Topic Archives: Reporting & Transparency

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

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

50 Years of Global Health Progress

We supported the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) in marking its 50th anniversary with a campaign showcasing global health progress over the last 50 years and looking ahead to the next 50. We developed a report, microsite, videos and suite of communications assets which articulate the contributions of the research-based biopharmaceutical industry

50 Years of Global
Health Progress

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) represents the research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations across the globe. This report “50 Years of Global Health Progress”, marks IFPMA’s 50th anniversary, tracing global health progress over the past 50 years and looking forward to challenges and opportunities for the next 50 years. The report takes

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