New The Road to Context

Author: Embedding Project
The corporate members of the Embedding Project were increasingly being asked to contextualise their sustainability performance. They wanted to understand how they could factor socio-ecological thresholds into their corporate strategy and goal setting processes.  They had been directed towards multiple different initiatives and tools designed to aid this process leaving many of them overwhelmed. They told us they needed help to make sense of it all. As a result, the Embedding Project assembled a Global Community of Practice (CoP) on Contextual Strategy-making where interested companies participated in a process to bring these ideas and tools together under an overarching framework to help explain how companies are approaching the concept of context.





Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assesses the corporate policies, processes, transparency and governance, as well as the responses to human rights allegations, of large publicly traded companies. This is achieved by scoring the companies on 100 indicators across various measurement themes. The key findings report provides insight into company performance by industry according to measurement theme, trends and emerging practice. 

Sustainability ROI Workbook

Bob Willard's Sustainability ROI Workbook is a comprehensive workbook of sustainability business cases. This resource might be useful in helping you identify the levers needed to effect change. 

SDG Compass

The SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Compass explains how the SDGs affect businesses and provides guidance on how you can align your corporate strategies, as well as measure and manage your contribution to the realization of the SDGs. 

Carbon pricing: Seven things to consider when establishing a carbon pricing program

This article is useful for businesses establishing a carbon pricing program. It outlines: 1) What is the difference between a shadow price and a carbon fee?, 2) How is the boundary of a carbon price established?, 3) How is the price of carbon established?, 4) Who pays the carbon fee?, 5) How are GHG emissions allocated?, 6) When is a carbon fee charged?, and 7) How is a carbon fee invested? The author gives practical advice on how to cater a carbon pricing program based on the motivations and goals of the business and the organization's structure and culture. 

New Supporting your CEO

Author: Embedding Project
CEOs play a crucial role in embedding sustainability into the strategies and day-to-day decisions of their organizations. Based on over 100 interviews with CEOs, board members, and sustainability executives from a range of global companies and a review of prior academic research on CEO decision-making, we developed these resources to share insights on how corporate change agents can help influence CEO thinking on sustainability.

In our Guide, we describe each of the characteristics in detail, incorporating as many direct experiences as possible, to help sustainability change agents think about how to support their CEO. We also developed a Tactical Inventory to help change agents reflect on these tactics and to identify which of them might be most appropriate for their own setting.

New Being an Effective Change Agent

Author: Embedding Project
We asked CEOs, board members, and sustainability executives from a range of global companies to describe the characteristics of effective sustainability change agents. After over 100 interviews and a review of prior academic research on CEO decision-making, we developed these resources to share insights on how corporate change agents can help influence CEO thinking on sustainability

In our Guide, we describe each of the characteristics in detail, incorporating as many direct experiences as possible, to help sustainability change agents think about how to bolster their own readiness and effectiveness. We also developed a Personal Inventory to help change agents reflect on and plan their personal development.

Raising the Bar on Corporate Sustainability Reporting to Meet Ecological Challenges Globally

This report by UNEP offers insight into some of the key challenges companies are facing when producing sustainability reports. It also identifies aspects of reporting where companies need to improve in order to align with the UN's 2030 development agenda, such as applying an understanding of ecological and social thresholds.

The surprising habits of original thinkers

Organizational Psychologist Adam Grant share some stories from his research on how creative people come up with great ideas in this Ted Talk. 

Science-based Targets

Science Based Targets is bringing together the different methods companies are using to align their targets to reduce GHG emissions with the best available science. Over 120 companies have committed to taking this approach.