New Survey of Experts Finds Slow Start Towards Sustainable Development Goals

16 March 2017 – Sustainability practitioners see little progress made to date towards each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) – as well as poor progress on sustainable development overall, according to the findings of the just-released report Evaluating Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals by GlobeScan and SustainAbility. While sustainability experts agree that society’s progress on all of the SDGs has been meagre, the specific goals of Reduced Inequalities, Life Below Water, Life on Land, … “New Survey of Experts Finds Slow Start Towards Sustainable Development Goals”

Industry Leadership on Sustainable Development in 3 Charts

Companies looking for the most effective ways to contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should prioritize pursuing collaborations with partner organizations and developing new products and services, according to a global survey of experienced sustainability professionals. Applying the SDGs as a lens for setting corporate sustainability goals and analyzing risks are also seen as effective pathways to engage on the global goals, whereas philanthropic contributions are believed to be significantly less impactful. The 2016 Sustainability Leaders survey, produced by … “Industry Leadership on Sustainable Development in 3 Charts”

For Sustainability Progress, NGOs are in a League of Their Own

More than two decades ago, government leaders, scientists, NGOs and other change makers gathered in Rio de Janeiro for a historic summit that would set the direction of sustainable development for years to come. Since the Earth Summit, progress on climate change and sustainability has been uneven and, many will argue, disappointing. As the date of the 21st United Nations climate change conference in Paris approaches, the global community is facing another seminal year, building hopes that the December summit will mark the beginning of a … “For Sustainability Progress, NGOs are in a League of Their Own”

Infographic: The 2015 Sustainability Leaders

2015 marks nearly two decades worth of the tracking and analysis of the evolution of the sustainability agenda, and of the leaders and institutions most responsible for driving it forward. This 2015 Sustainability Leaders, a GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey, provides an overview of perceived corporate sustainability leaders from 1997 to 2015 and the perceived progress that various institutions have made since the Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, along with expectations for the next 20 years. The infographic (PDF … “Infographic: The 2015 Sustainability Leaders”

Webinar Recap: The 2015 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Report

On May 28th, GlobeScan and SustainAbility hosted a webinar to discuss the results of the 2015 edition of the GSS Sustainability Leaders Report. After 21 years, the GlobeScan/Sustainability Leaders Report is the longest-running survey of its kind examining experts’ views of the current state of sustainability leadership. In our latest survey, we analyzed the viewpoints of over 800 sustainability experts to answer a number of pressing questions, including: Which companies, NGOs and national governments do experts believe are leading the sustainability agenda? … “Webinar Recap: The 2015 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Report”