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Logistics management is concerned with transporting and distributing related information, goods and services from origin to destination.
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Carbon Footprint Calculators

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A set of curated resources that show various carbon footprint calculators organized by each of their particular facets.

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IPIECA has developed this Overview of methodologies for estimating petroleum industry value chain (Scope 3) greenhouse gas emissions to provide information on approaches... Read More

Comparison Sets: Carbon Footprint Calculators

Online carbon footprint calculator. Many of our daily activities - such as using electricity, driving a car, or disposing of waste - cause greenhouse gas emissions.... Read More

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Pivot Goals

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PivotGoals is a database of the environmental, social, and governance targets set by the world's largest companies (primarily the Fortune Global 250). The database is... Read More

Learn to develop a successful employee engagement strategy building initiatives based on the varying interests, motivations, and constraints of your workforce.

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The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability is a resource to help companies re-engineer themselves for success in a world beset with unprecedented environmental and social... Read More

Use this framework to discover and document climate hazards, then develop workable solutions to lower climate-related risks.Looking for climate data? Need to compile a... Read More

Full-text (PDF) | Most companies are currently not setting the emissions targets necessary to meet the global goal of a 2⁰C temperature increase from pre-indust...

Stretch the sustainability ambitions of your executive team. The Breakthrough Pitch is designed to help you stretch the sustainability ambitions of your company. Its... Read More

Welcome to the Sustainable Facilities Tool! You’re here because you care about efficient, healthy buildings and environmentally-responsible purchasing. Whether you’re a... Read More

Your company’s commitment to sustainability depends on finding sustainable suppliers. What if there aren’t any? Meeting your sustainability commitments requires long-term... Read More

This guidance was developed through a consensus process by the SAC’s Metrics Working Group, and conforms to international standards (the ISO 14040 and 14020 series). It is... Read More

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The professional credential exams measure your understanding of green building design, construction and operations. The LEED AP exams also assess your understanding of the... Read More

This report shows how frontrunners are improving the environmental performance of their value chain, and how they are adopting innovative business models which could reduce... Read More

This manual provides step-wise guidance and recommendations on setting SBTs. It covers the main phases in setting an SBT, from understanding the business benefits of... Read More

The purpose of this Standard for servers is to establish product environmental performance criteria and corporate performance metrics that exemplify environmental... Read More

As the first of a series of activities that aim to provide valuable insights into the global research landscape surrounding the United Nations Sustainable Development... Read More

Design Strategies and Case Studies for a Zero-Waste City The Zero Waste Design Guidelines address the crucial role that design plays in achieving NYC’s ambitious goal,... Read More

Shanghai International Shipping Service Center’s (SISSC) development on the Huangpu River in Shanghai aims to set a new standard in China for green, low carbon, smart and... Read More

Outlines common supply chain corruption scenarios and provides a framework and set of tools for addressing them. This resource was updated in 2016.

Illustrates how Global Compact signatories can implement the ten principles throughout their supply chains and integrate sustainability into procurement strategies. In... Read More

Use this report if you are a: Sustainability manager wanting to improve your organization’s sustainability reporting process and outcomes, and to put sustainability on... Read More

Entrepreneurship is challenging in all cases, and raising capital can be especially difficult. For sustainability-oriented entrepreneurs who aspire to realize a positive... Read More

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This article provides a sustainability business case for the 21st century corporate executive and includes examples of how sustainability benefits the bottom line.

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CDP’s Climate Questionnaire

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Climate change information request Climate change questionnaire for companies disclosing to this year's investor request.  

The SDG Resource Centre showcases the latest in science, law, business, events and more that can help drive forward the SDGs, drawing on content from across the whole of... Read More

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Supply chain sustainability is increasingly recognized as a key generator of business value and an important element of strong corporate responsibility performance.

