Sustainability Roundup - July 2018

July 09, 2018

Once a month, our Sustainability Roundup provides a recap of 10 interesting articles and online resources on Sustainability and CSR that caught our attention. Enjoy the recap for July 2018.

[Report] The 2018 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey

The GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey is the longest-running survey of its kind and has tracked expert opinions on sustainable development leadership for over 20 years. In this latest survey, the viewpoints of over 700 sustainability experts are analyzed to answer a number of questions. Download report

GRI’s 6 Steps to Produce a Sustainability Report Materiality Assessment

As a standard setter in sustainability reporting, GRI believes that it has a responsibility to engage in sustainability reporting and exemplify best practices. As part of an effort towards transparency, GRI shared the process that it underwent when writing its sustainability report, and the problems and solutions found along the way. Read more

ESG and Sustainability: The Board’s Role

In light of evolving perspectives on the role of public companies with respect to sustainability, corporate social responsibility and other ESG matters, this article from the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation provides a high-level overview of how boards of directors and senior management teams may wish to approach these issues. Read more

[Report] SYSTEMS RULE: How Board Governance Can Drive Sustainability Performance

Many companies are starting to integrate sustainability into their board governance systems, but too often board systems are still rudimentary and do not focus on material issues. However, companies with the right board governance systems, including formal board mandates for sustainability, board expertise on sustainability, and executive compensation linked to sustainability, are more likely to have established strong sustainability commitments and are better positioned to deliver sustainability performance. Download report

[Report] The Circular Economy – a Powerful Force for Climate Mitigation

This report investigates how a more circular economy can contribute to cutting CO2 emissions. It explores a broad range of opportunities for the four largest materials in terms of emissions (steel, plastics, aluminium, and cement) and two large use segments for these materials (passenger cars and buildings). Download report

There is an overlap in the innovations and emerging technologies that are fueling both Industry 4.0 and the 4th Wave of Environmentalism, which means that innovations and emerging technologies provide an opportunity to fully align business and environmental goals. For decades, many corporations considered that improving the bottom line and protecting the environment were two conflicting objectives. It doesn’t have to be the case anymore.

[Report] Sustainability Reporting in Australia: Jumping Into the Mainstream

This paper surveys the non-financial reporting landscape of Australia using data and insights from the Reporting Exchange. It explores the challenges and opportunities for corporate reporting in the country, drawing on international best practice to provide suggested steps to ensure Australia is a global leader in sustainable finance. Download report

Dynamic Sustainability Teams Do These Three Things

Building greater collaboration, partnering with communities in need more authentically, and setting aspirational targets are three ways by which a sustainability team effectively can increase its scope of influence within an organization, create powerful brand narratives and steer a company toward becoming a force for good. Read more

The Corporate Sustainability Twitterati 2018

Sustainability leaders are leaving a lot of momentum-building and information-sharing opportunity on the table, so it’s worth looking at new data on the topic of corporate sustainability influence. This article ranks individuals who are the leading names in the sustainability Twitterati and building an incredible advantage. Read more

Transform Your Company Into a Leading Sustainable Business

This article identifies five practices that can be incorporated in a company’s core values and operations, leading to a truly sustainable business, the type that has a meaningful positive impact on the planet and in doing so, sees significant increases to profits. Read more

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