Entries by Cara Kennelly

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Social Value in Procurement Consultation: What You Need to Know

Social Value – Where we were: Almost 9 years since the Public Services (Social Value) Act was introduced it has become widely discussed, however, there are still issues in implementation. Despite a number of updates, the Act remained underutilised as procurement and procuring organisations were confused about its scope and application. Some viewed it as […]

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What Consumption – Based Accounting means for your industry

Leading companies are now targeting their supply chain carbon emissions. Change within operational control is considered basic, but ambition requires looking beyond these boundaries. Consumption-based accounting, an economic model to calculate supply chain carbon emissions, is one way to do this. Every industry has some form of a supply chain, but these can vary in […]

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The Untapped Potential Of Consumption-Based GHG Reporting

What are you talking about? So what is Consumption -Based GHG Reporting?  ‘Consumption-based’ carbon accounting, as the name suggests, calculates carbon footprints based on your consumption of goods and services. It is based on input-output analysis, a robust method of modelling economies. It maps nationally published data on the flow of money, into, around and […]

Keys To My New EV!

I often find myself advising clients and friends about the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). With drastically reduced emissions compared with any other car, they are miles ahead in sustainability terms, and have recently become a genuinely viable personal transport option with improved range and expanding charging infrastructure nationwide. I strongly believe in these technological […]

What Will FM Bring to Social Value?

It is odd, during the keynote speech at a social sustainability event, to hear the phrase “CSR [corporate social responsibility] is dead”, but so began the FM Leader’s Forum on Social Value. It’s a valid point of view – the system has been modified and corrupted and abused to the point that CSR is now […]

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China’s Waste Ban

Connections with both public and private clients would bridge the gap between addressing the lack of infrastructure, a long-term solution and short-term fixes. Despite significant environmental progress in 2017, this year has started with a significant threat: the waste import ban in China. The ban, which came into effect on the first of January, restricts […]

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Quantifying the Unquantifiable

Quantifying the unquantifiable in sustainability Sustainability measurement is important because it enables us to understand the environmental burdens of our actions, set targets to reduce this and monitor our progress in these endeavours. We use a variety of measures: fuel consumption, diversity metrics, waste to landfill, etc. Yet there are markers of sustainability that are […]