Topic Archives: Accountability & Governance

As New Reporting Frameworks Emerge, A Focus on Transparency Prevails

According to the Governance & Accountability Institute, 81% of companies listed on the S&P 500 published sustainability reports in 2016. The universe of relevant reporting developments continues to evolve, influenced by the establishment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the emergence of integrated reporting and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards. Consequently, companies

The 2017 Sustainability Leaders

Over two decades, we have witnessed an evolution of the terms upon which organizations are recognized for their leadership in sustainability, and expect them to become only more demanding. This report represents a significant milestone. Sustainability Leaders, the longest- running survey of its kind, marks 20 years of tracking expert opinions on the evolution of

Not All of US: Response to Trump Administration’s Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement

While telegraphed for days and choreographed down to the military band playing soft jazz in the background before the announcement, President Trump’s June 01, 2017 declaration that the U.S. will pull out of the Paris Agreement still jarred and dismayed. What the President portrayed as “A reassertion of American sovereignty” is a disappointing and dangerous

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