New Metrics

The new and evolving metrics that are helping expand the way businesses create, quantify, manage and report their impacts, and the value they deliver.

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Closing the Context Gap: How Companies Can Transform Degeneration to Regeneration
Closing the Context Gap: How Companies Can Transform Degeneration to Regeneration

1 year ago - Part Seven in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. 0.3 percent — a mere 31 of 9,000.

Integral Success Measurement for True Future Value Creation
Integral Success Measurement for True Future Value Creation

1 year ago - Part Six in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below.

New CDP Research Finds Cities Catching Up to Companies on Water Security Development
New CDP Research Finds Cities Catching Up to Companies on Water Security Development

1 year ago - International environmental reporting and data non-profit CDP has released new research in partnership with global infrastructure firm AECOM revealing that $9.5 billion worth of city water projects are now open for investment.

Why Water Scarcity-Adjusted Targets Are Not Context-Based Water Targets
Why Water Scarcity-Adjusted Targets Are Not Context-Based Water Targets

1 year ago - Around this time last year, during World Water Week in Stockholm, a session was hosted which sought to explore the concept of Context-Based Water Targets (CBWTs).

US Cities Plagued by Poor Performance on SDGs
US Cities Plagued by Poor Performance on SDGs

1 year ago - US cities still have a long way to go towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the first-ever US Cities SDG Index, which ranks the 100 most populous metropolitan areas in the US based on their performance on the SDGs.

Purpose + Context = Connectedness
Purpose + Context = Connectedness

1 year ago - Part Four in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below.

Companies Committed to Sustainability But Which Rely on Old-Economy Metrics Will Never Get There from Here
Companies Committed to Sustainability But Which Rely on Old-Economy Metrics Will Never Get There from Here

1 year ago - A close friend and colleague of mine, Joe Firestone, once pointed out that along with new conceptions of the world (i.e., new paradigms) come corresponding requirements for new measurement models. We simply cannot measure things in old ways when the things we’re trying to measure are entirely new. New constructs usually call for new metrics.

How to Transform Today’s ‘Senseless’ ESG Data Into Tomorrow’s Actionable Knowledge
How to Transform Today’s ‘Senseless’ ESG Data Into Tomorrow’s Actionable Knowledge

1 year ago - Part Three in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below.

Reporting 3.0’s Reporting Blueprint: Triggering a Regenerative, Inclusive and Open Economy
Reporting 3.0’s Reporting Blueprint: Triggering a Regenerative, Inclusive and Open Economy

1 year ago - Part One of this 10-part series ended with a quick introduction of how Reporting 3.0 (R3) applies Integral Theory in our thinking. So we pick up this strand as our starting point for Part Two, which is devoted to introducing the Reporting Blueprint that was released at the 4th International Reporting 3.0 Conference earlier this year.

Digital Mapping Initiative Aims to Boost Transparency in Bangladeshi Garment Sector
Digital Mapping Initiative Aims to Boost Transparency in Bangladeshi Garment Sector

1 year ago - With its sights set on reducing the social and environmental impacts of its garment sector, Bangladesh has launched an initiative to map all of its apparel factories.

New Footprint Calculator, #MovetheDate Campaign Commemorate Earliest-Ever Earth Overshoot Day
New Footprint Calculator, #MovetheDate Campaign Commemorate Earliest-Ever Earth Overshoot Day

1 year ago - To mark Earth Overshoot Day (August 2nd — the earliest to date) — the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth can regenerate over the entire year — international research organization Global Footprint Network has launched a new mobile-friendly version of its signature Footprint Calculator.

Accenture Competitive Agility Index: Sustainability Could Unlock $1B for Auto, Industrial Companies
Accenture Competitive Agility Index: Sustainability Could Unlock $1B for Auto, Industrial Companies

1 year ago - Interdependent business strategies are better poised to compete in future markets than those that boast one-dimensional strategies, according to new Accenture research.

Reporting 3.0: Global Common Good R&D Market-Maker for a Regenerative, Distributive Economy
Reporting 3.0: Global Common Good R&D Market-Maker for a Regenerative, Distributive Economy

1 year ago - “There is no sustainable business in an unsustainable world.” This saying — a kind of Reporting 3.0 “motto” — is simultaneously contrarian and common sense: contrarian in the sense that it counters the prevailing tendency in the corporate sustainability field to focus on incremental progress toward sustainability at the company (“micro”) level. Common sense in that sustainability applies holistically (not just atomistically), such that company-level impacts “roll up” to the systemic (“macro”) level.

Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit Aims to Help Companies Better Assess Nature's Role, Value
Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit Aims to Help Companies Better Assess Nature's Role, Value

1 year ago - Natural capital underpins prosperous economies and thriving societies. Understanding the interconnectedness between business and nature well as the associated risks and opportunities, allows companies to better inform decision-making.

CDP: 70% of Global GHG Emissions Linked to Just 100 Companies
CDP: 70% of Global GHG Emissions Linked to Just 100 Companies

1 year ago - 71 percent of all global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 1988 can be traced to just 100 fossil fuel producers, including ExxonMobil, Shell, BHP Billiton and Gazprom, says a new report by CDP.

SDG Progress Report Reveals Slow Start to Delivering on 2030 Agenda
SDG Progress Report Reveals Slow Start to Delivering on 2030 Agenda

1 year ago - Two years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, companies are finally beginning to align their sustainability strategies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are increasingly being used to inform decision making and guide strategy, which is helping drive innovation and create new value along the value chain.

Going Deeper on Understanding, Measuring Transformational Change: Part 21
Going Deeper on Understanding, Measuring Transformational Change: Part 21

1 year ago - In 20 earlier parts of this series,Claire Sommer,Jill Lipotiand I developed 38 pitfalls in the sustainable business metrics field, based on the experiences of many mostly non-business fields (Find them here.).

Natural Capital Impact Group Develops Single Biodiversity Metric to Help Companies Reduce Impacts
Natural Capital Impact Group Develops Single Biodiversity Metric to Help Companies Reduce Impacts

1 year ago - Sustainability driven business is the way of the future, but getting there is no small undertaking. To make it easier for companies to reduce their environmental impacts, businesses such as Kering, Interserve, Mars and Asda have banded together to develop a new healthy ecosystem metric designed to support companies as they make the transition to a more sustainable business model.

The Road to Context: What You Need to Know About Contextual Strategy and Goal-Setting (Part 2)
The Road to Context: What You Need to Know About Contextual Strategy and Goal-Setting (Part 2)

1 year ago - In Part 1 of this series exploring contextual strategy-making and goal-setting, we shared how our work with the corporate members of the Embedding Project, and their interest in understanding how to make sense of the methodologies, frameworks, tools and ideas around sustainability context, led us to develop our free “Road to Context” guide.

Q&A: How Quantis Is Driving the Paradigm Shift Towards Science-Based Targets
Q&A: How Quantis Is Driving the Paradigm Shift Towards Science-Based Targets

1 year ago - Following the ratification of the Paris Agreement last fall, companies have become increasingly aware of the need to adopt strong sustainability strategies that have the ability to create real, meaningful change. But to do so requires starting from a solid foundation, one that is informed by a company’s core sustainability challenges and an understanding of planetary boundaries.

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