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Check here often for our latest thinking on corporate sustainability; updates on the best sustainability resources and leading examples curated by our team; and our tips, thoughts, and tools for sustainability practitioners.

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Upholding the Human Right to a Living Wage Is Essential for Business

In this blog post we explore the right to a living wage to help you to understand why it is relevant for companies and how you can get started on your living wage journey.

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Key Climate Change Resources for Companies

As companies globally are increasing their ambition on climate change, you may wonder how to help your company take meaningful action. We have compiled the tools experts are using to help their companies advance a net-zero future.

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9 Actions That Will Help Your Company Support Climate Justice

Advancing climate justice is the responsibility of every company, but it is a complex, multifaceted undertaking, and you may be wondering where to begin. Here are some key actions your company can take right away.

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Climate Justice Is the Solution to Our Climate Crisis

Leading companies recognise the reality of climate change and its effects. In response, they often focus on mitigating emissions. But these efforts are only part of the solution. Until we address the effects of climate change on social equity and the need for a just transition, our efforts to stop and reverse catastrophic warming will fall short.

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Supporting Systems Thinking in Your Company

Systems thinking is a crucial sustainability capability, but companies may face some hard-to-overcome hurdles when implementing a systems thinking approach. This blog post identifies common challenges that companies encounter, and suggestions on how to get unstuck.

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Why Stakeholder Capitalism Is Not Enough

Calls are growing for companies to become sustainable and create value for company stakeholders. But is stakeholder capitalism enough to ensure a sustainable future? This blog post explores why it is not.

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Climate Action: Key Resources to Support Your Company’s Leadership Team

Corporate executives and directors play an important role in ensuring the companies they lead do their part to support climate resilience. Here are some helpful resources you can share with your executives to support them in taking climate action.

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5 Resources to Help You Think in Systems

Systems thinking helps companies to manage disruptive risk, make more informed choices, and limit the impacts of their activities. Yet, many companies are not sure how to best leverage systems thinking for sustainability. We explain why leading companies think in systems and point you to some of our favourite resources.

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The Journey to Becoming an Agent of Change

We are all embedded in a system of production and consumption that reinforces the privileges of a few at the expense of a majority of others and the planet. Some of us are insiders and have reaped its advantages. This post explores what it takes for insiders to become agents of change.

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Why Thresholds Matter

In this blog, we tackle the idea of social and environmental thresholds and why companies need to consider them when developing their corporate strategy, setting credible sustainability goals, and taking meaningful action.

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5 Key Resources for Effective Investment in Communities

Many companies choose to invest in their local communities, both as a way of demonstrating their commitment to sustainability and to manage community-related risk. This blog post highlights key resources to help your company make meaningful and strategic contributions in the communities where you operate.

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Getting Started on Your ESG Journey in 7 Steps

In the rapidly evolving ESG space, many companies aren’t sure where to start. While each company’s sustainability journey will look a bit different, depending on its industry, location(s), value chain, and investors, customers, or partners, there are some common steps that can help any company confidently start down the sustainability path.

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Top Resources to Leverage Storytelling for Sustainability

Stories are powerful. They shape your organisation’s culture and its decision-making. Yet, many companies are not sure how to best leverage storytelling for sustainability. We share what we have learned and point you to some of our favourite resources.

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Climate Change and Climate Risks: What Corporate Directors Need to Know

Climate change threatens both the future success of businesses and the wellbeing of society. Corporate directors have the opportunity and responsibility to steer their businesses towards supporting climate resilience. To do so, directors must understand climate science, the risks and opportunities for businesses, and the actions needed to respond to them.

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5 Steps to a Corporate Strategy That Delivers on Sustainability

To achieve the societal transformation that we need, companies must do their part to embed sustainability into their core strategy. And that means focusing on more than shareholder value or even stakeholder value …it means focusing on systems value. We've created a straight-forward five-step process to help companies develop a truly embedded strategy.

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Community Resilience: Why It Matters to Companies and 3 Things Your Company Can Do

The increasing pressure on companies to account for their impacts on the environment and on communities has been hard to miss. And many companies are making an effort to “do good” in the community, but they are often unsure how best to go about it. We took a deep dive into community resilience to help companies figure out how they can contribute...

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Companies Need to Take a Stand. Here’s How to Do It Right.

More than ever before, the public has turned its attention to business leaders and said “how are you going to be a part of the solution?” To help companies take a credible position, we have created a straight-forward eight-step approach that will help you to craft a comprehensive yet concise position statement...

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Are Corporate Position Statements on Sustainability Worth the Time and Effort?

Given the urgency for companies to improve their sustainability performance, you may wonder why I am spending so much time trying to get companies to write credible position statements. “Position statements, really? …that’s what you want to talk about?” Yep, I do. Let me try to convince you that, not only do they matter, they can be an effective catalyst to moving your sustainability agenda forward...

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Setting Strong Sustainability Goals Can Feel Hard. It Doesn’t Have To.

Customers, employees, communities, and even shareholders are demanding meaningful corporate action on sustainability. I’ve created a list of seven straight-forward questions to help you take a look at your company’s existing goals, or to consider as you develop your next round of sustainability goals...

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Trends in Sustainability Goal Setting: Credible Corporate Climate Goals

Climate change is projected have significant impacts on economies, the stability of global financial markets, and the companies that operate within them. To address this crisis, companies are recognising they must set strong corporate climate goals. Encouragingly, this past year, we have seen significant developments around climate goal setting...