Category Archives: News

SDG2000: The most influential 2000 companies for a sustainable future

Today, we revealed the SDG2000, a list of the companies that have the most influence over our ability to move to a more sustainable future. The list – comprised of companies which collectively make up half of the entire global economy and are responsible for $43trillion in revenue – is part of WBA’s mission to […]

Draft methodology Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Benchmark

Today, 16 December 2019, we are happy to publish the draft methodology for the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Benchmark (GEWEB). We invite all interested stakeholders to review the methodology and provide us with feedback by 31 January 2020 via this link.  GEWEB seeks to measure, compare and incentivise corporate impact on gender equality and women’s empowerment across the entire value chain. It starts with a spotlight on […]

About creating useful indicators for the Digital Inclusion Benchmark

As part of the development process of the Digital Inclusion Benchmark, WBA held a second consultation roundtable on November 6, 2019. This time the roundtable discussion took place in the San Francisco Bay Area, U.S.A. and WBA collaborated with the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University. The roundtable is part of a series of […]

Car companies in danger of missing Paris climate targets, new analysis warns

PRESS RELEASE Car companies in danger of missing Paris climate targets, new analysis warns New benchmark reveals companies not selling enough low carbon vehicles and must rapidly shift gear to reach Paris goals.  December 6th, 2019: A lack of investment in low-carbon vehicles is putting the automotive sector in danger of missing the Paris climate targets, […]

CHRB launches third benchmark to show how 200 companies perform on human rights

Most businesses failing on human rights due diligence, major ranking shows  Over half of major companies in apparel, extractive, food & beverage and tech manufacture are failing on human rights – particularly on due diligence – in new Corporate Human Rights Benchmark; Steady improvements seen over three years, but one in five companies fail to […]

How could improved nutrition contribute to food system transformation

On 15 October, World Benchmarking Alliance, World Food Programme (WFP) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) jointly held a side event at the 46th Food and Agriculture (FAO) Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome. The event bought together speakers from both the public and private sectors to discuss their respective contributions to […]

WBA launches first of its kind global benchmark ranking seafood companies on their UN SDG impact

PRESS RELEASE WBA launches first of its kind global benchmark ranking seafood companies on their UN SDG impact Seafood Stewardship Index ranks 30 of the most influential seafood companies in the world. Industry shows broad commitment on sustainability but overall performance needs to improve and more measurable action is needed to meet the SDG agenda. Thai Union Group tops the […]