The Global Climate Action Playbook 2018 is a practical toolkit for business outlining high-level policy updates, outlook on key climate actions and the arc of ambition, and... Read More

Primary Functions:Learn how companies can adapt to climate change through a collection of case examples, including some related to waterHighlights the benefits for... Read More

An assessment tool that enables companies and civil society partners to understand corporate impacts on multi-dimensional poverty. As a tool to help implement the SDGs, the... Read More

Energy Use & Greehouse Gas Introduction Energy production and energy use are the largest man-made sources of air pollution and greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. The... Read More

What if we could turn a pollutant—CO2 in the atmosphere—into a valuable resource that can fuel our economy?   A new carbon economy is urgently needed to develop new... Read More

Guides the hundreds of individuals who are now completing due diligence on carbon pricing of behalf of their companies. It has been shaped by input from dozens of such... Read More

This series of toolkits presents an effective and efficient process to address water risks, including long-term water stresses that constrain social and economic... Read More

Explores how sustainability pressures are transforming the ways we all work, live, and compete. As a part of the annual study by MIT Sloan Management Review's... Read More

Utilizes key business metrics to determine the return on investment of corporate sustainability activities. The Model & Toolkit offer companies a simple and direct... Read More

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Sustainable Portfolio Management Guide

Framework | Free | Mar 12, 2017

This SPM Reference Guide is an easy-to-use guide for applying the SPM tool, improving your sustainability performance and creating more value for your business.  The SPM... Read More

Provides an overview of the current and potential role of institutional investors, companies, banks and foundations in the design and implementation of a financing strategy... Read More

This report is a first step towards a uniform mechanism for business to report on their contribution to and impact on the SDGs in an effective and comparable way. It... Read More

The Scope 2 Guidance standardizes how corporations measure emissions from purchased or acquired electricity, steam, heat and cooling (called “scope 2 emissions”). The... Read More

Jason Jay & Gabriel Grant share clear-cut and actionable pathways for having difficult conversations about polarizing issues in pursuit of a better world.

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The Blueprint for Business Leadership on the SDGs aims to inspire all business — regardless of size, sector, or geography — to take leading action in support of the... Read More

The reference tools on Environmental Audit Process and Methodology are part of the GSCP set of reference tools designed to provide a common interpretation of environmental... Read More

In May 2013, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), in collaboration with GfK (Growth from Knowledge), conducted a global expert study on sustainable fashion, which is... Read More

In 1990, the Coalition of Northeastern Governors presented to the Northeastern states Model Legislation designed to phase out the use of mercury, lead, cadmium, and... Read More

The issue of business model innovation for sustainability is becoming increasingly relevant for fashion companies. This paper investigates how the resell of a fashion... Read More

Mistra future fashion is a research program on circular economy and serves for a future positive fashion industry it holds uniquely a system perspective and operates cross... Read More

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Thredup

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thredUP is the easiest way to shop and sell high-quality secondhand clothes.ShopShop the brands you love at up to 90% off every day. Experience the thrill of the find with... Read More

The following document provides an introductory overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and describes the general uses and major components of LCA. This document is an... Read More

ISO 14040:2006 describes the principles and framework for life cycle assessment (LCA) including: definition of the goal and scope of the LCA, the life cycle inventory... Read More

EPA’s SmartWay program helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and freight transportation efficiency. Launched in 2004, this... Read More

The Global Social Compliance Programme is a business‐driven programme for the continuous improvement of working and environmental conditions in global supply chains. The... Read More

The Implementation Guidelines complement the GSCP environmental Reference Requirements by giving guidance to sites as to how to reach the required level. It is designed for... Read More

Despite the growing interest on the part of proponents and opponents - ranging from business,civil society, media, to policy-makers alike - there is still limited knowledge... Read More

The purpose of this paper is to explore current barriers and opportunities for sustainability in the fashion industry. The paper is based on a study among 36 fashion... Read More

The Mistra Future Fashion research program was created to deliver knowledge and solutions that the Swedish fashion industry and its stakeholders can use to improve the... Read More

This paper will introduce lifecycle thinking as a visual framework for design ideation that allows for a deeper understanding of the key issues and barriers to closing the... Read More

This introductory guide has been developed by the Ethical Trading Initiative to support internal teams to begin the process of integrating ethical trade principles into... Read More

