In each sector of public life, there are heroes we adore. For music, it's The Beatles and Michael Jackson. In the sports world, Michael Jordan fits the bill. So while social entrepreneurs like myself may not attempt to lip sync or slam-dunk, we have our own heroes to look up to. I myself am eternally inspired by social entrepreneurship pioneers, Dr.
Each year, Future 500 releases a Top 10 report of what we predict will be the most critical issues driving stakeholder engagement in the coming year. It consists of a breakdown and analysis of the key issues based on interactions with a broad range of stakeholders – funders, activists, companies and policy makers, to name a few. From politics to energy production, ocean acidification to deforestation, 2015 will continue to present a wide range of challenges that will require stakeholder attention.
Watch our video breaking down the Top 10 issues in just 2 (fun!) minutes
It has now been over a year since we made our commitment on zero-tolerance for land grabs. As part of the rigorous value chain analysis of our human rights impacts that we undertake, land rights had surfaced as one of the risks.
How can a company simultaneously minimize energy costs, align sustainability goals, and reduce its carbon footprint? The first step is collecting complete, accurate, and timely energy data—then effectively managing it.
Join industry experts Francis Quinn, Erik Becker, and Alisdair McDougall for this on-demand webinar. They discuss the importance of a sustainability factbook, data governance for energy management, and communicating performance to stakeholders.
Transparency is promoted by CSR and sustainability professionals as delivering real benefits in the form of enhanced reputation and increased stakeholder engagement. However, business wants hard numbers, quantitative data that confirms the proposed qualitative value of transparency. Now some numbers are out, in a report by GlobeScan in partnership with SustainAbility, the international consultancy: “How Transparency Drives Performance.”
October 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Are you daunted by the GRI G4 requirement of engaging stakeholders to determine materiality for sustainability reporting? Convetit, a new online stakeholder engagement platform, has the solution: the Materiality Mapping Tool, which embeds an interactive matrix into virtual ThinkTanks.
AECOM, as well as its partners, considers a robust sustainability strategy focused on effective stakeholder engagement to be a fundamental element of the company’s long-term business success.
This is why the firm continuously evaluates its sustainability framework via interviews, workshops, surveys and public participation meetings to ensure that its projects, as well as its economic, social and environmental efforts best serve its direct and indirect stakeholders.
‘Materiality’ may still be an emerging concept, but according to the EHS and sustainability leaders who participated in a recent benchmarking study by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM), many companies have already developed a process for prioritizing their material risks.