Most companies’ sustainability reports still fail to capture what matters to the people who actually experience the impacts. Assurance can help us put them and their wellbeing high up on the agenda – and push us to keep improving.
Failures may feel scary, excusable and something to ignore – but they also provide insights into how to use resources better. Adam Richards, Bonnie Chiu and Jeremy Nicholls on rewiring our thinking to account for unintended negative outcomes.
The worldview baked into the Sustainable Development Goals is inherently flawed – based on the same paradigm that created today's problems. Are we addicted to quick-fix painkillers – and failing to address the underlying causes?
Company directors’ reliance on international accounting standards means sustainability issues are currently reported separately, if at all. But there are steps they can take to better meet their legal responsibilities, says our columnist.
In the final instalment in this series, social enterprise pioneer Freer Spreckley sets out why accounting for all costs must be a core value – and proposes an update to the social accounting and audit system he first designed in the early 1980s.
Boss of communications giant Edelman tells social innovators of Catalyst 2030 that civil society organisations have done a “poor job of positioning themselves” and rely on outdated PR methods – insufficient in an age of distrust.
There is growing wealth in Asia which could tackle head-on the world’s deepest problems. As the G20 comes to Indonesia then India, Asian leaders are seizing the moment to highlight their ideas for how to boost investments for positive change.
Impact investors must show ‘humility’ as market still highly dependent on those seeking below-market rate returns, says European Investment Fund’s Cyril Gouiffes. We report from day one of the ChangeNOW conference in Paris.