Diversity and Inclusion Resources

This issue area addresses workforce inclusion and diversity.

Index and ESG data that cover measures of diversity, inclusion and people development for 5000+ publicly listed companies.

Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5) -  Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Gender inequality persists worldwide, depriving women and girls of their... Read More

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New Business Models Blueprint

Framework | Free | Mar 01, 2016

Information and reporting demands for new business models. A green & inclusive economy requires the emergence of new business models that are fit-for-purpose in... Read More

How Your Company Can Advance Each of the SDGsResponsible business and investment – rooted in universal principles – will be essential to achieving transformational change... Read More

The Guide illustrates the human rights anchorage of the 17 goals and provides concrete links between the 169 targets and the range of human rights instruments and labour... Read More

A webinar conversation with GlobeScan, Business & Sustainable Development Commission, and Unilever on how business can invest in women to lead on the SDGs.

The Facility Social and Labor Module (still in Beta testing phase) is appropriate for any tier of manufacturing. It measures facility-level social impacts and the efficacy... Read More

United Nations Global Compact - UNGC Contains inspiration and recommendations for Boards of Directors on adoption and oversight of corporate sustainability.Global trends... Read More

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

The Blueprint for Business Leadership on the SDGs aims to inspire all business — regardless of size, sector, or geography — to take leading action in support of the... Read More

An assessment tool that enables companies and civil society partners to understand corporate impacts on multi-dimensional poverty. As a tool to help implement the SDGs, the... Read More

Environmental and social issues are disruptive forces that companies—led by their boards—must keep at the forefront when assessing their business strategy. Today’s... Read More

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Suite of Tools | Free

See also the free "shareware" version: http://atkisson.com/acceleratorlite/ These tools have been used in many countries, in many settings, for many years. They are... Read More

Use this report if you are a: Sustainability manager wanting to improve your organization’s sustainability reporting process and outcomes, and to put sustainability on... Read More

Stretch the sustainability ambitions of your executive team. The Breakthrough Pitch is designed to help you stretch the sustainability ambitions of your company. Its... Read More

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

An international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical... Read More

The challengeThe reporting world is complex. Understanding what, where and how to report sustainability information, while keeping up with the latest developments, is tough... Read More

The Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook draws together a wide range of knowledge and expertise on the concept of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) to better guide policy... Read More

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Pivot Goals

Website | Free

PivotGoals is a database of the environmental, social, and governance targets set by the world's largest companies (primarily the Fortune Global 250). The database is... Read More

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Accounting Blueprint

Framework | Free | Feb 29, 2016

How can accounting and corporate finance be transformed to serve a new purpose? How can it serve a multi-capital green and inclusive economy definition of success and... Read More

Jason Jay & Gabriel Grant share clear-cut and actionable pathways for having difficult conversations about polarizing issues in pursuit of a better world.

The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development embodies three decades of research and practice on global sustainability initiated by The Natural Step in collaboration... Read More

The Mining and Metals Sector Disclosures document contains a set of disclosures for use by all organizations in the Mining and Metals sector. The disclosures cover key... Read More

Launched in June 2011 as a joint project of Ceres and Tellus Institute, both non-profit research and educational entities, the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings... Read More

Interested in understanding your own company's journey? Consider undertaking this free, preliminary practices self-assessment.

When people in organizations communicate, they often do it through stories. Our “Storytelling for Sustainability” guidebook was developed through the Embedding Project's... Read More

EY member fi rms are able to conclude from several years of research of ESG reporting that there is a global trend toward increased interest in nonfi nancial information on... Read More

Proactive companies are working to embed sustainability across their operations and into their decision-making. This guide is a practical starting point to help you... Read More

This publication marks our fifth edition of Reporting matters. Our research has confirmed that many organizations find it challenging to meet the increasing number of... Read More

Discover your value. Measuring and managing social value is more accessible, inclusive, and democratic with the Global Value Exchange.The Global Value Exchange is a crowd... Read More

Datamaran is the world’s leading NLP business intelligence tool. ESG risks, materiality assessment, trends and benchmarking in seconds. Try it free now.

RILA's Retail Sustainability Management Resource Library is organized around the Retail Sustainability Management Leadership Model, a roadmap to help retail sustainability... Read More

The Collaborative strives to meet the challenge of producing enough food, fiber, and fuel for a rapidly growing population expected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050,... Read More

The Global Climate Action Playbook 2018 is a practical toolkit for business outlining high-level policy updates, outlook on key climate actions and the arc of ambition, and... Read More

Global population growth and rising living standards have increased apparel consumption, and thegeneration of textile and clothing waste. This has raised concerns about... Read More

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Data Blueprint

Framework | Free | May 30, 2017

The Data Blueprint proposes a general specification for data architecture and information systems to accurately measure progress toward financial, economic, social and... Read More

The Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE) is a single entry point for data and information on biodiversity supporting the implementation of the EU strategy and... Read More

This report is aligned with a tool that RILA developed in 2015 called the Retail Sustainability Leadership Model. The report summarizes retailers' current progress along... Read More

What if we could turn a pollutant—CO2 in the atmosphere—into a valuable resource that can fuel our economy?   A new carbon economy is urgently needed to develop new... Read More

Since the beginning of the sustainability context conversation, we have seen the introduction of various methodologies, frameworks, tools, and ideas that aim to support the... Read More

This is a climate action planning framework that serves to guide decision makers in identifying indicators, setting targets, etc. It’s more of a process framework than a... Read More

Illustrates how Global Compact signatories can implement the ten principles throughout their supply chains and integrate sustainability into procurement strategies. In... Read More

The Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard allows companies to assess their entire value chain emissions impact and identify where to focus reduction activities.

