Sustainable Fashion

How Apparel Companies Win by Shifting their Focus from Success on the Catwalk to ESG Leadership

From factory floor to retail storefront, clothing goes through a resource-intensive, globally distributed journey before it’s ever worn. As environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainability continue to rise to the fore, companies in the apparel industry face a pressing need to improve ESG performance in their supply chains, their own operations, and even after their […]

How Private Equity Can Profitably Tap into the Full Potential of ESG

In the wake of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, record-breaking pools of investment capital poured into ESG funds to profitably combat the planet’s intractable social and environmental problems. Now double the ESG investment is expected to mobilize in the years to come. Due to mounting pressure from limited partners to minimize risk and to align their […]

Navigating ESG Reporting Frameworks with High Quality Data

Navigating Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) reporting can at times become a frustrating labyrinth of acronyms, surveys, standards, disclosures, and reporting frameworks mixed in with hundreds of ESG criteria, which constantly change. It’s especially challenging to know where to start with reporting frameworks and competing ESG disclosure standards. Although ESG reporting is still voluntary […]

How To Embed Purpose into ESG Data and Company Culture

Purpose is a defining metric for how many people choose their careers, lead their lives, or contribute to the greater good of society. A purpose-driven culture relies on purpose-driven leadership. At some point or another, we all have been empowered and inspired by good proactive leadership that cares about the common good, especially in times […]

ESG data startup Good.Lab merges with Pine Table Partners to drive corporate sustainability performance

SAN FRANCISCO | JUNE 22, 2021 Good.Lab, an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data company today announced it will merge operations with Vermont-based sustainability consultancy, Pine Table Partners and move forward as Good.Lab. Pine Table Partners’ Founder, Ted Grozier has been appointed as Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) and Principal in the combined business. The newly created role will manage […]

A Shift to Action – Going Beyond Basic ESG Reporting

ESG measurement, reporting and ratings today are the wild west. That is without a doubt. As to their usefulness, it depends entirely on how the ESG data is being applied. In a recent Harvard Business Review article focusing on Sustainability, Inc., Kenneth P. Pucker makes some solid arguments. He highlights what he sees as the limitations […]

How CEOs Can Better Understand ESG Materiality and Long-Term Value Creation

Social and environmental ESG data can be difficult to measure. ESG surveys can feel repetitive and the rating audits, challenging and time consuming. It’s tempting for CEOs both new and those experienced in the ESG marketplace to take a passive approach to ESG reporting. When addressing ESG data, evaluating what is material to your financial […]

Navigating A New Climate Agenda: What Companies Can Expect Next in ESG Reporting

Climate resilience is in the spotlight across the globe, and companies are being called to action. On Earth Day, President Biden announced a sweeping climate agenda to halve U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and become net-zero by 2050, accompanied by a $2 trillion infrastructure plan to meet these goals. Corporate leaders and boards across […]

Four Ways To Align Suppliers with your Sustainability Commitment

A growing number of companies are recognizing the importance of reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The momentum for companies to address their environmental footprint is part of a growing trend to supercharge environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) performance. Performance which is increasingly tied to improved customer relationships, higher brand value, and greater operating […]

10 Benefits of a Fractional Chief Sustainability Officer

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) expectations are increasing rapidly. Disclosure and reporting are more pressing than ever – 90% of S&P500 index companies now publish sustainability reports – and will likely intensify under new SEC leadership. Technology industry leaders like Google, Salesforce, Microsoft, Amazon have publicly committed to ambitious targets across a range of ESG […]

ESG data startup Good.Lab lands pre-seed round to help companies accelerate sustainable impact

SAN FRANCISCO | MAY 11, 2021 Good.Lab, an emerging software and data services startup that helps companies to supercharge their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance has today announced the closing of its pre-seed round funding. Also the company expands its management team with the addition of Co-founder and Head of Consulting, Liam Bossi.  Founded in […]

5 Ways CFOs Should Think About ESG

Today’s business imperative, ESG offers opportunity for the CFO role to continue to partner as a strategic collaborator across the enterprise. As more focus falls on sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance criteria, whether you are within a financial team or on the sustainability team, it’s critical that your ESG data is actionable and accessible for […]

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