Strategy

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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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5 Steps to a Corporate Strategy That Delivers on Sustainability

To achieve the societal transformation 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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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. This blog post lists seven straight-forward questions to help you assess 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 to 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. This blog post discusses encouraging and significant developments around climate goal setting in 2020-21.

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How to Build Good Relations with Indigenous Peoples: An Interview Series (Part 2)

In our conversations with companies around the world, we have noticed a common refrain: building good relations with Indigenous Peoples is essential, but we aren’t sure how or where to start. This is the second entry in a three-part series that aims to help bridge this gap. In this instalment, we discuss some of the specific actions that your company can take towards embedding an understanding of Indigenous worldviews into how you operate and your approach to building capacity with Indigenous communities.

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How to Build Good Relations with Indigenous Peoples: An Interview Series (Part 1)

In our conversations with companies around the world, we have noticed a common refrain: building good relations with Indigenous Peoples is essential, but we aren’t sure how or where to start. This is the first entry in a three-part series that aims to help bridge this gap. In this instalment, we unpack the importance of understanding Indigenous worldviews, taking the time to understand the needs of their Peoples, and acting with deference and sincerity towards building positive and long-lasting relationships in order to advance reconciliation.

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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. This blog post discusses the need for companies to participate in a just transition to a net-zero economy.

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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. This blog post explains why leading companies think in systems and points you to some of our favourite resources.

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Why Thresholds Matter

In this blog post, 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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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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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 on key issues.

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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...