Topic Archives: Collaboration

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

Bringing Together Stakeholders to Advance Sustainability

SustainAbility has worked with Nestlé on its stakeholder engagement since 2006 and have managed and facilitated its stakeholder convenings since 2012. “At Nestlé, we unequivocally believe that access to water is a basic human right.” – Paul Bulcke, Chairman of Nestlé Board of Directors, Nestlé CSV Forum, Brasilia Tweet This Every two years Nestlé hosts

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

Common Threads

Today’s businesses are increasingly recognizing that stakeholder engagement is critical to understanding their context, navigating disruption and formulating successful business strategies. Though engagement is relatively common practice, approaches are not yet common enough. There are no agreed upon best practices shaping corporate strategies around engagement, and many practitioners struggle to determine the right stakeholder engagement approach