Measure

Description

Assess and quantify the organisation's sustainability impacts and contributions.

Question

To what extent do you measure your sustainability impacts and contributions?

Resources
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WBCSD Measuring Impact

The WBCSD has provided two tools for companies and organizations to use to help them measure their impact on communities: the WBCSD Measuring Impact Framework, and the Measuring Socio-Economic Impact Guide for Business. These are designed to help companies understand their contribution to society and help companies navigate the complex landscape of socio-economic impact measurement.

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Science Based Targets

Specifically focused on GHG emission reduction goals, the Science Based Targets initiative aims to encourage companies to develop their GHG emission goals based on the latest climate science. This website offers resources, cases, and support to develop a science-based carbon goal.

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Greenhouse Gas Protocol

This is the global standard for measuring GHG emissions. The protocol was developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and includes sector specific guidance and calculation tools.

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Business Reporting on the SDGs - An Action Platform

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) have released a comprehensive action platform with three primary deliverables to accelerate corporate reporting on the Global Goals.

The first publication is the report An Analysis of the Goals and Targets, which aims to help companies understand how they are impacting the SDGs and their targets, and provides a list of indicators to make reporting on the SDGs simple and straightforward.

The second publication, Integrating the SDGs into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide, aims to support companies in prioritising, measuring, and reporting on their impact on the SDGs, as well as setting related business objectives. This guide outlines a three-step process to embed the SDGs in existing business and reporting processes and builds upon a suite of existing and established resources, including the UNGC’s Ten Principles, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards.

Finally, the third publication, In Focus: Addressing Investor Needs in Business Reporting on the SDGs, informs investor-relevant aspects of corporate SDG reporting.

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Water Footprint Network

Access tools and resources to help you calculate your organisations water footprint from the Water Footprint Network. This may help you to identify potential sources of risk and discover where to prioritise your efforts.

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Investor's Water Toolkit

Ceres’ Investor Water Toolkit is comprehensive resource for evaluating and acting upon water risks in investment portfolios. Written for investors by investors, this guide includes links to knowledge resources, databases, analyses, case studies, and other tools that help quantify and mitigate water risks.

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Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit

Developed by WBCSD, this toolkit is directed at businesses who need help with measuring specific aspects of natural capital, such as waste or water, and who want to understand which natural capital measurement tools are available and how they differ. This online resource consolidates all of the tools, methodologies, and approaches of the Natural Capital Protocol, and provides a standardised, international framework for conducting natural capital assessments. This is a helpful resource for learning which tools to use for measuring and evaluating, and when.

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The Supply Chain Solutions Center

Launched by the Environmental Defense Fund, the Supply Chain Solutions Center is a “crowdsourced” knowledge resource hub. The library’s current focus is on agriculture, energy, chemicals, waste, forests, and freight, and provides sustainability resources, best practices, case studies, reports, executive interviews, strategy templates, webcasts, and news that will support you in learning about these issues, assessing risk, setting goals, measuring, and reporting. The Solutions Center also brings together sustainability and supply chain professionals, creating a space where platform users can connect and collaborate with other experts.

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Climate Policy Tracker for Business

Policies resulting from the implementation of the Paris Agreement are reshaping national economies, value chains, and corporate strategies. In response, the We Mean Business coalition and BSR have created the Climate Policy Tracker - a free online platform designed to help businesses determine which climate policies are relevant across key countries and industries. This resource provides up-to-date information on climate regulations, and will enable you to build a comprehensive picture of the policies impacting your operations and value chain based on sector and locations of operation.

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