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Enterprise Carbon Accounting

ECA becomes EECA (i.e. Energy > Carbon for the Enterprise)

In 2008, when Groom Energy named and published the first report on “Enterprise Carbon Accounting” (ECA) the corporate world was just starting to track their GHG emissions as a new metric for their company’s sustainability efforts.  The financial markets hadn’t yet collapsed and EHS managers were using speadsheets to build GHG baselines and begin regular reporting to the EPA’s Climate Leaders and the Carbon Disclosure Project.  We tracked initially 40, and later 75, software vendors with GHG tracking and reporting solutions for this new market.

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“Full Cost” Sustainability Accounting – The Key to Growth for Greener Products?

screen-shot-2013-03-06-at-9-35-27-amThis morning Jeffrey Hollender, the Chairman of Seventh Generation, gave the keynote for our Green Enterprise 2010 Seminar.

One powerful concept he described was “full cost” sustainability accounting whereby companies are required to include their external environmental costs (ie. things like pollution or resource consumption) into their corporate earnings.

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Groom Energy’s April 15th Green Enterprise 2010 seminar

screen-shot-2010-09-28-at-2-29-02-pmWe’ve excited to announce our next Groom Energy seminar, entitled Green Enterprise 2010, which will be held April 15th at the Embassy Suites Hotel near Boston’s Logan Airport.

As with our previous seminars our target audience remains corporate energy and sustainability managers who wish to hear and discuss best practices, case study based observations.

Last year our first two seminars had a direct focus on the emerging market for Enterprise Carbon Accounting (ECA), a market we had identified and about which we published research.  Our February 25th Boston ECA event featured Mindy Lubber from Ceres who likened climate impact to an off balance sheet risk which should be disclosed by public companies.  Our follow-on May 14th San Francisco ECA event was highlighted by a practical case study panel with presentations from Applied Materials, HP, Intuit and Sony.

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United Kingdom – new Carbon Tax impact on Corporates

A few months ago one of our customers told us that they were facing a significant carbon tax for their United Kingdom based operations.  With a newly implemented UK carbon taxation policy they expected to pay @ $750k for their 60+ facilities located throughout the UK.  I decided it was well worth a quick trip to learn more and now after a few days of meetings here in London, I understand a bit more about this program.

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Enterprise Carbon Accounting seminar in San Francisco

Yesterday we co-hosted our Enterprise Carbon Accounting (ECA) seminar at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt, bringing our successful Feb 25th Boston event to the Left Coast, this time with our new partner GreentechMedia.   As he had done for Boston event, Paul Baier did another great job at putting together a set of speakers and topics to be discussed.

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