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Leading in a "Material World" - The Sustainability Outlook 2013 Survey
How was your 2012? For most companies, it was a turbulent year, with a storm of the century in the U.S.; the Eurozone’s existential moment; crises at suppliers and banks; and citizen protests on every continent. More of the same is expected in 2013. Intensifying disruptions are leading more businesses and their stakeholders to question their corporate responsibility and sustainability...
Feb 4, 2013 4:00 PM ET
Corporate Governance in an Interconnected World: The 21st Century Fiduciary
The massive transformation in public and shareholder expectations of corporate governance and accountability, particularly affecting environmental, social, and governance performance, challenges prevailing assumptions about fiduciary obligations. Fueled in part by the prevalence of digital technologies and the permeability of institutional borders, —along with  heightened public mistrust, 24/7...
Jun 6, 2012 3:00 PM ET
Six Steps Towards Building a More Sustainable Organization
The late Steve Jobs had said of design what could be applied to organizations – “Design is not just what it looks like.  Design is how it works.” True sustainability is only possible in the presence of thoughtfully designed, adaptable, and intelligent systems. Whether in natural or anthropogenic systems, sustainability is simply an indicator of good design. Companies are no...
Feb 27, 2012 5:00 PM ET
Top Five Misconceptions about GRI Reporting
The Global Reporting Initiative’s sustainability reporting Guidelines (G3.1), while widely applied, are often misunderstood. With nearly 200 pages of guidance and detailed technical protocols, it is easy to lose sight of the purpose of reporting, which is to be accountable to stakeholders and drive performance.
Feb 16, 2012 12:00 PM ET
For Good Measure: Business and Social Sustainability
The Takeaway: As the practice of corporate social responsibility matures, the focus is shifting from good intentions to good impacts, not just outcomes. Social sustainability emphasizes more robust long-term collaboration with local communities to identify needs and priorities, set goals, monitor progress, and measure impact using empirical...
Feb 2, 2012 11:30 AM ET