Today, 22nd April, the world is celebrating Earth Day, but what is it exactly?
Earth Day is an annual event that began in 1970 designed to celebrate the birth of the modern environmental movement. It helps shine a light on the importance of our planet and raise awareness of global warming and other issues surrounding the destruction of our environment.
Every Earth Day has a theme, this year’s is “Invest In Our Planet”!
What Does “Invest In Our Planet” Mean?
This is about the physical and monetary investments needed to make a change. Your energy and time can make a difference. To quote Earth Day themselves we need to “act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably).”
How Can Your Organisation Better “Invest In Our Planet”?
The best way you can make a difference is with a clear ESG plan. Having a minimal impact on your environment can be achieved by investing in the right type of energy providers, software, technology and reporting systems.
You should also consider the secondary effects of your production. For example, if you use a cloud computing provider for your software, how are they offsetting their carbon production. Amazon’s AWS is aiming to use 100% renewable energy for the cloud servers by 2025, which is one of the many reasons we choose them to host our products!
You can also invest your time in local projects to clean up your local environment, be that a trash pickup, recycling or planting trees, if you manage to involve your colleagues you can also improve the S and E in ESG.
How Can Convene Help Your Organisation’s ESG Plan?
Convene values the importance of ESG, in fact today, on Earth Day we are currently attending a whole conference on it! We also have been working hard to develop our own reporting tool and are proud to introduce Convene ESG. Our aim is to alleviate some of the challenges of data gathering, performance tracking, and reporting, helping the housing sustainability, finance and governance teams focus on their transition pathway towards net zero.
We are working in close collaboration with a number of existing Convene housing customers including Orbit and Cartrefi Conwy as part of our early adopters programme. Through their valuable feedback, we will together continue to develop and fine-tune our platform, delivering a robust end-to-end ESG experience.