Food, Beverage, and Agribusiness Resources

The business sector encompassing food and beverage manufacturing,, farming, and farming-related commercial activities. Agribusiness involves all the steps required to send an agricultural good to market: production, processing, and distribution.
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Carbon Footprint Calculators

36 Resources

A set of curated resources that show various carbon footprint calculators organized by each of their particular facets.

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Engage the Chain: An Investor Guide on Agricultural Supply Chain Risk

Ceres

Engage the Chain overviews the environmental and social risks and impacts of 8 commonly sourced agricultural commodities: beef, corn, dairy, fiber-based packaging, palm... Read More...

Water Risk Hotspots for Agriculture

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Agriculture is expected to face increasing water risks that will impact production, markets, trade and food security - risks that can be mitigated with targeted policy... Read More...

Management options to reduce carbon footprint of livestock products

University of Aarhus

Livestock products carry a large carbon footprint compared with other foods, and thus there is a need to focus on how to reduce it. The major contributing factors are... Read More...

Water Risk Hotspots for Agriculture

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Agriculture is expected to face increasing water risks that will impact production, markets, trade and food security - risks that can be mitigated with targeted policy... Read More...

Reporting Guidance for Responsible Palm

Ceres

The Reporting Guidance for Responsible Palm (bahasa indonesia version or Clic aquí para leer la Guía de Reporte para Palma Responsable en español) is a set of shared... Read More...

Deforestation-free Supply Chains: Financial Impact for Brazilian Beef Production

NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business

Humanity has an urgent need to fight climate change, and businesses can play a key role in doing so. But we recognize that, in many businesses, resources are often... Read More...

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The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

The Better Cotton initiative aims to improve the livelihood and economic development in cotton producing areas, reduce the environmental impact of cotton production and... Read More...

The Business Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation: Strengthening Private Sector and Community Resilience (2015)

CDP, ND-GAIN, OXFAM, Rainforest Alliance, UNEP, DTU Partnerships, UNEP, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNGC

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...

Carbon Footprint Calculator

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Online carbon footprint calculator. Many of our daily activities - such as using electricity, driving a car, or disposing of waste - cause greenhouse gas emissions.... Read More...

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Blueprint for Business Leadership on the SDGs

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

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...

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Natural Capital - Risks and Opportunities

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Valuing natural capital and understanding environmental impact means business can manage risk downwards.

Sustainable Procurement Requires Perseverance

MIT Sloan Management Review (SMR)

Your company’s commitment to sustainability depends on finding sustainable suppliers. What if there aren’t any? Meeting your sustainability commitments requires long-term... Read More...

Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The aim of this module is to assist forest managers, forest policymakers and decision-makers, urban planners, urban foresters, arborists, private landowners and other... Read More...

ARIES - ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services

ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services (ARIES)

ARIES redefines ecosystem services assessment and valuation in decision-making. The ARIES approach to mapping benefits, beneficiaries, and service flows is a powerful new... Read More...

State of the Apparel Sector Report on Water

Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel (GLASA), The Sustainable Business Group for the Sustainable Fashion Academy (SFA)

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...

Business Guide to Water Valuation: an Introduction to Concepts and Techniques

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

This Business Guide to Water Valuation provides business-specific guidance on the main concepts and techniques associated with water valuation. The intention is to arm... Read More...

Principles for Sustainable Investment (PRI)

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in... Read More...

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

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Sustainability Science in a Global Landscape

Elsevier, SciDevNet

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...

SDG Resource Center

RELX Group

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...

Value Driver Model: A Tool for Communicating the Value of Business Sustainability

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

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...

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Fighting Corruption in the Supply Chain: A Guide for Customers and Suppliers

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

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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Supply Chain Sustainability - A Practical Guide for Continuous Improvement, Second Edition

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), BSR

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

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SWP Toolkit: Improving Water Security

Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP)

This series of toolkits presents an effective and efficient process to address water risks, including long-term water stresses that constrain social and economic... Read More...

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USGS Water Data Portal (2016)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Provides real-time and historical data, including surface water, groundwater, water quality, water use data, and flood and drought conditions.

World Benchmarking Alliance – Benchmarking Companies as a Driver for Change

World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)

The SDGs cannot be achieved without the firm commitment of the private sector to work with government and civil society to come up with the solutions and investments needed... Read More...

The Human Rights Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals Linking human rights with all Sustainable Development Goals and Targets

The Danish Institute for Human Rights

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...

World Bank Climate Variability Tool

IRI, The World Bank

This tool allows a user to investigate the historical variability of precipitation and temperature at various time scales over the 20th century near a user-selected location.

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Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship (2012)

CEO Water Mandate

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...

The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability

Harvard Business Review (HBR)

This article provides a sustainability business case for the 21st century corporate executive and includes examples of how sustainability benefits the bottom line.

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

UNGC Water Maturity Progression

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

Consider our Water Stewardship Maturity Progression in assessing where you are on your water management journey and to chart a course for the future.

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

The Business Case for Sustainability

BrightWorks

Sustainability _ as a conceptual framework for the organization of priorities and allocation of resources _ provides a unique platform for reducing costs, identifying and... Read More...

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The Poverty Footprint – A People-centred Approach to Assessing Business Impacts on Sustainable Development

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), OXFAM

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...

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Fair Labor Association Accreditation Process

Fair Labor Association (FLA)

FLA Participating Companies and Participating Suppliers commit to promoting and complying with international labor standards throughout their supply chains. When... Read More...

