UNGC Türkiye Ağı 7. Genel Kurul Toplantısı’na gözlemci olarak katıldık…

S.E.Ç. Sürdürülebilirlik Danışmanlığı olarak UNGC Türkiye Ağı‘nın 6 Mayıs 2019 tarihinde Zorlu PSM‘de gerçekleştirilen 7. Genel Kurul Toplantısı’na katıldık. Genel kurul izlenimlerimiz sonucunda; “Sürdürülebilirlik” ve “Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma” vizyonunun -orta vadede- iş dünyasına denge sağlamak için çok daha belirleyici roller yükleneceği ve üssel bir artışla kurumsal olarak yaygınlaşacağını düşünüyoruz. Organizasyonu gerçekleştiren UNGC Türkiye Ağı sekreteryasına misafirperverliği için…

The drive to embed ‘planetary health’ impacts within corporate sustainability strategy

In 2015, the Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission coined the term “planetary health” to focus on interactions between environmental and human health. Since then, groups such as the Lancet, The Planetary Health Alliance and the U.N. Health and Environmental Linkages Initiativehave given growing attention to the influence of environmental conditions on human health. Most recently, the United Nations Environment Program published…

Private firms have ‘critical role’ in sustainable development

​ GRI challenges governments and companies to work closer together on SDG reporting. Amsterdam, 3 April 2019 – GRI chairman Eric Hespenheide has called for greater cooperation between businesses and governments to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following the GRI Board of Directors holding their bi-annual meeting in India, GRI today (3 April) partnered with the Bombay Stock Exchange to hold a special dialogue event in Mumbai entitled…

Mastering the long haul of sustainability

Pursuing the meaningful but long-term work in the sustainability field can be a difficult journey. Grit — perseverance and passion — can help us push through adversity, but grit alone isn’t nearly enough to master sustainability’s long haul. Here’s some good news: Even if grit is not your greatest strength, you still can apply a variety of…

CSOs weigh in: How political polarization is affecting corporate sustainability

Anyone with a passing interest in the news can see that political polarization defines U.S. politics. Recently, I have been wondering how that polarization affects the sustainability function, which focuses on some hot-button issues such as climate change, gender equality, wage disparities and even immigration. For the second article in my series offering insights from…

5 Tactics for EHS Leaders to Continue Reductions in Workplace Injuries

In fact, according to a recent release from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 45,800 fewer recordable workplace injuries and illnesses reported by employers in 2017. And data also shows that there’s been a steady improvement rate across industry sectors for the last 14 years. Of course, this all boils down to…

‘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…