Topic Archives: Summits & Events

Convening Renewable Energy Stakeholders to Support a Just Energy Transition

SustainAbility has been working with Shell on its sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement and reporting for more than a decade. Stakeholders reported overwhelmingly positive experiences of the event and expressed excitement at Shell’s role as convener amongst energy leaders across the state. Tweet This Shell Powering Progress Together is a global series of events providing a

SustainAbility at Climate Week NYC: Closing the Loop on Paper Cups

SustainAbility was at Climate Week in New York City last week and will be sharing blog updates about some of the events throughout the week. Event: Sustainable Packaging Coalition Advance Conference – A Fix For Your Daily Coffee Fix Paper cups have long been a challenge to recycle. The lining inside the cup that keeps your hot coffee

A New Role for Brands

Last year, Sustainable Brands launched a three-year initiative to explore our sense of changing global societal aspirations. What we’ve found so far, through extensive research that we’re unfolding around the world, has validated that there is a mainstreaming shift in our collective vision of what the “Good Life” looks like today. More and more consumers

We Are Not Alone in Believing Change is Possible

Although dented, the Paris Agreement is not broken. Companies and many other institutions remain committed to climate action. Interface shares with SustainAbility thoughts on why it is standing by the Paris Agreement and how climate leadership is good for business. At Interface, we were very disappointed when the President announced that the United States would withdraw

Our Power Is in Collective Action

Although dented, the Paris Agreement is not broken.  Companies and many other institutions remain committed to climate action. HPE shares with SustainAbility thoughts on why it is standing by the Paris Agreement and how climate leadership is good for business. The mobilization of businesses, governments, and individuals in response to the U.S. withdrawal from the

Pursuing a Commitment to a Sustainable Future

Although dented, the Paris Agreement is not broken. Companies and many other institutions remain committed to climate action. Starbucks shares with SustainAbility thoughts on why it is standing by the Paris Agreement and how climate leadership is good for business. Starbucks has always believed that when it comes to our obligation to environmental sustainability, actions

Not All of US: Response to Trump Administration’s Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement

While telegraphed for days and choreographed down to the military band playing soft jazz in the background before the announcement, President Trump’s June 01, 2017 declaration that the U.S. will pull out of the Paris Agreement still jarred and dismayed. What the President portrayed as “A reassertion of American sovereignty” is a disappointing and dangerous

Evaluating Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Three decades following the publication of the Brundtland Commission’s Our Common Future, sustainability practitioners remain alarmed about the lack of progress the international community has made on sustainable development. While this is hardly surprising, the time is right to ask where specifically we are failing, who is accountable, and where the key opportunities are. For

Where do we look for leadership? Could it be China?

As the global movers and shakers head to Davos this week, the consensus is that globalization is under threat as never before. The President–Elect of the USA shows every sign of adopting “deal-based” transactional relationships based on narrow interests. As a result, we may find that in 2017 China emerges as the global leader on

Shifting Markets & Mindsets: Financing the Sustainable Development Goals

A year has passed since the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the time, many set out to ask what it would take to achieve the global to-do list for people and planet. Today, we are still trying to determine how to mobilise various levers to achieve the global goals. One of