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Global Goals: Progress and Prospects | November 2017
A monthly newsletter that will give you a snapshot of good practices of global peers and Tata companies, that are in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also called the Global Goals.
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Mjunction and Tata Motors’ Prolife feature in WBCSD’s 8 Business Cases to The Circular Economy Report

The macro-opportunities associated with implementing the circular economy are clear. Now, companies need to know how circularity will impact their business as well as specific industry or sector opportunities.

Summarizing the results of over 100 interviews and survey responses, WBCSD identified eight business cases managers can use to justify circular economy practices across the board.

 

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WBCSD CEOs' GUIDE TO CIRCULAR ECONOMY (2017)
The circular economy is the new way of looking at the relationships between markets, customers and natural resources. This guide is a call to action that will help practitioners get into a circular mindset.
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TCFD Final Recommendations - Overview
TCFD has published its final recommendations on climate related disclosure as part of mainstream filings . 
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EVALUATING PROGRESS TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

For this iteration of The GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey (GSS), 500 experienced sustainability professionals were asked to evaluate the progress that has been made on each Global Goal, rank their relative urgency and also share insights into the priorities within their own organizations. This report also captures how companies specifically are responding to the SDGs and where they see opportunities for the greatest impact.

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Better Business Better World
The January 2017 report of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission.
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WBCSD: CEOs Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals
The SDGs provide us with a new lens through which to translate global needs and ambitions into business solutions. These solutions will enable companies to better manage their risks, anticipate consumer demand, build positions in growth markets,secure access to needed resources and strengthen their supply chains, while moving the world towards the delivery of the SDGs.
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Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) Standards for Sustainability Reporting
The Tata Sustainability Group, in collaboration with KPMG Global, hosted a webinar: ‘Introducing the GRI Standards of Sustainability Reporting’ on March 15, 2017. The webinar introduced the basic concepts of sustainability reporting and the recently released Global Reporting Initiative Standards as the most widely used framework for this. The webinar also shed light on various Sustainability Reporting Frameworks and why the GRI Framework is the widest used tool, an introduction to the GRI standards, and the kind of questions it places on companies (including a sectoral perspective). It also touched upon cross functional processes which companies need to put in place for GRI reporting.
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Future Proofing Tata Businesses by adapting to Climate Change
Tata group acknowledges the need for mitigating climate change and formulated a Climate Policy for group companies in 2010. The group also acknowledges that impacts of climate change are already being felt and there is a need to anticipate and deal with the impacts of climate change in a proactive manner. It is therefore important that Tata companies understand climate change vulnerability in their respective geographies, value chain and build resilience to counter climate change impacts as part of their enterprise risk management and CSR programs.

As a first step, Tata group commissioned INRM Consultants to conduct A climate change vulnerability assessment for the state of Gujarat, the state with the largest coastline, and the possible impacts on Tata companies operating in the region.


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PwC: The Long View How will the global economic order change by 2050?
This PwC report on long-term view, looking beyond short-term economic and political cycles, is particularly useful for policymakers and businesses in areas like pensions, healthcare, energy and climate change, transport, housing and other types of infrastructure investment. It also talks about challenges to be faced by policymakers and potential challenges and opportunities for businesses too.
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CSR Compliance and Reporting - Legal Aspects of CSR
The workshop looked at Section 135 and Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 to understand its compliance related implications, its reporting requirements, and the responsibilities it places upon CSR departments in companies. It was followed by a Q&A session on company-specific compliance related issues.
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Know 'HFCs' - A TSG Series on Pathways to Sustainability
The Kigali deal (amendment to the Montreal Protocol) on HFCs aims to cap
and reduce the use of HFCs in a gradual manner starting 2019. *
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Demystifying Natural and Social Capital
Why work on Natural Capital Protocol and Social Capital Valuations? This Primer answers all the questions that businesses would have about Natural and Social Capital, as well as the Tata group's thoughts on why it considers Natural and Social Capital to be of high importance.
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DNV GL - The Future of Spaceship Earth

Will the world achieve the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030? What can business do to lead the charge? DNV GL set out to answer these two critical questions in its new forecast examining the future of our ‘Spaceship Earth’. The report concludes that, while many of the goals will make good progress across several world regions, action will not be fast enough or fair enough and will come at an unacceptable environmental cost. However, there is still time to reset the course of our ‘Spaceship Earth’. The report showcases 17 global companies driving extraordinary progress on each of the global goals – including the Tata group for SDG 1.

