Topic Archives: Communities

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

Why the ‘Decent Work’ Agenda is Reshaping Sustainability Goals

This is the final part of a 6-part series revealing findings from SustainAbility’s recent report, “Targeting Value,” with a focus on how the landscape of sustainability goals around the decent work agenda is evolving. The “Decent Work” agenda is not new. The International Labor Organization (ILO) has been promoting decent work standards since 1919, and we have come a long way

Amid Technological Disruption, Utilities Continue Search for Sustainable Business Models

SustainAbility’s Trends blog series provides you with updates on important signals from our What’s Next for Business? Sustainability Trends for 2017 report. This blog explores the key forces and technologies shaping the transformation of the U.S. utilities sector. The U.S. electric utility sector currently faces disruption on a scale it has never experienced before. Democratization and

Fairtrade versus Fairly-traded

Trade and the progress of human civilization have always been inextricably linked. However, the fact is that trade is not always civilized… far from it. Power imbalances and the egregious buying practices of international traders have resulted in the marginalization of millions of developing world producers. These are the very producers that we rely upon

Grow. Eat. Thrive. Imagining a Sustainable Food System.

We all talk about “the future we want”, where the successful economy nurtures a thriving society within a healthy biosphere. These are nice thoughts, but it’s important to be as specific as possible to understand the differences between today and that more desirable future, enabling companies to actually do something about it. Let’s take the

Meet Our Network: Matthew Powell, Breaking Barriers

Denise Delaney interviewed Matthew Powell, CEO of Breaking Barriers, a young charity working with refugees and business in the UK to break down the barriers to meaningful employment. What’s the scale of the challenge in the UK? There are over 125,000 refugees in the UK with the legal right to work from countries such as

Spotlight on Novartis

Launched in 2015, the Novartis Access is a prime example of how the private, public and civic sectors can complement each other. The company is partnering with governments and NGOs to distribute medicines on the ground and to raise awareness and strengthen healthcare system capabilities. Michael Fuerst, Senior Manager Corporate Responsibility Strategy & Innovation at

The Business Response to Displacement & Migration

More than a million refugees crossed into Europe in 2015 alone, part of the 50 million refugees worldwide. According to the World Economic Forum, if a country was created from all the displaced people it would be the 24th largest in the world. Migration is not new, but the scale in Europe in contemporary times

Britain Must Remain In

On Friday June 24th the result of the referendum will be known and the future direction of Britain will have been defined. And also on the 24th June we will wake up to a string of challenges: the need to address climate change and to implement the Paris agreement will still be there. Our air