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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Activation & Acceleration: Catalyzing Context-Driven Stakeholders

Part Nine in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below.

Scalability: Upshifting from Micro- to Macro-Level Sustainability

Part Eight in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below.

Fourstar Connections: ​A ​Solutions-Based EMS Provider Taking on Sustainability, Increasing Market Share

Massachusetts-based Fourstar Connections, founded in 1986 as a cable assembly shop, has evolved into a comprehensive solution provider with an extensive portfolio of services and solutions to tackle a wide range of manufacturing needs. It also differentiates itself with a focus on sustainability — as a value creator and risk mitigator for the company, as well as for its publicly traded customers. We caught up with Fourstar’s owner and president, Phillip Holman, to learn more about the company’s commitment to sustainability, and why he thinks it’s time for CPAs to lean into discussions and strategy-setting around the issue.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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 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

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

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

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.).

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