What is the Global Reporting Initiative

Sustainability reporting is becoming status quo for many large organisations, although relatively new to many and yet to be adopted by smaller organisations. It is more than a 'nice to have' activity. In fact, the European Union in 2014, put forward a directive that all companies with more than 500 Employees must carry out sustainability … Continue reading What is the Global Reporting Initiative

Does the pencil industry need any distruption?

This week on sustainable businesses, I am taking a dive into the pencil industry. Pencils are one of those staples whose brand you don't remember, just give me a pencil that functions and life goes on. Well except you are an artist. A friend of mine attended the just completed Cop 23 in Bonn, Germany … Continue reading Does the pencil industry need any distruption?

The age of green marketing – How to avoid being fooled.

While at dinner with a friend the other day, we talked briefly about the idea of green washing and green marketing. (Only a few times does dinner get to be about work) He made a statement that stuck with me; businesses are only spending money on sustainability to sell more products because consumers are more aware now, there … Continue reading The age of green marketing – How to avoid being fooled.