Short-term thinking might win companies one good day in the market, but eventually that attitude can tank a company’s ability to grow and innovate. Sustainability extends beyond just environmental concerns, which are obviously vital, into a broad range of long-term thinking for companies: about community engagement, about license to operate, and about investing now to ensure your business remains cutting edge for years to come.

Procter & Gamble: Water Sustainability with the 50L Home Coalition

By |2021-03-30T16:07:41+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Corporate Purpose, Sustainability|

Global consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble owns many of the brands we use every day, including Cascade, Bounty, Tide, Pampers, Gillette, Herbal Essences, and more. A majority of their products need water, but with global water resources strained, they’re committed to reducing the average home’s water usage through innovation. Chief Sustainability Officer Virginie ...

Collaboration Required: Getting the Right People at the ESG Table

By |2020-11-12T00:57:05+00:00November 12th, 2020|Boards and Governance, Sustainability|

Remember the days before the physically distant social life brought on by COVID-19? You might have been fortunate enough to have a foodie friend invite you to a dinner party complete with the experience of new dishes to taste and new people to meet. Whatever the circumstance that brought you to the table, it ...

The Social in ESG, and the False Long/Short-Term Debate

By |2020-11-12T00:06:11+00:00November 12th, 2020|Boards and Governance, Sustainability|

Baker McKenzie’s Peter Tomczak last spoke with Ethisphere Magazine a year ago in “The Super ESG Issue.” Since then, a few things in the ESG landscape have shifted, and the same trends we discussed then have only been accelerated by this year’s upheavals. We returned for a follow-up conversation with Tomczak about ESG’s long-neglected ...

Marvell & Western Union: ESG for E&C Leaders

By |2020-12-16T02:26:53+00:00November 10th, 2020|Boards and Governance, Sustainability|

Over the last several months, Ethisphere has been running a working group of Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) member companies all engaged on ESG best practices. Emily Rickaby, Ethisphere’s Director of Shared Expertise and Strategic Projects, has been coordinating the group, and got a chance to discuss the work they’ve done so far with Marvell’s ...

Newmont: Leveraging ESG Raters to Create Value

By |2020-11-10T15:42:51+00:00November 10th, 2020|Boards and Governance, Sustainability|

One of the trickiest challenges for companies looking to improve their ESG performance is dealing with the constantly-shifting landscape of ratings agencies and reporting best practices. Fortunately, Newmont’s Carrie Christopher has years of experience, both in-house, and as a consultant in the sustainability space and, now, as Director, Sustainability Reporting for the world’s largest gold ...

[LISTEN] AB InBev on the UNGA, Sustainability, and Purpose

By |2020-09-29T22:24:13+00:00September 29th, 2020|Corporate Purpose, Podcasts, Sustainability|

AB InBev Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer John Blood spoke with Ethisphere editor Tyler Lawrence in the leadup to the 2020 United Nations General Assembly, held remotely for the first time in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Blood talks about AB InBev's role in contributing to international sustainability and anti-corruption efforts, the ...

Waste Management: The Greenest Show on Grass

By |2020-04-13T21:51:21+00:00April 8th, 2020|Sustainability, World's Most Ethical Companies Insights|

Jim Fish, President & CEO, Waste Management With its sun-drenched galleries, the raucous 16th hole and the famous Birds Nest afterparty, many see the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open as a bucket-list sporting event. As the title sponsor, we at Waste Management on the other hand see golf’s most-attended event as ...

Investor Expectations on ESG Reporting: Climate Risk Transparency

By |2020-07-20T23:02:01+00:00December 31st, 2019|Boards and Governance, Sustainability|

With the growing interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics among investors, legal and investor relations professionals are frequently asked to wear a new hat—that of an acting sustainability leader. While it is clear to these “sustainability officers” that investors care about ESG issues in a broad sense, it is usually less clear ...

Tech for Smart Sustainability: ESG Metrics

By |2019-12-31T17:50:06+00:00December 31st, 2019|***Ethisphere Magazine, ***Featured Expert, Sustainability|

While attending this year’s Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit, Ethisphere Executive Editor Tyler Lawrence had a chance to talk with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Chief Sustainability Officer Chris Wellise. The conversation touched on HPE’s innovations towards a circular economy, the challenges of reducing environmental impact in the supply chain, and the future of ESG metrics for ...

Searching for a Compass: Navigating ESG Reporting

By |2019-12-31T17:09:28+00:00December 31st, 2019|Compliance and Ethics, Sustainability|

On the topic of ESG, there is no shortage of ideas. A few months ago, I set out to see if there was consensus as to just what we mean when we say “ESG”, especially as regards to the “S,” and to any reporting methodologies. As an individual (in the same shoes as an ...

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