Verdani is committed to making a positive impact on the environment, society, and the well-being of future generations.
At Verdani, we understand that our actions have consequences. Which is why we take a holistic approach to sustainability — it is why we started our company and the foundation of our client services and we consider it in every aspect of our operations.
From resource conservation and waste reduction to social responsibility and community engagement, we aim to continually minimize our environmental footprint and maximize our positive societal contributions.Through ongoing innovation and continuous improvement, we aim to be leaders in sustainable business practices. Please review our current key impact areas below.
B Corp Certification™ | Science Based Target | GHG Emissions | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | 1% for the Planet
Verdani Partners is a Certified B Corp™!
In April 2023, Verdani Partners joined a community of over 6,800 companies in 90 countries and across 161 industries that have pledged to use business as a force for good®.
By earning B Corp Certification™, we have been verified as meeting B Lab’s high standards for social and environmental impact, have made a legal commitment to stakeholder governance, and are demonstrating accountability and transparency by disclosing this record of performance in our public B Corp profile.
Verdani earned a score of 105 on the assessment, with our highest marks coming in the Governance, Workers, and Customers impact areas. Our focus on employee satisfaction, commitment to ongoing training and professional development, and generous benefits and profit-sharing programs contributed significantly to our Workers impact score, while our focus on and engagement with our company’s mission to accelerate sustainability in the built environment were key to earning a high Governance score. Further, because Verdani’s consulting services deliver increased ESG impact for clients, align with independent third-party frameworks like GRESB and UNPRI, and improve performance year over year, we received points in the Customers impact area for this “impact business model.
Overall B Impact Assessment™ Score
Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris Agreement in 2015 saw 195 of the world’s governments commit to prevent dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Many companies are already demonstrating they have the expertise and ingenuity to make science based targets a reality, and need ambitious emissions reduction targets that ensure the action they take is aligned with current climate science. At Verdani, we help our clients re-evaluate their emissions reduction target to be in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius.
In July 2018, in partnership with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), Verdani Partners joined hundreds of companies committing to taking action to embrace climate science. In January 2021, our target was approved.
GHG Emissions Reduction
in absolute scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030 from a 2018 baseline
As part of our SBTi target, we aim to reduce absolute scope 1 & 2 emissions by 50% by 2030 from a 2018 baseline year. Additionally, Verdani intends to limit scope 3 emissions by internally tracking and engaging the team to minimize our overall carbon footprint. Our target is in line with keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius.
As of year end 2020, we have achieved a 9% reduction from our 2018 baseline, which is 18% towards our goal!
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted after a multi-year global process involving civil society, government, the private sector and academia, with the support of all 193 U.N. Member States, are part of a wider 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 SDGs cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: Economic Growth, Social Inclusion and Environmental Protection, with 169 targets that are broad in scope and address the universal need for development that works for all people. The SDGs appear to be the closest to a common classification system widely adopted across the public and private sectors.
Many companies already act and report on areas covered by the SDGs, such as climate change, energy and water management and making healthy and safe working environments. Verdani Partners helps its clients adopt an SDG framework to evaluate potential impacts, measure performance of their ESG program and guides them in integrating the SDGs into corporate reporting. Read about SDG guidelines and read about our clients who have set goals a targets aligned with SDGs in their annual reports.