Topic Archives: Strategy & Integration

Supporting a technology visionary in strengthening its sustainability approach

In 2019, SustainAbility worked with PayPal to complete the company’s first environmental, social and governance (ESG) materiality assessment, focusing efforts to deliver its commitment to “making a powerful, positive difference in the world by helping people and businesses join and thrive in the digital economy.” PayPal began developing its impact strategy in 2015, when it

Webinar: Materiality and SDGs

   Novartis and SustainAbility presented a webinar on December 11th as part of a series of conversations about the results and outcomes of Novartis’ 2017 Corporate Responsibility Materiality Assessment. In this webinar we explored how corporate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is linked to and can be driven by corporate responsibility materiality

Systems Transformation and the SDGs

Wind turbines on a grass field during golden hour

The decade to 2030: How can companies help deliver systems transformation to achieve the SDGs? With just shy of a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), two things are clear: systems transformation, instead of incremental change, is needed to address the challenges ahead; and we need better ways of measuring company performance

Access to Medicines Index Performance

We were commissioned by a top global pharmaceutical company to assess the company’s performance in the Access to Medicine Index (ATMI). We provided technical analysis and consultation to enable the company to continue and improve its efforts to advance access to health around the world. The Access to Medicines Index ranks 20 of the world’s largest pharmaceutical

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

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

Creating a Circular Economy for Plastics

This is the third in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies, accelerate change and pursue the necessary scale of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. You can read the second blog in this series here. Our current system is failing to capture the economic

Strengthening Reporting to Support Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

SustainAbility has been working with Drax since 2015 to help strengthen its reporting. In 2016 Drax launched a strategy which included an expansion of its retail offering through the acquisition of Opus Energy. This expansion of the retail business increased Drax’s exposure to business customers and the disclosure of its sustainability performance to this key