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Quantifying Sustainability Impacts and Setting Meaningful Goals
Quantifying Sustainability Impacts and Setting Meaningful Goals

NEW METRICS - No longer is sustainability synonymous with reducing GHGs — dozens of social, environmental and economic indicators must now be considered. The question remains: What is the best method for quantifying and reporting sustainability impacts?

5 Important New Frontiers of Social Impact Measurement
5 Important New Frontiers of Social Impact Measurement

NEW METRICS - Within the evolution of risk and impact measurement, we are seeing growing demand for proven methodologies and best practices around quantifying social impact — here is a sample of five important frontiers of social impact measurement, each of which will have its own session at New Metrics ’19.

Chicken and Egg: Business Must Embrace the Need for Sustainability Know-How
Chicken and Egg: Business Must Embrace the Need for Sustainability Know-How

BUSINESS CASE - Professionals who received their education over 10 years ago — and who haven’t upgraded to be able to understand the implications and complexity of sustainability trends, risks and opportunities — may be putting their organizations at risk.

European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model
European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model

LEADERSHIP - Report features insights from discussions with 27 top business leaders as part of Xynteo’s Europe Delivers program — including CEOs of AXA, Danone, EDF Energy, IKEA Group, Mastercard, Nestlé, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Tesco.

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Moody’s CFO to Address Leadership in Sustainable Value Creation at New Metrics 19
Moody’s CFO to Address Leadership in Sustainable Value Creation at New Metrics 19

PRESS RELEASE - Sustainable Brands recently announced Mark Kaye, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Moody’s Corporation, as a distinguished keynote speaker for its annual New Metrics conference.

Sea Change: How to Spark Sustainable Innovation in an Old-School Industry
Sea Change: How to Spark Sustainable Innovation in an Old-School Industry

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Many people and organizations, as well as broad market and social trends, contributed to sustainable seafood’s arrival at this place. Everyone who engaged helped build the network; and because they did, our oceans and plates are going to be healthier.

Trending: Public-Private Partnerships Foster Solutions for Climate-Resilient World
Trending: Public-Private Partnerships Foster Solutions for Climate-Resilient World

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance has launched six new financial instruments for climate-related projects in developing countries; while the World Economic Forum has convened public and private partners to launch the Coalition for Climate-Resilient Investment.

Transformational Goals in Corporate Strategy: A Review of the ESG Goals of 50 Global Companies
Transformational Goals in Corporate Strategy: A Review of the ESG Goals of 50 Global Companies

NEW METRICS - Transformational ESG goals seek to make changes across companies’ entire value chain and even society. But in a recent review of 50 of the Fortune 250 companies, incremental ESG goals are still the norm.

Redesigning the Purpose of Business for Humanity: Let’s Talk Know-How
Redesigning the Purpose of Business for Humanity: Let’s Talk Know-How

LEADERSHIP - A few weeks ago, The Business Roundtable reached a major milestone on the path toward a broadly accepted redefinition of business purpose. What's next? We have some ideas.

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SB’19 Montevideo: The Road to a Healthy World Is Paved with ‘Transformative Promises’
SB’19 Montevideo: The Road to a Healthy World Is Paved with ‘Transformative Promises’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In the first gathering of the SB community in Uruguay, change agents from a wide swath of perspectives shared their visions of what’s necessary to course-correct our way to a healthy, flourishing future — and where the power really lies in driving change.

New Alliance Creating Metric for Assessing Companies’ Real Value to Society
New Alliance Creating Metric for Assessing Companies’ Real Value to Society

NEW METRICS - Alliance founded by eight international companies — including BASF, Deutsche Bank and SAP — to create a standard for measuring and disclosing the real value companies provide to society.

The 3-Part Formula for Effective ESG Communication
The 3-Part Formula for Effective ESG Communication

MARKETING AND COMMS - ESG issues continue to gain traction and capture investor attention in the corporate world. Yet, sustainability professionals aren’t fully utilizing the power of narrative to engage.

Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient™ Offers Sustainable Investing Analytics, Reporting
Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient™ Offers Sustainable Investing Analytics, Reporting

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The Morgan Stanley IQ application gives wealth management clients new customizable insights into the social and environmental impact of their investment portfolios.

The Balancing Act of CSR: Meeting Community and Stakeholder Expectations
The Balancing Act of CSR: Meeting Community and Stakeholder Expectations

WALKING THE TALK - While some proponents of CSR would like to believe that all CSR efforts can be beneficial in some way, the facts indicate otherwise. CSR is not black and white, and not all CSR proposals are created equal.

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CDP: World’s Biggest Companies Face US$1T in Climate Change Risks
CDP: World’s Biggest Companies Face US$1T in Climate Change Risks

BUSINESS CASE - Study finds that financial sector companies see the most potential revenue (US$1.2T) from sustainable products & services, while also being exposed to almost 80% of all financial risk value.

SB’19 Paris, Day 3: Confidence, Cautionary Tales About a Tech-Driven Future
SB’19 Paris, Day 3: Confidence, Cautionary Tales About a Tech-Driven Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As SB’19 Paris wound down to a close, two thought-provoking roundtables on Tech, Science and Ethics explored conflicting views regarding a rise in AI applications; and how, for the next generation of purpose-driven startups, not all investors are created equal.

Values-Based Investment Platform COIN Offers Portfolios Aligned with SDGs
Values-Based Investment Platform COIN Offers Portfolios Aligned with SDGs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Backed by John Hancock, COIN offers customers eight Impact Areas to invest in with as little as $50.

A New Approach to Materiality: Backcasting to Prioritize What Really Matters
A New Approach to Materiality: Backcasting to Prioritize What Really Matters

NEW METRICS - It's time for a reverse materiality assessment — rather than trying to divine what matters most by forecasting from the unsustainable present, we must prioritize by back-casting from the sustainable future.

Global Investors Challenge Fast Food Companies on Climate, Water Risks
Global Investors Challenge Fast Food Companies on Climate, Water Risks

SUPPLY CHAIN - Over 80 investors warn that “animal agriculture is the world’s highest-emitting sector without a low-carbon plan.”

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The Future-Fit Business Benchmark: How Do I Start?
The Future-Fit Business Benchmark: How Do I Start?

NEW METRICS - Look at it as a tool with which to solve the underlying puzzles posed by the sustainability challenge.

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