Sustainability is becoming a strategic differentiator for brands. If leveraged properly it can be transformational. Sustainability is the new mantra for strategic differentiation. The global brand and marketing industry is abuzz with brands implementing new sustainability initiatives. The Hershey Company, for instance, recently made new deforestation prevention commitments in its supply chain through a comprehensive…

Businesses cannot achieve long-term profits without solid corporate accountability and good governance, say participants at the Corporate Accountability Matters conference in Dubai. Organized by Pearl Initiative in partnership with United Nations Global Compact, the conference kicked off on Thursday morning with the keynote address via video (click here to watch) by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of…

Creating a sustainable future takes more than good intentions. Boards of directors have an obligation to help drive a strategic approach to corporate sustainability. While environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are becoming mainstream for corporations and the wider public, much more has still to be achieved. It is fairly well accepted that promoting sustainable…

Across the world, cities are failing to meet the needs of their people, according to the inaugural Sustainable Cities Index from consultancy firm ARCADIS. The index, which explored social (people), environmental (planet) and economic (profit) demands on a city, to develop its indicative ranking of 50 of the world’s leading cities notes that the trade-off…