Changing landscape for offsetting emissions

Going beyond reducing your emissions Businesses have an important role in limiting climate change through reducing their emissions in line with science. Those businesses that have wanted to go further have purchased offsets through the voluntary carbon market to balance their remaining emissions and claimed ‘carbon neutrality’. This voluntary mitigation helps to accelerate decarbonisation globally [...]

BraveGen carbon footprint for FY20

In August of 2020 we completed our first formal greenhouse gas emissions inventory report. This covers the period from April 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2020, and aligns our emissions declaration with our financial year. We also established financial year 2019/2020 (FY20) to be our baseline year and have reported our emissions for the previous [...]

By |2020-10-23T08:55:03+13:00September 11th, 2020|BraveGen, Company News, CSR Reporting|

Global Logistics Emissions Council releases new framework

Planes, trains, ships and automobiles form the backbone of a supply chain and are vital to the global economy. They also generate greenhouse gas emissions, which forward thinking companies aim to control. Carbon accounting and reduction provides a strong business case as well as meeting the expectations of customers, governments and investors.   In the [...]

By |2017-01-02T13:45:33+13:00October 5th, 2016|CSR Data Management, CSR Reporting, Energy and Utility, Supply Chain|

CSR and Social Innovators Forum, Singapore

We're thrilled to be a gold partner at this event and hope to see many of you in Singapore, September 1st-2nd. Under the overarching theme of Co-creating the Future Economy through Sustainability and Innovation, the forum will provide participants with inroads on how the new norm will affect the way we engage our stakeholders. The [...]

Identifying the Role of A Chief Sustainability Officer

Does having a senior executive in charge of sustainability automatically make those companies green? Figuring out whether executives with this title are actually involved in driving change may be a tricky task, especially when major corporate disasters such as 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse, had executives with such [...]

New Method for Carbon Accounting Proposed

It may be surprising to know that in some instances countries are rewarded for policies that increase global emissions and punished for policies that contribute to reducing them. A solution has been presented for the problem. An extremely useful study at Lund University has been proposed which suggests accounting for carbon emissions which enables policy [...]

Dow Jones Picks Them Off

The 2014 Dow Jones annual review of sustainability-indices places Asian-Pacific companies top in nine of its twenty-four industry groupings. Winners include Japan’s Kao Corporation (household product manufacture), India’s Wipro Limited (software) and Australia’s Westpac (bank). Dow Jones demoted a number of 2013 stars, including Nike (sports goods), Starbucks (coffee) and McDonald’s (fast food). Australia Bank, [...]

By |2017-01-02T13:59:00+13:00March 13th, 2015|CSR Reporting, The Sustainability Manager|

Is Life Cycle Carbon Accounting a Better Option

Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Irvine recommend assessing powerstations in terms of lifetime carbon. They argue that approval of future projects should depend on lifecycle costs, and not just annual emissions. They note a general lack of insight into commitment accounting among the general public. They go on to point out that [...]

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