Topic Archives: Investors

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

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.

Introducing the TCFD Good Practice Handbook

At a Climate Week event held at Bloomberg headquarters, the Task-Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) celebrated the release of its Good Practice Handbook. Developed by the Climate Disclosure Standards Board and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, this handbook offers very specific answers to the much-asked question “What does TCFD look like in practice?” with

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

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

Creating a Circular Economy for Plastics

This is the third in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies, accelerate change and pursue the necessary scale of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. You can read the second blog in this series here. Our current system is failing to capture the economic

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

SustainAbility at Climate Week NYC: Innovating Investments for Climate Resilience

SustainAbility was at Climate Week in New York City last week and will be sharing blog updates about some of the events throughout the week. Event: Innovating Investments for Climate Resilience, hosted by SustainAbility and  The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business On September 25th, during Climate Week, SustainAbility co-hosted with NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business a

The Maturing of Materiality Really Matters

After 15 years, it might finally be time that materiality fulfils its true potential in driving change towards sustainability. Here’s how. Back in 2003, Simon Zadek, and colleagues were smart enough to recognise that normative standards could accelerate progress on sustainability. That thinking led to the emergence of the AA1000 Assurance Standard with three principles

Exploring the Impacts of Shareholder Activism on Sustainability

Shareholder activism, where shareholders attempt to influence a company’s decisions by exercising their rights as owners, is on the rise. Much of this publicised activism has focused narrowly on improving financial performance, with potential implications for broader sustainability considerations. Meanwhile, some investors and other activists, usually local and small in comparison, have been engaging companies