Topic Archives: Strategy & Integration

The Full Picture: Investor Relations Meet Sustainability

The communication gap between Investor Relations and sustainability departments is leaving investors without a full picture of corporate performance and unable to fully integrate environmental, social and governance factors into decision-making. Companies have been working to meet investors’ needs for as long as there have been shareholders. The relationship is complex and increasingly so due

Delivering Industry-First Stakeholder Engagement

Brown-Forman, the company behind well-known brands such as Jack Daniels, Woodford Reserve, Herradura, and Southern Comfort, has been a leader in the spirits industry for generations. Today, over 140 years after its founding, with the support of committed senior management and a dedicated corporate responsibility team, the company has also become a leader on the

Transforming Culture at Barclays, Enel and Campbell Soup

Our recently released research, Sustainability Incorporated: Integrating Sustainability into Business, calls out the need for business to further embed sustainability into its core strategies. The report highlights five pathways that sustainability practitioners can leverage to more deeply integrate sustainability into their business: employing business model thinking; putting materiality to use; applying a sustainability lens to

Sasol, AkzoNobel and How Transparency Can Drive Integrated Thinking

Our recently released research, Sustainability Incorporated: Integrating Sustainability into Business, calls out the need for business to further embed sustainability into its core strategies. The report highlights five pathways that sustainability practitioners can leverage to more deeply integrate sustainability into their business: employing business model thinking; putting materiality to use; applying a sustainability lens to

BASF’s New Strategy for a Greener Supply Chain

Our recently released research, Sustainability Incorporated: Integrating Sustainability into Business, calls out the need for business to further embed sustainability into its core strategies. The report highlights five pathways that sustainability practitioners can leverage to more deeply integrate sustainability into their business: employing business model thinking; putting materiality to use; applying a sustainability lens to

How Starbucks Yields the Benefits of Materiality

Our recently released research, Sustainability Incorporated: Integrating Sustainability into Business, calls out the need for business to further embed sustainability into its core strategies. It highlights five pathways to more deeply integrate sustainability into business: employing business model thinking; putting materiality to use; applying a sustainability lens to products and services; tapping into culture; and

How AstraZeneca, Fibria and Novelis Embed Sustainability into Business

Our recently released research, Sustainability Incorporated: Integrating Sustainability into Business, calls out the need for business to further embed sustainability into its core strategies. It highlights five pathways to more deeply integrate sustainability into business: employing business model thinking, putting materiality to use, applying a sustainability lens to products and services, tapping into culture, and

Creating a Balanced Strategy for Becton Dickinson

Headquartered in New Jersey, Becton Dickinson (BD) is a global medical device company in the dynamic and quickly evolving healthcare field. They have an ambitious approach to delivering on some of the world’s most pressing global healthcare challenges. The company had already been actively working to improve its overall sustainability impacts for a number of

Materiality Matters at Michelin

Established in the late 1800’s when brothers André and Edouard Michelin began to create new tire innovations, Michelin believes that mobility is essential for human development. In 2012, Michelin embarked on a program to review its approach to sustainability and asked SustainAbility to help with its first materiality process. Identifying the issues Our starting point

3D Printing – Exploring a Technology and its Sustainability Potential

3D printing remains the cool kid in class, still fresh, and maintaining an attractive level of intrigue. And its future looks promising. According to Harvard Business Review from May 2015, industrial 3D printing is “at a tipping point, about to go mainstream in a big way.” 3D printing is a technology that can build three