How do experts in the areas of Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility, materiality and stakeholder engagement communicate to their stakeholders in order to promote sustainable thinking?
Addressing confusion that may arise from the availability of several reporting standards and frameworks such as the GRI, UNGC and the IR, and looking at innovative ways to integrate them (if possible). Discussion on the quality of reporting and how to involve a third party auditing in this process.
The field of sustainability is one that goes beyond philanthropy and risk management. Global environmental problems and an increasingly resource-constrained environment, coupled with issues related to social inclusiveness, are forcing companies to proactively address sustainability topics to stay competitive. Sustainability has broad business value — from mitigating risks to improving operating efficiency in order to provide energy security and resilience.
As global talent shortages grow more acute, new ways of engaging and developing the business leaders of tomorrow are needed to deliver sustainable talent strategies for the future, especially in developing/emerging economies.