Benchmarking Companies as a Driver for Change

Building a movement to measure and incentivise business impact towards a sustainable future that works for everyone.

“I’m excited to be a part of a strong alliance of stakeholders that collectively shape and realise the World Benchmarking Alliance. It was wonderful that our recent Rome Roundtable comprehensively endorsed the progress of the WBA and enabled many more allies and ambassadors to come on board in support.”

Steve Howard

Secretary General, The Global Foundation

“The world has united on an agenda for tackling the greatest global challenges and produced a framework for action: the SDGs. Achieving the SDGs is a collective effort. Benchmarks give us valuable insights and identify areas for improvement. Measuring helps us raise standards together.”

Sigrid Kaag

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands

“The ultimate goal is that all companies report on their contribution to the SDGs. This allows us to compare commitments and performance to our peers and shows us where we must improve.”

Paul Polman

CEO Unilever

“EAT is proud to be a strategic partner to the WBA and supports the development of metrics and indicators capturing the full range of co-benefits of sustainable and healthy diets. Competition makes us faster, collaboration makes us better. The WBA aims to do both. By ranking companies based on their contribution to the SDGs, competitive benchmarking can be a powerful catalyst for change.”

Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen

Founder & President, EAT Foundation

“The World Benchmarking Alliance is an ambitious and necessary initiative to unleash the power of business and private finance for the Sustainable Development Goals. With the benchmarks, companies will know what we as a society expect from them on the sustainability agenda. This will take us one step closer to the vision and ambition to create the world we want embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Ulla Tørnæs

Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark

“Our clients expect us to meet investment objectives as well those of society over the long term. The efforts of the World Benchmarking Alliance will assist asset managers to achieve this alignment.”

Hendrik du Toit

Investec Group Joint CEO

“The world needs business and leaders to step up, speak out, and act on the defining challenges of our time – climate change, the inclusion of women as leaders & drivers of change, and genuine equality. Benchmarks can credit those wo do, and inspire others to act.”

Sam Mostyn

Company Director, Non-Executive Director, Chair (Citibank Australia), and Sustainability Adviser

“More and more people are recognizing that businesses need to be a force for good in the world. In giving ordinary people the information they need to hold companies to account, the World Benchmarking Alliance will fundamentally challenge businesses to up their game on the contribution they are making to the Global Goals.”

Penny Mordaunt

International Development Secretary of the United Kingdom

“The World Benchmarking Alliance was born from a realisation that the way in which markets function is putting too much strain on the planet; a recognition that investment capital is not doing enough to reward good business practices.”

Mark Field

UK Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office