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by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
The private sector has been mobilizing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. But corporations are also in constant...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
“Organizations rely on a diverse set of ‘capitals’ to function effectively,” says Emma Ringström, Sustainability Manager, Pulp and Performance Chemicals at AkzoNobel. By measuring these, she says, “...
by Sustainable Brands, Apr 2018
New evidence suggests that sustainability standards are drivers of the adoption and improvement of corporate practices. Its welcome news following CDP’s recent examination of the gap between...
by Sustainable Brands, Apr 2018
This month, Pure Strategies celebrates 20 years of providing sustainability consulting to companies such as Stonyfield Farms, Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation and Walmart. Its team has been...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2018
A multi-industry initiative has introduced new protocols and tools for the responsible sourcing of tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold, and cobalt, as well as social, environmental and governance impacts...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2018
The global apparel and footwear industries are worth an estimated $1.7 trillion, a number that is projected to grow as more and more people around the world enter the global middle class — and...
by Sustainable Brands, Feb 2018
Without a uniform, universally accepted and publicly available measurement methodology, companies large and small wanting to eradicate the pay gap are often left wondering where to start. A new...
by Gil Friend, Dec 2017
We've come a long way since the first New Metrics conference seven years ago. Back then, much of our focus was stuff — resource efficiency and the physical "metabolism" of our organizations; now, we...
by Martin Rich, Dec 2017
As a reformed banker, I tend to be alert whenever I hear folks talking about investment and investors. Over the past few Sustainable Brands events, I’ve noticed, however, that the language can...
by Mark McElroy, Dec 2017
At the closing of the New Metrics ‘17 conference in Philadelphia last month, attendees were asked: “What ‘New Metric’ will you go back and implement in 2017/2018?” The overriding response tabulated...
by Maxine Perella, Dec 2017
A report launched at the World Forum on Natural Capital (WFNC) in Edinburgh, Scotland last week examines the vanishing wealth of the world’s nature, and the growing systemic risk that represents to...
by Libby MacCarthy, Dec 2017
While carbon emissions and water and energy efficiency are top-of-mind concerns for companies keen on reducing the environmental impacts of their products, a sustainable future can’t be achieved...
by Maxine Perella, Nov 2017
Factoring the value of nature into governance and corporate decision-making is not an easy task, but governments and businesses are starting to recognize the importance of natural capital accounting...
by Jed Wolf, Nov 2017
The new wave of conscious consumption, driven largely by millennials and Gen Z, is pushing companies to innovate around social causes. The Nielsen Global Corporate Sustainability Report found that 73...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2017
  Live Well San Diego: A visionary partnership to define and measure 10 quality-of-life metrics By Anna Shugoll   Stacey Smith Wrapping up an action-packed three days was Stacey...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2017
While measurement, disclosure and other forms of engagement were the dominant themes yesterday, day two of New Metrics ’17 saw brands, NGOs and solution providers digging deeper to reveal practical...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2017
As Sustainable Brands' New Metrics '17 conference kicked off in Philadelphia on Monday, speakers from SASB, CSRLab, WRI, the World Happiness Summit and more presented a range of topics revolving...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2017
Corresponding with the kick off of the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), CDP has released a new report finding that over 100 of the world’s state and regional governments are taking action...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2017
Ahead of his attendance at this week’s New Metrics ’17 conference in Philadelphia, we caught up with Bob Mancini, CEO of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs (RISCPA), to learn more about why the concept...
by Philippe Joubert, Nov 2017
We need to make better decisions to avoid the potentially severe consequences for businesses operating in a deteriorated environment. The social and environmental megatrends will, over time, act as a...
by Mark McElroy, Nov 2017
September marked the fifth anniversary of a public comment that I and 65 other members of the Sustainability Context Group submitted to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the run-up to G4. G4,...
by Stephanie Bertels, Nov 2017
Our corporate partners were increasingly being asked to contextualize their sustainability goals and performance. They wanted to understand what tools were available and how to approach the issue of...
by Libby MacCarthy, Oct 2017
Corporate sustainability goes far beyond carbon emissions and water efficiency. Workplace gender equality is quickly catching up to science-based targets and circular design in terms of the elements...
by Bill Baue, Oct 2017
Sustainability requires contextualization within thresholds. That’s what sustainability is all about. Allen White, co-founder, Global Reporting Initiative The part can never be well unless the whole...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2017
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and the Cool Farm Alliance (CFA) — a nonprofit industry platform and creator of the Cool Farm Tool sustainable agriculture calculator — have signed a memorandum of...
by Mark McElroy, Oct 2017
One of the hallmarks of context-based sustainability (CBS) as an approach to performance accounting in business is that it features the use of organization- or company-specific metrics. Indeed, a...
by Sustainable Brands, Sep 2017
More evidence has emerged linking business performance with a company's purpose beyond profit. Global customer agency C Space has released a new study, Unlocking Customer-Inspired Growth, detailing...
by Bill Baue, Sep 2017
Part Ten in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. “If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there,” U.S. baseball icon (and meister of understated irony)...
by Sustainable Brands, Sep 2017
As more businesses make moves to align their operations and strategies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the need for a common framework for reporting on the impacts and contributions of...
by Daniel Hill, Sep 2017
A new sense of readiness and willingness from companies is transforming how businesses approach responsible growth. Corporate sustainability is no longer viewed as a trend, but as a necessity. That’s...
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