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November 2018 Newsletter

Originally posted December 5, 2018

(ISOS Group team retreat in Valle de Guadelupe, Mexico)

(ISOS Group team retreat in Valle de Guadelupe, Mexico)

We're excited to introduce a monthly newsletter to provide practical information for sustainability professionals, from first-time to advanced reporters.

We plan to share stories and experiences on the journey to reporting along with best practices.We're excited to introduce a monthly newsletter to provide practical information for sustainability professionals, from first-time to advanced reporters. 

Check out some of the content below and we encourage your feedback to help shape our discussions going forward.  and ideas to explore the sustainability frontier.


Why Your Sustainability Report
Needs Third-Party Assurance
by Gwen White, Ph.D, CPA

Assurance now, too? Sustainability professionals are used to the siren call of another urgent need and face the challenge of answering that call with limited time and resources. Although third party assurance for your voluntary sustainability report might sound like a bridge too far, there are benefits -- real, financial, bottom-line benefits -- to third party assurance. 

Read the full blog post here


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to lock in our 2017 rate!

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2019 Training Calendar

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and request a training in your region!


Upcoming Events:

Find ISOS Group at Companies v. Climate Change 
Miami, FL - November 28 - 29, 2018

ISOS Group Certified Training (CDP/GRI/SDG)
San Diego, CA - December 4 - 7, 2018

CETYS University Tijuana's 5th Annual Lobby Empresarial
World Trade Center Tijuana, Mexico
December 4, 2018


Articles, Publications & Resources

US SIF Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2018 - The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment released their 2018 biennial report on 10/31. The report shows "asset managers consider ESG criteria across $11.6 trillion in assets, up 44% from $8.1 trillion reported in 2016." The numbers prove the increasing importance of integrating ESG elements into corporate strategy and reporting as a tool for the public at large to strengthen its investment decisions.

Living Planet Report 2018: Aiming Higher - WWF’s biennial report on the health of the Earth is a clarion call for accelerating the transition to a more sustainable, resilient economy. Nature provides services worth around $125 trillion a year, and yet natural systems essential to our survival are in decline. Increased efforts and investment can help create a future where both humanity and nature thrive.

Your Children’s Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different - An interactive article discuss the impacts of climate change altering the landscape of one of America's most iconic national parks.

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 Partnerships

In an effort to honor SDG17 and strengthen our capabilities, we're proud to announce our partnerships with Measurabl, Enact, Aqua Earth and Cadmus Group!

 
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- Technology Partner -
The world’s most widely adopted sustainability software for the built environment covering more than 6 billion square feet of commercial property valued in excess of USD $1 trillion spread across 70 countries.
Read the press release

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- Knowledge Partner -
Enact Sustainable Strategies is a values-led consultancy established in Sweden in 2005, that specializes in sustainable business strategy development and corporate responsibility.
Read the press release

 
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  - Geographic Partner -
AquaEarth Consulting is a member of the AquaEarth Group. The company is a 100% Nigerian professional consulting firm providing advisory services related to Earth, Water and Environment.

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- Strategic Partner -
Cadmus is a strategic and technical consultancy compelled to help solve the world's most challenging problems: from energy, water, and transportation, to safety, sustainability, security and resilience.


Sustainability Report Spotlight

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