Sector Archives: Finance & Markets

Sustainable Supply Chain Finance: Q&A with Charlotte Bancilhon, Manager, BSR

BSR’s recently published report, Win-Win-Win: The Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Opportunity, delves into the details of an overlooked and potentially significant tool to improve sustainability performance across global supply chains that also benefits all parties involved. Sustainable supply chain finance is an important opportunity that we hope more companies will implement, so to learn more,

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

SustainAbility at Climate Week NYC: Finance for Global Change

Check out SustainAbility’s blog series covering our team’s attendance at several Climate Week NYC events in September 2018. Event: HSBC Finance for Global Change Forum, New York Public Library At a well-attended early Climate Week event hosted by HSBC in the beautiful Bryant Park New York Public Library, attendees heard from several great speakers about how finance can

What Is Best Practice in Corporate Target Setting?

  Matt Loose joined IEMA for a webinar exploring the results of SustainAbility’s Targeting Value research. In the interactive webinar, Matt explored the value to organisations in setting, pursuing, achieving and reporting on sustainability goals. He described the barriers, tactics and best practices to ensure goals deliver maximum value and sustainability impact. The webinar describes

Webinar on Targeting Value: Setting High-Impact Sustainability Goals

  In this public webinar, SustainAbility Senior Manager Rebecca O’Neill presented the findings of the company’s new research report, Targeting Value. The research provides clear insights on the value to business of setting, pursuing, achieving and reporting on sustainability goals. The report identifies several key barriers to setting high-impact goals, as well as potential ways

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

Six Ways Investor-Relations Teams Can Better Engage Investors on Sustainability

This blog outlines practical guidance for Investor Relations Officers on how to approach sustainability, based on our research Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap. The guidance is also relevant for sustainability professionals who would like to integrate sustainability more into their company’s investor communications. The solutions below have worked for companies that are leading in this space.

Insights from our Roundtable on Closing the Sustainability–Investor Relations Gap

There is a growing recognition that sustainability can have a significant effect on a company’s financial performance, and investors are increasingly integrating sustainability factors into their decision-making. So how do you optimise your Sustainability and Investor Relations teams to collaborate and clearly articulate the sustainability performance of your business? Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors

6 Benefits to Companies That Issue Green Bonds

There has been tremendous growth in green bonds as the benefits become more apparent to both investors and issuers. Last year, almost twice as many green bonds as expected were issued, and in the first quarter of 2017, issuance stood at $21.76 billion, up nearly 42 percent from the same period last year. What’s more,

Webinar: Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap – Europe / Asia

In this public webinar, SustainAbility Senior Manager Rebecca O’Neill presented the findings of the research report, Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap. Too few companies get clear sustainability performance messages out to their investors and one of the main barriers is the internal dynamic between Sustainability and Investor Relations (IR) departments. Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap