Integrating Ecosystem Services into Business Performance Systemsby , and -
This report discusses ways in which companies can incorporate considerations of ecosystem services into business performance systems such as corporate strategy development procedures, product design guidelines, environmental impact assessments, and sustainability reporting.
Guidelines for Identifying Business Risks & Opportunities Arising from Ecosystem Changeby , , and -
This report is a structured methodology that helps managers proactively develop strategies to manage business risks and opportunities arising from their company’s dependence and impact on ecosystems. This is version 2.0 of the report, which was originally published in 2008.
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The Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment (ESR for IA) provides practical instructions to environmental and social practitioners on how to incorporate ecosystem services throughout environmental and social impact assessment.
The latest version of the ESR for...
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This standard provides requirements and guidance for companies and
other organizations to quantify and publicly report an
inventory of GHG emissions and removals associated
with a specific product.
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This standard (also referred to
as the Scope 3 Standard) provides requirements and
guidance for companies and other organizations to
prepare and publicly report a GHG emissions inventory
that includes indirect emissions resulting from value
chain activities (i.e.,...
How to Seize the Opportunities in Low-Carbon Powerby , and -
This paper offers a strategic framework for policymakers seeking to capitalize on the low-carbon transition.
Companies, Communities and Climate Changeby , , , , and -
This report makes the business case for private sector
adaptation to climate change in ways that
build the resilience of vulnerable communities
in developing countries.
Best Practices Guide to Collaborative Solar Procurementby , , , , and -
This Best Practices Guide is intended to assist commercial and government entities in the process of organizing and executing a collaborative solar purchase.
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This study, conducted with Standard & Poors Rating Services, examines how climate change policy drivers could be incorporated into the evaluation of credit quality. It analyzes two types of federal climate policy scenarios – (1) a market-based GHG emissions reduction policy as approximated...
Proposed Accounting and Reporting Stepsby -
This paper suggests greenhouse gas accounting and reporting procedures for the agricultural sector, based on the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.
Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Energy Efficiency Technologiesby and -
As governments around the world devise policies to reduce energy consumption and GHGs, and minimize dependence on foreign sources of energy, they are increasingly focusing on technologies that can improve the energy efficiency of buildings. Insulation, lighting, and building controls are the...
Key Challenges and Recommendationsby , and -
This Working Paper summarizes the common challenges identified by greenhouse gas accounting and reporting programs at the March 2010 International Workshop of GHG Protocol-based Programs. It then goes on to present recommendations generated by workshop participants on how to best address these...
Practical Lessons from China-based Suppliers in Achieving Environmental Performanceby , , and -
This working paper highlights examples of five companies operating
in China and illustrates the approaches they have adopted to address
environmental problems. The paper focuses on water pollution within China’s challenging business landscape.
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The Federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) are incentives for
development and deployment of renewable energy technologies. This document provides
an update on their benefits, applicability to specific technologies, and expiration dates.
Interpreting the Corporate Standard for U.S. Public Sector Organizationsby , , , , , , , and -
This report provides tailored guidance to interpret the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard specifically for the public sector.
For more information on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, please visit http://www.ghgprotocol.org/
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Once internal mitigation opportunities have been maximized, carbon markets provide another
option for businesses to reduce their carbon footprints and support emission reduction projects.
This fact sheet answers common questions about what types of projects can generate offsets, how...
Financial Impacts of Energy, Water and Climate Risks on Real Estate in Asiaby , , , and -
This report presents a framework to assess risks associated with energy security, water scarcity, and climate change for the real estate sector in Southeast Asia. It also discusses financial opportunities in the region’s growing green building market.
Financial Risks from Water Constraints on Power Generation in Asiaby , and -
This report presents a framework for investors and analysts to assess the risk of impacts from water-related issues, including growing water scarcity and declining water quality, on thermal and hydroelectric power generation plants.
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