Overall Glasgow’s COP26 made good progress in some areas but failed to move others forward - what was really achieved? The world is still way off track for the Paris 1.5 degrees C – the widely accepted target that only really represents ‘hopefully not too dangerous’.
COP26 in Glasgow is possibly the most crucial event for the global community to properly develop climate responses. Does the announcement of the ISSB herald a new dawn for climate disclosure and the end of greenwashing?
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.
An IMF report this week (6th October 2021) suggests the fossil fuel industry receives subsidies of $5.9tn per year – or a more understandable $11m per minute. The climate crisis is already big enough – why are we stoking the fire?
Sustainability Disclosure Grows Up Sustainability reporting and ESG disclosure are finally growing up. They are moving from being desirable towards mandatory. So how do you avoid the pitfalls? Read this article to get the full story on what’s happening, where and what it means for you. If you don’t want to read the detail, here …
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 …
Choice is a leading aspect of modern life and is a powerful tool in the marketplace. But how much is real and how much of this choice is an illusion? And where does responsibility lie to choose sustainability?
Should it lie with consumers encouraging businesses to converge with their values?
Or are the issues so important for long-term wellbeing and quality of life that the appearance of choice is an illusion and businesses must place sustainability in the heart of their business models?
This week (Thursday 14th January 2021) we're delighted to welcome Virginie Coulloudon (Executive Director) and Maria del Peso (Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board) from Your Public Value, Berlin.
Virginie and Maria will be talking about their work on Common Good and Profit and presenting their Public Value Principles for Sustainable Business.
You might be familiar with using a hierarchy to save waste or carbon.
But what if you want to conserve your own personal energy?
It’s been a tough year, perhaps you’ve had enough (we have) - it’s time for your team/colleagues/husband/wife/kids/parents/pets to do their share.
Use our ground-breaking Waster Hierarchy to lighten your load and put your feet up.
Remember, like other hierarchies, start at the top, you’ll get the maximum slacking benefits here!
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.
Our insights, expertise and thought leadership has featured in leading publications and several of the world’s most recognised sustainability sites worldwide. You can read it here.
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.