Compare the organisation's sustainability processes and performance with the performance of other organisations.
To what extent do you benchmark your sustainability processes and performance against those of other organisations?
The Future-Fit Business Benchmark is a free open-source tool grounded in systems science, and is designed to help companies assess where they are relative to necessary levels of environmental and social performance.
The Benchmark includes an Action Guide and Methodology Guide that outline categories of positive environmental and social impacts and help companies articulate and quantify their unique contributions in a consistent framing (Positive Pursuits). It also describes areas of environmental and social footprint that represent risk areas to businesses and external stakeholders until they are addressed (Break-Even Goals).
The Benchmark guidance also aligns with the UN SDGs. By using Future-Fit's guidance and metrics, companies can clearly understand and credibly communicate their contribution to the SDGs.
The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assesses the corporate policies, processes, transparency, and governance over large, publicly traded companies, as well as their responses to allegations of human rights abuses. This set of reports and resources scores the companies on 100 indicators across various measurement themes, and the key findings report provides insight into individual company performance across a range of metrics.
Informed by primary survey data from over 1,500 senior practitioners from around the world, the Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Trends report features unique insights and feedback on current trends, investments, and emergent areas of interest and focus for sustainable business professionals. The report provides a benchmark for organisations that want to understand where the conversation on global sustainability is going, and how sustainable and responsible business is evolving. Areas of focus include integrating sustainability into mainstream strategy; measuring the impact and ROI of sustainability initiatives; the SDGs and Paris Agreement; and future prospects.
The Sustainable Board Roadmap is a tool for boards, management, and other governance professionals and teams to assess and benchmark the board’s ESG / sustainability governance practices. The Sustainable Board Roadmap includes 39 practices for board members, and consists of evaluation questions and a ranking system that allow for a gap assessment of leading practices on ESG oversight by boards. This tool will help improve awareness of emerging trends on sustainability issues, and will help identify which practices are most relevant for your organisation.
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