Abolition of Forced Labor Convention, 1957

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Convention concerning the Abolition of Forced Labour (Entry into force: 17 Jan 1959)

The Business Case for Water Stewardship in 60 Seconds

CEO Water Mandate

Water Stewardship is good for the planet, good for people, and good for business.Water poses one of the most vital sustainable development challenges of our time.Water... Read More...

Engaging Employees at All Levels

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

Learn to develop a successful employee engagement strategy building initiatives based on the varying interests, motivations, and constraints of your workforce.

Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5)

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development

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...

A new agenda for the board of directors: Adoption and Oversight of Corporate Sustainability

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

Contains inspiration and recommendations for Boards of Directors on adoption and oversight of corporate sustainability.Global trends like climate change and population... Read More...

Helping Boards Face Climate Change

Ceres

Corporate secretaries and boards need to work together to ensure companies address climate change and other risks effectively. 

Executive Guide to Carbon Pricing Leadership

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

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...

Business Solutions for Sustainable Development: Case examples from Global Compact LEAD Companies

United Nations Global Compact

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...

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CDSB Climate Change Reporting Framework

Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)

The CDSB Climate Change Reporting Framework is a voluntary reporting framework designed to elicit climate change-related information of value to investors in mainstream... Read More...

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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Use this framework to discover and document climate hazards, then develop workable solutions to lower climate-related risks.Looking for climate data? Need to compile a... Read More...

Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability

Sloan Management Review (SMR)

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...

Water and Human Rights: Exploring the Roles and Responsibilities of Business (2009)

CEO Water Mandate, Institute for Human Rights and Business

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...

Protect, Respect and Remedy: a Framework for Business and Human Rights

John Ruggie

Responding to the invitation by the Human Rights Council for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations... Read More...

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Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas

World Resources Institute

Aqueduct's global water risk mapping tool helps companies, investors, governments, and other users understand where and how water risks and opportunities are emerging... Read More...

Comply Chain: Business Tools for Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

Child and forced labor in supply chains present serious and material risks to companies and industries. To help mitigate these risks, the U.S. Department of Labor presents... Read More...

3Pillars S-ROI Software

EarthShift

Software that calculates the business case for sustainability

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Sustainability Reporting Playbook

Network for Business Sustainability (NBS)

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...

Business Case Examples: Environmental Issues

Solution Matrix LLC

Case studies of environmental business cases.

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Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES)

Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE)

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...

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Lead From the Top - Building Sustainability Competence On Corporate Boards

Ceres

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...

Unlocking Capital for Sustainability-Oriented Ventures: 7 Key Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan

Entrepreneurship is challenging in all cases, and raising capital can be especially difficult. For sustainability-oriented entrepreneurs who aspire to realize a positive... Read More...

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The Breakthrough Pitch

Project Breakthrough

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...

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HER Project Toolbuilder

BSR

The HERproject Tool builder is an online tool to help public health professionals build accurate and culturally relevant training materials for different health... Read More...

Human Rights Due Diligence Framework

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

This tool will help companies to meet their corporate responsibilities to respect human rights in the labour rights context, and report against these obligations. It sets... Read More...

Private Sector Investment and Sustainable Development

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

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...

Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

This report is a first step towards a uniform mechanism for business to report on their contribution to and impact on the SDGs in an effective and comparable way. It... Read More...

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NSF/ANSI 336 – 2011: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric

Association for Contract Textiles (ACT)

The Definitive Sustainability Certification Program for Commercial TextilesFacts was developed to recognize contract textiles that conform to the rigors of the... Read More...

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The Business Case for the Current SEC Shareholder Proposal Process

Ceres

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...

International WELL Building Institute

International Well Building Institute

WELL is the leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings globally. Register your office, building or other space to leverage WELL’s flexible framework for... Read More...

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Product Category Rule Guidance

Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

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...

The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability

Ceres

The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability is a resource to help companies re-engineer themselves for success in a world beset with unprecedented environmental and social... Read More...

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The Business Case for Supply Chain Sustainability

BSR

Supply chain sustainability is increasingly recognized as a key generator of business value and an important element of strong corporate responsibility performance.

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Changing Fashion - The Clothing and Textile Industry at the Brink of Radical Transformation Environmental Rating and Innovation Report 2017

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

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...

Water Impact Index – WIIX (2012)

Veolia Water, Growing Blue

Primary Functions:Quantify the impact of companies’ water use and wastewater discharge on local water resources in terms of quality, quantity, and scarcity/stress.Given the... Read More...

Water Stewardship in Colombia: How Cooperation Improves Water Governance of the Paramo de Santurban (2015)

Strategic Alliance for Water Stewardship (STA), International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP), GIZ

Primary Functions:Strengthen your collective action practice by learning about real-life examples of collaboration from Colombia

Water Stewardship in Sustainable Agriculture (2013)

Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform

Primary Functions:Learn about and implement effective water stewardship actions specific to agricultureSAI Platform, the global initiative helping food and drink companies... Read More...

SDG Compass (2015) by UNGC, GRI, WBCSD

UN Global Compact, Global Reporting Initiative, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Primary Functions:Learn how you can align your strategies as well as measure and manage your contribution to the realization of the SDGs.The SDG Compass provides guidance... Read More...

The Business Benefits of Sustainability

Everblu

Businesses around the world are realizing that harmonizing business practices with environmental stewardship is not only the right thing it to do, it is also good business.

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Business Case Calculator for Energy & Water Efficiency Improvements

Road Map Business Case Template

Excel template for business case

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Sustainability Advantage Ultbook

Sustainability Advantage

Ultbook is a an comprehensive, fill-in-the-blanks Excel workbook, with just-in-time guidance for values to plug in. It provides a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis... Read More...

