Day: March 22, 2021

HRS Launches Hotel Sustainability Assessment, Database

Read the full story at Business Travel News.

Corporate lodging platform HRS has created a solution that allows corporate travel managers and travelers to select hotels based on sustainability scores, which HRS calculates using a proprietary formula taking various inputs into account, the company told BTN. Dubbed its Green Stay Initiative, the move comes as sustainability programs and carbon-reduction efforts gain visibility at many corporations.

3 tips for anticipating investor requests on climate, water and biodiversity

Read the full story at GreenBiz.

2020 undeniably brought the “S” pillar of ESG into greater focus, including issues such as employee wellness, human rights, and diversity, equity and inclusion. But investors didn’t exactly ignore the “E” component and are poised to emphasize it even more in 2021 and beyond, according to a recent Conference Board corporate sustainability disclosure analysis.

In fact, three environmental issues — climate risks, water risks and biodiversity impacts — are poised to be in sharp focus this year for investors, and companies should prepare. Here are three ways sustainability executives can anticipate investor requests on each issue.

Procter & Gamble announces update on 2030 sustainability goals

Read the full story at Packaging Europe.

Procter & Gamble has shared an update on its progress towards its “Ambition 2030” goals, in which it has pledged to reduce virgin plastic usage by 50% and reach 100% recyclability or reusability by 2030.

Environment and mental health — intimately connected, much to learn

Read the full story at Environmental Factor.

A National Academies workshop explored ways that the environment may present mental health risks or promote resilience.

The role of the circular economy in avoiding climate breakdown

Read the full story at Planet Ark.

Circle Economy has released its latest Circularity Gap Report. This year, the report focuses on the link between the circular economy and climate change, exploring how circular strategies can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and curb global temperature rise while also cutting material consumption.  

Here, we summarise the key findings of the report and reflect on the takeaways for the Australian context.  

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