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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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Water Stewardship is good for the planet, good for people, and good for business.Water poses one of the most vital sustainable development challenges of our time.Water... Read More

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Investor Water Toolkit

Suite of Tools | Free | Dec 01, 2017

The Investor Water Toolkit is the first-ever comprehensive resource to evaluate and act on water risks in investment portfolios. This ‘how-to’ guide includes links to... Read More

Agriculture is expected to face increasing water risks that will impact production, markets, trade and food security - risks that can be mitigated with targeted policy... Read More

A report for the global leadership award in sustainable apparel.There is an urgent environmental, human and business case for accelerating water management improvements in... 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

Aqueduct's global water risk mapping tool helps companies, investors, governments, and other users understand where and how water risks and opportunities are emerging... Read More

Understand international and legal trends related to the human rights to water and sanitationIdentify potential synergies between respecting human rights and existing water... Read More

Primary Functions:Understanding early underpinnings of the Mandate’s guidance on respecting the human rights to water and sanitationThe authors of this paper take the... Read More

UNIDO and DNV GL - Business Assurance have joined forces to develop and implement projects in the field of water footprint measurement and promotion of water management... Read More

A context-based metric for assessing the ecological sustainability of an organization’s water use.Based on the context-based approach to sustainability measurement and... Read More

This Business Guide to Water Valuation provides business-specific guidance on the main concepts and techniques associated with water valuation. The intention is to arm... Read More

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

Consider our Water Stewardship Maturity Progression in assessing where you are on your water management journey and to chart a course for the future.

Provides real-time and historical data, including surface water, groundwater, water quality, water use data, and flood and drought conditions.

Engage the Chain overviews the environmental and social risks and impacts of 8 commonly sourced agricultural commodities: beef, corn, dairy, fiber-based packaging, palm... Read More

Companies can disclose in response to a request from an investor, a customer, or both. This page will cover the basics of the information request and show some of the... Read More

The We Mean Business coalition is catalyzing business action and driving policy ambition to accelerate the low-carbon transition.

The Premier Big Data Translator For Decision Making on a Changing Planet.Water is a key input to nearly everything made on the planet.So we co-created the initial Earth... 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

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

How Your Company Can Advance Each of the SDGsResponsible business and investment – rooted in universal principles – will be essential to achieving transformational change... 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

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

Since the beginning of the sustainability context conversation, we have seen the introduction of various methodologies, frameworks, tools, and ideas that aim to support the... Read More

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

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

Developed as an EU-wide framework of core sustainability indicators for office and residential buildings, Level(s) is an Assessment Framework Aiming to Transform the... 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 Definitive Sustainability Certification Program for Commercial TextilesFacts was developed to recognize contract textiles that conform to the rigors of the... Read More

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

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

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

The aim of this module is to assist forest managers, forest policymakers and decision-makers, urban planners, urban foresters, arborists, private landowners and other... Read More

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

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

ARIES redefines ecosystem services assessment and valuation in decision-making. The ARIES approach to mapping benefits, beneficiaries, and service flows is a powerful new... 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

Environmental Management System (EMS) An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a holistic strategy and process to identify, track and manage the environmental impacts of... 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

CEO Guide to climate-related financial disclosures. The TCFD’s objectives are to develop climate-related disclosure recommendations that: Provide information for investors... 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

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Pivot Goals

Website | Free

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

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GRESB Infrastructure

Template / Workbook | Paid

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

GRESB Infrastructure provides assessment, scoring, and peer benchmarking for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of infrastructure companies and funds.

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Sustainability _ as a conceptual framework for the organization of priorities and allocation of resources _ provides a unique platform for reducing costs, identifying and... Read More

The Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE) is a single entry point for data and information on biodiversity supporting the implementation of the EU strategy and... Read More

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Ecosphere+

Website | Paid

On a mission to scale up climate action and transform landscapes and livelihoods by placing a value on the ecosystem services that support our planet and creating a demand... 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

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

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

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Data Blueprint

Framework | Free | May 30, 2017

The Data Blueprint proposes a general specification for data architecture and information systems to accurately measure progress toward financial, economic, social and... Read More

The Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook draws together a wide range of knowledge and expertise on the concept of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) to better guide policy... Read More

The challengeThe reporting world is complex. Understanding what, where and how to report sustainability information, while keeping up with the latest developments, is tough... Read More

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Accounting Blueprint

Framework | Free | Feb 29, 2016

How can accounting and corporate finance be transformed to serve a new purpose? How can it serve a multi-capital green and inclusive economy definition of success and... Read More

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

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

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

Comparison Sets: Business Case Resources

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

The Guide illustrates the human rights anchorage of the 17 goals and provides concrete links between the 169 targets and the range of human rights instruments and labour... 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

Humanity has an urgent need to fight climate change, and businesses can play a key role in doing so. But we recognize that, in many businesses, resources are often... Read More

At Root Capital, leaders are using ideas from mainstream financial analysis to calibrate the role that subsidies play in their investing practice.

