Author Archives: Lisa Kos

East-West Seed leads seed industry on increasing smallholder farmer productivity in South and Southeast Asia

Thailand-based East-West Seed outperformed global giants Bayer and Syngenta in the first-ever Access to Seeds Index for South and Southeast Asia, which evaluated the efforts of 24 leading seed companies in the region to support growth in the productivity of smallholder farmers, one of the main targets of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In South and Southeast Asia about 350 […]

Initital scoping report on Gender Equality and Empowerment

This report explores the need for a new gender equality and empowerment benchmark that builds on the great gender work that exists today. This benchmark measures companies’ progress against SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and recognizes key overlaps with other SDGs. This report suggests that a new benchmark requires an approach that is integrated (covers the […]

Seafood Stewardship Index – Methodology report

From 22 October to 17 December 2018, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) held an 8-week public consultation on the draft methodology for its Seafood Stewardship Index (SSI). All interested stakeholders were invited to review and share with us their feedback on this draft. This consultation was part of WBA’s continuous stakeholder engagement process and builds […]

“It’s time to re-shape how money impacts tomorrow”

Imagine a world where your money matters. A world where your money could influence businesses and organisations in your local area and across the world to act more sustainably. To put pressure on those who play an important role in protecting our planet’s amazingly diverse communities and environments. As Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva […]

“An ambition infinitely bigger than the realm of any single institution”

Each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 169 corresponding targets address the needs of people and the planet we share. Collectively they are an ambition infinitely bigger than the realm of any single institution. Yet we need all of us to put our voice and weight behind them. In order to succeed, the […]

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 […]