Topic Archives: Climate Change

Going Beyond Science-Based Targets

As the impacts of climate change rise, companies are under increasing pressure from their stakeholders to address their own contributions to global warming. Though governments and international bodies continue to play a key (though often lagging) role in developing policy structures and frameworks for limiting global GHG increases, the private sector has taken on the

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

AI & the Sustainable Development Goals: The State of Play

In a new report authored for 2030 Vision we explore how artificial intelligence (AI) provides an opportunity to understand and solve the framework for good agreed in 2015 by 193 countries: the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main objective was to survey the landscape of research and initiatives on AI and the SDGs

Evaluating Progress on the SDGs

This report explores the results of the second GlobeScan- SustainAbility Survey evaluating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or the Global Goals). These goals were agreed by the United Nations member states, together with civil society and business in 2015, and set forth a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for

Convening Renewable Energy Stakeholders to Support a Just Energy Transition

SustainAbility has been working with Shell on its sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement and reporting for more than a decade. Stakeholders reported overwhelmingly positive experiences of the event and expressed excitement at Shell’s role as convener amongst energy leaders across the state. Tweet This Shell Powering Progress Together is a global series of events providing a

Creating a Circular Economy for Plastics

This is the third in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies, accelerate change and pursue the necessary scale of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. You can read the second blog in this series here. Our current system is failing to capture the economic

Removing Avoidable and Problematic (Plastic) Packaging

This is the second in a six-part series that aims to explore five focus areas for businesses looking to shape their plastic strategy, accelerate change and pursue the necessary scales of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. You can read the first blog in this series here. Due to its low cost, versatility,

SustainAbility at Climate Week NYC: Finance for Global Change

Check out SustainAbility’s blog series covering our team’s attendance at several Climate Week NYC events in September 2018. Event: HSBC Finance for Global Change Forum, New York Public Library At a well-attended early Climate Week event hosted by HSBC in the beautiful Bryant Park New York Public Library, attendees heard from several great speakers about how finance can

Unpacking The Plastic Dilemma

This is the first of a six-part series that aims to explore five focus areas for businesses looking to shape their plastic strategy, accelerate change and pursue the necessary scales of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. Plastic is ubiquitous. Due to its low cost, versatility, durability and high strength-weight ratio, plastic is

SustainAbility at Climate Week NYC: Closing the Loop on Paper Cups

SustainAbility was at Climate Week in New York City last week and will be sharing blog updates about some of the events throughout the week. Event: Sustainable Packaging Coalition Advance Conference – A Fix For Your Daily Coffee Fix Paper cups have long been a challenge to recycle. The lining inside the cup that keeps your hot coffee