Topic Archives: Metrics & Goals

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

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