Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Columbia College selects Sustainametrics

October 8th, 2010

Columbia College takes its commitment to sustainability to the next level

The development of a sustainability management plan engages the entire campus community to create, embrace and execute green practices and policies.

September 8, 2010: Columbia College Chicago has embarked on the development of a sustainability management plan that engages the entire campus community to create, embrace and execute green practices and policies. The intention of the plan will be to save money, lower environmental impact, attract students and faculty with sustainability consciousness, and increase the reputation for environmental and social responsibility of the college.

The college has hired the sustainability consulting team of Sustainametrics and TerraLocke to help engage the stakeholder community as the first phase in the development of the plan. The consultants will work closely with Columbia’s Sustainability Task Force, a working group which was established in May of 2009.  Comprised of students, faculty and staff which represent the various departments of the college, this group was created to help guide the development of the sustainability plan to act as ambassadors to their respective departments, and to pilot sustainable initiatives. » Read more: Columbia College selects Sustainametrics

SEC issues “interpretive guidance” on Climate Change Disclosure

February 3rd, 2010

SEC issues “interpretive guidance” on Climate Change Disclosure

On January 27, 2010 the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) approved release of “interpretative guidance” on existing disclosure requirements relating to climate change. The release statement explained that the guidance was intended to “provide clarity and enhance consistency”, that the SEC was not amending rules and interpretations, nor was it weighing in on the facts of climate change.

The guidance highlights that growing need for companies to address the impacts of potential regulatory changes, international treaties and accords, climate related environmental impacts, and other risks and opportunities related to climate change related marketplace developments in their disclosures. Sustainametrics’ strategic vision and financial acumen can assist your company recognize the risks and opportunities that these changing times present. Ask us how