Topic Archives: Communications & Marketing

Supporting a technology visionary in strengthening its sustainability approach

In 2019, SustainAbility worked with PayPal to complete the company’s first environmental, social and governance (ESG) materiality assessment, focusing efforts to deliver its commitment to “making a powerful, positive difference in the world by helping people and businesses join and thrive in the digital economy.” PayPal began developing its impact strategy in 2015, when it

The Art of Alignment

Corporate transparency has evolved and progressed considerably in the last three decades. Public expectations of the private sector have shifted also, with greater emphasis being placed on corporate purpose beyond profit. Investors in particular are increasingly requesting sustainability performance data. Companies are responding to stakeholder demands by communicating how the company is generating long-term value.

Helping a Sourcing Leader Broaden its Approach to Sustainability

In 2016, SustainAbility supported Chipotle to conduct its first sustainability materiality assessment to better understand the company’s priority issues. Chipotle has been working to integrate sustainability into its menu and sourcing of ingredients. The company has shown leadership on local and organic sourcing and has embedded key sustainability values into its core business. To build

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

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

Strengthening Reporting to Support Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

SustainAbility has been working with Drax since 2015 to help strengthen its reporting. In 2016 Drax launched a strategy which included an expansion of its retail offering through the acquisition of Opus Energy. This expansion of the retail business increased Drax’s exposure to business customers and the disclosure of its sustainability performance to this key

Fear of Missing the Mark can Subvert Ambitious Targets

This is part 3 of a 6-part series revealing findings from SustainAbility’s recent report, “Targeting Value,” which focuses on how to maximize impact through corporate sustainability goal setting. Part 1 explores the idea of maximizing the impact of corporate goals and Part 2 discusses what companies are missing about water goals. The No. 1 reason companies do not set ambitious

Corporate Advocacy as a Cornerstone of Sustainability

In recent months, we have seen a surge in headlines featuring corporations and their leaders alongside contentious social issues, in both positive and negative ways. Leaders of Merck, Under Armor and Intel stood up for racial justice after the Charlottesville protests, Heineken was praised for producing an ad that encouraged people to connect across political

Webinar: Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap – Europe / Asia

In this public webinar, SustainAbility Senior Manager Rebecca O’Neill presented the findings of the research report, Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap. Too few companies get clear sustainability performance messages out to their investors and one of the main barriers is the internal dynamic between Sustainability and Investor Relations (IR) departments. Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap

Webinar: Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap – Americas

In this public webinar, SustainAbility Senior Manager Rebecca O’Neill presented the findings of the research report, Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap. Too few companies get clear sustainability performance messages out to their investors and one of the main barriers is the internal dynamic between Sustainability and Investor Relations (IR) departments. Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap