Monthly Archives: July 2018

Moving towards the launch of WBA

Dear friends and colleagues, In just over a year, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) has grown from a concept to a global Alliance of nearly sixty leading organisations – across civil society, company associations, governments, institutional investors, reporting initiatives and research organisations – and momentum continues to grow. The nine-month global stakeholder consultation has gathered […]

The first online consultation results are in: What are key priorities, SDGs and industries for a better 2030?

Written by Samantha Ndiwalana, Data Analyst Trainee at Index Initiative (WBA Secretariat). Much like a good story, the results from a good survey are hardly ever straightforward. As part of the consultation phase, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) ran global in-person roundtable consultations as well as a series of online consultations. Broadly, the online consultation […]

Pension funds and responsible investment: let participants decide

Steven van Weyenberg, Member of the Dutch Parliament for D66 There are a number of considerable benefits to the Dutch pension system. In the Netherlands, poverty amongst the elderly is very low. Pension coverage is high: nearly every person living in The Netherlands is entitled to a ‘base’ state pension (AOW), while close to 90 […]