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Sustainability and Leadership Competencies for Business Leaders

BSR

It has become a truism among sustainability advocates that commitment needs to start at the top, or at the very least the CEO needs to 'buy in' for real change to have a... Read More...

Business Sustainability Maturity Model

Cristiano Hugo Cagnin, Denis Loveridge, Jeff Butler

This conceptual paper in sustainable business research introduces a business sustainability maturity model as an innovative solution to support companies move towards... Read More...

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Deloitte CSR Maturity Assessment

Deloitte

Deloitte CIS launched its CSR maturity assessment project in 2016 as part of our commitment to making an impact that matters to society and sustainable development. On a... Read More...

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The Natural Capital Protocol

Natural Capital Coalition (NCC)

The Natural Capital Protocol is a framework designed to help business managers identify, measure, and value impacts and dependencies on natural capital. The Protocol... Read More...

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B-Corp Assessment

B-Corp

B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Full... Read More...

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CDP

CDP

CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental... Read More...

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Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma

The key to successful implementation of Lean Six Sigma lies in knowing where the organization needs to be in the future. At the same time, it is equally important that... Read More...

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Making Sustainability Stick

Kevin Wilhelm

To realize the enormous financial, social, and environmental benefits of sustainability, you need to integrate it into everything your company does. Many companies have set... Read More...

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Greenhouse Gas Protocol - PDF DOWNLOAD

World Resources Institute (WRI), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard provides requirements and guidance for companies and other organizations preparing a corporate-level GHG... Read More...

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Product Social Impact Assessment

Roundtable for Product Social Metrics

There is growing societal recognition that companies are accountable for their entire supply chain, downstream and upstream. As a result, the need to investigate and give... Read More...

United Nations Global Compact 2018 Toolbox

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

Explore the UNGC's extensive 2018 Toolbox to see how our new tools, resources and activities can help you achieve your sustainability goals and find the right UN Global... Read More...

Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Natural Capital Coalition

The Natural Capital Protocol is a framework designed to help generate trusted, credible, and actionable information for business managers to inform decisions.The Protocol... Read More...

Smart Cities Maturity Model and Self-Assessment Tool

The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government, working in conjunction with the Scottish Cities Alliance and on behalf of Scotland’s Cities, has commissioned consultants to jointly develop a... Read More...

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Resources for Embedding Sustainability

Embedding Project

The Embedding Project has prepared a curated selection of the most relevant tools and resources to help you better embed sustainability into your company. You can view a... Read More...

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Massachusetts Clean Water Tool Kit

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

A guide to the prevention and control of nonpoint source pollution in Massachusetts.

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

Commercial Climate Calculator

Cal Recycle

The Commercial Climate Calculator (Excel, 584 KB), (sometimes known as the C3) helps businesses assess the financial, climate, and environmental benefits of reducing waste... Read More...

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UNGC Life Cycle Management Maturity Project

United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), The Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

The Capability Maturity Model or Framework is about communication and training on organization of life cycle management in global value chains.

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Water Action Hub (2013)

CEO Water Mandate

Primary Functions:Put your water projects on the mapIdentify and connect with potential collective action partnersLearn about water stewardship projects

A Bold Experiment in Ethical Clothing: Fair Trade Certified Apparel & Linens Pilot Lessons Learned 2010-2012

The Fair Trade USA (FTUSA)

The Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) Pilot Program for Fair Trade Certified Apparel is the  first global program to certify facilities making clothing, accessories, and linens with a... Read More...

ISO 26000 and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Learn how ISO 26000 contributes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

ISO 26000 and the International Integrated Reporting (IR) Framework

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Both ISO 26000 and the International Integrated Reporting <IR>  encourage organizations to consider how their strategy, operations and governance work together to... Read More...

Sustainability Scorecard

Gib Hedstrom

The Sustainability Scorecard™ is a comprehensive assessment and planning tool. Executives use the Scorecard to answer three simple questions: 1) How do we stack up today... Read More...

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Social Fingerprint

Social Accountability International (SAI)

Social Fingerprint® is a program of ratings, training, and toolkits designed to help companies understand and measure their social impact now, and then learn how to improve... Read More...

The Sustainability Consortium Toolkits

The Sustainability Consortium

The toolkits are designed to facilitate decision-making by retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers along the value chain, with an emphasis on impact and improving product... Read More...

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Getting to Know Alpaca

Zady

High in the Andes Mountains of South America live one of our favorite animal species, alpaca. What is alpaca?HistoryWhy is alpaca sustainable?Beyond the environment: alpaca... Read More...

Getting to Know Linen

Zady

Few things get us more excited than a great, sustainable fabric. Fabric is the building block of our wardrobes and an important measure of the quality, durability, and... Read More...

Fashion x Forests

Zady

When we think about our wood consumption, paper is often the main product that comes to mind. Yet, we find wood in many places beyond our desks, including, of course, our... Read More...

Getting to Know Cotton

Zady

Historian Sven Beckert has written of cotton that it “is as familiar as it is unknown.” [1] Indeed, cotton is all around us, and yet what do we really know about it? Let’s... Read More...

Fashion x Soil

Zady

When was the last time you thought about the soil while shopping? We’ll assume it’s been a while. But lurking in our closets, hidden in our cotton t-shirts, wool sweaters,... Read More...

Getting to Know Wool

Zady

One of the seasonal changes we eagerly welcome as the last days of summer fade into the first few of fall is the opportunity to greet the chill in the air with a warm... Read More...

The Truth About Cashmere

Zady

Woven into the soft luxury of a cashmere sweater is a harsh tale involving climate change, capitalism and consumption. As we think more and more about how our clothes... Read More...

Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) - Farmer Guidebok

Textile Exchange

The RWS Farmer Guidebook is intended to support farmers in the implementation of the  Responsible Wool Standard. This is a separate document from the Responsible Wool ... Read More...

ISO 14001:2015

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to... Read More...

Guidelines for Conducting a Life Cycle Assessment of the Environmental Performance of Wool Textiles

International Wool Textile Organization

These Guidelines for assessing the environmental performance of wool textiles using a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach have been developed by the International Wool... Read More...

Social Progress Index

The Social Progress Imperative

The Social Progress Index is an aggregate index of social and environmental indicators that capture three dimensions of social progress: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of... Read More...

Cotton 2040

Forum of the Future

The Cotton 2040 initiative is a unique cross-industry partnership, including leading brands and retailers, cotton standards, producers and industry initiatives. It aims to... Read More...

Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) Toolkit Supply Chain Certification

Textile Exchange

The Responsible Wool Standard requires that each stage of wool production is certified against the requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CCS), up to the seller in the... Read More...

C-ROADS Climate Change Policy Simulator

Climate Interactive

C-ROADS is a free, award-winning computer simulator that helps people understand the long-term climate impacts of actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You can use... Read More...

Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) Toolkit - Sourcing for brands and retailers

Textile Exchange

Content:01. Why RWS?02. Creating a StrategyA. Make a CommitmentB. Read and Understand the RWSC. Set Targets and TimelinesD. Choose Supply Chain PartnersE. Plan for... Read More...

REFOCUS

REFOCUS

Founded on the principle that sustainability offers a more complete management lens with the potential to significantly advance how well organizations perform, REFOCUS... Read More...

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Solution paper: From cotton to counter

ChainPoint

An overview of the cotton market and the solutions available to improve sustainability. A step-by-step approach to building a more sustainable textile supply chain. We will... Read More...

2017 Retail Energy Management Leadership Model

Retail Industry Leader's Association (RILA)

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...

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Manual for Implementation of Global Organic Textile Standard

GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD (GOTS)

The Manual for the Implementation of the Global Organic Textile Standard provides interpretations and clarifications for specific criteria of the Global Organic Textile... Read More...

Naia Cellulosic Yarn™

Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn, the new name in fashion apparel, offers a differentiated product for brands looking to innovate in their next collection. Create comfortable,... Read More...

Selling Sustainability - Primer for Marketers

Sustainable Lifestyles Frontier Group (SLFG), BSR Group, Futerra Sustainability Communications

This guide was designed for the sustainability, brand and marketing teams of our Sustainability LifestyleS Frontier Group (SLFG) member companies. The insights are based on... Read More...

Guidance for Companies on Respecting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation (2015)

CEO Water Mandate

This new guidance tool from the CEO Water Mandate and Shift (https://www.shiftproject.org/) helps companies (particularly heavy water users) translate their responsibility... Read More...

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The sustainability of cotton: Consequences for man and environment

Kooistra, K., A. Termorshuizen, et al. Wageningen University

This project aimed to summarise literature that compares conventional, IPM, and organic cotton production systems in terms of environmental impact; to select indicators... Read More...

Carbon Productivity Tool

The Carbon Productivity Consortium

The Carbon Productivity Tool is a prototype designed to help businesses identify how to measure carbon productivity, improve their performance by generating more value from... Read More...

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The Water Risk Filter

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Water, or the lack of it, can directly affect companies’ profitability and, in turn, investor confidence. In the worst cases, poor water management can force closure or... Read More...

Future-Fit Business Benchmark, Part 1: Concepts, Principles and Goals Release 1

Future-Fit Foundation

This document describes the Future-Fit Goals that all companies must strive to reach. It also explains why these goals are required, how they were derived, and how to get... Read More...

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Green Chemistry Alternatives Purchasing Wizard

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard is intended as a tool to reduce the hazardous waste profile in research labs, an effort that ultimately saves MIT, and its... Read More...

Science-Based Targets Case Study: Coca-Cola Enterprises

Science Based Targets

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) manufactures, sells and distributes Coca-Cola products across eight countries in Western Europe. “The Paris Climate Change Agreement provides a... Read More...

Mind the Science

CDP

A report outlining what science says business needs to do to tackle climate change.  Report writing: Mark Nichollswww.wemeanbusinesscoalition.orgLead author and... Read More...

Responsible Wool Standard - Implementation Manual 1.0

Textile Exchange

The RWS Implementation Manual provides interpretations and clarifications for the  Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). All guidance given in the manual shall be considered ... Read More...

Global Social Compliance Program - Environmental Implementation Guidelines

Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP)

The Implementation Guidelines complement the GSCP environmental Reference Requirements by giving guidance to sites as to how to reach the required level. It is designed for... Read More...

Tools for Green Chemistry & Engineering

ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

The innovative green chemistry tools on this page have been developed by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable and made available to the greater community. These tools are... Read More...

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Global Social Compliance Program - Environmental Reference Requirements

Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP)

The Global Social Compliance Programme is a business‐driven programme for the continuous improvement of working and environmental conditions in global supply chains. The... Read More...

CRAiLAR Fiber Technologies

Fiber Technologies International, Inc

Natural fiber producer CRAiLAR Fiber Technologies launched a groundbreaking new policy in which it pledges to only source agricultural residues to create next-generation... Read More...

EPA SmartWay Shippers

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA’s SmartWay program helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and freight transportation efficiency. Launched in 2004, this... Read More...

Corporate Carbon Pricing Tool

Trucost

Carbon pricing is set to feature prominently in global efforts to address climate change, with carbon prices already implemented in many countries and regions. To help... Read More...

