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Key Takeaways From NACW

For those unfamiliar with NACW, it is a premier event in North America focused on climate policy and carbon markets. The conference attracts stakeholders from various backgrounds and industries, including project developers, verification bodies, non-profits, international carbon registries, government, community members, academia, carbon finance, technology startups, and Fortune 500 companies.

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The ABCs of Proxy Voting and Its Role in ESG

The 2021 proxy season featured record support for proposals on environmental and social (E&S) issues and continued strong support for governance proposals, especially at midsized and smaller companies. It also saw growing opposition to director elections. Part of this trend is explained by the increasing support by institutional investors such as BlackRock and State Street for ESG resolutions and against directors presiding over perceived inadequate climate or diversity oversight.

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What Is The Role Of Renewable Electricity In Corporate Sustainability?

As companies enhance their ESG strategy and commit to public-facing initiatives, it becomes crucial to understand how different interventions factor into their corporate carbon accounting. How can carbon offsets be used? Where can companies account for renewable energy? What projects can be undertaken to decarbonize? And ultimately, which of these efforts should be prioritized in an ESG strategy?

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What is a Life Cycle Assessment?

How do we evaluate whether each trade-off on our path to net-zero is worth it? A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which offers a framework for quantifying the environmental impacts of a product from cradle–to–grave (i.e., from growth/extraction of raw material inputs all the way through a product’s disposal), allows us to make that determination.

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What Are Sustainable Development Goals and How Can You Assess Their Impact?

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a popular topic worldwide, and you’ve probably seen organizations displaying their SDG contributions with these colorful icons. How are they justifying their SDG claims? How can you feel confident when purchasing credits, and what are the levels of assurance for SDG claims? What tools do professionals use to analyze their projects?

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Blog Archive

November ’21 | Experiencing COP26 | Zach Harmer 
October ’21 | Responsible Plastic Management Step 1: Plastic Footprinting | Alyssa Hudson
September ’21 | What Are The Key Takeaways From The IPCC AR6 Report | Caroline Kelleher
August ’21 | The Role of Net-Zero in Corporate Strategy | David Prieto
June ’21 | Cost-Saving Strategies for California and Quebec Regulated Emitters | Derek Six
May ’21 | The Need for Trees | Taylor Marshall
April ’21 |
A Story About Circular Restoration | Chris Parker
March ’21 |
A Chat About Sustainability | Kendall Bedford
February ’21 |
Creating Carbon Offsets – It Starts With A Methodology | David Priddy
January ’21 | Five Ways To Reduce Your Household Emissions | Danielle A. Pingitore
October ’20 |
How Has COVID-19 Changed the Way We Think About Corporate Emissions | Derek Six
September ’20 |
A Balanced Approach | William Flederbach
August ’20 |
A New Approach to Mitigating Future Emissions | David Priddy
July ’20 |
Financial Due Diligence: Evaluating Environmental Opportunities and Risks | Derek Six
June ’20 |
A New Tool For Rangeland Trusts | David Priddy
May ’20 |
Motivation Can Mean So Much More | Nancy Marshall
April ’20 | Restoring the Earth Together | Taylor Marshall
March ’20 |
How to be Green for St Patrick’s Day & Easter | Nancy Marshall
February ’20 | Moving Forward with Net-Zero | Zach Harmer & Nancy Marshall
January ’20 |
Catching The Wave | Nancy Marshall
November ’19
| Challenge Accepted | Quin Pompi
October ’19
| Making a Difference Today for a Better World Tomorrow | Nancy Marshall
September ’19
| Carbon Consciousness & The Live Music Experience | Danielle A. Pingitore
August ’19 | The New Age (Old) Question: What does it mean to be “Carbon Neutral”? | Andy Kruger
July ’19 | Making Connections that Create Environmental Balance | William Flederbach
June ’19 | “The Individual” in the Context of Global Emissions | Jessica Campbell
May ’19 | Land Degradation and Our Future | Kendall Bedford
March ’19 | Beyond the Trees | Quin Pompi
January ’19 | More Than Grassland | Lauren Mechak
November ’18 | USEPA’s Proposed Reversal of the Once In, Always In Policy – Does This Make Sense? | Gary Yoder
October ’18 | Harvesting Hidden Value from Your Industrial Plant Site | David Priddy
September ’18 | Who Knew Seeing The World Was Good For Your Soul But Bad For The Environment | Dan Linsky
August ’18 |  The Climate Change Quagmire | Andy Kruger
June ’18 | CA Offsets: Unfortunate Choices & Struggle to Define “Direct Environmental Benefits in the State” | Derek Six