Our approach

We are a unique business association and network where members drive sustainability projects forward; learn from other leading companies; interact with the strongest partners and get access to a one-stop shop for tools and expertise to push their sustainability journey forward.

We work with leading companies to develop high-impact  business solutions across the systems of Energy, Food & Land-Use, Cities and Mobility and Redefining Value.

Energy

Energy systems power growth in all economies. We are on the cusp of a clean energy future. Although fossil fuels will continue to form an important part of economic growth for the near future, a shift to the low carbon economy means a rapid scale-up in new and established alternative power sources and technologies.

Rapidly falling costs are increasing the market share of renewable energies. Greater investment in energy efficiency – in businesses, buildings and transport – has huge potential to cut and manage demand. In developing countries, decentralized renewables can help provide electricity for more than one billion people without current access

Food and land-use

Food and land use productivity will determine whether the world can feed a population projected to grow to over nine billion by 2050, while sustaining natural environments. Food production can be increased, rural income development improved, gender balance raised, forests protected and land use emissions cut by raising crop and livestock productivity, using new technologies and comprehensive approaches to soil and water management.

Cities and Mobility

By 2030, an estimated 70% of the global population will live in cities, driving 80% of total energy demand and 70% of global GHG emissions. The business opportunities for positive development in this area are compelling.

This pathway will help us build better, smarter cities - where every individual has access to life changing technology, delivering health care, education and connectivity. We're finding ways to build Zero Emission Cities (ZEC), circular economies and maximize energy efficient infrastructure. We’re helping cities around the world to improve their sustainable mobility and transport with our leading indicator set and tools.

Redefining value

The days of measuring business success through financial metrics alone are over. Our vision is that by 2050, all companies will measure, value and report their true value, true costs and true profits.

To do this, companies need to go beyond just accounting for financial capital. They need to take an integrated approach, via a better understanding of how to incorporate and account for their natural and social capital as well.

We're developing innovative frameworks and resources to advance non-financial capital measurement, valuation and reporting. Our work helps companies improve their decision-making, and produce more effective and meaningful external reporting and disclosure.