SEC Climate-Related Disclosure Rule: What You Need to Know

It’s official – on March 6, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its final climate-related disclosure rule, “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors,” ushering in a new era of mandatory, regulated climate reporting in the United States. Let’s break down a summary of key takeaways of the ruling and what organizations can do now to set themselves up for successful disclosure beginning in 2026. 


Greenhouse Gas Inventory: The First Step in Your Decarbonization Journey

Are you ready to begin your sustainability or decarbonization journey but aren’t quite sure where to start? Or are you on the heels of the California sustainability disclosure legislature (SB 253) and in need of a fully auditable greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory?

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6 Carbon Trends in 2024

Across corporate ESG efforts, climate action remains a top priority. While many of the carbon trends we highlighted in 2023 are just as relevant now, the year ahead carries with it a different momentum and area of focus.


Stok Elevates Five Team Members to Leadership Roles Driving Decarbonization

Stok, an integrated sustainability consulting firm focused on decarbonizing the built environment, is thrilled to announce five team members energizing new leadership roles across Stok’s sustainability strategy, certifications, project delivery, and energy engineering capabilities. Based across Stok’s offices in San Francisco, San Diego, and Denver, as well as internationally, their leadership strengthens Stok’s ability to deliver integrated sustainability and decarbonization solutions to clients globally and at scale.

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Your GHG Inventory: How to Navigate Third Party Assurance

With increased regulations, pressure from stakeholders, and scrutiny on public disclosures, third party assurance of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories has quickly become common practice. Your inventory is the most foundational asset of your sustainability roadmap, and by having it assured, you are protecting that asset and lending credibility to your decarbonization targets and activities.


Stok + GRESB Webinar: 8 Key Takeaways for ESG Success

In preparation for the annual release of GRESB results, Stok and GRESB hosted a webinar on how to unpack GRESB results to level up ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) programs, featuring Dan Winters, Senior Director at GRESB, Kelly Hagarty, ESG Director at Stok, and Henry Heyman, ESG Manager at Woodbourne Capital Management. Here are eight key takeaways from the experts on GRESB, the ESG benchmark for institutional real estate investors and a framework of global best business practices.


SB 253: What You Need to Know About California’s Newest Climate Legislation

California Senate Bill 253 (SB 253), also known as the “Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act”, achieved a significant milestone by passing the state’s Assembly on September 12, 2023, marking a crucial moment in the establishment of mandatory emissions reporting legislation on the state level. CA SB 253 is one of two separate bills of the Climate Accountability Package – SB 253 and SB 261 – which both aim to improve and increase corporate transparency. Focusing on SB 253, here we outline highlights of this historic bill, what organizations it impacts, and what you can do to prepare for it.

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Carbon Credits FAQ Part 2: How and When to Get Started

Understand carbon credits in concept but don’t know how to get started on your journey? This two-part FAQ explores some of the most common carbon credit questions to help enable organizations to effectively explore carbon markets in pursuit of decarbonization goals. Part 2 gets practical: how to strategically identify credible and cost-effective carbon credits, and when to invest in them.


Carbon Credits FAQ Part 1: What They Are & Why They Matter for Net Zero

So, you’re looking to buy carbon credits, but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. Carbon credits as an emissions mitigation tool and investment opportunity are of increasing interest to the corporate world. In this two-part FAQ, we break down some of the most common carbon credit questions to help enable organizations to effectively explore carbon markets in pursuit of decarbonization goals. Part 1 covers the basics: what are carbon credits and why do they matter?

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WELL vs Fitwel: The Battle for Workplace Wellness

If you’re considering how to design your space for the health and well-being of occupants, you’ve likely encountered WELL and Fitwel. Despite the banter about competition, we’re not-so-secretly thrilled to have two robust frameworks to use when designing real estate solutions for people.

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