Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society! (UN report October 8th 2018)

The report finds that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities. Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching ‘net zero’ around 2050. This means that any remaining emissions would need to be balanced by removing CO2 from the air.More

34% of Danish consumers are willing to pay a 10% premium for a more sustainable product alternative (survey by Sustainable Brand Index 2018)

Sustainable Brand IndexTM is The Nordics largest brand study focusing on sustainability.

Based on more than 40 000 consumer interviews, the study maps out and analyses brands on sustainability from the consumer perspective.

Some 2018 essentials are:

  • 72% of Danish consumers say that sustainability impacts their buying decisions
  • 34% of Danish consumers are willing to pay a 10% premium for a more sustainable product alternative

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How much do corporate sustainability professionals make per year? (analysis by GreenBiz September 2018)

Executive Summary

GreenBiz Group’s fifth State of the Profession report once again takes a look at the evolution of the role of the sustainability leader in today’s business world. As in years past, we conducted an in-depth survey to find out how much they earned, where they worked and what they did in the course of their job. Here are a few of the highlights from this year’s report.More

The E in ESG: How to effectively evaluate your environmental risk (article by S&P and GreenBiz, July 2018)

The range of environmental and climate (E&C) risks — the E in ESG — is far-reaching. As defined by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, E&C risks can include:

  • “transition risk,” arising from the shift to a low-carbon economy
  • “policy and legal risk,” associated with changing climate-change regulation
  • “technology risk,” relating to the significant impact that technological improvements supporting an energy-efficient economic system can have on organizations.

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7 Ways to Quantify Reputation (Reputation Institute, August 2018)

Q: How does Reputation Institute quantify an intangible concept like corporate reputation?

A: Accurately. With a core team of incredibly smart data scientists and PhDs (read the white paper), a time and pressure-tested methodology, machine learning and artificial intelligence, but also, with a healthy dose of common sense.

At Reputation Institute, we define reputation as the emotional connection that stakeholders (consumers, investors, employees) have with a given company.More