Topic Archives: Strategy & Integration

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

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

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

As New Reporting Frameworks Emerge, A Focus on Transparency Prevails

According to the Governance & Accountability Institute, 81% of companies listed on the S&P 500 published sustainability reports in 2016. The universe of relevant reporting developments continues to evolve, influenced by the establishment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the emergence of integrated reporting and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards. Consequently, companies

Playing to Win Through Sustainable Growth

How can a sporting goods company play to win whilst maintaining sustainability as its foundation of future growth? By identifying and prioritizing the economic, environmental and social impacts and issues that matter most to the company and its stakeholders, and setting goals to improve performance. SustainAbility supported Amer Sports to deliver the company’s materiality assessment

Value Creation through Goal Setting

Companies are pursuing increasingly ambitious sustainability goals. There are a range of frameworks to help guide them in their goal setting, however, on the whole, the targets set by companies are not in line with what’s necessary to resolve our collective sustainability challenges. SustainAbility’s new research will provide practical guidance to help companies set, track

Webinar: Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap – Europe / Asia

In this public webinar, SustainAbility Senior Manager Rebecca O’Neill presented the findings of the research report, Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap. Too few companies get clear sustainability performance messages out to their investors and one of the main barriers is the internal dynamic between Sustainability and Investor Relations (IR) departments. Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap

Webinar: Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap – Americas

In this public webinar, SustainAbility Senior Manager Rebecca O’Neill presented the findings of the research report, Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap. Too few companies get clear sustainability performance messages out to their investors and one of the main barriers is the internal dynamic between Sustainability and Investor Relations (IR) departments. Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap

What I Have Learnt: Professor David Grayson

Kennedy School of Government Professor Joseph Nye describes a ‘tri-sector athlete’ as someone who can, “engage and collaborate across the private, public, and social sectors.” David Grayson – currently Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management – has a career that has spanned all of these sectors, and more.