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
WBCSD has developed a set of guidelines which provide a structured framework and approach that companies can follow as they embark upon SDG road-mapping for their sector.More
The sustainability revolution has taken off, but there’s more work to do. Former US vice-president Al Gore and veteran investor David Blood explain why they’re championing thoughtful firms.More
The role and expectations of business in society are rapidly changing.
Consumers, regulators, shareholders and the media are holding corporations more accountable for their actions – both intended and unintended. Within this context, the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is gaining strategic importance.More
Her er en kort video, som på en enkel måde forklarer hvordan sammensætningen af verdens befolkning ser ud – forklaret med enkel og sigende statistik.More
SDGs are having a positive effect on corporate behavior.
Their increasing popularity is helping foster a culture of scrutiny, transparency, and accountability in business and government.
Knowing how firms deploy assets is important but it is also useful to know how they deploy influence to shape public policy through activities like advocacy campaigns, think-tank funding, and legislative consulting.More
For the past four years, DNV GL, the UN Global Compact, and Sustainia have joined forces to produce the annual Global Opportunity Report.
This yearly report is created based on extensive research and consultation with business leaders around the world.More
The 2018 State of Green Business Index — Trucost’s annual assessment of corporate environmental performance among the world’s 1,200 largest companies and 500 largest firms in the United States — reveals a worrisome finding.
The natural capital costs of companies had previously been falling, but the latest year’s results show a sharp increase. As a result, the natural capital cost generated by the largest global companies is nearly two times higher than their net income.More