Bill Baue

Senior Director
Reporting 3.0 (R3)

As a Systems Change Catalyst, I help design transformation from the organizational to the global level.

I specialize in Sustainability Context (as co-founder with Mark McElroy of the Sustainability Context Group) as well as Blended (Online + In-Person) Stakeholder Engagement (as co-founder, with Tom O'Malley, of the Currnt online innovation platform. I work with organizations across the sustainability ecosystem, from multinational corporations such as GE and Walmart to regional cooperatives such as Cabot Creamery; from advocacy NGOs such as Audubon, Ceres, and Worldwatch Institute to global and national standard-setters such as the Global Reporting Initiative and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board; and from educational institutions such as Harvard and the Marlboro Sustainability MBA to United Nations entities such as UNEP and the UN Conference on Trade and Development.

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#NewMetrics18: The ROI of Sustainability Strategy — and 6 Ways to Get There
#NewMetrics18: The ROI of Sustainability Strategy — and 6 Ways to Get There

New Metrics / Last week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to share their latest tools and findings regarding measuring the risks and impacts of previously unmeasured forms of value, the newest credible tools and solutions for assessing the ROI of Sustainable Business. - 11 months ago

Sustainable Brands Prioritizes the Importance of Measuring the ROI of Sustainable Business
Sustainable Brands Prioritizes the Importance of Measuring the ROI of Sustainable Business

Press Release / SAP, Lyft, Danone and others confirmed to speak at New Metrics 2018 Conference SAN FRANCISCO, August 9, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled full program details for New Metrics 2018: The ROI of Sustainable Business, running October 29-31 in Philadelphia, PA. - 1 year ago

Commons or Uncommons? A Dialogue on Allocating Responsibility for Meeting Thresholds
Commons or Uncommons? A Dialogue on Allocating Responsibility for Meeting Thresholds

New Metrics / Sustainability requires contextualization within thresholds. That’s what sustainability is all about. Allen White, co-founder, Global Reporting Initiative The part can never be well unless the whole is well. Plato, Charmides, 380 BCE - 1 year ago

Mapping Maturation Pathways & Building Bridges to an Integral Economy
Mapping Maturation Pathways & Building Bridges to an Integral Economy

New Metrics / Part Ten in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. “If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there,” U.S. baseball icon (and meister of understated irony) Yogi Berra famously stated. This quip accurately describes CSR / ESG incrementalism, which heads in a direction without a clear destination. By contrast, context-based multicapitalism (as advocated by Reporting 3.0) provides not only a clear destination, but also a timeline for tracking the rate of progress needed – across multiple, interrelated dimensions. - 2 years ago

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Activation & Acceleration: Catalyzing Context-Driven Stakeholders
Activation & Acceleration: Catalyzing Context-Driven Stakeholders

New Metrics / Part Nine in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. - 2 years ago

Scalability: Upshifting from Micro- to Macro-Level Sustainability
Scalability: Upshifting from Micro- to Macro-Level Sustainability

New Metrics / Part Eight in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. - 2 years ago

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

New Metrics / Part Six in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. - 2 years ago

Beyond Integrated Reporting: Multicapital Accounting of Integral Data
Beyond Integrated Reporting: Multicapital Accounting of Integral Data

Finance & Investment / Part Five in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. The 2013 launch of the Integrated Reporting <IR> Framework from the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) swung a double-edged sword through the disclosure field: - 2 years ago

Purpose + Context = Connectedness
Purpose + Context = Connectedness

New Metrics / Part Four in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. - 2 years ago

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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

New Metrics / Part Three in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. - 2 years ago

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

New Metrics / 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. - 2 years ago

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

New Metrics / “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. - 2 years ago

Reporting 3.0 Launches New Business Models Blueprint, Seeks More 'Positive Mavericks'
Reporting 3.0 Launches New Business Models Blueprint, Seeks More 'Positive Mavericks'

Product, Service & Design Innovation / This is part four of a four-part series on themes explored at the 4th International Reporting 3.0 Conference. Read parts one, two and three. - 2 years ago

Reporting 3.0 ‘Data Blueprint’ Explores Future of Integral Information Systems
Reporting 3.0 ‘Data Blueprint’ Explores Future of Integral Information Systems

New Metrics / This is part two of a four-part series on themes explored at the upcoming 4th International Reporting 3.0 Conference. Read part one here. - 2 years ago

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Reporting 3.0 ‘Positive Maverick’ Community Pushes Context-Based Multicapitalism
Reporting 3.0 ‘Positive Maverick’ Community Pushes Context-Based Multicapitalism

New Metrics / This is part one of a four-part series on themes explored at the upcoming 4th International Reporting 3.0 Conference. - 2 years ago

The Missing 60%: ExxonMobil, Forceful Stewardship and the 2°C Business Model Imperative
The Missing 60%: ExxonMobil, Forceful Stewardship and the 2°C Business Model Imperative

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The Spring 2016 proxy votes supporting the 2°C stress test resolutions at last week’s Annual General Meetings of ExxonMobil (38.2%) and Chevron (41%) give cause for both celebration - and concern. These votes suggest that key asset managers are recognizing (and others seem to be willfully ignoring) climate risk inherent in the business-as-usual practices of the largest U.S. oil and gas corporations and their downstream value chains. - 3 years ago

True Materiality and Integral Thinking: Editor's Postlude
True Materiality and Integral Thinking: Editor's Postlude

New Metrics / It has been my pleasure to edit this tour-de-force 6-part series — now an e-book — by my colleague, Ralph Thurm, in which he lays out his vision for how integral thinking and true materiality can catalyze a regenerative and inclusive economy, leveraging the work of the ThriveAbility Foundation, the Reporting 3.0 Platform, and the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR). - 3 years ago

UNEP to Companies: Time to Raise the Bar on Sustainability Reporting
UNEP to Companies: Time to Raise the Bar on Sustainability Reporting

Leadership / Corporate sustainability reporting desperately needs to up its game in order to align company-level sustainability performance with the broader systems-level ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and COP21, the United Nations climate change conference, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). - 3 years ago

An Intro to ThriveAbility: The Next Stage of Development for Sustainability
An Intro to ThriveAbility: The Next Stage of Development for Sustainability

New Metrics / You all know the classic quip for our field:John: “My marriage is sustainable.”Jane: “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that…”You get it: The notion of “sustainability,” while vitally necessary, inspires enthusiasm like a hairshirt. What we humans really want to do is thrive! The problem sustainability confronts is that the human pursuit of thriving (as currently enacted) wreaks havoc — we overshoot planetary boundaries and erode social foundations. - 4 years ago

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Bridgestone's Sustainability Hub: A Dialogue on Solving Survey Fatigue, Part 2
Bridgestone's Sustainability Hub: A Dialogue on Solving Survey Fatigue, Part 2

Collaboration / How do companies deal with mushrooming sustainability data requests coming in from all directions – raters, investors, B2B customers? In Part 1 of this dialogue, Bridgestone Americas’ Director of Environmental Affairs, Tim Bent, discussed the company’s Sustainability Hub, developed with the help of PivotGoals project manager Jeff Gowdy to interface Bridgestone’s environmental, social, governance and economic data with incoming questionnaires. - 4 years ago

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