Topic Archives: Communities

Webinar: Build Back Better Series

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals laid out in 2015 have been guiding lights for sustainable development over the last five years — and remain just as prevalent during our current global pandemic. In partnership with the Zayed Sustainability Prize, this webinar series took a deep dive into sectors key to achieving the SDGs. Recordings from

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

Camels and Unicorns: Technology’s Moment to Rebalance Profit & Purpose

Sustainability is increasingly recognized as a priority for technology leaders. We see this reflected in industry actions, like the ambitious climate plans launched by Microsoft and Amazon in 2019. Governments have also increased their focus on the industry, with Europe’s Green Deal the highest-profile regulatory push to tackle the impacts of digital pollution. Yet in

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

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