Sector Archives: Energy & Utilities

Convening Renewable Energy Stakeholders to Support a Just Energy Transition

SustainAbility has been working with Shell on its sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement and reporting for more than a decade. Stakeholders reported overwhelmingly positive experiences of the event and expressed excitement at Shell’s role as convener amongst energy leaders across the state. Tweet This Shell Powering Progress Together is a global series of events providing a

Webinar: What’s Next for Sustainable Business? 2019 Sustainability Trends

  We are delighted to present our annual webinar to discuss the global sustainability trends that will shape the economic, political, and social landscape and business agenda in 2019. The webinar included a presentation of SustainAbility’s current thinking and a lively discussion between SustainAbility’s Mark Lee and Bron York and panelists: Bernice Lee, Executive Director, Hoffmann

Strengthening Reporting to Support Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

SustainAbility has been working with Drax since 2015 to help strengthen its reporting. In 2016 Drax launched a strategy which included an expansion of its retail offering through the acquisition of Opus Energy. This expansion of the retail business increased Drax’s exposure to business customers and the disclosure of its sustainability performance to this key

SustainAbility at the Global Climate Action Summit: Room for Improvement in Climate Reporting

SustainAbility is at The Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and will be sharing blog updates about some of the events throughout the week. You can read the first blog of this series here. Room for improvement in climate reporting Event: Reporting Your Climate Commitments: A ‘how to’ discussion with GRI and SASB, September 12th

Webinar: Business Impacts Insight – 2018 Sustainability Trends

  We are delighted to present our annual webinar to discuss the global sustainability trends that will shape the economic, political, and social landscape and business agenda in 2018. This year we expect to see continued momentum and leadership by companies on climate change, the social equity agenda, freedom of speech, sustainable mobility, and other

Amid Technological Disruption, Utilities Continue Search for Sustainable Business Models

SustainAbility’s Trends blog series provides you with updates on important signals from our What’s Next for Business? Sustainability Trends for 2017 report. This blog explores the key forces and technologies shaping the transformation of the U.S. utilities sector. The U.S. electric utility sector currently faces disruption on a scale it has never experienced before. Democratization and

Corporates Hold the Keys: Climate Leadership Under Trump

SustainAbility’s Trends blog series provides you with updates on important signals from our What’s Next for Business? Sustainability Trends for 2017 report. The first blog in this series looks at emerging opportunities for leadership for American companies in relation to recent changes in United States climate and energy policy. US government action on climate change

Webinar: 2017 Sustainability Trends – Impacts for Corporate Leadership

We are delighted to present this webinar to discuss global sustainability trends that will shape the economic, political, and social landscape and business agenda in 2017. 2016 was marked by increased social and economic instability and profound changes in the global political landscape. What will these developments mean for business? What key issues shaping the sustainability

What’s Next for Business?

For SustainAbility’s annual trends report, we have identified ​10 issues that we believe have the greatest sustainability influence right now, calling out implications for the private sector in particular. 2016 brought profound global ​shifts including rising support for protectionism and populism, growing cybercrime and​ shifting global climate leadership, all​ amid significant political and economic instability. Opportunities for companies

In the Spotlight: Crowdfunding Solar Panels, M&S Energy Society

Zoë Arden spoke to Lydia Hopton Property Plan A Project Manager at M&S about how a company that is in the business of selling bras and knickers is looking to its customers to help meet renewable energy commitments. How did the solar scheme come about? Why did M&S opt for crowdfunding? In 2014 we completed