Virtual launch of the 2022 Social Transformation Baseline Assessment

Putting people at the heart: Assessing the global state of play for responsible business conduct

26 January 2022 at 8:00–9:30 EST/13:00–14:30 GMT/18:30–20:00 IST

To what extent are the world’s most influential companies respecting human rights, providing and promoting decent work, and acting ethically – the fundamentals of responsible business conduct? Register for our virtual event to find out.


The World Benchmarking Alliance develops free and publicly available benchmarks and assessments to measure and incentivise companies to contribute towards the Sustainable Development goals. Our benchmarks are grounded in the seven systems transformations needed to put our society, planet and economy on a more sustainable and resilient path.

The assessment

Our 2022 Social Transformation Baseline Assessment looks at what 1,000 of the world’s most influential companies are doing to contribute to the transformation of our social system. A transformation we desperately need in order to eradicate poverty in all its forms, end discrimination and exclusion, and reduce the inequalities and vulnerabilities that leave people behind. Our assessment scores these companies on 18 core social indicators – indicators signposting high-level societal expectations such as ”pay a living wage” or ”carry out human rights due diligence”.

The event

Dan Neale, our Social Transformation Lead will present the assessment’s most salient findings.

Camille Le Pors, our Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Lead will then moderate a panel made up of following guests, to answer: What does the data show us and what’s being done to drive change?

  • James Gomme, Director, Equity Action, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Vaidehee Sachdev, Senior Impact Specialist, Aviva Investors
  • Andrés Zaragoza, Programme Manager Business and Human Rights, International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
  • Tara Van Ho, Senior Lecturer, University of Essex School of Law and Human Rights Centre.

This will be followed by an opportunity for Q&A.

We will also launch our first Collective Impact Coalition – a time-bound coalition of companies, financial institutions, policymakers, civil society organisations, academics, experts and our Allies – who will collectively incentivise keystone companies to measurably improve their performance.

Register via Zoom

Please get in touch with Sofia del Valle if you have any questions.

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