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Outi is Tofuture's CSM software and sustainability consultant. Outi's background is in accounting and taxation, which she believes are strongly linked to sustainability as well.

Neste Ranked the 2nd Most Sustainable Company in the World

By | 2018-02-13T14:47:38+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Sustainability, Sustainability Rankings|

Neste reached its highest-ever ranking by placing 2nd on the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable companies. This is the 12th time that Neste is included on the list. The company has been included on the list for longer continuously than any other energy company in the world. Neste's jump from the 23rd place in previous [...]

Second Public Comment Period for the Revised GRI 303: Water Standard

By | 2018-01-02T10:10:35+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Blog, GRI, News|

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) is pleased to announce a second public comment period for the revised GRI 303: Water Standard. This Standard - currently being updated through the GSSB’s formal due process - has been assessed and revised by an expert multi-stakeholder Project Working Group to reflect global best practice in water management [...]

Centralizing Data Saves Money after You Harvest Low-Hanging Fruit

By | 2017-11-14T13:11:35+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Blog, CSM, Sustainability|

CEO of Lucid, Will Coleman, was interviewed by Energy Manager Today regarding the benefits of centralizing data gathering and reporting. According to Coleman: “Energy management remains a top focus for organizations that have committed to sustainability. Initiatives such as lighting and HVAC upgrades tend to be the most highly prioritized as they are considered to [...]

CSM is now GRI Standards Certified Software

By | 2017-10-18T14:27:49+00:00 October 18th, 2017|CSM, GRI, Press Release|

Tofuture has successfully completed the Standards certification process managed by Global Reporting Initiative. For now on CSM customers are able to shift from old GRI G4 reporting guidelines into new GRI Standards world with CSM easily, reliably and effectively. GRI published the new Standards reporting guidelines in October 2016. The main goals were to develop [...]

GRI Standard 303: Water is now under review

By | 2017-09-08T14:53:39+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Blog, GRI, Sustainability|

GRI has started already to update the new GRI Standards, which were released in autumn 2016. The first Standard to be revised is GRI 303: Water and the draft Standard in now available for public consultation. The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has appointed a project working group for the revision. According to the group [...]

Usage of GRI Framework in Reporting raises the quality of reports

By | 2017-09-08T14:54:47+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Blog, GRI, Sustainability|

According to a recent study conducted by one of the GRI Data Partners, The Governance and Accountability Institute Inc. (G&A), companies that report sustainability issues using GRI framework provide higher quality reports. The research team compared companies’ disclosures using 11 criteria: Chair’s / Executive Message Environment Philanthropy & Community Involvement External Stakeholder Engagement Supply Chain [...]

New Findings about the Consistency of Sustainability Rankings

By | 2017-08-03T10:06:55+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Blog, Sustainability, Sustainability Rankings|

During past few years, the number of sustainability reports has increased steadily. At the same time different kinds of ranking systems of the reports have arisen and can have significant impact on stakeholders’ decision making.  The authors (Lin, Romero, Jeffers,  DeGaetano, Aquilino) compared three different sustainability rankings, Newsweek, Forbes, and CSR Magazine Global, in their [...]

Overview of the study Corporate Sustainability at a Crossroads

By | 2017-08-02T10:59:09+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Blog, ESG, Sustainability|

MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group have examined for eight years how corporations relate to sustainability issues and have published a final report about the results. In their report – Corporate Sustainability at a Crossroads (published 23rd May 2017) – the writers ponder for example in what stage the corporate sustainability is [...]

Tofuture releases – New features for CSM

By | 2017-06-26T08:57:43+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|CSM, News, Press Release|

Sustainability management is a key part of modern business management. In response to this, Tofuture has been developing CSM, a software system for sustainability and non-financial data management and reporting now for over ten years. The need and requirements for such a system are constantly on the rise; a related EU directive has affected medium [...]

Cooperation between GRI and SASB deepens

By | 2017-06-09T15:47:40+00:00 June 5th, 2017|GRI, News, SASB, Sustainability|

Jean Rogers (CEO of SASB) and Tim Mohin (Chief Executive of GRI) published a joint article about corporate sustainability reporting; where it is heading to and what kind roles do these two different frameworks have in the field. GRI was the first sustainability reporting framework developed and today majority of companies are using it as [...]

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