Sustainability Roundup - June 2018

June 11, 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 June 2018.

[Report] Ready or Not: Are Companies Prepared for the TCFD Recommendations?

This joint CDSB and CDP research assesses the level of preparedness of companies to disclose material climate-related information according to the recommendations of the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures). It focuses on the companies’ reporting practices and management processes for climate-related matters, and whether there are any geographical or sectorial variations. Download report

Top 10 Tips for Telling Your Sustainability Story

Sustainability professionals can use many techniques to communicate their sustainability strategy in a way that engages stakeholders, employees and consumers. They must be able to communicate across different business functions to ensure that a strategy is embedded, understood and acknowledged. Read more

[Report] Insights From the Reporting Exchange: National, Regional and International Developments

This paper looks at how national ambitions, challenges and characteristics shape corporate reporting. By looking at a range of countries, it tries to explain how economic factors may or may not bring international alignment, with a specific focus on regional harmonization of the EU in corporate reporting. Download report

Green Champions: Five Takeaways from Conversations with Sustainability Leaders

Rolland, a manufacturer of premium recycled post-consumer content paper, has published a series of conversations with sustainability leaders. The firm engages with other organizations that share the same sustainability values, to learn about their practices. Across the Green Champions, the common denominator is a deep and longstanding commitment to improve environmental performance and become more sustainable. Read more

4 Steps to Walking the Talk Through SDGs Disclosure

Companies need to effectively and clearly communicate on their efforts to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in order to gain reputational and stakeholder benefits. This article recommends the steps to maximize the benefits of your SDG-related efforts as well as current sustainability initiatives. Read more

3 Ways Businesses Can Show Governments They’re Taking Action on Climate

By continuing to set ambitious climate policy targets and sharing stories of their progress and success in achieving their goals with peers and policymakers, companies can continue to lead the way towards a prosperous low-carbon future, driving innovation and competitiveness and future-proofing their businesses. Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility Can Actually Be a Competitive Advantage, So Where’s Your CSR Program?

CSR strategies are growing in importance for a number of reasons. This article provides examples of six household-name companies practicing quality CSR programs (Duracell, Bloomberg, Google, Lego, Disney, and Microsoft). Read more

Behaviour Change: The Power of Simple Messaging

Leading brands are increasingly investing significant resources to develop and implement innovative solutions that ensure a sustainable lifecycle for products and packaging. The same brands then face a communication challenge: How should they effectively tell their story of progress and innovation in a simple and compelling way that both informs and leads to behaviour change? Read more

We Need to Talk about Blockchain – Together

Blockchain offers immense opportunities to achieve business and sustainability goals, but it is going to take serious collaboration to unleash its full potential. The distributed ledger system provides a unique opportunity to create accountability, transparency, and privacy all at the same time. Read more

Do Your Company’s Sustainability Efforts Support Financial Performance?

If you are not connecting your sustainability strategy and all the work you did on your sustainability report to your business outcomes, you are missing an opportunity. Your sustainability strategy must be integrated into your business strategy. They complement each other, promoting the health and wealth of the company along with the health and wealth of your community. Read more

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