Sustainable Brand IndexTM is The Nordics largest brand study focusing on sustainability.
Based on more than 40 000 consumer interviews, the study maps out and analyses brands on sustainability from the consumer perspective.
Some 2018 essentials are:
- 72% of Danish consumers say that sustainability impacts their buying decisions
- 34% of Danish consumers are willing to pay a 10% premium for a more sustainable product alternative
The range of environmental and climate (E&C) risks — the E in ESG — is far-reaching. As defined by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, E&C risks can include:
- “transition risk,” arising from the shift to a low-carbon economy
- “policy and legal risk,” associated with changing climate-change regulation
- “technology risk,” relating to the significant impact that technological improvements supporting an energy-efficient economic system can have on organizations.
A Berlin-based startup has developed technology that enables street lamps to be easily converted into charging stations for electric vehicles. Siemens has invested in this promising, new technology.More
Q: How does Reputation Institute quantify an intangible concept like corporate reputation?
A: Accurately. With a core team of incredibly smart data scientists and PhDs (read the white paper), a time and pressure-tested methodology, machine learning and artificial intelligence, but also, with a healthy dose of common sense.
At Reputation Institute, we define reputation as the emotional connection that stakeholders (consumers, investors, employees) have with a given company.More
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a way organizations choose to contribute to make the world a better place; to demonstrate that they care for a purpose other than profit.More
Companies that excel in CSR receive massive levels of support, with over 90% of the general public willing to purchase their products or over 80% willing to give the company the benefit-of-the-doubt in a time of corporate crisis.
The bottom line: companies must deliver on more than just fiscal goals.More
As the world becomes increasingly politically polarized and some governments abandon sustainable initiatives, like US President Donald Trump’s announcement to pull out of the Paris Agreement in 2017, consumers are now looking towards CEOs and their companies to spearhead sustainability.More
Source: MIT Sloan Management Review, April 2018
Are Companies Succeeding at the SDGs or at “SDG Washing”?
When 193 member states launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations in 2015, it was not clear how businesses could contribute to an agenda that covered such wide-ranging topics as eliminating poverty and hunger and promoting peaceful, just, and strong institutions worldwide.More
It is possible for business to be both sustainable and profitable — but some sectors have a smoother path than others.
Companies and investors are being asked to support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 — what some have described as “the closest thing the Earth has to a strategy”— since the public sector alone does not have the resources to do so. At the same time, companies must create value for their shareholders to create the returns they need for their ultimate beneficiaries.
In essence, both are being asked to do good and do well at the same time.More