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Top 10 mistakes in CSR communications

23 July 2012 -

(Jen Boynton)

We covered the seven signs of a great CSR report a few weeks ago, but the truth of the matter is, we see a lot more grounders and fouls than home runs when it comes to corporate sustainability communications. Here are 10 common mistakes your company might be making with its CSR communications and how to fix them.

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Bloomberg Claims 200% ROI on Sustainability

12 May 2011 -

(EnvironmentalLeader)Every dollar that Bloomberg has spent on sustainability has saved two dollars in operating costs, according to the company’s first public sustainability report.

The media and financial services company said that demand reduction and capital investment projects have led to over $25 million in net savings since 2008. According to the report, last year Bloomberg met its targets on renewable energy credits, external energy star compliance, waste diversion and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, but missed goals related to on-site renewable energy, paper use and recycled content.

REC purchases were up 25 percent from 2008 to 2010, to 60 percent of kWh, exceeding initial targets. This was due to savings made through deregulated energy contracts and to unexpected RECS bought to satisfy LEED requirements, the report said. Almost half of Bloomberg’s 13,000 employees will sit in LEED-certified office space by 2012, the company projected. Show more

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