Our Latest ESG, Sustainability & Social Impact Insights and Guides

Sustainability Strategy

Sustainability Strategy 101

A six-step framework for developing, executing, measuring, and refining your company's sustainability strategy

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Scope 1-2-3 Carbon Accounting Guide

An explainer on Greenhouse Gas Protocol's emission measurement methodology for corporate carbon accounting and GHG tracking

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Scope 1-2-3 Emissions
Calculate Supply Chain Carbon Emissions

How to Calculate Supply Chain Emissions

Improve your company's supply chain emissions measurement and carbon accounting accuracy with Brightest's detailed guide on how to calculate value chain Scope 3 GHG emissions across your supply chain

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How to Report Your Company's ESG Performance

Brightest's example framework, thinking, and best practices on how to set up an ESG reporting program and publish your first ESG report.

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How to Report on ESG
Audit & Improve Corporate Supply Chain Sustainability

7 Steps to Audit and Improve Your Supply Chain Sustainability

Improve your company's supply chain sustainability with Brightest's detailed seven-step guide on how to conduct effective supplier audits, design certification programs, identify common issues, and improve your organization's environmental social governance (ESG) performance

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Sustainability Reporting 101

From an environmental standpoint, sustainability measurement is a process and framework for measuring and attributing greenhouse gas (GHG), climate, and environmental impacts and outcomes to an organization’s direct actions and business operations. Here's our framework for how to measure it.

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Sustainability Reporting How-To Guide
Carbon Accounting Methods Guide

Carbon Accounting 101

Brightest's example framework, thinking, and best practices on how to set up an ESG reporting program and publish your first ESG report.

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Sustainability Measurement 101

From an environmental standpoint, sustainability measurement is a process and framework for measuring and attributing greenhouse gas (GHG), climate, and environmental impacts and outcomes to an organization’s direct actions and business operations. Here's our framework for how to measure it.

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How to Measure Sustainability
How to Measure CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

How to Measure CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

CSR is cross-functional by nature, often encompassing a wide range of metrics and data around a company’s environmental sustainability, supplier ethics, employee engagement, corporate philanthropy, diversity and inclusion, company culture, and more. Here's a 5 step process to simplify and clarify how to measure it.

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Social Impact Measurement 101

Social impact measurement is a process and framework for measuring and attributing positive social change to an organization’s direct actions. Here's our framework for how to measure it.

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How to Measure Social Impact
Remote Work, Climate and Sustainability

The Climate Case for Remote Work

How sustainable is remote work? We break down the macro case and share estimates on the climate impact of fewer car commuters.

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How to Calculate Your Company's Carbon (CO2) Footprint [Starter Tool]

Want to get a ballpark estimate of your organization's climate footprint? Use our free, simple, starter calculator to get a baseline estimate.

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Business Climate and Carbon Calculator
Sustainability Reporting Standards Guide

The Top 6 Sustainability Reporting Standards (2022)

We define and compare leading corporate ESG (environmental social governance) and sustainability reporting standards.

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A Guide to EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Disclosure (CSRD)

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is an EU ESG standard released by the European Commission in April, 2021 designed to make corporate sustainability reporting more common, consistent, and standardized like financial accounting and reporting. It takes effect in 2023. Here's everything your organization needs to know.

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How to Measure Social Impact
SEC Mandatory Climate Disclosure Guide

A Guide to SEC Corporate Climate Disclosure Reporting

In 2022 the SEC has announced mandatory corporate climate and ESG reporting will become a requirement for filers starting in 2023. Here's everything your organization needs to know.

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How to Set and Measure ESG KPIs

The right ESG KPIs help an organization clarify its operational performance measurement and reporting. Here's our guide on how to design and select the right ESG metrics for your organization.

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How to Set and Measure ESG KPIs
EU ESRS Sustainability Reporting Standards

A Guide to European Union Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS)

In 2022 the EU and EFRAG released a draft of mandatory corporate sustainability reporting requirements set to take effect for thousands of businesses that operate in Europe in 2023. Here's everything your organization needs to know.

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