Topic Archives: Trends & Forecasting

Webinar: What’s Next for Sustainable Business? 2019 Sustainability Trends

  We are delighted to present our annual webinar to discuss the global sustainability trends that will shape the economic, political, and social landscape and business agenda in 2019. The webinar included a presentation of SustainAbility’s current thinking and a lively discussion between SustainAbility’s Mark Lee and Bron York and panelists: Bernice Lee, Executive Director, Hoffmann

What’s Next for Sustainable Business?

In our annual trends report we explore the key global trends impacting businesses as they transition towards a more sustainable economy. While the scale and complexity of the sustainability challenges we face is daunting, there is also reason for optimism. Tweet This In 2019 we expect to see continued political instability, more pronounced climate impacts

SustainAbility at Climate Week NYC: Finance for Global Change

Check out SustainAbility’s blog series covering our team’s attendance at several Climate Week NYC events in September 2018. Event: HSBC Finance for Global Change Forum, New York Public Library At a well-attended early Climate Week event hosted by HSBC in the beautiful Bryant Park New York Public Library, attendees heard from several great speakers about how finance can

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

Webinar: Business Impacts Insight – 2018 Sustainability Trends

  We are delighted to present our annual webinar to discuss the global sustainability trends that will shape the economic, political, and social landscape and business agenda in 2018. This year we expect to see continued momentum and leadership by companies on climate change, the social equity agenda, freedom of speech, sustainable mobility, and other

Business Impacts Insight

In our annual trends review we identify ten issues that we believe will have significant impact on global sustainability and the corporate sector in 2018. We have reached an inflection point on renewable energy and there is a rising tide of support for a more equal society. Tweet This This year we expect to see

In Conversation with Our Founders, John Elkington & Julia Hailes

Three videos in which co-founders John Elkington and Julia Hailes discuss the start of SustainAbility, the notion of constructive discomfort, intergenerational equity, the Sustainable Development Goals and the challenges and change ahead. The Genesis of SustainAbility Co-founders John Elkington and Julia Hailes discuss how SustainAbility was established following the success of Green Pages and the

Then, Now & What’s Next

Sustainability is 30. To mark this milestone we are charting how in that time the developed world has changed and is changing. We look at how people have affected everything from our landscapes and physical world to the economy and broader society. And we explore the opportunities and possibilities of a regenerative and equal future

Evaluating Progress on Climate Change

Two years after the breakthrough achievement of the Paris Agreement, we asked global sustainability experts representing business, government, NGOs and academia to evaluate progress made by the global community on addressing climate change generally and implementing the Agreement specifically. Our expert panel’s assessment is bleak. More than half of these sustainability practitioners think that the

Amid Technological Disruption, Utilities Continue Search for Sustainable Business Models

SustainAbility’s Trends blog series provides you with updates on important signals from our What’s Next for Business? Sustainability Trends for 2017 report. This blog explores the key forces and technologies shaping the transformation of the U.S. utilities sector. The U.S. electric utility sector currently faces disruption on a scale it has never experienced before. Democratization and