Greenhouse gas emissions from ruminant supply chains: A global life cycle assessment

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

This report presents a life cycle analysis of the GHG emissions arising from ruminant supply chains around the year 2005. This  first comprehensive and dis- aggregated... Read More...

Global Social Compliance Program - Audit Process and Methodology Reference tools

Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP)

The Global Social Compliance Programme is a business‐driven programme for the continuous improvement of working and environmental conditions in global supply chains. The... Read More...

Global Social Compliance Programme - Reference Environmental Audit Process & Methodology

Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP)

The reference tools on Environmental Audit Process and Methodology are part of the GSCP set of reference tools designed to provide a common interpretation of environmental... Read More...

Global Social Compliance Programme - Reference tool on Social & Labour Management Systems for Suppliers

Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP)

This Reference tool forms part of the GSCP set of Reference tools designed to provide a common interpretation of good social and labour requirements and their... Read More...

FSP FairTrace

ChainPoint

As the single certifier for Fairtrade, FLOCERT supports all facets of Fairtrade, including the Fairtrade Sourcing Programs. For supporting the Fairtrade Cotton Program,... Read More...

Supporting your CEO and their Decision-Making around Sustainability

Embedding Project

This report comprehensively covers research conducted by Dr. Stephanie Bertels, Jess Schulschenk,  Andrea Ferry, Vanessa Otto-Mentz, and Esther Speck. It enables the... Read More...

Fairtrade Textile Standard

Fairtrade

The Fairtrade Textile Standard is one component of the greater Fairtrade Textile Programme to facilitate change in textile supply chains and related business practices.... Read More...

ISO 26000 - Social responsibility

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO 26000:2010 provides guidance rather than requirements, so it cannot be certified to unlike some other well-known ISO standards. Instead, it helps clarify what social... Read More...

The Organic Content Standard

Textile Exchange

The Goal of the Organic Content Standard (OCS) is to ensure trust in organic content claims. The  OCS  accomplishes  this  goal  by  verifying  the  presence  and  amount ... Read More...

Global Reporting Inititiative (GRI)

Global Reporting Inititiative (GRI)

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

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

Out of Fashion - Stop Fashion from grinding up forests to make clothes

Rainforest Action Network (RAN)

Stand with RAN as we demand the fashion industry address the growing global threat to forests, animals and Indigenous communities of dissolving pulp.  Rain-forests are... Read More...

WHO Human Health Risk Assessment Toolkit: Chemical Hazards

World Health Organization (WHO)

The purpose of the WHO Human Health Risk Assessment Toolkit: Chemical Hazards is to provide its users with guidance to identify, acquire and use the information needed to... Read More...

Cotton 2040: Proposals for cross-industry workstreams to mainstream sustainable cotton

Forum of the Future

The purpose of Cotton 2040 is to facilitate greater collective action within the cotton industry to enable sustainable cotton to shift from niche product to mainstream... Read More...

Responsible Wool Standard - Kick Start program

Textile Exchange

Take a look at what you are required to contribute and how you will benefit from becoming a “Kick Starter.” The best part is that your contributions will not only make you... Read More...

ETI Impact Assessment Part 2a: Findings and recommendations from a case study in India (garments)

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

This document is relevant to all those involved in monitoring and improving labour conditions in the export garment sector in India, including retailers and brands, agents... Read More...

Guide to Managing Integrity in Water Stewardship Initiatives (2015)

CEO Water Mandate and the Water Integrity Network (WIN)

Primary Functions:Understand and identify potential integrity risks to your water stewardship initiative (WSI)Determine how to structure WSIs so as to proactively prevent... Read More...

Global Social Compliance Program - Reference tool on Supply Chain Social Performance Management Systems

Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP)

The GSCP Reference tool on supply chain Social Performance Management Systems (SPMS) has been developed by and for buying organisations (retailers and manufacturers) to... Read More...

Forest Derived Materials (FDM) Policy

VF Corporation

This forestry policy covers the sustainable and responsible use of forest products, to avoid the issues associated with deforestation and forest degradation including:-... Read More...

Gender Equality in Codes of Conduct Guidance

BSR Group

This toolkit is designed to be used in the textile and garment sectors in India but might also be applicable in other export-oriented industries that employ large numbers... Read More...

Base Code Guidance: Working Hours

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

The purpose of this document is to provide practical guidance on implementing the clause on working hours. It is primarily aimed at retailers and brands that want to ensure... Read More...

The Ultimate Pitch Deck to Raise Money for Startups

Forbes

Article about building a pitch deck, plus downloadable template.

Curriculum: Financing

LEED Dynamic Plaque

U.S. Green Building Council

A building performance monitoring and scoring platform. It measures building performance across five categories: energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience,... Read More...

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

LEED v4 Rainfall Events Calculator

U.S. Green Building Council

This tool allows you to calculate the percentile of storm events and list low impact development strategies for LEED v4 BD+C SS Credit Rainwater Management and LEED v4 O+M... Read More...

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

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Identifying, managing, mitigating, and preventing forced labor and modern slavery

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

The paper aims to clarify the concepts and issues, the actors and the options for addressing the challenges in preventing, managing and mitigating forced and slave labour... Read More...

Living Wages in Global Supply Chains

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

This report aims to reposition the debate on living wages for companies within global supply chains. Instead of asking ‘how can I calculate living wage levels in my supply... Read More...

Animal Derived Materials (ADM) Policy

VF Corporation

We believe in treating animals with care and respect. In cases where we use animal derived materials in our products, we are committed to ensuring the animal’s ethical... Read More...

