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Global network of standard-setting organizations to accelerate widespread adoption of impact measurement and management
October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A group of leading global organizations, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have joined forces to create the Impact Management Project. This network is an unprecedented effort to develop methods to measure the environmental and social impacts of investment decisions. The goal is to align investment with sustainable business practices in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Today, reporting on corporate responsibility continues to rise, with 85 percent of companies in the S&P 500 Index publishing reports. To stand out from the sea of reports, leading companies are innovating new ways to communicate progress and increase transparency. As reporting season comes to a close in 2018, here are four ways leaders are standing out:
The 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) reflect the ideals of our time and aim to ensure that everyone can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality, while protecting the planet from degradation, and in harmonious, peaceful and just societies. The commitment of governments has been translated into clear and measurable targets, that get evaluated yearly during the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR).
As part of its commitment to climate action, Symantec set a goal in 2016 to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent over a 10-year period (FY16 to FY25 with a FY15 baseline). Through investments in energy conservation and more efficient use of space the company has achieved a 32 percent reduction in GHG emissions in just three years.
To provide healthy and safe working conditions, organizations need a robust management approach that drives the prevention of physical and mental harm and the promotion of workers’ health. In addition to benefiting workers, it is also good business. First, a healthy workforce is more productive and engaged. Second, promoting a healthy work environment helps to attract – and hold on to – talented workers.
Companies now better equipped to report on both harm prevention and health promotion
AMSTERDAM, October, 4 2018 /3BL Media/ - Healthy and safe working conditions are recognized as a human right – yet it is estimated that close to 2.8 million people die from work-related injuries and illnesses every year, according to the International Labour Organization. A lack of robust occupational health and safety (OH&S) management can put the lives of workers and their families at risk and can limit countries’ potential for sustainable development.
As corporate philanthropy and CSR initiatives experiment with new and more strategic ways to maximize impact on the issues they care about, organizations are increasingly making internal changes.
Earlier this year, FSG published Being the Change – a report on how foundations are changing internally to create greater impact externally. The report featured stories shared by 114 leaders and staff from over 50 organizations that are taking on different approaches to creating social change.