3 benefits of environmental sustainability your business could profit from

benefits of environmental sustainability

While the benefits of environmental sustainability for long-term business success are numerous, the main competitive advantages can be broken down into three clear categories: investors, customers and legislation. Successful organisations are already aware of the importance of meeting investor and customer demands whilst complying with legislative requirements. Here we highlight how a well-developed corporate sustainability […]

Inspiring change: positive stories in sustainability

Inspiring change: positive stories in sustainability

The headline news from our Sustainability Reporting Performance reports this year was that corporate action on climate change is simply not happening fast enough. While this is sadly true, the purpose of our research is not to simply cast another cloud over the climate crisis. The objective is really to recognise the action that is […]

Taking Stock of the FTSE 100 key trends in sustainability

Taking Stock of the FTSE 100 key trends in sustainability

We recently published our 2018 Sustainability Reporting Performance reports. The reports are based on annual research into the public disclosures of the FTSE 100. The purpose is to highlight trends and recognise leadership in environmental performance and disclosure across some of the world’s largest and most carbon intensive companies. Here we take a dive into […]

3 tips to reduce the reporting burden

3 tips to reduce the reporting burden

Businesses globally have a wide range of sustainability frameworks, standards and benchmarks, they can report to – CDP, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) – and the list goes on. Each tool varies slightly in purpose, audience and […]

What is a sustainability strategy?

What is a sustainability strategy?

Derived from ancient Greek, the word strategy refers to a high level plan to achieve a long term goal. If our long term goal is to have zero impact on our climate, how does a sustainability strategy support that?

Three areas of focus for business and sustainability during 2017

Three areas of focus for business and sustainability during 2017

I’ve not set resolutions this year. However, this year I have decided that I’d like to not take certain things with me into 2017. I’d like to leave the negative aspects of 2016 behind and focus on the now. This particularly resonates for me when I think about climate change. So much was achieved in […]

How do I build a business case that will kick start sustainability in my business?

How do I build a business case that will kick start sustainability in my business?

When discussing strategy and sustainability there is, I think, a danger of lapsing into what one of my colleagues affectionately calls “management dude speak”. However, done well, a strategic approach should help manage risks and make the most of opportunities. Here we expand on some of these themes and whilst aiming to keep the dude […]