Strategies and best practices for creating a more inclusive workplace

Statistics show that companies prioritizing diversity and inclusion (D&I) often surpass their peers in innovation, employee satisfaction, and financial performance. Beyond being a performance booster, D&I is both a moral imperative and a strategic advantage. However, achieving a genuinely inclusive environment goes beyond setting diversity targets. It requires the implementation of comprehensive strategies and best … Read more

Adapting agriculture to climate change

As our planet warms and weather patterns shift, farmers worldwide are facing unprecedented challenges. From prolonged droughts to unpredictable rainfall, climate change is reshaping the agricultural landscape. But amid these difficulties lies an opportunity for innovation and sustainable growth. We can not only survive in this changing world but thrive by adapting our farming practices. … Read more

What is holding back decarbonization in Africa?

Decarbonization has been a critical topic of discussion, especially highlighted during the most recent COP 27 and COP 28, with clear indications that we are progressively moving towards a zero-emissions world. While this shift is undoubtedly necessary, several factors are hindering progress, particularly in Africa, given its unique socioeconomic context. Despite the continent’s commitment to … Read more

Managing Sustainability’s Opportunities and Challenges in the eyes of Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough is an advocate for actions against climate change using his documentaries to highlight the effects that global warming is having on the planet around us.- Charlie King. 2023 November 01.Sir David Attenborough: A lifetime of Environmental Advocacy. Sustainability Magazine. Https://sustainabilitymag.com/articles/  His insights on climate change are important due to his widely respected … Read more

UNDP offers guidance on ESG metrics for generating digital sustainability credentials for MSMEs

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published a white paper on Project Savannah, an initiative aimed at establishing common ESG metrics to generate digital sustainability credentials for Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs). This project, developed in collaboration with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), addresses … Read more

A comprehensive approach to eradicating modern slavery

Modern slavery is an extensive and deeply ingrained issue that continues to affect many organizations across the globe. It involves the exploitation of individuals who are treated as commodities for economic gain, encompassing practices such as forced labour, child slavery, and the manipulation of vulnerable individuals through coercion, threats, and deception. Employers who engage in … Read more

Achieving full sustainability requires collaboration and unified efforts

Today, sustainability has evolved from an ideal to a critical pursuit embraced by businesses, governments, and global communities alike. With frameworks like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) gaining widespread adoption, it is increasingly recognized as essential for safeguarding the future of our planet and all life upon it. Achieving comprehensive sustainability requires collaboration and unified … Read more

The Role of Population Data and Statistics in Strategic Sustainable Development

In 2021, the world population reached an unprecedented 7.9 billion, with projections suggesting it will grow to about 8.5 billion by 2030. Despite this remarkable growth, not everyone is counted—particularly marginalized communities, who often remain invisible in population statistics. This gap exists even though significant strides have been made in gathering, analyzing, and utilizing population … Read more

GRI Launches Linkage Service for EU Reporting Directive

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has unveiled its latest initiative today: the GRI-ESRS Linkage Service. This service is designed to assist companies adhering to GRI’s sustainability reporting standards in aligning with the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) that underpin the EU’s Corporate Sustainable Reporting Directive (CSRD).  GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards are widely recognized as global … Read more

Managing your sustainability data efficiently

Sustainability has become a critical focus when digitization and automation are changing our world. With advancements in AI, software, and various automated tools, tasks have become significantly more manageable. As sustainability becomes increasingly imperative, these technological innovations play a crucial role in simplifying and streamlining the processes involved, ensuring that sustainability data and efforts are … Read more