Topic Archives: Engaging Stakeholders

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

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.

Webinar on Best Practices for Stakeholder Engagement

  Join lead author of our recent Common Threads report, Rebecca O’Neill as she presents the key findings of the research and facilitates a conversation with featured speakers Brigitte Dittrich-Kraemer, Sustainability Manager at BASF and Thabang Chiolane, Executive Head of Group Public Affairs at Nedbank. Key themes included: • How are companies driving impact on

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

Analyzing ESG Disclosure

SustainAbility analyzed Ørsted’s current state of ESG disclosure and advised the company on a strategy for more proactive ESG reporting. As a result of this project, Ørsted has been able to take a more strategic approach to its ESG disclosure Tweet This In 2016, Ørsted’s (then DONG Energy) IPO significantly increased the Denmark-based utility’s potential investor

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

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

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

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