Topic Archives: Business Case

Webinar: Build Back Better Series

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals laid out in 2015 have been guiding lights for sustainable development over the last five years — and remain just as prevalent during our current global pandemic. In partnership with the Zayed Sustainability Prize, this webinar series took a deep dive into sectors key to achieving the SDGs. Recordings from

Sustainability Professionals Are Crisis-Ready

In these turbulent times, we have been receiving a lot of questions about whether sustainability initiatives have or will need to take a back seat to COVID-19’s immediate threats. While necessarily focused on the virus, people also fear possible slippage in sustainability terms, from introducing reusable bag bans and increases in non-recyclable single-use items at

Supporting Sustainability Strategy Development

SustainAbility has been working with OMV on its sustainability strategy since 2017. As OMV developed its approach to sustainability, the company identified a need to more closely integrate sustainability with its business strategy. To support this approach, OMV asked SustainAbility to complete a benchmark to provide an assessment of the company’s current sustainability performance. We

2019 Huawei ICT Sustainable Development Goals Benchmark

Information and communications technology (ICT), deployed strategically and used responsibly, is a force for good and a powerful lever by which to drive progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Fundamentally, ICT provides access to information, and if that access is provided equitably, it can drive societal progress and efficiency, ultimately building a more sustainable

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