Materiality assessments are formal exercises aimed at engaging stakeholders to find out how important specific environmental, social and governance issues are to them. The insights gained can then be used to guide strategy and help you tell a more meaningful sustainability story.
Trust is what drives participation, action, and success for an organization’s environment, health and safety (EHS) programs. According to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer Survey, the general state of trust across the globe is imploding, but in the world of business, there is still an element of trust left.
by John Streur, president and CEO, Calvert Research and Management
The responsible investing movement that we have started and shaped has reached the end of the beginning, with a broad and strong foundation that will evolve to provide the superstructure of our society’s continuing struggle to address and solve its greatest challenges. Our efforts are working, and we are being joined in our mission by more investors worldwide every day.
Today, product companies are facing increasing pressure from both business and consumer stakeholders to create more responsible products, while also contending with tightening environmental regulations. Antea Group highlights 9 brands that are completely rewriting their approach - by throwing out the traditional “make, consume, waste” model and embracing the circular economy.
As EHS and sustainability become more intertwined with a company’s overall business strategy, success takes more than resources and good management - it also requires smart stakeholder engagement. From C-suite executives to employees to customers, the different stakeholder groups affected by your EHS and sustainability initiatives in turn have the power to influencethe success of your initiatives.
Freeport-McMoRan works successfully with community leaders to create forums for community involvement.
Freeport-McMoRan’s Community Partnership Panels (CPPs) comprise a broad range of stakeholder group representatives across all sectors of the community. The panels meet regularly to learn about the status of the business and operational activities, and discuss and collaborate on ways to mitigate any challenges.
Corporate Social Responsibility is bringing communities and corporations together in ways that will change the future. As boardrooms around the world begin to feels its presence, CSR continues to present a whole host of opportunities and challenges for businesses. This is my foray into some of the key areas that shape the nature of CSR practices. First, the head and the heart – let’s take a look at the role of CSR Management in profiting communities and corporations.
Sustainability is increasingly on the top of corporate agendas. It provides a complete picture of a company's capacity for growth and business development—as enterprise risk management (ERM) does for a company's risk profile.