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Sustainable Carbon Management Practices at TCS
To achieve its target of reducing specific carbon footprint by 50% over the baseline year of 2007-08 by 2020, TCS has chalked out a detailed plan of action on Energy and Carbon Management. 
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Tracking Clean Energy Progress - 2016

The milestone COP21 Paris Agreement recognised the importance of energy technology and innovation in meeting our climate objectives while dictating new climate goals that are more ambitious than ever. The International Energy Agency (IEA) stands ready to provide technology and policy advice to rise to the new challenges our leaders have put before us. This year’s edition of Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP 2016) – marking the 10th anniversary of itsflagship publication on energy technologies – showcases the importance the IEA places on supporting clean energy and energy efficiency.

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General Advisory - Rains and Flooding
With the onset of the South-West Monsoons, heavy rains can have a detrimental impact on daily life in the Indian Subcontinent. This is a general advisory on how to create awareness on how to prepare, respond and recover from floods.
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A circular economy case study - Collaboration for a closed loop value chain
This paper explores the lessons learnt from the REALCAR closed-loop value chain project between JLR, Novelis, Innovate UK and other industrial, academic and funding partners, in the creation of new materials and production systems to introduce closed loop aluminium into JLR cars.
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Rewiring the Economy - 10 Tasks, 10 Years
Rewiring the Economy is CISL's ten-year plan to lay the foundations for a sustainable economy. It is built on ten interconnected tasks, delivered by three key groups of leaders - business, government and finance.
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Transition to GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards
The GRI G4 Gudielines are being transitioned into a set of modular, interrelated GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards ("Standards"). The changes aim to improve the structure of the content from G$, make updation easier and enhance suitability for policy referencing around the world. The transition process (Annexure 1) was initiated in November 2015 as the Transition to Standards project by the Global Sustainability Standards Board ("GSSB").
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kNow Plastics - Waste Plastics Management Advisory
A TSG Series on Pathways to Sustainability.
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The 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey
This edition is the Sustainability Leaders Survey is the first since the adoption of the Paris Agreement. Also, in 2016, GlobeScan and SustainAbility have joined forces with Sustainable Brands to conduct and publish the survey. Over 900 stakeholders in businesses, government, NGOs and academia across 84 countries were surveyed to evaluated the progress that various institutions have made since 1992 and reflect on their expectations for the next 20 years.
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Tata ESG Investor Study
Over the past two decades a growing number of investors have begun to factor Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into both their investment strategies and their engagement with investee companies, driven by concerns over financial, regulatory and reputational risk. Companies and investors now recognise, in poor ESG performance, both the immediate financial consequences and the collateral financial implications associated with business interruptions and negative publicity.

‘Responsible Investment’ has emerged, as a means of both minimising the ESG-related regulatory, financial and reputational risks of an investment portfolio and also as a means of identifying good ESG performers to maximise value creation.

Tata Sustainability Group (TSG) commissioned PwC to undertake a survey of investors to explore attitudes to ESG as they relate to the sectors in which the Tata group is active and to engage with five Tata group companies to discuss and review their practices against the investors’ expectations.
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Regional Volunteering SPOC Meeting, Mumbai | 10th May 2017
This meeting was organised by Tata Sustainability Group (TSG) to discuss the Tata group’s volunteering goals and the means by which these can be achieved with the volunteering SPOC community in Mumbai.
Business Responsibility Reporting – Workshop | 2nd May
SEBI, vide a notification in November 2015, had extended the mandate of submitting a Business Responsibility Report (“BRR”) to the top 500 listed companies in India. This revised SEBI mandate now requires some Tata companies to prepare a BRR for the first time this year. With this context, the Tata Sustainability Group (“TSG”) held a mini workshop to discuss the genesis, framework and process of developing the BRR which will leverage the experience of Tata companies which have gone through cycles of BRR submission for the Tata companies who are doing this for the first time.
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