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

Showcases core business solutions to address global challenges. This compilation of case examples features Global Compact LEAD companies that have taken action to advance... 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

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

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

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Helping Boards Face Climate Change

Article | Free | Jul 19, 2017

Corporate secretaries and boards need to work together to ensure companies address climate change and other risks effectively. 

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

WELL is the leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings globally. Register your office, building or other space to leverage WELL’s flexible framework for... 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

Environmental and social issues are disruptive forces that companies—led by their boards—must keep at the forefront when assessing their business strategy. Today’s... 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

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Higg Index

Framework | Free | Dec 26, 2014

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

The Higg Index is the core driver of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). This groundbreaking suite of self-assessment tools empowers brands, retailers and facilities... 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

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

This paper provides an investor perspective on the value to investors and companies of the current shareholder proposal process under SEC Rule 14a-8. It was prepared by... Read More

United Nations Global Compact - UNGC Contains inspiration and recommendations for Boards of Directors on adoption and oversight of corporate sustainability.Global trends... Read More

The source for product sustainability information. Detailed Product Information. Sustainable building credits information. Master Format product coding.

The BizNGO Chemical Alternatives Assessment Protocol is a decision framework for substituting chemicals of concern to human health or the environment with safer... Read More

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

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

GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is a method for comparative chemical hazard assessment that builds on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for Environment... 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

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

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CDP’s Climate Questionnaire

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Template / Workbook | Free

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

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

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

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is increasingly being used as a tool to report on the environmental impacts of products, and LCA impact categories are being used individually... Read More

An online tool that measures the EDUs (environmental damage units) of textiles. Eco-metrics is a simple tool devised to calculate the environmental impact of the different... Read More

Greenpeace launched its “Detox My Fashion” campaign in July 2011 to address this problem, asking the textile industry to urgently take responsibility for its contribution... Read More

Document providing further detail on companies analyzed and their performance in detoxing their apparel and footwear products.  Companies covered include Adidas, Levis,... Read More

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Closing and Slowing the Loop

Article | Free | Jun 30, 2016

Innovative business models in the textile sector – an overview This summary does not attempt to present an exhaustive list of examples, but focuses instead on giving an... Read More

The artifact is a set of ten cards entitled TED’s TEN, developed by the research group Textiles Environment Design (Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL), a group of... Read More

In this study, 16 different materials have been evaluated regarding washing performances, including some tests conducted with the non convention CelluNova material prototype. 

The Green Textiles Guide is a result of the Swedish research programme Mistra Future Fashion, project 4 (P4) called Moving towards eco-efficient textile materials and... Read More

Most textile waste is either incinerated or landfilled today, yet, the material could instead be recycled through chemical recycling to new high-quality textiles. A first... Read More

The behaviour of different cellulosic fibres during acid hydrolysis has been investigated and the levellingoff degree of polymerisation (LODP) has been determined. The... Read More

Curious about how, where and by whom your clothes are made? We’ve got you covered. Get the scoop on all your favorite brands via the Project JUST Wiki.

Primary Functions:Measure beverage facility water performance in the context of local watershed conditionsWith this release, BIER is building momentum towards creating a... Read More

Primary Functions:Gain insight into the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the role of business in advancing core policy goals related to water and sanitationThis issue brief... Read More

Primary Functions:Learn how your company can engage in support of universal access to and use of WASHIdentify actionable to encourage catalytic forms of engagement between... Read More

Primary Functions:Select the most appropriate water risk tools for your oil and gas company’s business needsThis guidance document provides a summary and explanation of... Read More

This customized version of the WBCSD Global Water Tool, which has been piloted by 15 global oil and gas companies, has been developed by IPIECA in collaboration with WBCSD... Read More

Primary Functions:Provides an overview of challenges and approaches that companies take to scaling action on WASH in their supply chainsLays out potential next steps for... 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

Primary Functions:Understand how your business can contribute to SDG Goal #6Identify risks associated with SDG engagementsIn 2000, when the UN agreed to the eight global... Read More

Primary Functions:Shows the critical interplay between mining and water resources in South AfricaThe South African Mine Water Atlas is a comprehensive reference on the... Read More

Primary Functions:Learn good water management practices specific to the Oil & Gas industryIPIECA’s framework for water management in onshore oil and gas activities has... 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

Primary Functions:Assess river basin “sufficiency” so as to understand how much and what type of collective action is neededMore information at website: ... Read More

Primary Functions:Assess the current status of access to safe WASH at the workplace in a given facilitySupport decision-making regarding investments and priority actionsThe... Read More

Primary Functions:Put your water projects on the mapIdentify and connect with potential collective action partnersLearn about water stewardship projects

Primary Functions:Understand the nature of water challenges in conflict and high-risk areasGain insight into how these challenges affect business and societyThis report... Read More

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Water Disclosure 2.0 (2009)

Article | Free | Feb 26, 2009

Primary Functions:Understand early corporate water disclosure practiceThis Mandate study compiles and analyzes the water-related information provided in the Corporate... Read More

