New major survey from ING Research concludes: Done well, sustainability-driven initiatives — improving energy efficiency, rethinking supply chains and even transforming business models — have the potential to drive competitive advantage, innovation and revenue growth!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
Sum up of CEO Larry Frank’s annual letter 2018:
“As we enter 2018, BlackRock is eager to participate in discussions about long-term value creation and work to build a better framework for serving all your stakeholders
Today, our clients – who are your company’s owners – are asking you to demonstrate the leadership and clarity that will drive not only their own investment returns, but also the prosperity and security of their fellow citizens.More
The aim of the new company will be to offer a jointly developed global trade digitization platform built on open standards and designed for use by the entire global shipping ecosystem. It will address the need to provide more transparency and simplicity in the movement of goods across borders and trading zones.More
The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth.
Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs of uncertainty, instability and fragility.
This year’s report covers more risks than ever, but focuses in particular on four key areas: environmental degradation, cybersecurity breaches, economic strains and geopolitical tensions. And in a new series called “Future Shocks” the report cautions against complacency and highlights the need to prepare for sudden and dramatic disruptions.
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
After months of preparations, the European Union has adopted its first comprehensive strategy on plastics, as part of its transition towards a more circular economy.
Out of the 25 million tonnes of plastic waste generated by European citizens every year, less than 30 percent is recycled or re-used in any form.More