Sustainability is...


Planet focuses onthe rates of renewable resource harvest, pollution creation, and non-renewable resource depletion that can be continued indefinitely.

It has been further defined:

Categories within environmental sustainability, that companies might see challenges, and implement targeted plans to help mitigate, include:

Environmental reporting

Environmental accounting uses two types of accounting. 1) Environmentally differentiated accounting which measures the effects of the natural environment on a company in monetary terms; and 2) ecological accounting which measures the influence a company has on the environment in physical measurements.

Industry-specific criteria

Not all companies will fit into one set of criteria. Other criteria include: biodiversity, business opportunities, financial services / products, business risks, large exports / export finance, climate change governance, climate strategy, electricity generation, environmental footprint, operational eco-efficiency, transmission and / or distribution, and / or water-related risks.

Environmental policy / management system

This might address environmental issues such as air and water pollution, solid waste management, ecosystem management, maintenance of biodiversity, the protection of natural resources, wildlife and endangered species. Energy or regulation of toxic substances including pesticides and many types of industrial waste are part of this.

Assurance that investments can be aligned with values.