Primary Functions:Understanding early underpinnings of the Mandate’s guidance on respecting the human rights to water and sanitationThe authors of this paper take the... Read More

Thought leaders and influencers from government, civil society, and the private sector play an important role in creating and maintaining business value. As their influence... Read More

This guidance was developed through a consensus process by the SAC’s Metrics Working Group, and conforms to international standards (the ISO 14040 and 14020 series). It is... Read More

Primary Functions:Learn how companies can adapt to climate change through a collection of case examples, including some related to waterHighlights the benefits for... Read More

If you need to understand what it means to do business with respect for human rights, look no further than this guide.‘Doing Business With Respect for Human Rights’ is a... Read More

Utilizes key business metrics to determine the return on investment of corporate sustainability activities. The Model & Toolkit offer companies a simple and direct... Read More

This guide provides an overview of the importance of traceability for sustainability purposes, outlines the global opportunities and challenges it represents, and... Read More

As the first of a series of activities that aim to provide valuable insights into the global research landscape surrounding the United Nations Sustainable Development... Read More

This paper provides an investor perspective on the value to investors and companies of the current shareholder proposal process under SEC Rule 14a-8. It was prepared by... Read More

The SDG Resource Centre showcases the latest in science, law, business, events and more that can help drive forward the SDGs, drawing on content from across the whole of... Read More

Scaling up sustainable supply chain practices The number of companies forging ahead with an industry-leading approach to tackling emissions in the supply chain has doubled... Read More

This manual provides step-wise guidance and recommendations on setting SBTs. It covers the main phases in setting an SBT, from understanding the business benefits of... Read More

Guides the hundreds of individuals who are now completing due diligence on carbon pricing of behalf of their companies. It has been shaped by input from dozens of such... Read More

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

RILA’s Retail Energy Management Leadership Model is a roadmap to help retail energy managers optimize their energy programs. It is intended to identify possible pathways to... Read More

Explores how sustainability pressures are transforming the ways we all work, live, and compete. As a part of the annual study by MIT Sloan Management Review's... Read More

San Francisco has long been a leader in environmental, social, and economic prosperity. Today we confront what may prove to be the greatest challenge of our era—climate... Read More

The GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard (referred to as the Product Standard) provides requirements and guidance for companies and other... Read More

Change Your Shoes is a pan European and global campaign which calls on shoe companies to intensify their efforts to systematically assess the risks in their business... Read More

Provides an overview of the current and potential role of institutional investors, companies, banks and foundations in the design and implementation of a financing strategy... Read More

IPIECA has developed this Overview of methodologies for estimating petroleum industry value chain (Scope 3) greenhouse gas emissions to provide information on approaches... Read More

Offsets represent a valuable tool for success in international markets: (i) buyers see them as opportunity to use the offsets to either “jump start” or develop specific... Read More

A Systematic Review of Existing Methodologies for measuring and valuing environmental impacts. Humans caused $6.6 trillion in environmental damage in 2008. But it’s hard to... Read More

Outlines common supply chain corruption scenarios and provides a framework and set of tools for addressing them. This resource was updated in 2016.

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CDP’s Climate Questionnaire

Template / Workbook | Free

Climate change information request Climate change questionnaire for companies disclosing to this year's investor request.  

Showcases core business solutions to address global challenges. This compilation of case examples features Global Compact LEAD companies that have taken action to advance... Read More

This paper describes a methodology for calculating a Material Circularity Indicator for manufactured products and companies. The prime purpose of this paper is to describe... Read More

GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is a method for comparative chemical hazard assessment that builds on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for Environment... Read More

Design Strategies and Case Studies for a Zero-Waste City The Zero Waste Design Guidelines address the crucial role that design plays in achieving NYC’s ambitious goal,... Read More

Understand international and legal trends related to the human rights to water and sanitationIdentify potential synergies between respecting human rights and existing water... Read More

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The 3% Solution

Framework | Free | Jun 18, 2013

Many of the world’s leading companies have made major strides in addressing climate change over the last decade. By establishing climate targets, they pushed themselves to... Read More

The Scope 2 Guidance standardizes how corporations measure emissions from purchased or acquired electricity, steam, heat and cooling (called “scope 2 emissions”). The... Read More

The purpose of this Standard for servers is to establish product environmental performance criteria and corporate performance metrics that exemplify environmental... Read More

This report shows how frontrunners are improving the environmental performance of their value chain, and how they are adopting innovative business models which could reduce... Read More

A report for the global leadership award in sustainable apparel.There is an urgent environmental, human and business case for accelerating water management improvements in... Read More

The aim of the Toolkit is to showcase concrete examples of good practices for food loss and waste reduction, while pointing to information sources, guidelines and pledges... Read More

The Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & Rankings was created to guide members of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and Information... Read More

TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste certification is used by facilities to define, pursue and achieve their zero waste goals, cutting their carbon footprint... Read More

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