13 Aug FUTURIST CONSULTANT: SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN BUSINESS TRENDS
Sustainability and Green Business: Why it Pays to Be a Good Corporate Citizen – Corporate citizenship refers to businesses comporting themselves like good citizens – in other words, when they adapt the way they operate and do business to emphasize social good and positive impact. With customers, stakeholders, investors, and analysts increasingly watching the way companies handle themselves, and how they’re treating the environment and working to drive sustainability, it’s vital for every organization to be investing in more of it going forward. We were asked to take a closer look at what becoming a better corporate citizen means in practical terms (i.e. adapting the way you operate and do business to take into account ESG – environmental, social, and governance (ESG) – factors) and why in today’s global economy, corporate responsibility is a business imperative.
ESG Made Simple: What is Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance? – ESG operating practices and reporting procedures are becoming a top priority for organizations, and of increasing importance with each passing year to investors and other stakeholders. But from a practical business standpoint, what do ESG policies and initiatives look like, and how can they help companies become more sustainable? From environmental (climate change, waste, resource management) to social (local communities, worker relations, health and safety) and governance (regulation compliance, sustainable management, board oversight) factors, partners asked us to take a closer look at trends surrounding ESG best practices and policies.
10 Most Sustainable Countries in the World – Every year, the Environmental Performance Index ranks global nations and their success at achieving sustainability – unsurprisingly, from the United Kingdom and France to Austria and Denmark, the top 10 are in Europe. What makes these world-renowned territories so successful when it comes to green living and environmental awareness, and what are some key eco-friendly initiatives they’re currently pursuing? As part of a recent project, we were tasked with taking a closer look at the state of sustainability around the world, and some of the more fascinating ways in which nations are committing to do their part for the planet going forward.