A five-step approach to engaging investors on sustainability

I started my career in sustainability as an environmental, social and governance (ESG) analyst in 2005. Witnessing the mainstreaming of ESG investing in the past two years has been truly exciting. Today, I help companies integrate sustainability across their business, and it has never been more critical for companies to effectively engage their investors on…

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…

VF Corporation Signs UN Climate Change’s Fashion Industry Charter

VF Corporation became the latest apparel company to sign the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action this week. The UN charter aligned with the Paris Agreement launched in December and now has more than 40 signatories. The global apparel, footwear, and accessories company has nearly 70,000 associates and reports $12.4 billion in revenue. The North…

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…

A new collaboration model to transform urban areas

Our cities are undergoing fundamental change, requiring us to organize ourselves differently so that different interests can be heard and incorporated. Supported with examples from Amstel III, a transformation area in Amsterdam, this article introduces a new approach to overcome urban transformation challenges we are facing now: collaborative urban development. The principles (1) build a local collective,…

Global Compact Türkiye Sürdürülebilir Finansman Bildirgesi Güncellendi

Global Compact Türkiye finansman kuruluşlarının kredilendirme politikalarına sürdürülebilirlik ölçütlerini yerleştirmelerinin, sürdürülebilirlik olgusunu geniş kesimlere ulaştırmada önemli rol oynayacağına inanıyor. Bu kapsamda hazırlanan ve 2017 yılında Akbank, Garanti Bankası, ING Bank, İş Bankası, Şekerbank, Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası ve Yapı Kredi  tarafından imzalanan “Global Compact Türkiye Sürdürülebilir Finansman Bildirgesi” Türkiye’de finans sektöründeki mevcut uygulamaları daha ileri…

Identifying Circular Economy Opportunities

Earth Day, celebrated by more than a billion people every year on April 22, marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Now, nearly 50 years later, the need to mitigate environmental damage is more urgent than ever. Although society has come a long way in becoming more mindful…

GRI and the UN Global Compact announce continued collaboration to advance business reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals

​ Amsterdam, 21 February 2019 — GRI and the United Nations Global Compact have announced their continued partnership to develop best practices for corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), empowering businesses to prioritize SDG targets and measure and report on progress. ​The Action Platform on Reporting on the SDGs, led by the two organizations, was…

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…