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Change does not come through wishful thinking.

We propose that every company, regardless of size, begins the process of identifying its most important impacts towards the environment and stakeholders that can hold it back or stop it from reaching its objectives and that it continues by measuring, managing and changing.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the UN Global Compact, and the WBCSD have clearly identified that “Our planet faces massive economic, social and environmental challenges”. 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been defined which Governments worldwide have already agreed to. They explicitly call on all businesses to apply their creativity and innovation to solve sustainable development challenges.

 

The rewards of CSR/Sustainability reporting done responsibly

The rewards from conducting CSR/ Sustainability reporting through a structured, methodical approach are too many to ignore. Keeping our world safe by battling climate change is arguably the most important reason for taking action. In an economic sense, research by well-recognized institutions is clearly proving that responsible companies can look to the future with optimism. I am also convinced that in our ever connected and transparent world, responsible CSR/sustainability reporting forms the foundation for good communication, which is ever more important in the digital age we live in.

My personal aim is to discover ways and simplify processes even further so that each and every company, large and small can, with as few resources as possible, fulfill its objectives through responsible CSR/sustainability reporting. My target is to enable companies, through responsible reporting, to be proactive, foresee risks and take action before situations spiral out of control but also to identify and take advantage of the many opportunities: to have their radars switched on.

All the material on SustainCase is prepared by the FBRH team and chosen to demonstrate how today’s best-run companies are achieving economic, social and environmental success – and give you insights to their success.

Layout 1I invite you to take action. It is no coincidence that 80% of the largest 250 companies in the world report with the use of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. Identify your most important impacts, measure, manage, and change and become, with your positive contribution, part of a positive chain reaction that is changing our world.

 

Simon Pitsillides

Editor

SustainCase

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