Topic Archives: Collaboration

Takeaways: Business Resilience Under COVID-19

On May 21st, 2020, SustainAbility convened an international group of sustainability thought leaders for a discussion on business resilience and recovery under the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists included 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. The

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

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

Takeaways: COVID-19. Sustainability. What’s Next?

On April 16, 2020, SustainAbility convened an international group of sustainability thought leaders for a discussion on the immediate and emerging impacts of COVID-19 on business and society. Panelists included Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR; Chris Coulter, CEO, GlobeScan; Clarissa Lins, Founding Partner, Catavento; and Solitaire Townsend, Co-Founder, Futerra. The webinar discussion was moderated

COVID-19: A Note from SustainAbility

  Dear SustainAbility Community — The rapidly escalating and disruptive events stemming from the spread of COVID-19 remind us of previous periods of uncertainty, such as 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis. But we are all left scrambling to determine what from our past experience and knowledge will help now. The ways in which our

Webinar: Ten Years to Deliver the Paris Agreement

  We are entering the climate decade, a ten-year period where our collective actions will determine the kind of world our children and grandchildren will inherit. In this context, we have once again joined with our partners at GlobeScan to ask global sustainability experts to evaluate progress on climate change, corporate climate leadership, as well

Six Trends That Will Shape Sustainability Transparency in 2020 and Beyond 

Public expectations of the private sector have shifted in recent years, with greater emphasis being placed on corporate purpose beyond profit. Investors are increasingly requesting sustainability performance data, and pressure is increasing for companies to show the connection between sustainability and financial performance.   As we look out to the next three to five years, we see a

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

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

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