Sustainable Business

Behind My Title of Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer- And What It Means to Be an Impact Company

by Gwenaelle Avice-Huet
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When I introduce myself to others, I often wish my job title were simpler. After all, “Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer” (CSSO) is a bit of a mouthful. Still, it’s great to be part of a group of people, whose ranks have more than tripled over the last decade as environmental considerations have climbed up the corporate agenda.

Beyond Compliance Lies Trust

Business Leaders Gather to Explore Links Between Reporting and True Impact
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Reporting should be more than just ticking boxes. It’s about making a difference – for your business and our world. It is about creating sustainable outcomes that drive value, fuel growth and strengthen our environment and societies.

The question is, how do we as companies ensure that reporting does not become just a cursory exercise to satisfy shareholders and investors, but maintains focus on sustainable impact for our people and the communities in which we operate?

Said Tiekie Barnard, Founder and CEO of SVAI:

Shifting Mindsets to ESG Approaches in Business

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Resilient businesses keep track of relevant global trends, and companies have long understood how to manage risks associated with those trends. More recently, they are learning about the distinction between risks and impacts, and are getting better at articulating and quantifying both. The right frameworks and specific metrics for reporting on sustainability and ESG efforts are critically important but are not the full picture. One major aspect may be missing in truly achieving sustainable results and becoming a leader in this space: a shifting mindset.

Zero Waste Events Can Now Be Independently Certified by SCS

New Standard Recognizes Events Demonstrating at Least 75% Waste Diversion
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, announces the launch of its newest Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

The Rise of the Sustainability Non-Executive Director

By Dani Brown
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Why has sustainability representation been dragging its heels to filter through to the NED board, when it has already been flourishing for a while on the executive team?

Craft Lab Grown Diamonds to Offer Certified Sustainability Rated Diamonds

SCS-007 Certified Diamonds from Dholakia Technologies to be Distributed by Craft
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LAS VEGAS, June 10, 2022 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services announced today that laboratory grown diamonds from Dholakia Technologies have been recognized under the SCS-007 Certification Standard for Sustainability Rated Diamonds, and will be sold directly by Craft Lab Grown Diamonds, a division of Hari Krishna (HK) Designs. The certification encompasses Dholakia’s rough, cut, and polished diamonds.

Release of New Book, the Sustainable Business Handbook, Helps Build a Global Movement for Sustainable Business

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Hundreds of sustainable business leaders recently gathered to debate the state of the sustainability agenda and celebrate the launch of The Sustainable Business Handbook: A Guide to Becoming More Innovative, Resilient and Successful.

Recrylic™ Is First Recycled Acrylic to Achieve Both GRS and RCC Certification From SCS Global Services

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MINNEAPOLIS, January 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Recrylic – the first line of recycled acrylic to be widely available in North America – announced that it has achieved SCS Global Services’ Recycled Content Certification (RCC) and Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification. Used to create a variety of world-class retail displays, signage, lighting and precision manufacturing solutions, Recrylic is the first product line of its kind to achieve dual certification.

SCS Global Services Announces First Companies to Achieve Certification to GreenBlue’s New Recycled Material Standard

Certifications Issued to Plastics Innovators Revolution, Granite Peak Plastics and Arqlite
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., December 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, today announced the certification of three plastics innovators to the newly launched Recycled Material Standard (RMS) created by environmental nonprofit GreenBlue.

Strategies to Move Toward a Circular Economy

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For companies that are just starting out in the world of circularity, it can be unclear exactly how to get started and what the end goal is. Business leaders might find themselves talking in circles around the topic without making any progress, especially when talking to different stakeholder groups across their company or when looking at peers in their industries. Circularity can seem like an impossible end goal, but there are strategies to help you start and move toward a circular economy.

Understanding Traditional Linear Economy vs Circular Economy

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