Financial Inclusion in the Supply Chain: An Evaluation of the HERfinance Pilot in India

BSR Group, Her Project

This report details the results of BSR's HERfinance program pilot alongside qualitative case studies and a review of the challenges we faced and the lessons learned as we... Read More...

Proposition 65 in Plain Language

State of California Environmental Protection Agency

In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and... Read More...

Climate Change: Implications and Strategies for the Luxury Fashion Sector

BSR Group, Kering

While the report outlines the climate risks facing global luxury fashion companies, it also focuses on the impact of climate change at the very base of the supply chain... Read More...

Base Code Guidance: Child Labor

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

This guidance is intended to help businesses understand child labour and the responsibilities of companies to embed the application of ETI’s Base Code Clause 4 in their... Read More...

Ethical trade and the SDGs

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

The purpose of this report is:To explain how the SDGs (sustainable development goals) are relevant to ethical trade and workers’ rights, particularly SDG 8 and other key... Read More...

Sustainability and enterprise risk management: The first step towards integration

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

An organization’s enterprise risk management function plays a critical role in monitoring and managing the risks and opportunities that stem from the internal and external... Read More...

Post-2015 Agenda and Related Sustainable Development Goals Issue Focus: Water & Sanitation and the Role of Business (2014)

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

Primary Functions:Gain insight into the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the role of business in advancing core policy goals related to water and sanitationThis issue brief... Read More...

AccountAbility Standards

AccountAbility

AccountAbility’s AA1000 Series of Standards are principles-based Standards and Frameworks used by a broad spectrum of organizations – global businesses, private... Read More...

Performance in Watershed Context for the Beverage Industry (2015)

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER)

Primary Functions:Measure beverage facility water performance in the context of local watershed conditionsWith this release, BIER is building momentum towards creating a... Read More...

Serving the Public Interest: Corporate Water Stewardship and Sustainable Development (2015)

CEO Water Mandate, WWF, WaterAid

Primary Functions:Understand how your business can contribute to SDG Goal #6Identify risks associated with SDG engagementsIn 2000, when the UN agreed to the eight global... Read More...

WASH in the Workplace Self-Assessment Tool (2014) - DOWNLOAD (.XLSX)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Primary Functions:Assess the current status of access to safe WASH at the workplace in a given facilitySupport decision-making regarding investments and priority actionsThe... Read More...

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Better Business, Better World: The Business Case for the Sustainable Development Goals (2017)

Business & Sustainable Development Commission

The Business and Sustainable Development Commission, launched in Davos in January 2016, aims to map the economic prize that could be available to business if the UN... Read More...

Supply Chain Water Guidance for Responding Companies 2016

CDP

This document should be read by anyone responding to CDP’s 2016 supply chain information request,regardless of whether you have responded to CDP before. It contains... Read More...

Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) Beta

The World Bank

This tool is a hub of information, data and reports about climate change around the world. 

Comparison Sets: Place-based Sustainability

Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products

UNEP

These Guidelines present the Social and socio-economic Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA), a powerful technique to assess and report about these impacts and benefits of product... Read More...

Water Sustainability Tool

Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI)

Making the business case for pursuing a water strategy often involves comparing the benefits and costs of taking action. The lists below summarizes several major areas of... Read More...

Comparison Sets: Business Case Resources

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Getting Started with IRIS

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

IRIS is an industry-recognized and curated catalog of metrics that provides a starting point for measuring your social and environmental results. 

Marketing Communications

MaRS

Worksheet and guidebook for developing a marketing and communications strategy.

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Doing Biomimicry: Natural Principles

AutoDesk

Series of articles that provides an overview of biomimicry, and how it can be used in the design process.

Scaling Social Impact

SSIR

Strategies for spreading social innovations.

Social Entrepreneurship: Social Impact Metrics

MaRS

Report attempting to provide a clear understanding around the importance of establishing and reporting on appropriate social and financial metrics, to increase the amount... Read More...

Essensus Tool

Essensus

We support companies to mature sustainability integration into their core business, product development and related processes. By understanding their current maturity,... Read More...

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

Blueprint For Corporate Sustainability Leadership

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

The Blueprint is a model for leadership within the Global Compact, designed to inspire advanced performers to reach the next level of sustainability performance. It... Read More...

Exploring the Business Case for Corporate Action on Sanitation (2014)

CEO Water Mandate

Learn about the global sanitation crisis and how it undermines business viabilityDetermine steps your company can promote improved access to sanitation at the workplace and... Read More...

Future-Fit Business Benchmark, Part 2: Indicators Release 1

Future-Fit Foundation

This is an in-depth, technical guide, presenting a set of Key Fitness Indicators that aim to help companies assess their progress toward each Future-Fit Goal.

How to use the GRI G4 Guidelines and ISO 26000 in conjunction

International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

This publication helps to relate the social responsibility guidance given in ISO 26000 to the reporting guidance provided by GRI. In particular, this publication provides... Read More...

Guide to Responsible Business Engagement with Water Policy (2011)

CEO Water Mandate, WWF, Water Witness International, Pegasys

Primary Functions:Understand how poor water governance can undermine your businessLearn about the five core principles of responsible engagementDetermine how your company... Read More...

Life Cycle Assessment: Principles and Practice

Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

The following document provides an introductory overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and describes the general uses and major components of LCA. This document is an... Read More...

GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions

Global Logistics Emissions Council

Many shippers have difficulty quantifying the climate impact of the transportation & logistics emissions in their supply chain - leaving important info out of the... Read More...

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UNGC Roadmap for Sustainability

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

The UNGC Roadmap provides guidance for companies on how to integrate sustainability-related goals and strategies across the organization. Best practices are illustrated and... Read More...

