Sustainability reporting is becoming a vital stakeholder communications tool, helping stakeholders, customers and investors make informed decisions about how they engage with your organisation. You can increase the impact of your sustainability reporting by going digital.
Rapid urbanisation is often seen as a challenge to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. However, if policy makers take a nexus approach to understanding how new technologies can transform a city’s energy, transport and infrastructure mix, this urbanisation may well present more opportunities than threats in encouraging a more sustainable world.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals might seem the concern of national policy makers, NGOs and multi-national corporations, but partnership is integral to their success. Small and medium sized enterprises that map their strategies to the SDGs will find themselves at a strategic advantage as national and municipal strategic planning for the goals begins to take shape.
Social and environmental sustainability concerns are poised to become important drivers of business transformation in the near future. As the implications of sustainability (or lack of..) are being felt and seen throughout entire global business value chains, traction has been picking up pace within companies as they start to respond to such trends by embedding sustainability into their plans and operations.
Agricultural fire regimes in the central Asian country of Georgia are reducing soil fertility and – when out of control – destroying windbreaks and causing poor air quality and generating carbon emissions. Altus Impact looked into the benefits of restricting burning.
Communicating environmental issues involves interpreting complex scientific data and building a narrative around the key insights. By using effective data visualizations, publishers can tell even more compelling stories.
The uptake of green infrastructure has been gaining momentum across the globe. It offers a cost effective way of reducing business impacts and managing risks. Better still, there are many spill-over benefits, such as biodiversity conservation.
Mainstreaming environmental metrics into integrated annual reporting is a necessary step in starting reducing impact and understanding dependencies. Coca-Cola / HBC continue to delve into disclosure, helping it cut carbon emissions faster than any of nations signed-up to the Paris Agreement.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a national and global icon. But it’s no secret it is in trouble, facing serious long term declines in coral cover from chronic human stresses, such as nutrient run-off, climate change and ocean acidification. A serious policy re-think is required, if it is to be saved.
An international coalition of private and public sector partners are in the process of defining a standard for assessing natural capital impacts and dependencies for mainstreaming into company reporting. It has the potential transform how your business operates.