Primary Functions:Build your own program to reduce water and energy use in buildings—and save money in the processAssess your company’s water efficiency and create... 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

The environmental challenges associated with consumption of textiles have generally been investigated on product level in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies. For social... Read More

Purpose A cradle-to-gate, input/output-based social life cycle assessment (SLCA) was conducted using the Swedish clothing consumption as a case study. The aim was to... Read More

Primary Functions:Inform “big picture” strategic planningIdentify at what stage within the value chain the water footprint is in a hotspotBuild awareness among public

Primary Functions:Quantify the impact of companies’ water use and wastewater discharge on local water resources in terms of quality, quantity, and scarcity/stress.Given the... Read More

Primary Functions:Learn about effective water stewardship practices  in the mining & metals industry from real-life examplesThe mining and metals industry has developed... Read More

Primary Functions:Access actionable information to help businesses understand and quantify water-related risks in financial termsThe Water Risk Monetizer estimates the... Read More

Primary Functions:Learn about existing water risk solutions to inform your own approachesIn collaboration with Arup, WRG has developed a new web tool that compiles and... Read More

Primary Functions:Develop and implement a robust water stewardship approach specific to the mining & metals industryICMM’s Water stewardship framework outlines a common... Read More

Primary Functions:Learn about and implement effective water stewardship actions specific to agricultureSAI Platform, the global initiative helping food and drink companies... Read More

Primary Functions:Guide and inspire companies to continually improve on matters related to water stewardshipOutline water stewardship essentials for the beverage... 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

Two years ago, the issue of ancient forests disappearing into fabric wasn’t really on anyone’s  radar. One year ago, after significant research into the issue, Canopy... Read More

Our clothes are getting cheaper, they follow fashion more rapidly and we’re buying more and more of them. At the same time, we hear more about poor working conditions in... 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

The Sustainable Clothing Guide is a practical guide to help brands and retailers to enhance the durability and quality of the clothing they produce.

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Valuing our Clothes

Other | Free | May 02, 2016

Valuing our clothes is a summary of the key findings of a major technical report published by WRAP. It presents estimates of the carbon, water and waste footprints of... Read More

Identifying the need for a credible knowledge center, PaCT has established in partnership with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA),... Read More

PaCT enables textile factories to gain sustainability in their businesses by setting up an in-house resource management diagnostic tool called PaCT Advantage. PaCT... Read More

PaCT is the first program in Bangladesh to establish a dialogue platform, called Textile Sustainability Platform (TSP), at the national level to address issues pertaining... Read More

The Better Mill Initiative (BMI) aims to improve the sustainability performance of wet processing in the textile supply chain in China. The program, initiated by... Read More

We see the key to the solution in collaboration. Nobody can end this problem alone. We need to approach it from different angles and in a collaborative and... Read More

Discarded fishing nets continuously kill sea life when left in the oceans, but they become impactful messengers for the cause when recycled. After being retrieved from high... Read More

From trash to premium. Together with leading experts, labs and material innovators we give plastic trash a new life and turn it into yarn and fabric for the fashion and... 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

The Planet Textiles annual event on sustainability was first launched in Hong Kong in 2009. The issues of water availability, water conservation in wet processing,... 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

New Balance Athletics Inc., and its affiliates (collectively New Balance or NB) are committed to operating its business in an environmentally sustainable manner to protect... Read More

Concerning Materials, Parts, Chemicals, Components, Packaging and Other Goods (including Sundries)The objectives of the LS&CO. RSL (2016) are to:Ensure that Materials,... Read More

To be able to fulfill high market expectations for a number of practical applications, EPDs (Environmental Product Declaration) have to meet and comply with specific and... 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

Companies are increasingly interested in measuring socio-economic impact as part of maintaining their license to operate, improving the business enabling environment,... Read More

True pricing is a new business methodology that makes it possible to better measure and manage these externalities. Ultimately, it allows companies to restore trust and... Read More

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

The Embedding Project has prepared a curated selection of the most relevant tools and resources to help you better embed sustainability into your company. You can view a... 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

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

A practical guide for responsible sourcingIn homes spread the globe over hang curtains at windows and clothing in closets made in developing countries like China, India and... 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

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

This tool allows you to calculate the percentile of storm events and list low impact development strategies for LEED v4 BD+C SS Credit Rainwater Management and LEED v4 O+M... Read More

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

A building performance monitoring and scoring platform. It measures building performance across five categories: energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience,... Read More

Variations in social compliance and environmental compliance standards, audit process and methodology as well as requirements for auditing competence make it difficult for... Read More

This table shows a list of topics identified as relevant by different stakeholder groups. They can be considered as stakeholders’ suggestions or requests for topics to be... Read More

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SEDEX

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Sedex is a global not-for-profit membership organization. We are home to the world’s largest collaborative platform for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains.

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

The GSCP Reference Tools compile best corporate practices for managing sustainable supply chains.This tool, the GSCP Reference Code, sets out best industry codes of conduct... Read More