90% of world’s 2,000 most influential companies failing to ensure human rights, decent work and ethical conduct

The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) has today published its first Social Benchmark, assessing the world’s 2,000 most influential companies on their responsibility in meeting society’s fundamental expectations towards three measurement areas – respecting human rights, providing decent work, and acting ethically. The Benchmark reveals significant gaps and areas on which companies urgently need to make progress to ensure […] ... lees meer

EcoVadis Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024

EcoVadis, the leading provider of business sustainability ratings, announced it was named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024. EcoVadis was selected in the enterprise category for its contributions to the business sustainability industry in the past 12 months including enhancements to its predictive intelligence solution IQ Plus. Companies require […] ... lees meer

‘Sustainability Remains a Business Imperative, But Current Approaches are Falling Short’

A new global study by the IBM Institute for Business Value found that while a majority of organizations recognize sustainability as important to their business strategy, many C-suite leaders are struggling to fund their sustainability investments. Data collected from 5,000 global C-suite executives highlighted that organizations that embed sustainability within their operations see better sustainability and financial […] ... lees meer

Oxford report calls for ‘major course-correction’ to carbon offsetting

An interdisciplinary team of Oxford University researchers have today released an update to flagship guidance on credible and net zero aligned carbon offsetting, which has been used by hundreds of organisations since its publication in 2020.   “The vast majority of current offsetting approaches are not getting us any closer to net zero emissions, and trust in the […] ... lees meer

The European economy needs to double its level of climate investments to deliver the EU 2030 targets

Climate investments in the EU economy grew by 9% in 2022. A report published by Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE) finds that the European Green Deal is gaining economic momentum but investments in modernising energy, transport, and buildings must still double for the EU to hit 2030 climate targets. Climate investments made today shape Europe’s […] ... lees meer

Preqin and Impact Institute announce partnership to enhance impact data in private markets

Preqin, the global leader in alternative assets data, tools, and insights, and Impact Institute, a leading provider of impact technology solutions developed by worldwide experts in impact measurement and valuation, today announced a partnership to equip investment professionals with cutting-edge asset-level impact data to enhance deal origination workflows. These innovative data points will also unlock […] ... lees meer

New partnership charts a path for systemic change in the EU

The Systems Transformation Hub, a pioneering venture designed to drive systemic solutions for Europe, was launched on 24 January 2024 at the European Parliament by a coalition of five thought-leading organizations. This comes at a pivotal time of complex and interconnected crises in the lead-up to key elections in the European Union. The world faces […] ... lees meer

Global circularity rate is falling steadily every year—study pinpoints key reforms to revert this trend

Over the past five years, the number of discussions, debates and articles related to the circular economy has almost tripled in spite of the global circularity rate falling from 9.1% to 7.2%. This is according to the Circularity Gap Report 2024, launched by Circle Economy Foundation and Deloitte today. The report moves from theory to […] ... lees meer

World Benchmarking Alliance identifies 2,000 most influential companies globally who can help or hinder achieving the SDGs

The World Benchmarking Alliance has published an updated list of the world’s 2,000 most influential companies. The analysis, refreshed at the start of each year and known as the SDG2000, details 2,000 companies that hold dominant positions in their respective industries, headquartered across 86 economies and with operations and supply chains spanning the globe. They […] ... lees meer

CEO’s: ‘Maatregelen voor verminderen energievraag kunnen de groei stimuleren en economieën 2 miljard dollar per jaar besparen’

Een reeks acties door het bedrijfsleven gericht op het terugdringen van de intensiteit van de vraag naar energie zou de wereldeconomie een jaarlijkse besparing van minstens $ 2 biljoen kunnen opleveren als de maatregelen tegen het einde van dit decennium worden genomen. Dit zou de groei stimuleren, bedrijven geld besparen en concurrentievoordeel opleveren, terwijl ook […] ... lees meer

Businesses, trade unions & NGOs jointly call on legislators to reach agreement on effective final CSDDD

Ahead of the next (and potentially last) political trilogue on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive on Wednesday 13 December, a group of businesses including IKEA, ALDI SÜD, Novo Nordisk, L’Oreal and ABN AMRO, trade unions and civil society organisations, jointly urged EU co-legislators to reach a political agreement in view of adopting an effective […] ... lees meer