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

WBCSD Vision 2050 Roadmap - PDF DOWNLOAD

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Vision 2050 outlines a pathway to reach a sustainable global society by 2050, in which the earth’s 9 billion people live well and within the limits of the planet. The... Read More...

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

Water Stewardship Toolbox

CEO Water Mandate

This Toolbox is a collection of guidance documents, discussion papers, online tools, and other resources that can help your company build its water stewardship practice. It... Read More...

Water Risk and Action Framework

CEO Water Mandate

The WRAF was first developed by IWaSP in 2013 and has since been updated with international best practices and lessons learnt from projects implemented at the community... Read More...

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BIG BRANDS, BIG IMPACT - A Marketer’s Guide to Behavior Change

Sustainable Lifestyles Frontier Group (SLFG), BSR Group, Futerra

Mainstream consumers are starting to look for products with environmental and social benefits, in addition to traditional benefits linked to functionality and brand.... Read More...

Big Brands, Big Impact: A Marketer’s Guide to Behavior Change

BSR Group, Futerra

This report shares the findings and recommendations from an 18-month testing program investigating the effectiveness of different messaging approaches in influencing... Read More...

The Social Blueprint Toolkit: Social Blueprint Business Design Framework

Impact Strategy Advisors

The SB Business Design Framework is a business tool for individuals and companies building, evaluating and/or redesigning a for-profit company, product, nonprofit... Read More...

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The Business Case for True Pricing

True Price, Deloitte, EY, PWC

True pricing is a new business methodology that makes it possible to better measure and manage these externalities. Ultimately, it allows companies to restore trust and... Read More...

Ceres Aqua Gauge: A Framework for 21st Century Water Management

Ceres

Ceres Aqua Gauge is an online Excel-based tool that helps inform and strengthen companies’ water management strategies and allows investors to evaluate a company’s water... Read More...

A Practical Perspective on Water Accounting in the Beverage Industry (2011)

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER)

Understand and implement water accounting practices given specific circumstances of the beverage industryA Practical Perspective on Water Accounting in the Beverage Sector... Read More...

A Practical Perspective on Managing Water-Related Business Risk and Opportunities in the Beverage Sector (2012)

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER)

Assess water risks and opportunities given specific circumstances of the beverage industryIn this document, BIER shares its collective experience and illustrates how the... Read More...

Global Water Tool by WBCSD

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

The WBCSD Global Water Tool (GWT) is a free online module that helps companies compare their water use, wastewater discharge, and facility information with validated... Read More...

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Breede Catchment Water Stewardship Programme – Summary Report (2016)

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Learn about successes and key lessons learnt during 2015 and 2016 from the water-related projects in the upper Breede catchment in the Western Cape of South AfricaThis 50... Read More...

Corporate Water Accounting – An Analysis of Methods and Tools for Measuring Water Use and its Impacts (2010)

CEO Water Mandate

Learn about different early methods for accounting for water-related performance, risks, and impacts.

Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines (2014)

CEO Water Mandate

Determine what water-related topics are relevant to your businessCommunicate and report water risks, impacts, and practices to key stakeholders

From Footprint to Public Policy – The Business Future for Addressing Water Issues (2009)

CEO Water Mandate

Understand basis for corporate action to advance sustainable water management “beyond the fenceline”.This paper illustrates an emerging “roadmap” of water risk... Read More...

CEO Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Sets out clear actions that CEOs can take to begin to align their organizations with the SDGsThe World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has launched the... Read More...

Exploring the Case for Corporate Context-Based Water Targets (2017)

CEO Water Mandate

Makes the case to develop guidance for companies seeking to employ meaningful water metrics and targetsThis discussion paper documents the initial thinking of CDP, UN... Read More...

Thirsty business: Why water is vital to climate action 2016 Annual Report of Corporate Water Disclosure

CDP

By 2030 global demand for water will exceed supply by 40%. What does this mean for business and climate action? Find out more in CDP’s Thirsty business report.Now in its... Read More...

Driving Harmonization of Water-Related Terminology (2014)

CEO Water Mandate

What Do “Water Scarcity”, “Water Stress”, and “Water Risk” Actually Mean?Understand the terms “water scarcity”, “water stress”, “water risk”, and how they relate to one... Read More...

Review of methods addressing freshwater use in life cycle inventory and impact assessment

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

In recent years, several methods have been developed which propose different freshwater use inventory schemes and impact assessment characterization models considering... Read More...

DJSI Sustainability Assesment

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) launched in 1999, are a family of indices evaluating the sustainability performance of the largest 2,500 companies listed on the... Read More...

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

Sustainable cotton pilot project

Jim Steadman

Wrangler is partnering with a family of Alabama cotton growers on a pilot program to help U.S. cotton farmers achieve greater sustainable growing practices. The pilot... Read More...

Water Scarcity Solutions (2015)

2030 Water Resources Group

Primary Functions:Learn about existing water risk solutions to inform your own approachesIn collaboration with Arup, WRG has developed a new web tool that compiles and... Read More...

The Impact Economy: The Insider's Guide to Finding Meaningful Work and Attracting Top Talent

MaRS

The Impact Economy: The Insider's Guide to Finding Meaningful Work and Attracting Top Talent explores the barriers that make it difficult for talented people to identify... Read More...

The Global Opportunity Explorer

Sustainia, DNV GL, and the UN Global Compact

The Global Opportunity Explorer is a platform which offers direct access to the most innovative solutions and market opportunities.Rooted in over five years of research... Read More...

