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Mapping the SDGs to Your Business Priorities

In September 2015, the UN launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since then, organizations around the globe have started to adjust their societal strategies towards this new sustainable development agenda. But how big is the existing gap to your business and how to overcome this with a minimum time-to-value?
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Methodology Changes for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2016

On April 5th, RobecoSAM opened its annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment: the base for selecting the best-performing companies for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. More than 3,000 eligible companies have received an invitation to participate in this year’s DJSI assessment. In order to prevent surprises, participating companies are well advised to take changes into account for this year’s methodology before diving into the questionnaire.
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Why Investors Do Not Seem to Get Sustainability

The recent CEO study by UN Global Compact and Accenture reported that, while 38 percent of CEOs believe they are able to accurately quantify the business value of their sustainability initiatives, just 7 percent of investors agree*. This striking gap demonstrates the shortcomings of many companies in effectively communicating ánd quantifiably measuring the business value and success of sustainability.
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Start Warming Up for Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2016

Most companies eager to be leading in the globally renowned sustainability benchmark - the Dow Jones Sustainability Index - kick-start their data collection process months before the official release of the questionnaire, in order to determine the must-win battles. If sustainability leadership is also on your wish list for the upcoming edition, start now by downloading our DJSI Services Cheat Sheet. Define your course and identify which information is required, and start getting your internal organization aligned and ready.
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Three Things You Need to Know about GRI G4

For numerous sustainability experts around the globe, the main event of the year 2013 was the global GRI conference, held in May in Amsterdam. At the GRI conference the new and long anticipated G4 sustainability reporting standard was introduced and discussed. So what are the key take-aways of this new standard?
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RobecoSAM and Bloomberg: Changing the Game

Earlier this year, RobecoSAM already announced its new partnership with Bloomberg, a principal provider of business and financial information. As a result, the performance of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) of all companies that have been appraised will be accessible by the Bloomberg licensees. This might come as a shock to those companies that have been assessed - often without their knowledge - based on publicly available information only.
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Richness vs. Reach: 5 Minutes to Review Sustainability Rankings

Are the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and other sustainability rankings taking up (too) much of your time? This sound is being heard a lot these days and the cry for standardisation of questionnaires seems to be getting louder.
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RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook Crowns Leaders for 2015

In January, RobecoSAM released its highly anticipated Sustainability Yearbook 2015. The Swiss sustainability investing firm reconfirms Telenet’s advanced position, naming it Industry Leader within the Media industry and member of the RobecoSAM Gold Class 2015. This indicates that Telenet is considered to be the company within its industry that is best prepared to seize the opportunities and manage the risks deriving from economic, environmental and social developments.
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Multinationals and Water: Low or High Tide?

Water is an important social issue and still many people lack access to water. According to the Water Resources Group, the global water demand exceeds total water supply with 40% in 2030. And the WHO stated that water scarcity affects 1 in 3 people on every continent of the globe. The largest multinationals on the planet therefore have a large impact on the topic of water scarcity. What actions are these companies taking to reduce their water use? How do they communicate and which sectors are reporting the most on water issues?
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Using the Business Model Canvas to Go from Marketing to Mattering

In his exit interview, Bob Langert, McDonald's vice president of corporate social responsibility and sustainability recently said "We need to be a more relevant brand to consumers, to your point. And the work of sustainability is going to make us more relevant. Our actions for the future are going to be part of our growth." But how to reshape your business model in order to better deal with the quickly changing demands of society. Here's how to apply the Business Model Canvas and make your business more sustainable using a proven 7-step process approach.
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