Case Study

Accounting for Innovation

George Washington University

Over eight years, George Washington (GW) University’s Office of Sustainability developed a robust set of goals and targets and pioneered innovative projects to explore and demonstrate urban sustainability. But it had yet to provide a comprehensive accounting of progress toward its goals and targets for faculty, staff, students and community stakeholders.

Services
Strategy, Reporting

With the needs of the university’s key audiences in mind, BuzzWord developed a folding, pocket-sized publication that provides a scorecard of progress toward GW’s goals and a summary of its sustainability strategy on one side and a handy map of the university’s campuses and their green features on the other. BuzzWord also helped GW develop a comprehensive report detailing progress toward their targets and signaling future directions.

George Washington University Sustainability Progress Reports
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Recognition for the Ford reports:

  • Honorable mention for Most Innovative CSR Disclosure Policy, Corporate Secretary Magazine, 2008 Awards
  • Recognized for Relevance and Materiality in CSR reporting, Corporate Register Reporting Awards, 2007
  • 2003/04, top auto sector report and second-best U.S. report, Standard & Poors/UNEP/SustainAbility Global Reporters assessment
  • 2002, North American Sustainability Reporting Commendation, Ceres/ACCA Reporting Awards
  • No. 6. in FORTUNE 50’s Measuring the Transparency of Environmental Sustainability Reporting Through Websites
  • 6 of 6 rating (one of only 5 given), SIRAN S&P 100 Sustainability Report Comparison

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