Topic Archives: Business Case

Collaborating to Change Policy and Markets

This is the fifth in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies, accelerating change and pursing the necessary scale of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. You can read the fourth blog in this series here. No one consumer goods company, packaging or plastics manufacturer

Accelerating SDGs Through ICT

Information Communication Technology (ICT) can be a powerful force for good. By providing greater and faster access to information, it helps people and businesses be more efficient. In our collective mission towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, it also has the potential to help accelerate progress towards a more equitable, sustainable

How ICT Can Deliver the SDGs

Support and investment in Information Communication Technology (ICT) directly affects an individual country’s performance, against the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to new research, commissioned by Huawei and carried out by SustainAbility. In recent decades, ICT has delivered significant economical and social progress. But, more needs to be done, as its benefits are

3D Printing – A Sustainable Solution Near You?

In the Michelin starred restaurant, Enoteca, nestled amongst palm trees with a view of the Mediterranean, an acclaimed chef, Paco Perez, places a plate inside a strange-looking machine. He pushes a few buttons and removes it, now adorned with an intricate, coral-like design. He adds ingredients onto the edible design—caviar, sea-urchins, hollandaise, an egg and

Model Behavior II

Many of the companies that are flourishing financially today are inherently unsustainable. Despite laudable efforts to make their processes or products more sustainable, no amount of renewable energy sourcing or green product engineering, for example, can change that. When an inherently unsustainable company experiences continued commercial success, thinking about a different, more sustainable model may

Citystates II

Daunting challenges – from climate change to food and water security, from nutrition and public health to inequality and social exclusion – confront global cities today. But an exciting range of solutions – from distributed power generation and multi-modal transportation networks to compact development, urban farming and smart cities – is emerging also. Bringing these

Changing Tack

Changing Tack is the final output of The Regeneration Roadmap. The project seized 2012’s major sustainability milestones – particularly the Rio+20 summit in Brazil – as an opportunity to assess progress on sustainable development, to examine the evolution of the role of business in delivering this agenda to date, and to consider what and how

The Biodiversity Challenge Revisited

As we near the end of 2010 and the International Year of Biodiversity, some businesses are gradually awakening to growing risks and new opportunities as the protection of species and genetic diversity prove more and more critical to global supply chains. Business shouldn’t be surprised to see this issue forcing its way higher on the

Market Movers

Companies from emerging economies are increasingly making their presence felt in the global business community. Not only are they acquiring more and more companies in the developed world, but they are also pursuing strategies that are highly competitive with those of established businesses in western markets. Market Movers, published by SustainAbility in partnership with IFC,

Developing Value

The first large-scale study in partnership with IFC and the Ethos Institut, analysing the business case for sustainability in emerging markets. Developing Value: The Business Case for Sustainability in Emerging Markets aims to help business managers understand the opportunities, risks and bottom line implications of sustainability strategies. Emerging market companies focus more on savings and