Topic Archives: Metrics & Goals

SustainAbility at Climate Week NYC: Finding Urgent Solutions to Food, Health and Nutrition as Global Progress on SDG 2 Backslides

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: International Forum on Food and Nutrition – The Impact of Food Systems and Nutrition Patterns on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), hosted by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition A number

What Is Best Practice in Corporate Target Setting?

  Matt Loose joined IEMA for a webinar exploring the results of SustainAbility’s Targeting Value research. In the interactive webinar, Matt explored the value to organisations in setting, pursuing, achieving and reporting on sustainability goals. He described the barriers, tactics and best practices to ensure goals deliver maximum value and sustainability impact. The webinar describes

Finding Opportunity in the Sustainable Development Goals

  At first glance, you might imagine that the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are best tackled by governments and non-profits, but the reality is that businesses have a crucial role to play. SustainAbility’s Director Margo Mosher, who is a member of The New York Academy of Sciences, shares the story of how she shifted her

Webinar on Targeting Value: Setting High-Impact Sustainability Goals

  In this public webinar, SustainAbility Senior Manager Rebecca O’Neill presented the findings of the company’s new research report, Targeting Value. The research provides clear insights on the value to business of setting, pursuing, achieving and reporting on sustainability goals. The report identifies several key barriers to setting high-impact goals, as well as potential ways

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

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

Fear of Missing the Mark can Subvert Ambitious Targets

This is part 3 of a 6-part series revealing findings from SustainAbility’s recent report, “Targeting Value,” which focuses on how to maximize impact through corporate sustainability goal setting. Part 1 explores the idea of maximizing the impact of corporate goals and Part 2 discusses what companies are missing about water goals. The No. 1 reason companies do not set ambitious

Rate the Raters 2018

In May of 2010, SustainAbility launched a multi-phase research program, Rate the Raters (RtR). RtR was designed to influence and improve the quality and transparency of corporate sustainability ratings. It proved enormously popular. Many companies and financial industry stakeholders tell us they still regularly reference this seminal work. Now we propose to re-engage on this

What Corporations are Missing about Water Goals

This is part 2 of a 6-part series revealing findings from SustainAbility’s recent report, “Targeting Value,” which focuses on how to maximize impact through corporate sustainability goal setting. Part 3 will discuss what happens when a company fails a sustainability goal. The identification of water as a major risk to business is far from new, but 2016