Sustainability and Social Media

Social Media can help transform your Sustainability programmes and commitment into something that creates engagement and loyalty from customers and employees. Unfortunately it can also kill your Sustainability overnight.

Sustainability Maternity

I was preparing for DoShorts webinar on Materiality that took place last week, when someone accidentally said Sustainability Maternity, instead of Sustainability Materiality. I laughed, and then started to think about what Sustainability Maternity might look like.

Introducing Materiality – A Video!

Many of you will already know a lot about materiality in a sustainability context. I thought some of you might like a quick video introduction to materiality, either as a simple summary for your own use or as a resource for anyone who might be interested.

G4 changes – A Video!

Unsure of what the G4 might mean for your business? This high level video might help you start to plan for the changes from G3 to G4.

Tax Redax and the Fair Tax Mark

This is one of those posts that updates an earlier stream of thought, in this case on corporate payment of tax. There have been some interesting developments since my top tips on tax were published.

Defining Materiality

A quiet and gentle war is simmering away in relation to defining materiality in a sustainability context. For some of you, that won’t really matter. For others, the cold materiality war of 2014 will have profound consequences.

How do the major corporate sustainability reporting initiatives measure up?

  A detailed look at the pluses and minuses of the three major bodies pushing forward corporate reporting (GRI, SASB and IIRC).

Materiality Matrix examples: Ford, Intel & Electrolux

There are several matrices that I think are interesting and useful if you want to use yours to achieve great things. Here are a few good ones from Ford, Intel and Electrolux, along with a few lessons from each.

GRI G4 – Materiality, Transparency, Comparability – FIGHT!

Saying whether the changes to GRI are good or bad reveals a lot about the commentator’s position. Here’s my guide to reading comments on the G4, and at the end of the post, my own comments.

GRI G4 will transform companies. Discuss.

Some commentators are bemoaning the changes to the GRI G4 released last week, while others are praising them. I’ll hold my views until next week, but it’s interesting that the G4 has polarised responses more than any other change to the GRI Reporting Framework.