Monthly Archives: January 2018

Why We Need to Measure Corporate Performance on the SDGs

Last month I was delighted to be invited to participate in the World Benchmarking Alliance consultation in London with around 40 stakeholders from different backgrounds across business, NGOs and academia. The topic for discussion was around the idea of creating a new benchmarking tool to better assess corporate performance on the implementation of the Sustainable […]

SDG benchmarks and standards – why ISEAL supports the WBA

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are rapidly becoming a universal language to understand and change the impact of the private sector. However, translating the 17 goals into concrete, measurable action for businesses remains a challenge. The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) is a bold initiative. They’re making headway on this issue by developing a set of […]

’17 SDGs represent 17 opportunities for investments’

As an investor, Folksam has made the commitment to be a responsible shareholder and we want the companies we invest in to respect human rights, tackle corruption, and protect the environment. Folksam has lead the way in Sweden as a sustainability advocate, being actively involved as early participants with the UN Global Compact and in […]

An important and timely initiative

The EIRIS Foundation is a registered charity working in the area of responsible investment. We see the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) as having great potential to inspire and accelerate the adoption of best practices in the “corporate behaviour” dimension of many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As well as highlighting and encouraging investment in […]