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How to finance your sustainable business?

Sustainable business is becoming more relevant. Not only because of unfolding sustainability reporting regulations but also because gas and energy prices are rising at tremendous speed. There are several sources of green money available for small enterprises, including the UK government, one of the devolved administrations, and local councils. The easiest approach to stay up…

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Guestblog: Regreener

Regreener is a member of Eevery’s Ecosystem, offering accessible and transparent carbon offsetting options. We are on a mission to combat climate change. Through our impact platform, we offer individuals and companies the opportunity to make a positive impact on the climate in an accessible and transparent way. Through our platform, our customers can support…

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The latest news on COP27: Key expectations and takeaways

From 6 to 18 November, heads of state, ministers and negotiators, along with climate activists, mayors, civil society representatives and CEOs gathered in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh for the largest annual meeting on climate action; the COP27. It seems like a topic unfolding faraway, but the agreements made in Egypt will also…

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Double Materiality in CSRD: A technical concept explained understandably

Corporate social responsibility is about managing risks and being accountable for them. The double materiality offers you an important tool in acting accordingly. In doing so, it underpins corporate sustainability reporting, as required by the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). For many businesses, the technicality of the term only speaks to the imagination. This blog…

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From crisis to perfect storm: The resilience of SMEs

Financially hard times for entrepreneurs SMEs are struggling, according to recent research. In the month of July, for instance, entrepreneurs experienced the lowest average growth in eighteen months. This trend has been going on for some time, with average growth of SMEs already declining since December 2021. Although these were small differences at first, the…

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The (Un)Sustainability of Carbon Offsetting: An Explanation

Introduction Carbon offsetting promises to compensate for negative impacts on the climate, it seems too good to be true. Although such mechanisms are increasingly being attached to products, terms like carbon neutral, carbon offsetting and carbon reduction often only appeal to the imagination. Read all you need to know about carbon offsetting (and its added…

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The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) explained

ESG and reporting on sustainability are gaining ground, recent annual reports show. For example, ASML mentions ESG 71 times and Philips over 95 times in its annual reporting. Reporting on your company’s environmental, social and governance performance is good. However, the claims must be accurate to avoid greenwashing– unfortunately, a growing problem. The Global Reporting…

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CSRD: When will you have to comply?

In 2021, the European Commission (EC) adopted the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), succeeding the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) which entered into force in the Netherlands in 2018. The CSRD ensures that an increasing amount of companies will have to start reporting on sustainability and brings sustainability reporting up to speed. What does this mean…

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ESG: Meaning, importance and how to measure?

The ‘ESG trend’ has been going on for a number of years and is starting to get a backlash. For instance, the Economist declared SRI a “broken idea” and the New York Times called it a “scam”. This is because sustainable investing in ESG funds turns out not to be so green; ESG scores are…

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The SDGs: how is your company contributing to them?

This September, the Global Week to #act4SDGs takes places. It is a global mobilization to show world leaders that people all around the world are committed, dedicated, and inspired to take action on the SDGs. This year’s mobilization will focus on the key themes of Climate, Justice and Peace and mark the mid-way point of…

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Here’s how you calculate your company’s CO2 emissions

Reducing CO2 emissions goes hand in hand with sustainability and has certainly been a popular topic lately. In addition, each individual and company emits CO2. This is also referred to as a carbon footprint or CO2 footprint. Since companies’ footprints are larger than individuals’, this is also a great opportunity to make an impact! This…

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Avoid greenwashing: this is how you can really be a sustainable business

Last week, sports and fashion chains Decathlon and H&M were reprimanded by the Consumer and Market Authority (ACM). This is because both parties were allegedly unclear about sustainability and did not sufficiently substantiate their claims in this regard. Greenwashing, making a company appear greener or more socially responsible than it actually is, is a recurring…

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