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07 Jul

Three things: smart cities, SASB latest, Tesla challenger? Featured

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Three things this week:

  1. City & local governments may get middling ratings from sustainability experts on their contribution to sustainable development in a recent GlobeScan | SustainAbility Survey, but don’t tell that to Columbus, Ohio: they just beat 78 other US cities to win the Smart City Challenge, a contest in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to foster economic development and better access to jobs, fresh food, education, and healthcare.

  2. SASB submitted their formal response to the SEC’s public comment period on sustainability disclosure reform. It makes a strong case for including sustainability disclosures SEC filings, positioning their standards as the de facto format. The need is apparent: their research shows that half the time, companies have either boilerplate disclosure or no disclosure at all (see the table in Appendix B). 

  3. As Tesla faces production challenges and potential autopilot regulation, Hanergy introduced four cars with thin-film solar cells on the vehicles, which can travel about 50 miles on five to six hours of sunlight – no charging station!

SASB is coming—get ready:
Register to join our half-day workshop on how SASB standards affect your company.

 

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Karl Pfalzgraf, Practice Leader

Vice President, Sustainability Services

Karl is the Practice Leader for iCompli Sustainability. He has a broad background in GRI reporting and assurance with more than 20 years of experience developing strategic sustainability communications and executing programs at the international level. Most recently, he served as Director, Business Development with AccountAbility, a leading international corporate responsibility think tank and consultancy. Previously Karl was Director, Global Brand and Communications at PwC, where he was responsible for global sustainability communications. Earlier in his career, Karl was Vice President, Corporate Communications at J.P. Morgan. He is a Member of the ANAB Committee of Experts for Event Sustainability and is a LEED Green Associate. Karl has led the development of the certification program for the ASTM sustainability standards. 

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