The past 10 years have seen incredible progress in sustainable business. There are global multi-stakeholder commitments on climate action and the SDGs, collaborations driving systemic change across value chains, and tremendous improvements in corporate and investor practices toward a more sustainable world.
Millennials are expected to make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025, and Gen Z to make up 40% of global consumers by 2020. You’ve read the statistics, and you know that these generations buy products that align with their values and demand jobs with purpose.
The #MeToo movement has had far-reaching implications for women and workplaces globally. The volume and breadth of incidents raise real questions about our progress toward workplace gender equality.
In response, some companies have taken this moment to re-examine their approach to workplace harassment and women’s empowerment, from establishing new policies to engaging employees in difficult conversations.
Due to the accelerating "CEO Activism," or "Corporate Activism," trend, employees are demanding for companies to demonstrate what their values are and what they mean by integrity. How will this impact the future of sustainable business?
The recent BSR and GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business 2018survey is a great testament to the progress of corporate action on sustainability and provides insight into how companies are preparing for the next 10 years as they respond to a rapidly changing world. It includes responses from business leaders representing 152 global companies—more than 60 percent of BSR’s global membership network.