Sustainability and ESG Definitions

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  • C

    chief sustainability officer (CSO)

    A chief sustainability officer (CSO) is an executive tasked with improving sustainability within the company.

  • E


    Electronic waste, also known as end-of-life (EOL) electronics or e-waste, refers to discarded, recycled or refurbished electrical and electronic products.

  • embodied carbon

    Embodied carbon is the measurable greenhouse gas emissions of an infrastructure's entire construction, maintenance and demolition processes.

  • ESG reporting

    ESG reporting is a type of corporate disclosure that details the environmental, social and governance (ESG) promises, efforts and progress of an organization.

  • ESG score

    An ESG score is a way to assign a quantitative metric, such as a numerical score or letter rating, to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts undertaken by a specific organization.

  • G

    green collar job

    A green collar job is an employment opportunity that helps create or support environmental and sustainable practices and technologies.

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