Sustainability Roundup – March 2018
Climate change, new disruptive technologies, and political and social upheaval make building a sustainable company a significant challenge. But by better understanding these complex trends and risks, companies can create strategies that can unlock new opportunities for both sustainability and their bottom line. This article identifies seven key areas of likely disruption and innovation, for which all sustainability executives should prepare. Read more
The Kellogg School of Management took a closer look at the growing practice of corporate social responsibility contracting. CSR contracting refers to the practice of linking executive compensation to achieving CSR goals. According to the research, rewarding CEOs for CSR pays off for society and for firms: CSR contracting encourages executives to sacrifice short-term payoffs for long-term gains. Read more
Based on interviews with more than 50 sustainability leaders, and discussions around the future of sustainability reporting, BSR identified three questions where opinions were often sharply divided. This article gives more background on these three questions, along with BSR’s opinions for each. Read more
This report provides a description of the non-financial reporting landscape in the USA and Canada using research conducted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB). It also includes thoughts about the challenges, opportunities and next steps for corporate reporting and disclosure. Download report
Procuring ingredients from water-stressed regions is becoming riskier. That’s why a growing number of companies are seeking to minimize their risks by setting goals to source key commodities sustainably or in ways that reduce the environmental and social impacts of growing those crops. Read more
This report provides a blueprint for putting sustainability at the center of business to enable companies to play their full part in the creation of a just and sustainable world. It focuses on how sustainability is implemented inside companies with regard to strategy, governance, and management. Download report
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) hold great possibilities for businesses. While perhaps the largest audience for the SDGs are government entities, businesses can contribute in three important ways: as engines of employment; through technological innovation; and as sources of finance. Read now
Businesses are increasingly aligning their activities with the SDGs. While some progress has been made on responsible consumption and production, it has been insufficient. It is clear that business and government need to raise their ambition levels on responsible consumption and production. This article highlights three potential areas of focus. Read more
Sustainability has dominated headlines in the food and beverage industry, as major players have vowed to switch to renewable energy, and cut food waste and use of plastics. In this article, Andrew Noone from Anthesis Group explains the importance of eradicating waste and cutting plastic consumption, and explores the steps food and beverage companies need to take to create a greener future. Read more
A new report by Ceres examines how 600+ of the largest U.S. companies are responding to growing environmental and social challenges. More companies now understand the importance of addressing sustainability risks. But many companies are neither acting as quickly nor as boldly as they should to deliver on the Paris Agreement goals and SDGs, and to become sustainable enterprises. Read more
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