The Top Stories in ESG this week are about the annual global climate meetings in Egypt – COP 27 (the Conference of Parties), convened by the United Nations. These meetings of about 200 sovereign nation’s leaders and other influentials began in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 (President George H.W. Bush was in his last year in office). The position of the United States has seesawed over the years in terms of exerting leadership or not. The welcome news for 2022 is that the U.S. is back at the table.
Call for Mentors to join Unilever, Kimberly-Clark and LIXIL accelerating Sanitation Businesses serving Emerging Markets
Geneva, November 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ -Ahead of World Toilet Day 2022 and in the wake of COP27 Water Day, global sanitation NGO the Toilet Board Coalition calls for a new wave of corporate mentorship to positively impact 1 billion lives, by supporting small and medium-sized sanitation enterprises (SMEs) to grow and scale.
The end of the year is fast approaching and like most corporate social responsibility (CSR) leaders, you’re likely managing year-end giving campaigns, developing next year’s corporate philanthropy strategy, or taking a well-deserved vacation. But in the midst of all the festivities, don’t forget to give thanks to your employees!
We were thinking the other day about the enormous challenges posed by climate change to our society -- and the resulting challenges of meeting ambitious goals being set by governments, the private sector, and investors to achieve a "net zero economy” by mid-century. That is not far away. And the pumping of millions of gallons of oil every day to meet the insatiable demands of society is not helping.
Will ESG elevate or eviscerate our efforts to save the planet and ourselves?
If we can accurately measure our carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions why does it seem so difficult to accurately measure the S (social impact outcomes) in ESG?
In his recent Stanford Social Innovation Review article, Jason Saul notes that "To be relevant, the ESG field must modernize the way it measures S factors. To do so, we must overcome several key conceptual challenges: standardization, quantification, and reporting." He offers three steps to move forward:
Is the SEC moving forward on expanding corporate sustainability disclosure rules, or standing still with no real change to existing rules, or perhaps moving backwards on the initiative to expand ESG information for investors? Any day now we may find out when the proposed Climate Disclosure Rule’s fate is announced. Will that be before or after the mid-terms? Stay Tuned.
Today is a momentous day for Realized Worth and we are honored to share it with you, the clients, partners, and friends who have made it possible to achieve this milestone. After many, many months (following many, many years) of direct client work, focus groups, interviews, listening sessions, user tests, content creation, platform configurations, and more user tests, we are finally ready to share our creation with the world. Introducing: Social REV!