Companies that are likely to have an impact on nature and biodiversity will be assessed¬ – including with regard to how they impact communities

Week of 10 January 2022 Companies that are likely to have an impact on nature and biodiversity will be assessed¬ – including with regard to how they impact communities Our key takeaway: Shining a light on the inextricable link between people and planet, the WBA’s forthcoming Nature and Biodiversity corporate benchmark will look at environmental, … Continue reading Companies that are likely to have an impact on nature and biodiversity will be assessed¬ – including with regard to how they impact communities

2021’s turn towards autocracy has been met with instances of popular pushback—how can we continue to support democratic ideals in 2022?

Week of 10 January 2022 2021’s turn towards autocracy has been met with instances of popular pushback—how can we continue to support democratic ideals in 2022? Our key takeaway: 2021 was a mixed year for democracy, accountability and transparency in nearly every country in the world. In 2022 we could turn the tides back on … Continue reading 2021’s turn towards autocracy has been met with instances of popular pushback—how can we continue to support democratic ideals in 2022?

2022 risks creating deeper economic and social divides globally … but there is also opportunity to head these crises off

Week of 10 January 2022 2022 risks creating deeper economic and social divides globally … but there is also opportunity to head these crises off Our key takeaway: WEF’s outlook for 2022 hinges on whether the world can effectively tackle macro-issues like the pandemic and equitable economic recovery, an effective climate transition, and new drivers … Continue reading 2022 risks creating deeper economic and social divides globally … but there is also opportunity to head these crises off

Agrifood systems need to become more resilient, which includes building the resilience capacities of small-scale producers

Week of 3 January 2022 Agrifood systems need to become more resilient, which includes building the resilience capacities of small-scale producers Our key takeaway: Our agrifood systems are fragile, and the FAO highlights the urgent need to increase their resilience. This includes building the absorptive capacity of agrifood systems, and specifically building the resilience capacities … Continue reading Agrifood systems need to become more resilient, which includes building the resilience capacities of small-scale producers

Banks like to talk about human rights, but they don’t like responding to specific human rights allegations

Week of 3 January 2022 Banks like to talk about human rights, but they don’t like responding to specific human rights allegations Our key takeaway: BankTrack finds that banks respond to allegations, but often avoid addressing the specific issue raised. Without providing this more specific detail, it’s unclear that banks can genuinely speak about conducting … Continue reading Banks like to talk about human rights, but they don’t like responding to specific human rights allegations

CEOs state that companies that are not shifting to net-zero business models are putting their companies at risk – and that this shift needs to happen faster

Week of 3 January 2022 CEOs state that companies that are not shifting to net-zero business models are putting their companies at risk – and that this shift needs to happen faster Our key takeaway: CEOs say that climate change is a crisis today: it is impacting their business and new business models are needed. … Continue reading CEOs state that companies that are not shifting to net-zero business models are putting their companies at risk – and that this shift needs to happen faster

Food processing companies that are serious about making the necessary transformational changes to their businesses to align with the SDGs now have a roadmap

Week of 13 December 2021 Food processing companies that are serious about making the necessary transformational changes to their businesses to align with the SDGs now have a roadmap Our key takeaway: The world food system is in crisis, and we are entering a new era of food system sustainability. There are 21 steps food … Continue reading Food processing companies that are serious about making the necessary transformational changes to their businesses to align with the SDGs now have a roadmap

Banks play a key role in the just transition; though many are still at the start of their journeys, there is ample space for banks to take a leadership role alongside other players

Week of 13 December 2021 Banks play a key role in the just transition; though many are still at the start of their journeys, there is ample space for banks to take a leadership role alongside other players Our key takeaway: Access to finance is a critical part of ensuring that a just transition for … Continue reading Banks play a key role in the just transition; though many are still at the start of their journeys, there is ample space for banks to take a leadership role alongside other players

The rights-based transformation we need for the net-zero future we must now pivot to

Week of 13 December 2021 The rights-based transformation we need for the net-zero future we must now pivot to Our key takeaway: The environmental and human rights agendas must become holistically integrated so that we can pivot to a net-zero future in ways that build trust, solidarity, and shared responsibility for results. This starts by … Continue reading The rights-based transformation we need for the net-zero future we must now pivot to

Emerging tech can pose unforeseen risks to people and planet, but taking action doesn’t require a crystal ball—just a robust risk assessment and management approach

Week of 6 December 2021 Emerging tech can pose unforeseen risks to people and planet, but taking action doesn’t require a crystal ball—just a robust risk assessment and management approach Our key takeaway: Emerging technologies can pose unintended and unforeseen consequences, including negative impacts on people and planet. This is not just a topic for … Continue reading Emerging tech can pose unforeseen risks to people and planet, but taking action doesn’t require a crystal ball—just a robust risk assessment and management approach