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The Model is a tool for retail sustainability executives to identify the management practices that will drive improved corporate and environmental performance.The Model is... Read More

The Model Worksheet allows you to document your existing practices, opportunities for growth, next steps, and owners of those next steps. You will designate the practices... Read More

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) manufactures, sells and distributes Coca-Cola products across eight countries in Western Europe. “The Paris Climate Change Agreement provides a... Read More

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The toolkits are designed to facilitate decision-making by retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers along the value chain, with an emphasis on impact and improving product... Read More

This report is aligned with a tool that RILA developed in 2015 called the Retail Sustainability Leadership Model. The report summarizes retailers' current progress along... Read More

The Blueprint is a model for leadership within the Global Compact, designed to inspire advanced performers to reach the next level of sustainability performance. It... Read More

An overview of what we know and what could be done about the impact of four major apparel materials: Cotton, Polyester, Leather, and Rubber. This document does not... Read More

This first edition of the Report on the Pulse of the Fashion Industry exposes the challenges in a number of sustainability impact areas and along the industry’s value... Read More

This report is the post-Paris counterpart to The Business Brief. After translating the We Mean Business coalition’s policy asks for government negotiators, we now translate... Read More

While the report outlines the climate risks facing global luxury fashion companies, it also focuses on the impact of climate change at the very base of the supply chain... Read More

This document should be read by anyone responding to CDP’s 2016 supply chain information request,regardless of whether you have responded to CDP before. It contains... Read More

Primary Functions:Connect and share knowledge with water professionals from 185 countriesThe Water Network is a neutral platform for multi-stakeholders to share content,... Read More

This is an in-depth, technical guide, presenting a set of Key Fitness Indicators that aim to help companies assess their progress toward each Future-Fit Goal.

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We support companies to mature sustainability integration into their core business, product development and related processes. By understanding their current maturity,... Read More

This report comprehensively covers research conducted by Dr. Stephanie Bertels, Jess Schulschenk,  Andrea Ferry, Vanessa Otto-Mentz, and Esther Speck. It enables the... Read More

Tips for integrating sustainability into apparel. Talks about design, manufacturing and transportation plus provides a list of helpful tools and apps. 

Lessons learned of a corporate sustainability professional at a major apparel retailer. The problems and opportunities were obvious, but one big thing was missing:... Read More

The Copenhagen Fashion Summit will ask the global fashion industry to come together and work towards the adoption of a circular economic model. This call to action has... Read More

In a nutshell, fast-fashion describes society’s obsession with relentless consumption. This insatiable hunger creates unsustainable demand, meaning big brands have to cut... Read More

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CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental... Read More

The Responsible Down Standard ensures that down and feathers come from ducks and geese that have been treated well. This means enabling them to live healthy lives, express... Read More

Our Innovating Sustainable Lifestyles work stream is investigating what combination of products and services will enable a sustainable lifestyle.Sustainable lifestyles... Read More

Planning a responsible water management for mining & metals operationsThis practical guide for the mining and metals industry sets out a collaborative catchment-based... Read More

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The Commercial Climate Calculator (Excel, 584 KB), (sometimes known as the C3) helps businesses assess the financial, climate, and environmental benefits of reducing waste... Read More

Ceres Aqua Gauge is an online Excel-based tool that helps inform and strengthen companies’ water management strategies and allows investors to evaluate a company’s water... Read More

It is a social impact (and potential impact) assessment technique that aims to assess the social and socioeconomic aspects of products and their potential positive and... Read More

ISO 26000:2010 provides guidance rather than requirements, so it cannot be certified to unlike some other well-known ISO standards. Instead, it helps clarify what social... Read More

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Mind the Science

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Article | Free | May 01, 2015

A report outlining what science says business needs to do to tackle climate change.  Report writing: Mark Nichollswww.wemeanbusinesscoalition.orgLead author and... Read More

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This document describes the Future-Fit Goals that all companies must strive to reach. It also explains why these goals are required, how they were derived, and how to get... Read More

