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Why did we build the Edenark Group ISO 14001 Sustainability Certification Program?

In this article in Progressive Grocer, Jostein Solheim, currently EVP of Unilever, says “When I started in 2010 as CEO of Ben and Jerry’s, I was asked, ‘Why are you doing all this [sustainability] stuff?’ Now, it’s like, why aren’t they doing it? In 10 years’ time, the situation has flipped, and the reason is because consumers [...]

2022-12-06T19:57:26-05:00December 8th, 2022|

Infosys Research: 9 out of 10 Executives Report ESG Delivers ROI

Per this article, a study by Infosys revealed that 90% of executives said their ESG spending led to moderate/significant financial returns. Here are a few interesting findings from the report:   ESG is a proven moneymaker – a 10 percentage point increase in ESG spending correlated with a 1% increase in profit growth.   Don’t [...]

2022-12-08T10:37:45-05:00December 8th, 2022|

9 ways sustainability drives profit

Per this article, sustainability can impact profit in at least these nine ways.  We like the article, but take the points further:   Lower costs - Although the article does not give a percentage, a study by BAR shows 99% of certified sustainable companies under our standard enjoy lower costs.   Increased revenues – The [...]

2022-12-07T15:36:42-05:00December 7th, 2022|

Net Zero Carbon Plans Boost Valuation

If you want to boost corporate image to consumers and investors, positively impacting your valuation, develop a legitimate plan to become Net Carbon Zero. As this article explains - - Green companies are trading at a 30% premium to brown companies; - PE ratios of companies with a Net Zero Carbon date are 60% higher [...]

2022-12-06T19:55:19-05:00December 7th, 2022|

Why Small to Mid-sized Non-Publicly Traded Companies Should Become Certified Sustainable

This Inc. article, titled “Corporate Sustainability Isn’t Just for the Big Guys” touches on the following reasons why all companies, no matter how small, should become certified sustainable –   If you are a small company, you have an easier time interacting with, and understanding, the demands/needs of your stakeholders – employees, management, owners, vendors, [...]

2022-12-07T05:07:02-05:00December 6th, 2022|

CIOs get serious about sustainability

Per this article, IT leaders are advancing sustainability in their departments and their businesses. Due to the pandemic, global conflict and climate change, global awareness of environmental, social and governance topics has gone up. Further, the belief that ‘sustainability is someone else’s problem’ has been replaced with a take-charge attitude. As such, interest and activity [...]

2022-12-05T14:00:29-05:00December 5th, 2022|

What is ESG and How Could It Impact You?

As this article explains, evidence suggests corporate focus on ESG - environmental, social and governance - may offer short- and long-term advantages to companies and investors. ESG is becoming mainstream. ESG may help better determine the future financial performance of companies. The SEC recently announced it will increase scrutiny of how thoroughly companies evaluate and [...]

2022-12-03T12:02:14-05:00December 5th, 2022|

Why two thirds of the world’s SMEs are fighting for survival

According to the World Economic Forum, as stated in this article, about 90% of all companies on the planet are small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and of this group, two thirds are fighting for survival. The article gives six major problems faced by SMEs. To each we give a response. Top challenges facing SMEs   [...]

2022-12-03T20:22:35-05:00December 3rd, 2022|

For the Data Center Industry, Sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to have’ goal

As this article, titled “Sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to have’ goal for the data center industry”, states: Data center operators can no longer consider implementing a sustainability strategy as a "checklist item" since failing to meet sustainability targets may result in lost clients, higher rates, and perhaps even carbon taxes or government fees [...]

2022-12-05T04:34:30-05:00December 3rd, 2022|

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