Fostering long-term resilience through a dynamic approach to ESG risk management

How can businesses use enhanced risk assessments to create climate, nature, and equity solutions that promote sustainability and boost performance across operations and value chains? This insight note provides key learnings and themes from the enhanced risk assessment that may inform sustainable business strategies in any sector and for any risk types. It highlights the value to business performance, strategy and resilience of business […]

Guiding the integration of sustainability in valuation: A framework​ for integration, research examples and reflections

In today’s financial landscape, sustainability is emerging as a key driver in investment decision-making processes, and has the potential to incentivize and scale capital allocation via the integration into intrinsic valuation and pricing.  Our primer explores sustainability in intrinsic valuation, offering a structured framework, exploring key intervention points for integration including forecasted financials and model […]

Reporting matters 2022

This year’s publication of Reporting matters 2022, WBCSD’s annual review of its member companies’ sustainability and integrated reports in partnership with Radley Yeldar, marks a decade of Reporting matters and, at the same time, opens a new chapter.  

An architecture for sustainable value transition

Geneva/London, 9 December 2021: Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) releases An architecture for sustainable value transition within social and planetary boundaries. Global sustainability negotiations this year have made it clear that to move beyond business-as-usual, transformation is needed on the systems level to address unprecedented challenges in a climate emergency, nature loss […]

Reporting matters 2020

Over the last year, COVID-19 has dramatically altered our lives with a swiftness and ferocity not seen before – at least in most of our lifetimes. It has upended personal lives and financial markets, challenged the fundamentals of how companies operate and triggered a re-evaluation of long-held assumptions about the global economy.

Pushing the needle forward amidst disruption: new report showcases more robust sustainability reporting

Geneva/London 21 October 2020: Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) highlights the importance of maintaining sustainability ambitions amidst unprecedented disruption in the eighth edition of Reporting matters – WBCSD’s annual review of its member companies’ sustainability and integrated reports in partnership with Radley Yeldar (RY). This year, Reporting matters presents a focus on […]

Disclosure in a time of system transformation: Climate-related financial disclosure for food, agriculture and forest products companies

The production, transformation and distribution of food, agriculture and forest products are routine and essential aspects of global society. These sectors are critical for people’s health, survival and well-being, providing food, buildings, packaging and infrastructure. They also support the livelihoods of millions of people through their multi-tiered and complex value chains. The Food, Agriculture and […]