Sustainability & ESG Glossary

This glossary, providing definitions of the most commonly used terms and concepts in sustainability and ESG reporting, is designed to help sustainability professionals stay up to date with terms, acronyms, frameworks and reporting standards.

The world of ESG and sustainability is full of acronyms, the vocabulary is constantly expanding and there is always something new to keep on top of. Terms that don’t have the same definition are often used interchangeably and the overwhelming number of acronyms can be difficult to keep track of.

Our Sustainability & ESG glossary, helping you navigate the multi-dimensional world of sustainability, contains a list of definitions for important industry terms that sustainability or ESG professionals should know. This is a resource every professional working in ESG needs in their toolkit.

Explore popular terms like:

  • Biodiversity
  • Circular economy
  • DE&I
  • Double materiality
  • Fugitives
  • Impact investing
  • Intensity targets
  • Low carbon transition plan
  • Natural capital
  • Net-zero
  • Scenario analysis
  • Social impact

And discover essential acronyms like:

  • CDSB
  • FASB
  • IFRS
  • SFDR
  • TCFD

… plus many more!

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