can help organizations understand the drivers of workplace accidents at a level of detail previously impossible to determine.
|After the Spill: Oil and gas leaders confront the strategic challenges ahead
Insights on how boards and management can adopt a disciplined and structured approach to embedding HS&E risk identification and management into their organizations’ strategy, operations, and governance structures.
|How to leverage sustainability initiatives for finance transformation
Six key areas in which sustainability initiatives can trigger finance transformation and ways that those triggers can create opportunities to improve reporting, transparency, and business performance, as well as mitigate business risk.
|Analytics for the Sustainable Business
Learn how analytics can help leaders obtain fact-based guidance on how to approach sustainability and climate change issues.
|Sustainability and M&A: It’s not just about due diligence
The point of view describes how issues and opportunities extend across companies’ value chains and how acquirers should consider factoring these issues and opportunities while doing a deal.
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