Sustainability Professionals Resilience Group | SPRG Simply making money is no longer seen as sufficient by many. Demonstrating purpose and social value is increasingly important. The World Economic Forum, among others, is promoting “Stakeholder Capitalism”, with a focus on companies playing a positive role in solving global challenges and reducing inequality. BlackRock’s (the world’s largest …
The need for meaningful change in business practice to deliver sustainability and equity is perhaps more pressing than ever. But persistent greenwashing undermines the wider understanding of sustainability, erodes trust, adds confusion and fuels cynicism.
Engaging leadership in sustainability is vital - even in a large organisation with dedicated sustainability specialists. To ensure that sustainability becomes and remains a strategic priority, sustainability professionals need to work hard to get the organisation on board. You need to start with the positions, roles, places and people that matter.
How do you know if a product or service is sustainable?
What is a sustainable product?
How do you go about defining, designing and developing them?
Arguably trust in businesses revolves around having purpose, values & sticking to them. But what does this mean in practice?
Climate will remain perhaps the most vital sustainability issue of 2020, but the crucial question is, will attention finally convert into meaningful and proportionate action?
The 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change required all signatories (almost every country on earth) to avoid dangerous climate change, it also articulated the need to find equitable ways to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
What will be the big sustainability issues in 2020? Each year we look to identify the emerging and fast-moving sustainability issues (here are 2019’s) we believe will shape sustainable business practice. In 2020 these are not wholly new, but existing issues continue to gather momentum, move from the edge to the mainstream or become the …
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.
To make sustainability a strategic priority, sustainability professionals need to work hard to get the organisation on board. They need to start with the positions, roles, places and people that matter. Here is Sheila, the CEO.
Why is it sustainability specialists can find their jobs both frustrating and lonely? It's usually a wider business problem.
There are many reasons for this, some more visible than others. Based on real conversations, I look one of the main issues that often
underlies the frustration.