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Sustainability Strategy & Sustainability Research - Social Responsibility

What Do The Twists And Turns Of The Sustainability Market Mean For Consultants?

This report helps practice leaders, executive directors and marketing officers at management consulting and service firms to understand how corporate sustainability practices are shifting and what this means for their addressable market and business development opportunities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 December 2016

Managing Sustainability In A Post-Sustainability World

This report helps sustainability and EH&S directors ensure they focus on an agenda with a maximum chance of generating traction internally. Verdantix offers five recommendations to help senior executives make sustainability relevant within their organisations. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 December 2016

Human Rights Transparency: How Are Global Firms Responding?

This report helps Heads of Procurement, Supply Chain, EH&S and Sustainability functions as well as service providers, such as the Big Four audit firms, better understand how multinational firms are responding to increasing societal expectations for corporate labour practices. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 July 2016

Rio Tackles Sustainability In Supply Chains For The Olympic Games

This report provides heads of sustainability, EH&S directors, supply chain officers and procurement professionals with an independent analysis of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee’s strategic thinking around social and environmental issues in the Olympic Games’ supply chain and procurement processes. Since 1994, the Olympic Games have sought to increase their environmental efforts and strengthen socio-economic conditions of local communities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 December 2015

Smart Innovators: Supply Chain Stewardship Solutions

This report provides an independent analysis of the supply chain stewardship market, based on a review of the solutions of 26 software and managed service providers. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 14 July 2015

Navigating The Puzzle Of Social Licences To Operate

A firm’s social licence to operate (SLTO) is a concept that captures the intangible factors deriving from corporate relations with labour, local community and civil society. Firms can use this as a justification for many sustainability initiatives, without necessarily addressing a lack of understanding of the underlying issues. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 March 2015

Sustainable Supply Chain: Telecommunications Equipment

Building a sustainable supply chain is a major endeavour because of challenges such as the fragmentation of suppliers under multiple jurisdictions, the costs involved in measuring and enforcing progress, and the global scope of manufacturing activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 February 2015

Holcim Innovates With 'True Value' SE P&L Analysis

This report provides heads of sustainability, EH&S directors and finance officers with an independent analysis of Holcim’s strategic thinking around Social and Environmental Profit and Loss accounting (SE P&L), as a tool to enhance sustainability decision-making. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 January 2015

Hot Trends In Sustainability Management For 2015

This report explores the key sustainability management trends that will impact businesses in 2015 and beyond. It builds on detailed Verdantix research into regulations, innovations, competitive dynamics and corporate strategies from around the globe, including interviews with over 500 sustainability and EH&S leaders in 2013 and 2014. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 16 January 2015

Global Survey 2014: Sustainability Budgets And Priorities Data Tables

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix "Global Survey 2014: Sustainability Budgets and Priorities". Verdantix clients should use this data with the "Global Survey 2014: Sustainability Budgets and Priorities" report for context and to understand sustainability strategies, governance approaches, budget allocations, spending trends and priorities in large firms worldwide. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 January 2015

Exxaro Boosts Social Returns On Investment

This report provides heads of sustainability and EH&S directors with an independent analysis of Exxaro Resources’ strategic thinking on investments that maximize sustainability and social impact. Verdantix analysis finds that Exxaro’s sustainability strategy places heavy emphasis on community development and includes a social impact assessment utilizing the Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 04 December 2014

What's Next For Sustainability Leaders? (Webinar)

This Verdantix webinar will share insights from the unique global data set from our annual survey of 250 heads of sustainability in 21 industries and 13 countries spanning Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the Middle East, UK and the US. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 14 November 2014

Natural Capital Is A Catalyst For FEMSA's Sustainability Strategy

This report provides Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) and VPs of Sustainability with an independent analysis of FEMSA’s sustainability strategy, to help benchmark their own strategic thinking. To understand how firms exposed to natural capital risk are integrating natural capital into their sustainability strategy, Verdantix selected FEMSA, a $1.7 billion global food and beverage firm, for a case study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 August 2014

Early Adopters Of SASB Will Reduce Disclosure Risk

This report helps Directors of Investor Relations and their colleagues in management, sustainability and reporting roles understand what SASB standards for investor-oriented non-financial disclosures mean for their industry and how they should alter their reporting strategy. The adoption of SASB will depend on geographic location, current reporting maturity and ambition. Verdantix identifies best practice for firms as keeping abreast of SASB’s industry-specific standards. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 March 2014

US Banks Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017 Data Table

This Excel spreadsheet contains the data included in the Verdantix report "US Banks Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017". Verdantix clients should use this data with the “US Banks Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017" report for context and to understand the scope, underlying structure and assumptions of the oil and gas industry sizing and forecasting study. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 February 2014

