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The Six New Rules of Business

The Six New Rules of Business

By Judy Samuelson Tell me which of the pressing issues of our time keep you awake at night, and I will tell you how the old rules of profit maximization and short-term thinking contribute to those problems. Globe-hopping brands with big footprints ...

Making ESG Reporting Work for Companies

Making ESG Reporting Work for Companies

By Dan Esty and Tyler Yeargain More and more investors want better alignment between their values and their portfolios – thus driving expanded interest in corporate sustainability performance as gauged by Environmental/Social/Governance (ESG) metrics. But the existing ESG data frameworks – ...

Five Lessons From McKinsey & Company’s Annual Global Sustainability Summit

Five Lessons From McKinsey & Company’s Annual Global Sustainability Summit

This article was originally featured here. By Dickon Pinner, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to reimagine many fundamental aspects of business and society faster than thought possible just six months ago, in ways that could help ...

CEO Blueprint for Achieving Racial Equity

This article was originally featured here. By Greg Hills, Lakshmi Iyer, Michael McAfee, Josh Kirschenbaum, and Martin Whittaker The following is a joint statement from FSG, PolicyLink, and JUST Capital. The courageous antiracist movement sweeping across the world has called into question the American legacy. We have ...

Five Tips for Embedding ESG in the Earnings Call

Five Tips for Embedding ESG in the Earnings Call

A version of this appeared as an Op. Ed. in IR Magazine. By Kevin Eckerle, Director of Corporate Research and Engagement, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business; Brian Tomlinson, Director of Research for the CEO Investor Forum at Chief Executives for ...

Bold Business Leadership is Key to Rebuilding a Resilient, Low-Carbon Economy

Bold Business Leadership is Key to Rebuilding a Resilient, Low-Carbon Economy

By Tom Murray, Vice President, EDF+Business  This article was originally published here. Even before the tragic illness, heartbreaking loss of life and growing financial hardship of the COVID-19 crisis, the social contract between government, business and society was stretched to its limit. ...

Is the COVID-19 Outbreak a Black Swan or the New Normal?

Is the COVID-19 Outbreak a Black Swan or the New Normal?

This article was originally featured in MIT Sloan Management Review. By Andrew Winston, Author and Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies In the time between writing this and reading it, whatever I say about COVID-19 will likely be out of date. That’s the nature ...

How to Get Involved in the World Economic Forum’s COVID Action Platform

How to Get Involved in the World Economic Forum’s COVID Action Platform

As the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, the World Economic Forum, acting as partner to the World Health Organization, is mobilizing all stakeholders to protect lives and livelihoods. Context The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide. ...

Mainstreaming Nature: 3 Simple Strategies

Mainstreaming Nature: 3 Simple Strategies

By Margaret O’Gorman, President, Wildlife Habitat Council Business plays a lead role in addressing many of the challenges that face our world today. The inclusion of business as a significant sector in helping achieve the UNSDGs is no accident as policy ...

Five Ways Businesses Can Embrace Clean Air and Reap the Benefits

Five Ways Businesses Can Embrace Clean Air and Reap the Benefits

By Jane Burston, Executive Director, Clean Air Fund Corporate social responsibility strategies, greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, reducing use of single use plastics – there is a lot going on for the average head of sustainability. Air quality is important but ...

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