Far from being a burden, sustainability is a business opportunity, allowing companies to ensure their continuity and positioning and making them more efficient and profitable. … [Read more...] about Sustainability makes business sense
One out of three Latin Americans acknowledges having paid at least one bribe in exchange for some type of benefit related to public services. In tandem with this, major corruption scandals have come to light in recent years, affecting both governments and private companies. Small and large-scale corruption and lack of transparency are present at the individual, government, and … [Read more...] about Transparency is good for business
In January 2018, Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock published an open letter to the CEOs of publicly traded companies. His message was clear, companies have a responsibility to deliver profit, and make “a positive contribution to society.” Failure to do the latter comes at the risk of losing its license to operate. Consumers can influence through decisions to purchase products … [Read more...] about Sustainable Finance: What can the financial sector do to better manage environmental and social risks?
Why does good corporate governance matter so much for sustainability and development? Today’s business environment is global and complex. Companies are faced with the opportunities of global markets, but also challenges of unprecedented levels of stakeholder expectations and public scrutiny of corporate values and culture. … [Read more...] about Corporate governance: A pathway to sustainability strategy
There are many theories to explain the current trend of increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme events, but it seems obvious that there is a correlation with increasing average temperatures. Many argue that the world is already experiencing the consequences of climate change and that even if the increase on average world temperature is kept under 2 degrees Celsius, … [Read more...] about The Floods of 2017: How can the private sector mitigate the impact of natural disasters