Wallace also sees opportunity in sustainability.
What companies are leading the way on sustainability?
Many corporate “sustainability plans” are therefore modest.
Tony Juniper is a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and a well-known British environmentalist.
But how do large companies connect sustainability performance to employee pay?
As such, only wearing “just a sustainability hat” doesn’t cut it, according to Houde.
Moving forward, Guay expects to see more companies incorporating sustainability into their computations.
Insider is investing more into our sustainability coverage by launching our newsletter, Insider Sustainability.
Only a third of the 613 companies' boards of directors formally oversee sustainability performance, while a quarter link executive compensation to sustainability performance.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a number of sustainability initiatives, too, like housing and grants for students who have ideas for enhancing sustainability on campus.
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University.
Such a “weak” notion of sustainability appears to be compatible with policies based on discounting of future effects, but their compatibility with sustainability has been challenged.
We must not simply seek to add more sustainability to leadership or add more leadership to sustainability, but challenge assumptions about “leadership” that have added to the mess we are in.
As public expectations for corporate sustainability rose, bringing the sustainability agenda more mainstream than ever before, a new era in corporate sustainability – dominated by more consumer-facing companies – began.
In 2008, when Intel launched its sustainability goals for 2012, its leadership team took an unusual step to encourage employees to help: it linked environmental performance to every employee's compensation, effectively making its sustainability goals everyone's job.
Point 47 of the agreement reads: “We acknowledge the importance of corporate sustainability reporting and encourage companies, where appropriate, especially publicly listed and large companies, to consider integrating sustainability information into their reporting cycle.”
Taken at face value, Arizona’s bill – which was defeated in 2012 – would have curtailed almost any sustainability efforts in the state, restricted the activities of tens of thousands of philanthropic organizations that promote sustainability, and potentially scared away hundreds of sustainability-minded companies.
These include: “Making sustainability integral to portfolio construction and risk management; exiting investments that present a high sustainability-related risk, such as thermal coal producers; launching new investment products that screen fossil fuels; and strengthening our commitment to sustainability and transparency in our investment stewardship activities.”
Just over half the companies are engaging investors on sustainability issues, up from 40% in 2012, but only a tiny 3% are showing leadership by using multiple tactics such as integrating sustainability information into mainstream investor communications, highlighting sustainability performance and innovations at annual meetings, and directly engaging with shareholders on sustainability topics.
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