Topic Archives: Business Model Innovation

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

Webinar: Business Resilience Under COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced business to adapt and change rapidly in the face of new and challenging circumstances. In this webinar, Peter Bakker, President and CEO, WBCSD, Carine de Boissezon, Chief Sustainability Officer, EDF, Keith Tuffley, Global Co-Head, Sustainability & Corporate Transitions, Citi and Keryn James, CEO, ERM will examine how the private

Camels and Unicorns: Technology’s Moment to Rebalance Profit & Purpose

Sustainability is increasingly recognized as a priority for technology leaders. We see this reflected in industry actions, like the ambitious climate plans launched by Microsoft and Amazon in 2019. Governments have also increased their focus on the industry, with Europe’s Green Deal the highest-profile regulatory push to tackle the impacts of digital pollution. Yet in

Coronavirus Recovery: Business in South East Asia

  While infections in Europe and North America have yet to peak and the extent of the spread of the coronavirus in Africa and Latin America is not yet fully understood, in South East Asia challenges created by having shut down to limit COVID-19’s impact are beginning to reveal themselves, making clear the complexity of

Systems Transformation and the SDGs

Wind turbines on a grass field during golden hour

The decade to 2030: How can companies help deliver systems transformation to achieve the SDGs? With just shy of a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), two things are clear: systems transformation, instead of incremental change, is needed to address the challenges ahead; and we need better ways of measuring company performance

Access to Medicines Index Performance

We were commissioned by a top global pharmaceutical company to assess the company’s performance in the Access to Medicine Index (ATMI). We provided technical analysis and consultation to enable the company to continue and improve its efforts to advance access to health around the world. The Access to Medicines Index ranks 20 of the world’s largest pharmaceutical

Key Takeaways from our Sustainable Food Systems Workshop

At the end of January, SustainAbility co-hosted a workshop with WWF UK to explore the priority action areas to advance sustainable food systems and diets. The discussion built on the research we undertook together last year to map the projects and initiatives tacking issues in this space, with participants invited to share reflections on their

Engaging Consumers to Reduce and Recycle

This is the last 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 penultimate blog in this series here. One of the many hurdles facing a circular plastics

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

Innovating to Minimise the Lifecycle Impacts of Plastic

This is the fourth in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies to accelerate change and pursue the scale of innovation and collaboration necessary to address the plastics challenge. You can read the previous blogs from this series here. Whilst it is not possible, or even desirable, to remove