Fashion's need for raw materials and labour intensive production processes make it an industry particularly vulnerable to environmental disruption — as are the profit... Read More

The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Textiles & Apparel Sector... Read More

The Global Opportunity Explorer is a platform which offers direct access to the most innovative solutions and market opportunities.Rooted in over five years of research... Read More

Fashion in itself is a dynamic industry, and if you choose to look at fashion solely from the sustainability point of view, then keeping track of developments is simply not... Read More

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a critically-acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalization debates and reveals the key factors to success in... Read More

To address the rapidly increasing global effect of this industry, in 2009 NRDC approached a group of multinational  apparel retailers and brands to create the Responsible... Read More

This white paper is for people who don’t know that much about the human rights and environmental issues behind fashion but want to know more. It is for those who may have... Read More

The Model is a tool developed by ELEVATE to help identify the management practices that will improve efforts to responsibly source private label products. The Model is only... Read More

Academic Leaders' Round Table sought to convene the most influential decision-makers from across fashion education, industry and non-governmental organizations for an... Read More

The Goal of the Organic Content Standard (OCS) is to ensure trust in organic content claims. The  OCS  accomplishes  this  goal  by  verifying  the  presence  and  amount ... Read More

MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is an independent textile label for highlighting consumer products and semi-finished products at all levels of the textile chain that are made... Read More

MySTeP by OEKO-TEX® is a database strengthening your textile supply community. The database can be accessed worldwide from any location. As the central database of... Read More

DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX® is a comprehensive verification and reporting system that prepares facilities along the textile chain for the requirements requested by the Detox... Read More

We provide brands with the technology and logistics to develop white-label resale channels that take back control of the secondary market, deepening customer engagement and... Read More

The Fairtrade Textile Standard is one component of the greater Fairtrade Textile Programme to facilitate change in textile supply chains and related business practices.... Read More

The new version of GOTS is a result of a comprehensive stakeholder input process in which various organizations with expertise in organic production, textile processing and... Read More

Primary Functions:Learn how you can align your strategies as well as measure and manage your contribution to the realization of the SDGs.The SDG Compass provides guidance... Read More

Explore the UNGC's extensive 2018 Toolbox to see how our new tools, resources and activities can help you achieve your sustainability goals and find the right UN Global... Read More

The Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) 2020 Commitment is avoluntary agreement targeting every stage of the clothing journey. It brings together retailers, brands,... Read More

Love Your Clothes (LYC) has been developed with industry to raise awareness of the value of clothes and the benefits of re-using and recycling them. It helps people make... Read More

 Our customers’ world is changing fast. They are living through a period of great political, social and technological disruption. They’re looking for organizations they can... Read More

Business-to-business communication of chemical data, such as chemical identity and health and safety impacts, along supply chains is critically important to product... Read More

This restricted substances list by the American Apparel and Footwear Association is intended to provide apparel and footwear companies with information related to... Read More

The AAFA Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Benchmarking Survey Report provides AAFA member companies with a barometer of how its company's CSR programs compare to the... Read More

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The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard provides requirements and guidance for companies and other organizations preparing a corporate-level GHG... Read More

ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to... Read More

The Natural Capital Protocol is a framework designed to help generate trusted, credible, and actionable information for business managers to inform decisions.The Protocol... Read More

The purpose of the research presented was to:Develop a framework suitable for use by the Institute and stakeholders, to determine the impacts of the pursuit of Cradle to... Read More

This Toolbox is a collection of guidance documents, discussion papers, online tools, and other resources that can help your company build its water stewardship practice. It... Read More

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Businesses around the world are realizing that harmonizing business practices with environmental stewardship is not only the right thing it to do, it is also good business.

Many shippers have difficulty quantifying the climate impact of the transportation & logistics emissions in their supply chain - leaving important info out of the... Read More

C-ROADS is a free, award-winning computer simulator that helps people understand the long-term climate impacts of actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You can use... Read More

This publication helps to relate the social responsibility guidance given in ISO 26000 to the reporting guidance provided by GRI. In particular, this publication provides... Read More

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