"How should business report its contributions?
There can be reports that use some standardized reporting format - many of which are already circulating in the ESG investing space. That said, I think the civil society stakeholders have to develop more…"
"What tools do businesses need?
We need to give them tools to figure out: A) where to play in this vast space - and why; B) how their investments can help grow their markets and build competitive advantage; C) identify partnerships and how to execute…"
"It is critical that as external facilitators, researchers and influencers, we ensure that the SDGs do not become a new mechanism for greenwashing. Already, for far too many organizations, the SDGs have basically been turned over to the marketing…"
"What should companies be doing differently as a result of the SDGs?
1. Continue what they have already been doing on sustainable development until they have a reason to revise their plans.
2. Consider the entire SDG laundry list and identify their…"
"What do the SDGs add?
1. They give us a framework to get a sense of the larger picture. How our individual points of intervention might contribute to the others and to end states for the people and planet by 2030. It places each private actor's…"
"The purpose of business is to run their business. If over the course of formulating and executing their business strategy (that takes a sufficiently long view) business leaders identify how investments in sustainable development can be an effective…"
"Hello, this is Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. I head our Institute for Business in the Global Context, whose tagline is "connecting the world of business with the world"; I am also…"