Topic Archives: Materiality

Webinar: Evaluating Social Materiality by Measuring Outcomes

  Novartis and SustainAbility presented a webinar on March 12th, the third of a series of conversations about the results and outcomes of Novartis’ 2017 Corporate Responsibility Materiality Assessment. This webinar focused on the measurement & evaluation (M&E) of social outcomes of new business models and healthcare systems. The webinar also explored how Novartis M&E work enables

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

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

Webinar: Monetizing Impact Dimensions of Material Issue Areas

  Novartis and SustainAbility presented a webinar on November 27th, the second of a series of conversations about the results and outcomes of Novartis’ 2017 Corporate Responsibility Materiality Assessment. On this webinar speakers shared Novartis’ current approach to quantifying and monetizing impact dimensions of their corporate responsibility material issue areas. John Elkington, Chair of the Impact Valuation

Webinar: What Strategic Value Can Materiality Assessments Deliver in the Future?

  Novartis and SustainAbility presented a webinar on August 17th which kicked-off a series of conversations about the results and outcomes of Novartis’ 2017 Corporate Responsibility Materiality Assessment. This webinar focused on the overall results which highlighted crucial insights into the expectations of Novartis’ stakeholders. Hear from Rob Cameron, Chief Executive at SustainAbility, Michael Fürst, CR

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

Integrating Corporate Responsibility into the Core Business Through Materiality

The 2017 Corporate Responsibility Materiality Assessment Results Report summarises the approach and results of the Novartis 2017 corporate responsibility (CR) materiality assessment. This third full materiality assessment for Novartis plays an important role in strengthening the integration of CR in Novartis’ core business. The objectives of the materiality assessment were to: Further align strategies with

Here’s a Simplified Approach to Sustainability Goal-setting

This is part 5 of a 6-part series revealing findings from SustainAbility’s recently released report,“Targeting Value,” which focuses on how to maximize impact through corporate sustainability goal setting.  “Just because you are splashing in the water does not mean you are swimming.” The same can be said for sustainability — just because you are setting corporate environmental and

Advancing to the Next Frontier of Corporate Sustainability Goal Setting

This is part 4 of a 6-part series revealing findings from SustainAbility’s recently-released report, Targeting Value, which focuses on how to maximize impact through corporate sustainability goal setting. In this post, we hear from Kevin Moss, Global Director, Business Center, at the World Resources Institute, on science-based targets and the future of sustainability goals. SustainAbility’s Sarah