Over the last five years it seems many, if not most companies are managing as if in an ongoing, low-grade crisis.
Advancing corporate sustainability, which struggles for resources in the best of times, has been difficult as a result. Some managers have however been able to employ sustainability strategies over this time to successfully enhance company value and revenue.
Here are nine things we learned from clients about how you can beat the odds. Read more
All too often corporate sustainability management is left to a small number of under-resourced, oddly-structured group of folks, who, despite much good spirit, capacity and intentions have less power than required to ignite the great sustainability value creation lying dormant in many larger emerging market companies.
Convincing senior managers to invest time and funding in sustainability is a Herculean task at best. The big reasons: 1. Senior management is typically preoccupied with other critical business issues, and 2. senior managers seldom have the mandate and/or the knowledge to advocate for sustainability investments. Once they “get it” though, and as with any other high return investment, they will act.
Getting their attention is more than half the battle. Here is a list of 25 tactics on how to get your Boss/CEO to invest more in sustainability.* Read more
Las guías actualizadas GRI G4 para el formato de reporte en sustentabilidad han sido lanzadas al público el día de ayer en la Conferencia Global de Sustentabilidad y Reporte en Ámsterdam, Países Bajos.
Hay un número de cambios sustanciales de la Guía GRI 3.1 que las organizaciones que reportan o aquellas que lo consideran reportar en este formato, deben de tomar en cuenta.
La materialidad toma un asiento de primera fila en la G4. Como el concepto de la materialidad de rendición de cuentas, la materialidad de la sustentabilidad se refiere a los significativos y específicos impactos sociales, medioambientales, y económicos, de una organización.
I was visiting a hospital in Canada the other day and overheard health care workers joking about their wages, saying “she was a low-income patient…. Heck we are all low-income now a days… there is no such thing as a middle class job.”
In the wake of the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC), understandable, yet inexcusable gaff managing the outsourcing of some 45 IT jobs to iGATE Indian employees, one has to wonder if these nurses might not be right.
But who’s to blame? And what is a company to do about it? Read more