Topic Archives: Metrics & Goals

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

How to Maximize the Impact of Corporate Sustainability Goals

This is part 1 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 2 next week will address corporate sustainability goals around water stewardship. While there has been a substantial improvement in high-impact sustainability goal-setting by companies over the past decade,

Targeting Value

Targeting Value provides clear insights on the value to business of setting, pursuing, achieving and reporting on sustainability goals. The report also presents current best practices for ensuring goals deliver maximum business value and broader societal impact. Companies have a responsibility to ensure they are operating in a sustainable manner; setting goals to outline what

Watch: Highlights from The 2017 Climate Webinar – Americas / Europe

GlobeScan and SustainAbility present a webinar to discuss the results from our latest survey focused on climate change and progress made on the Paris Agreement. The GlobeScan-SustainAbility Survey is one the longest-running expert surveys on sustainability-related topics of its kind. In our latest report we analyze the viewpoints of over 400 global sustainability experts on

We Are Not Alone in Believing Change is Possible

Although dented, the Paris Agreement is not broken. Companies and many other institutions remain committed to climate action. Interface shares with SustainAbility thoughts on why it is standing by the Paris Agreement and how climate leadership is good for business. At Interface, we were very disappointed when the President announced that the United States would withdraw

Our Power Is in Collective Action

Although dented, the Paris Agreement is not broken.  Companies and many other institutions remain committed to climate action. HPE shares with SustainAbility thoughts on why it is standing by the Paris Agreement and how climate leadership is good for business. The mobilization of businesses, governments, and individuals in response to the U.S. withdrawal from the