Nicole Sullivan

Nicole Sullivan is the VP of Sustainability for Cleartrace. Her expertise is at the intersection of carbon accounting, decarbonization strategy, and energy management. She is an environmental engineer by trade and has spent her career in environmental and sustainability consulting across industry sectors, including energy, manufacturing, and consumer packaged goods (CPG). When she's not supporting Cleartrace customers and the Cleartrace product team, you can catch her outside - her favorite pastimes include gardening and fly fishing.

Data Challenges in Sustainability: The Path to Automation

Wherever you are on your sustainability journey, data is a critical component to guiding your path. To truly understand our environmental impact and craft effective decarbonization strategies, we must embrace a data-driven approach. While the significance of data in measuring carbon footprints, managing energy, and mitigating environmental impact is clear, the path to automation, though […]
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Unlocking the Business Case for Sustainability: Driving ROI Through Environmental Action

In the realm of sustainability and decarbonization action, understanding the material impact on your business is paramount. While the moral imperative to invest in a better planet is undeniable, it’s equally important to recognize that sustainable actions can and should significantly benefit your bottom line. In this article, we’ll explore the symbiotic relationship between sustainability […]
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Mandatory Climate Disclosures: Unpacking the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

In the realm of emerging sustainability regulations, United States (US) headquartered companies are often focused on North American regulations. Yet, in the ever-evolving landscape of climate accountability, it’s essential to cast our gaze across the Atlantic to the European Union (EU), where groundbreaking strides in environmental governance are transforming the global corporate climate disclosures paradigm. […]
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Mandatory Climate Disclosures: Unpacking CA SB 253 and 261

Amidst the flurry of attention surrounding the recently adopted SEC climate disclosure rule, it’s important to step back and consider other recent climate regulations reshaping the corporate climate-related disclosure landscape. Notably, California’s (CA’s) Senate Bill (SB) 253 “Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act” and SB 261 “Greenhouse Gases: climate-related financial risk” have emerged as formidable pillars […]
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The SEC’s Climate Vote: Implications for Corporate Carbon Accountability

The Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) voted today (March 6, 2024) to adopt a scaled-back version of its long-awaited proposed climate disclosure rule, formally titled “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.” The vote comes two years after the proposed rule’s draft language was released in March of 2022. The final rule, which […]
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ESG Regulatory Readiness for the Utility Sector

Utilities need to be ready for the deluge of customer requests and the data to back up green programs and other emerging ESG compliance reporting requirements. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related regulations took huge leaps forward in 2023, and more regulatory progress is anticipated in 2024. The passing of a range of disclosure and reporting […]
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