Category Archives: Publications

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 […]

Measuring the world’s 25 most influential auto manufacturers

The Climate & Energy Benchmark assesses 25 companies in the automotive sector on their contributions to limiting global warming to well below 2°C. The benchmark is the first WBA has undertaken to measure and rank the climate action performance of high-carbon emitting industries, including electric utilities and oil & gas. These benchmarks will collectively support […]

Measuring the world’s 30 most influential seafood companies

The Seafood Stewardship Index demonstrates how the world’s 30 most influential seafood companies are contributing to the sustainable management of our oceans, as well as how they help ensure responsible social practices are implemented across their supply chain. Three billion people rely on seafood as an essential part of their diet. Providing this nutritious food […]

Seven systems transformations for benchmarking companies on the SDGs

We aim to drive the private sector’s engagement in the SDGs through our benchmarks. We envision a future where companies, investors, governments, civil society and individuals can quickly and easily compare businesses and motivate a ‘race to the top’. WBA identified seven systems transformations that offer a strategic framework to develop benchmarks and identify keystone […]

Progress on the development of the Gender Equality & Empowerment Benchmark

WBA held its second roundtable for the Gender Equality and Empowerment Benchmark (GEEB) on 2nd June 2019 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The roundtable brought together 24 participants from across non-governmental organisations (NGOs), multi-/bi-lateral organisations, companies, financial and research institutions to discuss the latest progress on the development of the GEEB and to help evolve it.

Initial selection of industries and companies for WBA’s Food and Agriculture Benchmark now open for public consultation

One of the most pressing global challenges and opportunities of our time is feeding a growing population of 10 billion people by 2050 with a healthy diet from sustainable food systems. It is possible, but it is going to require no less than a great food system transformation and fast delivery. Companies in this sector […]