Leadership & change: the role of effective sustainability reporting

In the first of these articles on sustainability reporting, I argued companies need to telling a coherent story in their reporting across the four inter-related areas—setting the context, articulating their purpose, demonstrating innovation and showcasing impact. This makes the reports more interesting to read, and engages more people outside the business in sustainability programmes. In this piece, I am arguing …

Intern Experience: Asya Ostrovsky

It was a sunny Monday morning in June  2017  when I first walked into the Junxion office, located just off the Regent’s Canal, knowing nearly nothing about the world of work and business. My expectations for the week ahead were not particularly high, owing to the infamous reputation of year 11 work experience being little more than volunteering as a …

Is Environmental Sustainability Unsustainable?

Sustainable development is about “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” So said Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway. Until the 1980s, business leaders used the word sustainability to mean a company’s ability to increase its earnings, steadily through time. It wasn’t until 1987 and the UN Brundtland Report …

Getting Sustainability Reporting Right: Three Trends to Know

Sustainability reporting is being used more frequently as a strategic tool for businesses to address popular interest in socially and environmentally responsible products. Showcasing impact and stakeholder engagement are top priorities, and three trends are giving shape to the most successful reports. Purpose is Moving to the Centre of Attention There’s a growing understanding that employees and customers want to buy …

Case Study | Grant Thornton

Coaching Grant Thornton’s sustainability team to collaborate toward a vibrant UK economy. With 4,500 people in the UK and 40,000 worldwide, Grant Thornton is one of the world’s largest business advisory and accounting firms. Their purpose is to help shape a vibrant economy, based on trust and integrity in markets, dynamic businesses, and communities where businesses and people can flourish.’ …