Poverty Solutions
Fair Trade
Labor
Social Equity
Diversity/Inclusion
Communicating Sustainability

The SDG Compass

GRI and the SDG Compass: Moving Beyond the Report

The Paris Agreement and SDGs integrate the highest aspirations of the world community, defining the path for a world in transformation. Every sector of global society is called upon to be part of the process. For CEO Michael Meehan, engaging this multi-stakeholder approach is the foundation for the future of GRI and sustainability reporting in the context of our transformative economy.

logo_issp_1_Sq_big

ISSP Certification Helping to Improve Sustainability for All

ISSP’s certification efforts do not seek to limit who can be engaged in sustainability work. Rather, ISSP and its partners are trying to ensure that those who are engaged have sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to really make the efforts count. ISSP looks forward to helping expand the number of organizations and individuals improving sustainability practices everywhere. There is no time to waste.

Essilor-logo-e1427163108855-566x416

Recap: Twitter Chat with Essilor at #SeeChange

Today, Essilor’s chief corporate mission offer and guests panelists from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and Business Fights Poverty joined us to discuss the global economic and social benefits of vision correction.

Constructed using traditional practices, the open-air greenhouse at the foot of Mount Salkantay will mimic the natural environment of native seedlings.

Coming Together to Tackle Deforestation in Peru

At nearly 15,000 feet above sea level, the highland regions surrounding Peru’s Mount Salkantay are home to the most elevated forests in the world. But locals say these forests are under threat.

legos ai wei wei

Activist Ai Weiwei Takes The Lego Group to School

While the Lego Group ultimately came to the right decision, the toy manufacturer learned a difficult lesson. Trying to control who buys your products looks suspiciously like censorship.

Liter of light, Philippines, solar, clean energy, social enterprise, sustainable development, Ethiopia, India, Leon Kaye, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, Masdar, ZFEP, Zayed Future Energy Prize

This NGO is Illuminating the World with Solar

After winning a Zayed Future Energy Prize award last year, Liter of Light has moved beyond simple water-bottle solar lights and launched new programs, including one that trains citizens how to make solar-powered street lights.

Peter Yobo_Selfie

SPECIAL SERIES: Fostering Diversity and Purpose at Work

Men Advancing the Gender Agenda

When PwC advisory consultant Peter Yobo moved from Ghana to the U.S., he found it “amazing” that American women could go to school, get jobs — even oversee the work of other men. But he soon realized that women in the U.S. face other forms of gender discrimination. In this op/ed, he shares his experience and a message for men.

100518-G-8744K-004

TransCanada Shows How the TPP Will Threaten Climate

TransCanada’s lawsuit against the U.S. government — which utilize a dispute mechanism in NAFTA — could be a sign of what’s to come if the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) moves ahead as planned.

12937416564_eec58b4409_z

Record Homelessness Spurs California, NYC and Hawaii to Act

Both Los Angeles and Hawaii recently declared states of emergency because of escalating homelessness in their states. The answers proposed in the two sunny climes, however, are as different as night and day — and both are destined to raise some eyebrows.

coal_mining_ImageLibrary-MaxPhillips-JeremyBuckinghamMLC

Obama Halts Most Coal Mining on Public Lands

President Obama has kept true to his State of the Union address this week: He has placed a moratorium on coal mining on public lands while the Department of Interior reviews the use of federal lands for coal mining production. As the tag line often says: Some exceptions exist.