March 2014

In this issue of EM, you will find a discussion of the updates to corporate sustainability reporting methodologies and requirements along with suggestions as how to prepare for what may be the tip of the iceberg in a new wave of corporate reporting.

Inside This Month's Issue


The Changing Face of Corporate Sustainability Reporting
by Teresa Raine and Jacqueline Sibblies

Enhancing the Value from the Sustainability Reporting Process
by James Margolis

Navigating the Rising Tide of Sustainability Reporting
by Don Carli and Michael Richardson

Corporate Sustainability: Using ‘Big Data’ to Look at the Big Picture
by Chet Chaffee

Also In This Issue

An Analysis of the 19th Conference of the Parties
by Eric Holdsworth
Musings from the meetings of the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP-19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which were held November 11–23, 2013, in Warsaw, Poland. The author participated in COP-19 as a business and industry non-governmental organization representative.

Post-Ashley II: What’s a Brownfield Developer to Do?
by Gale Lea Rubrecht
In Ashley II, the court of appeals of the 4th circuit declined to hold that the U.S. Congress intended a new, relaxed standard of liability to apply to buyers of contaminated property under Superfund when it enacted the Brownfields Amendments in 2002. The case offers guidance on how courts are likely to interpret elements of the bona fide prospective purchaser (BFPP) defense and the evidence necessary to satisfy each element.

PM File: Managing Project Revenue Requires More Than Managing Project Effort
by David Elam, Jr.

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