Context-based reporting

Sustainability reporting – But this Time with Meaning

I am simultaneously an advocate for corporate transparency and a critic of almost all reporting. Why? The simple answer is reports fail to tell readers anything valuable about how sustainable the business is. They fail at the one key thing they exist to achieve. Next year will mark 25 years since I wrote my first sustainability report—so I’ve worked on …

Purpose and Accountability: The Carrot and Stick of Social Impact

Social entrepreneurs are about more than making money. We have loftier goals than mainstream, profit-maximizing business organizations—and that sense of purpose is powerful. New hires are attracted by purpose. Leading investors demand purpose. Purpose brings teams of diverse people together. It’s an essential part of leadership, culture, and storytelling, especially in times of crisis. Purpose sits at the heart of …