Quick Reference Glossary and Acronyms

Anthropogenic: effects that are caused by the activities of humankind. CDP—Carbon Disclosure Project: the original name of a non-profit organization, now known as CDP, offering a system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage, and share vital environmental information.

CSR—Corporate social responsibility: the creation of shared value through environmental restoration, stakeholder engagement, appropriate governance, and economic prosperity.

ESG—environmental, social, and governance issues.

GHG—a gas emitted into the earth’s atmosphere that contributes to global climatic change, known as the greenhouse effect, by absorbing infrared radiation. The gases primarily responsible include carbon dioxide, ...

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