Topic Archives: Accountability & Governance

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

Webinar: Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap – Americas

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

Future Trends in Sustainability Reporting

SustainAbility and GRI have published insights on four key trends fundamental to the UN Sustainable Development Goals: climate change, human rights, wealth inequality, and data and technology.  The insights provide practical guidance to organizations responding to the risks and opportunities that we face on our path to a sustainable future and are captured in the

What I Have Learnt: Professor David Grayson

Kennedy School of Government Professor Joseph Nye describes a ‘tri-sector athlete’ as someone who can, “engage and collaborate across the private, public, and social sectors.” David Grayson – currently Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management – has a career that has spanned all of these sectors, and more.

The Business Response to Displacement & Migration

More than a million refugees crossed into Europe in 2015 alone, part of the 50 million refugees worldwide. According to the World Economic Forum, if a country was created from all the displaced people it would be the 24th largest in the world. Migration is not new, but the scale in Europe in contemporary times

What I Have Learnt

Part of being human is the ability to put ourselves in other people’s shoes or, better still, wear them. Inge Wallage, currently communications director at the International Water Association (IWA), is one of an increasing number of professionals who are blurring the lines between business, civil society, public sector and campaigning groups. Her career has

The 2016 Sustainability Leaders

For SustainAbility and GlobeScan’s annual Sustainability Leaders Survey, we asked over 900 expert stakeholders representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 84 countries to evaluate the progress that institutions have made since the 1992 Earth Summit and reflect on their expectations for the next 20 years. We also analyze expert views on which companies are

Giving Workers a Voice: Well-Being in Supply Chains

Company approaches to supply chain well-being are increasingly centered on technologies and research that enable workers to express their concerns and give honest and open feedback of factory conditions. Globalisation, one of the most preeminent trends of the past several decades, has profoundly influenced how people communicate, travel and consume and how companies do business.

Less Bias, More Bucks: Spotlight on Arabesque Partners

The ESG investing movement – which promotes the factoring in of relevant non-financial data into investment decisions – is gathering momentum, led by a small but growing number of asset managers. Arabesque Partners is one such company looking to lead the way to a sustainable economy through an innovative rules-based, technology-enabled approach to integrating ESG

What Do ESG Ratings Actually Tell Us?

Guest contributor Seb Beloe is Head of Sustainability Research at WHEB Asset Management and a SustainAbility Council member. This article was originally published on the WHEB blog. In November WHEB Asset Management published a blog highlighting deep flaws in ESG research that focuses exclusively on how companies operate, while ignoring the impact of products and