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02 May 2018

Circular packaging - what role should plastic play?

So plastic materials seem to have risen back up the agenda in the past six months with a number of reports concluding that we use too much plastic, though not defined quantitatively the correct consumption level of plastic. The UK Government has a strategy to eliminate its use by 2042....

25 April 2018

PwC passes CDKN legacy and leadership to Africa-based SSN

Over the past eight years, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) has been a trailblazer and advocate for climate compatible development in the poorest and most vulnerable nations. Since 2010, we’ve seen widespread traction to bring climate compatible development into the mainstream with it becoming central to the Sustainable...

20 April 2018

Series: The top five trends in corporate responsibility - data and disclosures

by Jonathan Grant and Jacqui Machin in our sustainability team In our fifth and final post in our series on the main trends we’re seeing in corporate responsibility, we turn the spotlight on the role of data and disclosures. 5. A more rigorous, quantitative approach to CR metrics and targets...

19 April 2018

Series: The top five trends in corporate responsibility - technology

by Jonathan Grant and Jacqui Machin in our sustainability team In an era of unparalleled innovation and technological change, our fourth post in our corporate responsibility series looks at the impact of this and how organisations are responding. 4. Technology for good? The current pace of technological development is being...

18 April 2018

Series: The top five trends in corporate responsibility - the corporate response

by Jonathan Grant and Jacqui Machin in our sustainability team So we’ve seen how the public, government and investors, amongst others, are putting pressure on companies to address social and environmental challenges. In the third post in our series on the main trends we put the spotlight on the corporate...

17 April 2018

Series: The top five trends in corporate responsibility - the pressure points

by Jonathan Grant and Jacqui Machin in our sustainability team As we take a look at the main trends we’re seeing in corporate responsibility (CR) today, our second blog shifts from the public perspective to other pressure points. 2. Investors, governments and others are piling on the pressure Governments expect...

16 April 2018

Series: The top five trends in corporate responsibility

by Jonathan Grant and Jacqui Machin in our sustainability team Last month, our Global Corporate Responsibility Board asked what the most significant trends in corporate responsibility (CR) are today. We contacted CR and sustainability experts from around the PwC network and beyond to get their views - and five CR...

27 March 2018

How well are businesses reporting on the SDGs?

By Alan McGill The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals have been described as the closest thing the world has to a strategy for future success. Simply put they will drive policy and regulation of every government, and, in turn, influence the business strategy and planning of every major company. PwC’s...

08 March 2018

Stakeholders focus more attention on non-financial performance and impacts

Insights from PwC’s Building Public Trust in Corporate Reporting Awards 2017: Sustainability Reporting in the FTSE 350 by Alan McGill, PwC Partner Recent years have seen sustainability reporting become an increasingly important aspect of companies’ disclosures, as stakeholders have focused more attention on their non-financial performance and impacts. It’s also...

22 February 2018

Is business in tune with government and citizens on SDGs?

by Louise Scott No-one can deny that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), unanimously agreed by all 193 UN Member States are as ambitious as they are inspiring. Two years since they came into force, our SDG Reporting Challenge looks at whether businesses fully understand the potential value of aligning...