Topic Archives: Accountability & Governance

The 2018 Sustainability Leaders

The 2018 Sustainability Leaders survey shows Unilever’s top ranking among global experts for strong sustainability leadership continuing. Meanwhile, Interface, the only company to place in the Leaders Survey every year since inception, extended its unbroken run among the most admired companies for yet another year. Finally, Walmart has returned to the Leaders Survey highest echelon

Exploring the Impacts of Shareholder Activism on Sustainability

Shareholder activism, where shareholders attempt to influence a company’s decisions by exercising their rights as owners, is on the rise. Much of this publicised activism has focused narrowly on improving financial performance, with potential implications for broader sustainability considerations. Meanwhile, some investors and other activists, usually local and small in comparison, have been engaging companies

50 Years of Global Health Progress

We supported the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) in marking its 50th anniversary with a campaign showcasing global health progress over the last 50 years and looking ahead to the next 50. We developed a report, microsite, videos and suite of communications assets which articulate the contributions of the research-based biopharmaceutical industry

50 Years of Global
Health Progress

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) represents the research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations across the globe. This report “50 Years of Global Health Progress”, marks IFPMA’s 50th anniversary, tracing global health progress over the past 50 years and looking forward to challenges and opportunities for the next 50 years. The report takes

Why the ‘Decent Work’ Agenda is Reshaping Sustainability Goals

This is the final part of a 6-part series revealing findings from SustainAbility’s recent report, “Targeting Value,” with a focus on how the landscape of sustainability goals around the decent work agenda is evolving. The “Decent Work” agenda is not new. The International Labor Organization (ILO) has been promoting decent work standards since 1919, and we have come a long way

Advancing to the Next Frontier of Corporate Sustainability Goal Setting

This is part 4 of a 6-part series revealing findings from SustainAbility’s recently-released report, Targeting Value, which focuses on how to maximize impact through corporate sustainability goal setting. In this post, we hear from Kevin Moss, Global Director, Business Center, at the World Resources Institute, on science-based targets and the future of sustainability goals. SustainAbility’s Sarah

Tracking Progress to Address Antimicrobial Resistance

The AMR Industry Alliance is a diverse coalition of over 100 life sciences companies and associations working with stakeholders to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). SustainAbility worked closely with the AMR Industry Alliance to develop a measurement framework and deliver the very first report on the progress made against its commitments. Tweet This The Alliance was

Tracking Progress to Address Antimicrobial Resistance

The AMR Industry Alliance is a diverse coalition of over 100 life sciences companies and associations working with stakeholders to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Industry has a role to play in a multi-sectoral response and is taking action against AMR, though there remain challenges to solve and gaps to close. This is the AMR Industry

Fear of Missing the Mark can Subvert Ambitious Targets

This is part 3 of a 6-part series revealing findings from SustainAbility’s recent report, “Targeting Value,” which focuses on how to maximize impact through corporate sustainability goal setting. Part 1 explores the idea of maximizing the impact of corporate goals and Part 2 discusses what companies are missing about water goals. The No. 1 reason companies do not set ambitious

Corporate Advocacy as a Cornerstone of Sustainability

In recent months, we have seen a surge in headlines featuring corporations and their leaders alongside contentious social issues, in both positive and negative ways. Leaders of Merck, Under Armor and Intel stood up for racial justice after the Charlottesville protests, Heineken was praised for producing an ad that encouraged people to connect across political