Normally I don’t like to be negative about things, but recently I lost it after a meeting with a potential client.
The company produced its own food brand and operated in a mid-sized developed country market. They compete primarily against multinationals and sell about 90% of their goods to the country’s three major retail chains.
We were discussing strategies to break out of several years of little or no growth. “Product innovation Read more
La verificación de los reportes de sustentabilidad es una parte crítica del formato de reportes de sustentabilidad G4 del Global Reporting Initiative y su inexorable migración hacia la integración con los reportes financieros (vea el recuadro para información en verificación GRI).
Esto es algo excelente no solo porque el aseguramiento incrementa la credibilidad y defensa de los reportes de sustentabilidad – en sí mismo argumentos suficientes para merecer una inversión en verificación – pero también porque los reportes verificados proveen de una base de información sólida para una gestión confiable de la sustentabilidad.
Muy mal que muchas compañías aún no vean todo el beneficio que el aseguramiento trae a los reportes de sustentabilidad y la gestión del riesgo sustentable.
Aquí hay algunas cosas para reflexionar. Read more
Sustainability report assurance is a critical part of the Global Reporting Initiative G4 sustainability report format and its inexorable emigration towards financial reporting integration (see end of article for info on GRI assurance).
This is a great thing not just because assurance increases the credibility and defensibility of sustainability reports – an argument sufficient in-and-of-itself to merit an assurance investment — but also because assured reporting provides a solid informational basis for confident sustainability management.
Too bad many companies still don’t see the value in all the good assurance brings to sustainability reporting and sustainability risk management. Here are some things to think about. Read more
As a Canadian with more than 15 years in Mexico and work experience in over 35 developing countries, I am keen student of how corporate sustainability emigrates to and from developing countries. A particular interest is to identify what people believe is driving or blocking corporate sustainability in various regions of the world.
I have learned over the years that while there is an emerging global consensus on what constitutes corporate sustainability, many developed country folk tend to portray solutions as resolvable technical riddles. Some do “get” that fact that ultimately sustainability is more about the collective action desperately needed to remake a viable social contract with Mother Earth than just another more cleverer algorithm for recycling a few more cans. But I suspect Read more