1. “While planting trees is beneficial, the way companies approach tree planting could be doing more harm than good.”
Sian Conway-Wood warns us to be careful with how we adopt tree planting as part of our sustainability efforts. She shares seven questions to help us steer clear of greenwashing
, such as:
- Are local people being supported by this scheme?
- Could we protect existing forests instead?
- Have we taken all possible steps to reduce our carbon footprint first?
The SDG Impact Assessment Tool
can help you assess the impact your business is having on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
This free tool is a good first step towards working on your impact, but it’s also an iterative process: invite collaborators, define the scope of your assessment, prioritize specific SDGs, assess your impact, develop your strategy, and then, start the cycle again. 🔁 3. Align your calendar with what matters most.
Hey hey! What kind of tools, resources and information would you like to read here in ITG? Am I sharing too much of one topic, and not enough of another? Would you like more resources each week or fewer? Hit 'reply' and let me know—I'd love to hear what would be the most helpful to you! ❓5.
Ah, bitcoin. Love it, hate it or just don’t understand it—it’s hard to avoid it these days.
In his most recent newsletter
, Kyle Westaway shared a recent report from Coindesk
addressing bitcoin’s environmental impact and invited his readers to a shared Google document
to make an argument for or against this proposition:
“An investment in bitcoin could conceivably be considered an investment in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), given its potential impact on energy use and generation mix.”
Check out the responses, and add your own!
(Last I looked, the responses were generally along these lines: “There are many ways that companies can invest and benefit from renewable energy purchases. Bitcoin would be the last a company should choose.”) ☀️