A COVID-19 Market Analysis For Sustainability & Safety Professionals

We explore the impact of COVID-19 on the Safety, Sustainability, ESG & Energy professions

In the midst of the pandemic, society is evolving and adapting at an exponential pace.

As recruitment and talent development specialists, we feel uniquely placed to provide insight into the direction that our core markets are taking as we work our way through this changed environment. It is our hope that Acre’s Rising Sun series will provide an informative platform to drive purpose-driven agendas forward and to support sustainability and EHS professionals to acclimatise. 

Sector Performance

Outcomes-Aligned Incentive Structures for Investment Managers and Their Employees

Is the accurate measurement of outcomes a pre-requisite for impact investing, or does too much focus on the precision of measurement act as a barrier to progressing the wider impact story?

We are experiencing a transition to an era where total social benefit is becoming an increasingly important metric for the perceived value of products and services. Consequently, the investment industry is risking its enduring relevance and credibility by assessing and subsequently rewarding success through solely financial metrics.

The Sustainability Imperative: Business and Investor Outlook

2018 Bloomberg Sustainable Business & Finance Survey

Do investors have the information they need to adequately manage risk and identify sustainable investment opportunities? Are companies prioritizing sustainable strategies throughout their organizations? A new Bloomberg survey of U.S. and European investors and corporations, explored in this paper, seeks to uncover how these groups believe they are faring on their path towards a sustainable future.

NetSuite.org & Taproot Foundation Launch 'Product Donations + Pro Bono' Playbook

Taproot Foundation and NetSuite.org release a playbook for companies to maximize their software product donation programs' social impact by including employee-provided pro bono training and support
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Taproot Foundation and NetSuite.org released an easy-to-use Product Donations + Pro Bono Service Playbook. This playbook is designed for companies interested in combining pro bono service—donated professional expertise from their employees—with a product donation program, in order to maximize the social impact of their programs. 


Still a Person – Dementia’s Impact on Quality of Life

By: Thomas Jelley

This is the second blog in a continuing series based on the findings from the Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life’s recent roundtable on memory care. Read the full whitepaper: “Treat me like a person, because that is what I still am.”

How to Obtain Maximum Value From Sustainability Reporting - New Paper From Corporate Citizenship

In a new paper entitled ‘The Future of Reporting: From Routine to Strategic’ global consultancy, Corporate Citizenship, explore whether sustainability reporting is really worth the effort.

For many people working in corporate responsibility, the annual reporting process has become dull. The last 20 years has seen a massive explosion in the number of non-financial reports. But who actually reads them? What difference do they really make? Is it all worth the effort? 

White Paper: How Supplier Collaboration is Changing the Game by Driving Environmental and Corporate Performance

“…while the concept clearly worked at Asda-Walmart, and for other businesses besides, would it work for GSK? And for its supply base?”

With global companies having increasingly fragmented and disparate supply chains, it’s proving increasingly difficult to drive measurable innovation, long-term efficiency and sustainable and assured quality across the supply base.

Actionable Insights from the 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies® Whitepaper and Infographics


It’s clear that just as regulatory oversight has never been more complex, public expectations about transparency, corporate culture and business behavior are part of everyday conversation. These factors, among others, have led to an expansion in the field of ethics and compliance. Leading practices of prior years have become today’s standards and new best practices continually redefine the profession.

Actionable Insights from the 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies® is a complimentary whitepaper that presents key data focused on:

·      The Role of the Compliance Office

Deloitte Whitepaper Outlines Tax Implications of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Regulation

Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) NEW YORK, Sep. 22 
What: "A Climate for Change? Tax Implications of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Regulation"
Who: Clint Stretch, managing principal, Tax Policy, Deloitte Tax LLP
Brad Seltzer, principal, global leader Energy & Resources Tax, Deloitte Tax LLP
When: Available immediately
Where: www.deloitte.com/us/climateforchange

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