Understanding the relationship between your organisation and the wider world, and identifying which issues, trends, dependencies and risks are material (important) to your business future is critical. Not just for measuring and managing impact, but also for developing resilience and responding to the changing requirements of clients, investors and wider stakeholders and ultimately maximising the opportunities for sustainable value creation.
Many people and companies fear and resist change due to uncertainty and perceived higher risks. But the risk of not adapting can be higher - what biases are involved and how do we move forward?
There are several types of relationships between species, bu tit's clear that the human relationships with the biosphere are closer to parasitic than any others. Isn't it time to pursue more positive outcomes - if only for self-interest?
While we've been concerned with action on climate and tied up with Covid19, a larger, related crisis is brewing. Businesses are waking up to the need for action on biodiversity.
Biodiversity is one of many issues organisations should consider when developing (or reviewing) sustainable business strategy. Many organisations have biodiversity-related dependencies and impacts stemming from their location, supply chains, products and services.
COVID-19 has provided an enormous shock to our way of life and economy. It’s still unfolding, and the consequences are unclear and uncertain.
Yet amongst this turmoil, there's a growing recognition that life after COVID-19, should that be possible, could and must be different.
Does our current situation provide the conditions for improving life and building a better world?
Research shows people are losing trust in public institutions and even capitalism as it is now. What can businesses do to build trust?
In a business context it’s often been necessary to justify why sustainability is important with a business case. While it gets less visibility now, it’s still common to see the symptoms of not having a good business case, or one that’s not widely implemented.
Why you should look at sustainable business as a source of business value rather than a simply a cost of business.
Profit isn't very useful for measuring sustainability, or even for telling us much about economic viability. Why? Because profit is a lagging indicator and sustainability is inherently about long-termism. Delivering sustainability requires forward-looking indicators.
In September 2017, we ran a Towards 9 Billion workshop on sustainable finance, to explore how the finance sector could build a sustainable future. To get the workshop report contact us.
What did the 2017 budget mean for sustainability? A concise overview of what it means.
Population growth is routinely blamed for many sustainability issues - this video explodes the myth