US Banks Sustainable Business Spend Benchmark 2012-2017

This report forms part of an ongoing series of sector-specific benchmark studies on the size and growth of the US market for energy, EH&S and sustainability management spending between 2012 and 2017. It provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with an independent analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data focused on the banking industry in the US market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 18 February 2014

SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Audit & Consulting Bonanza

In response to this humanitarian issue, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized a conflict minerals ruling in August 2012 that requires reporting firms to disclose whether these minerals appear in a firm’s supply chain or final product. This report analyses the opportunities the rule creates for professional services firms and explains how sustainability practice leaders can capitalize on those opportunities for both advisory and audit services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 April 2013

Anglo American Recognizes Water Is A Key Business Risk

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This report provides CSOs and VPs of Sustainability with an independent analysis of Anglo American’s sustainability strategy. Verdantix selected Anglo American, a $30.1 billion global mining company, originally from South Africa and headquartered in London since 1999, for a case study to better understand how firms are exposed to water risks. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 March 2013

Stock Exchange Benchmark On Non-Financial Reporting Rules

Finance and investor relations teams are under pressure from stakeholders to report on non-financial metrics. Stock exchanges are also becoming increasingly vocal on non-financial disclosures, adding to this pressure. This report helps senior managers and executives responsible for disclosure on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance as well as investors, to understand the current demands of stock exchanges regarding non-financial disclosure. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 October 2012

Innovative Ways To Engage Employees On Sustainability (Webinar)

The success of many corporate sustainability plans relies on changing the behaviours of the company staff. Even more ambitious engagement plans support employees changing behaviours in their private lives and at the family level too. While this subject has gained considerable momentum over recent years, with companies such as Microsoft all eager to disclose their strategies, achieving real, sustained change is a considerable challenge for CSOs. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 05 October 2012

Engaging Employees On Sustainability: 25 Innovative Approaches

The role of employee engagement in corporate sustainability strategies is essential. From minimizing waste to stimulating innovation, executives rely on a wide array of approaches to change behaviour in the pursuit of greater sustainability. But lasting behaviour change is difficult to achieve. This report shows Chief Sustainability Officers (CSO), heads of human resources and CSR Directors, 25 approaches used to engage staff on sustainability. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 03 October 2012

Consumer Symbiosis: A Powerful Innovation Agenda

Low economic growth, household budgets under pressure, smart phones, networked lifestyles and eco-values have catalyzed the development of a new model for consumer behaviour: consumer symbiosis. Harnessing growing positive public attitudes toward resource optimization and consumption reduction, a number of businesses have emerged to enable the shared use, reuse and recycling of products and services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 27 September 2012

Sustainable Supply Chains: Learning From The Food & Beverage Sector (Webinar)

As resource scarcity looms and reputations hang in the balance, global firms are opening their eyes to the risks and opportunities lying within their supply chains. Lifting the lid on sustainability in the supply chain reveals a complex set of questions for corporate sustainability managers. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 14 September 2012

Navigating The Eco-Labels Market

Over the past five years, the presence of eco-labels has risen dramatically as firms seek to profit from product sustainability. With over 400 different labels available, the immature eco-labels market is complex and confusing. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Heads of Marketing and product managers to segment the plethora of eco-labels on the market and to identify the benefits of, and barriers to, implementing eco-label strategies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 September 2012

Germany Sustainable Business Spending 2011-2016

Verdantix Critical Moments® is a globally scalable model that sizes and forecasts the direction of sustainable business spending. This report, focused on the German market, provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate roles with analysis of sustainable business budgets, market size and forecast data. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 July 2012

Sedex Update Reflects Shift In Sustainable Supply Chains

Sustainable supply chain programmes are gathering momentum as a corporate sustainability issue, building upon ethical supply chain initiatives of the 1990s. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Chief Procurement Officers and Heads of Sustainable Sourcing to understand Sedex (the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), a not-for-profit membership platform that shares ethical and sustainable supply chain data. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 July 2012

Sustainable Supply Chain Benchmark: Food Sector

Over the past two years, the complex task of creating a sustainable supply chain has become an area of increased activity within corporate sustainability. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, Chief Procurement Officers and Heads of Sustainable Sourcing benchmark their targets, content of their codes of conduct, and initiatives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 July 2012

CloudApps Gamifies Sustainability To Catch Employee Interest

Firms increasingly recognize both the importance and the challenge of changing their employees’ behaviour to achieve their corporate sustainability targets. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers, heads of Human Resources and CSR directors understand a new software tool launched by sustainable business software firm CloudApps to support employee engagement on corporate sustainability. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 07 June 2012

Unilever's Strategy Leverages Value Chain Influence

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies. This report provides individuals in roles such as Chief Sustainability Officer or VP of Sustainability with an independent analysis of Unilever’s sustainability strategy. Headquartered in London, Unilever is a $57.9 billion fast moving consumer goods firm operating across 180 countries. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 January 2012