Resources -, Sustainability for business and society


We base our work on solid frameworks and constantly update our knowledge and perspectives.

Our insights

The SDGs as a reference framework for measuring impact
Measuring the impact of the SDGs is an evolving area. The challenge is to navigate without getting lost within the various existing methodologies.
Does business benefit from sustainable development?
Leaders often remain reluctant to put sustainable development at the heart of their strategy, mistakenly believing that costs outweigh profits. However, academic research and practical...
Switzerland and the SDGs: up to the job?
Switzerland ranks 7th in the Sustainable Development Index. However, we still face important challenges for ourselves and for the planet. Here is our analysis and...

References and resources

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UN Global Compact

Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.

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Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all — laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of “Agenda 2030” are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which clearly define the world we want — applying to all nations and leaving no one behind.

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) works with leading companies to create a set of business solutions that are good for business. Its work is focused across four economic systems: energy, food and land uses, cities and mobility and redefining value.

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Le Global Impact Investing Network

Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) plays a leading role, alongside others committed to growin

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Business and Human Rights Center

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (or Ruggie Principles) are a set of guidelines for States and companies to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations.

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European Venture Philanthropy Association

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a community of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy.

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Principles for Responsible Investment

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), supported by the United Nations, is an international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice.

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Global Reporting Initiative

Using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, reporting organizations disclose their most critical impacts - both positive and negative - on the environment, society and the economy. In this way, they can generate reliable, relevant and standardized information to assess opportunities and risks and make more informed decisions, both within the company and among its stakeholders.

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Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Established in 2011, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is an independent, private-sector standards organization based in San Francisco, California, dedicated to improving the efficiency of capital markets by promoting high-quality disclosure of material sustainability information that meets the needs of investors.

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Integrated Reporting

Integrated Reporting is a process based on inclusive thinking that results in the publication of a periodic report integrated at the organizational level on value creation over time and communications about it .

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Business and human rights center

IRIS is an initiative of the GIIN. IRIS measures are designed to measure the social, environmental and financial performance of an investment.

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B Analytics

B Analytics is a customizable platform for measurement, benchmarking and impact reporting.

Our readings

The Pulse of Impact Management report published in partnership with the SVT Group provides a synthesis of practical information on how investors track and report their social and environmental impact today.

The State of Impact Measurement and Management Practice report presents the results of GIIN’s first comprehensive survey of the state of impact measurement and management (IMM) in the impact investment industry.

Changing Perceptions : Principles for Responsible Investment is the first report in a three-part series of Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) on its initiative to improve the systematic and transparent consideration of ESG issues in assessing the creditworthiness of borrowers in fixed income (FI) markets.

Impact Bonds in developing countries: early learnings from the field.

Total Societal Impact: A New Viewpoint for the Boston Consulting Group’s Strategy.

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