Sustainability Roundup – February 2018
Over the past decade, the term “sustainability” has caught on in the boardroom, courtroom and living room. While the concept has reached the mainstream, opportunities abound for implementation. In this article, the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) identifies the ten trends to watch for and prepare in 2018. Read more
As the walls between sustainability, corporate social responsibility and other corporate functions start to crumble, leaders are better able to extend their influence and catalyze the integration of sustainable business practices across their company. This article shares lessons from a number of corporate responsibility leaders who have been working to break down the walls between sustainability and the rest of their organization. Read more
There’s an abundance of organizations in the environmental, social, governance (ESG) reporting game. But what does this diversity in ESG reporting entities mean? This article argues that companies should harness the value in the variety to make the most of ESG reporting. Read more
At the 2018 GRI Reporters’ North America Summit, participants discussed about the best ways to improve sustainability reporting with increased materiality, stakeholder engagement and communications. Tips, best practices and tools that were shared for first time reporters are summarized in this article. Read more
The 11th annual edition of State of Green Business looks at 10 key trends and dozens of metrics assessing how, and how much, companies are moving the needle on the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. The report also looks at how companies are integrating sustainability into business strategy and operations. Download report
GlobeScan and SustainAbility asked global sustainability experts to evaluate progress made on addressing climate change. More than half of the sustainability practitioners think that the world is not moving fast enough. The survey also recognizes some corporations for their efforts in addressing climate change, including Unilever, Tesla, IKEA, Google, Apple, and others. Download report
Over the last few years, Corporate Citizenship has been monitoring and sharing insights on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implications for business. Its latest survey, now in its third year, looks at how companies are responding to the SDGs. The survey includes responses from over 160 individuals from 42 countries. Download report
For anyone interested in experimenting with Context-Based Sustainability (CBS) in their own organization, this article provides a summary of each of the three steps that are part of the process. In general, CBS should be tested and evaluated in the form of small pilots. Read more
New policies and market trends show that a low-carbon transition, as envisioned in the 2015 Paris Agreement, is accelerating around the world, but not fast enough. Business has a critical role to play in achieving the scale of decarbonization needed. By being more innovative and efficient, and working with suppliers and local economies, companies are finding ways to cut carbon and costs. Read more
Corporate Knights released the 14th annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world. Selected from a pool of 5,994 publicly listed companies, each evaluated on a set of up to 17 environmental, social and governance indicators relative to their industry peers, the Global 100 companies hail from 22 countries and from all sectors of the economy. Read more
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