Is this the end of corporate social responsibility (CSR)?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) doesn’t cut it any more. In fact, leader companies are putting distance between themselves and this approach. They don’t find it to be relevant to their growth or business models. The Canadian government was interested in understanding future trends in CSR and commissioned a study to explore this topic. The most dramatic conclusion…

Can the SDGs turn business risks into opportunities?

Whether driven by regulation, technology, consumer demand or resource availability, the transformation of the global economy currently underway will touch virtually every industry you can name. For companies, that means considering whether “business as usual” will cut it in the long term. However, figuring out which measures to use when planning for the future can…

5 ways to create a strong sustainability culture

Executives often say they want to do more about sustainability and climate change, but that it seems impossible. On a personal level, it can feel that way for us all because climate action requires the most complex (and intriguing) of behavioral challenges: to become more proactive; prevent undesired futures; and create better futures. Truly, one person…

‘Earth Day Every Day’: 4 Tips for Successful Corporate Activism

Companies have long run sustainability initiatives that exclude customers. To be fair, these companies have donated a percentage of profits to charities, volunteered employee time, reduced emissions, cleaned up supply chains, and much more. However, their customers have been on the sideline, sometimes aware but not personally engaged. Through corporate activism, brands can change this…

How Unilever integrates the SDGs into corporate strategy (by Jeff Seabright)

Jeff Seabright, chief sustainability officer at Unilever, explains how the company has integrated the SDGs into its strategy — and why the global financial system needs urgent reform. James Murray: What was Unilever’s initial response to the SDGs? Jeff Seabright: The purpose of business is first and foremost to serve society, and Unilever has always embraced this…

Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Hedefleri’nin Yerelleştirilmesi İyi Örnekler Konferansı’nda “Seferihisar Belediyesi Sürdürülebilirlik Komitesi” çalışmalarımızı paylaştık.

12 Ekim 2018’de İstanbul-Deniz Müzesi’nde Yerel İzleme ve Uygulamalar Derneği (Yerelİz) tarafından düzenlenen “Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Hedefleri’nin Yerelleştirilmesi’nde İyi Örnekler” konferansına Seferihisar Belediyesi kapsamında danışmanlığını yürüttüğümüz “Sürdürülebilirlik Komitesi” uygulama örneklerini sunarak katkı sağladık. Konferansta Dünya’dan ve Türkiye’den yerel yönetimlerin gerçekleştirdiği etkili uygulamalar, ekonomik, sosyal ve çevresel fayda perspektifindeki kapsamlı sunumlarla paylaşıldı. “Yerel Yönetimler” üst başlığında ilk…

Sürdürülebilir Geleceğin Yolu Sürdürülebilir Tarımdan Geçiyor

İş Dünyası ve Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Derneği’nin (SKD Türkiye) TÜSİAD ve Global Compact Türkiye iş birliğiyle düzenlediği Sürdürülebilir Tarım ve Gıdaya Erişim toplantısı, Tarım ve Orman Bakanlığı Tarımsal Araştırma ve Politikalar Genel Müdürü Özkan Kayacan katılımı ile 12 Ekim Cuma günü gerçekleşti. Çevresel, sosyal ve ekonomik perspektiften sürdürülebilir tarım konusunun işlendiği ve “Sürdürülebilir Tarım İlkeleri İyi Uygulamalar…

Sustainable Procurement Suffers, Leads to Increased Risk, Says EcoVadis Report

When it comes to CSR performance over the last couple of years, sustainable procurement lags behind other environmentally responsible practices such as business ethics and human rights initiatives, posing risks for industries across the board, according to a new report from sustainability rating company EcoVadis. These risks include damages to reputation and disruption of business….