Ethiopia’s Emerging Apparel Industry: Options for Better Business and Women’s Empowerment in a Frontier Market

BSR Group, Her Project

This paper is based on interviews that took place between September 2016 and March 2017 with a number of apparel industry stakeholders including buyers, suppliers, business... Read More...

How to Become a B Corp

B Corporation

Tools and steps for becoming a B Corporation.

Leadership in Social Enterprise: How to Manage Yourself and the Team

SCHWAB FOUNDATION FORSOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Based on in-depth interviews and case studies, as well as a global survey conducted by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, this manual aims to support the... Read More...

Guide to Water-Related Collective Action (2012)

CEO Water Mandate, Ross Strategic, Pegasys, Water Futures Partnership

Primary Functions:Understand the various types of engagement and collective action modelsDetermine when collective action is helpful and necessaryLearn how to prepare for... Read More...

Blended value accounting in social entrepreneurship

Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship

This paper presents an exploratory analysis of the emergent reporting practices used by social entrepreneurs in terms of their institutional settings and strategic... Read More...

Land Management Self Assessment Tool - DOWLOAD EXCEL

Textile Exchange

Excel tool that can be used for conducting self-assessment against the Land Management module requirements or as an audit tool.

Base Code Guidance: Living Wages

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

Through this guide , we share what companies can do to create the enabling conditions for the payment of living wages, in line with their commitment to the ETI Base Code.... Read More...

Using scenarios for collaborative sense-making and action in food systems: opportunities for social entrepreneurs

Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship

This paper provides social entrepreneurs with an introduction to the field of scenario planning as it is a tool for organizational strategy and a way to engage other actors... Read More...

Local Water Tool (2012)

Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI)

Primary Functions:Quantify water-related impacts caused by facilityQuantify facility’s exposure to water-related riskIdentify helpful management responseGEMI Local Water... Read More...

International Water Stewardship Standard & Guidance (2014)

Alliance for Water Stewardship

Primary Functions:Commit to, understand, plan, implement, evaluate, and communicate water stewardship actions at facility-levelThe AWS International Water Stewardship... Read More...

IWRM Data Portal (2015)

UNEP-DHI Partnership

Primary Functions:Examine the progress of IWRM implementation within the individual countries and track the global progress towards better management of  water... Read More...

WULCA Life Cycle Assessment tool for Water (2009)

International Standards Organization (ISO): ISO 14040/ ISO 14044, Water footprint: ISO 14046

Primary Functions:Make cross-media environmental assessments that consider water consumption and pollution in comparison with other environmental impactsImplement mature... Read More...

Forced Labour Convention, 1930

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour (Entry into force: 01 May 1932)

Natural Infrastructure for Business Platform (2015)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Primary Functions:Make the business case for investing in natural infrastructure, including healthy river basins and wetlandsThe Natural Infrastructure for Business... Read More...

ELEVATE Responsible Sourcing Management Model

ELEVATE

The Model is a tool developed by ELEVATE to help identify the management practices that will improve efforts to responsibly source private label products. The Model is only... Read More...

Cotton 2040: The Scenarios

Forum of the Future

Cotton 2040 brings together stakeholders from across the globe to integrate existing efforts and speed up the shift to a sustainable cotton industry. Its four scenarios... Read More...

Cotton 2040 Webinar

Forum of the Future

The video is an overview of Cotton 2040 an initiative that seeks to enable a systemic shift towards sustainability in the cotton industry by focusing, integrating and... Read More...

Responsible Wool Standard

Textile Exchange

The Responsible Wool Standard is a voluntary global standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and of the land they graze on. The RWS is a tool to ensure that wool comes... Read More...

Responsible Down Standard

Textile Exchange Standards

The Responsible Down Standard ensures that down and feathers come from ducks and geese that have been treated well. This means enabling them to live healthy lives, express... Read More...

The Business Case for Natural Infrastructure

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Natural (or green) infrastructure is a planned or managed natural or semi natural system (such as mangroves or wetlands) that can help companies harness ecosystem services... Read More...

RWS Farm Questions - DOWNLOAD EXCEL

Textile Exchange

The purpose of the initial questions are to help prepare for the audit as well as collecting information to help measure the impact of the RWS. Responsible Wool.

Pathways to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Related to Water and Sanitation: An Experience from India (2015)

CEO Water Mandate, Hindustan Unilever Foundation

Primary Functions:Learn about collaborative efforts to advance water stewardship and achieve Sustainable Development Goal #6 from Hindustan Unilever Foundation’s portfolio... Read More...

Social innovation: what it is, why it matters & how it can be accelerated

Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship

This report is about how we can improve societies' capacities to solve their problems. It is about old and new methods for mobilizing the ubiquitous intelligence that... Read More...

Cotton 2040: The Case for Action

Forum of the Future

To better understand the challenges ahead for the cotton industry, we developed a set of scenarios describing plausible future worlds for cotton in 2040.

Responsible Down Standard - Communication Tools

Textile Exchange

Help on how to communicate about your use of the Responsible Down Standard.

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Version 5 .0

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

The new version of GOTS is a result of a comprehensive stakeholder input process in which various organizations with expertise in organic production, textile processing and... Read More...

Private sector and water supply, sanitation and hygiene (2015)

Overseas Development Institute

Primary Functions:Learn how your company can engage in support of universal access to and use of WASHIdentify actionable to encourage catalytic forms of engagement between... Read More...

The Water Network (2015)

AquaSPE

Primary Functions:Connect and share knowledge with water professionals from 185 countriesThe Water Network is a neutral platform for multi-stakeholders to share content,... Read More...

Reporting Blueprint

Reporting 3.0

The Reporting Blueprint is the first pillar of the Reporting 3.0 work ecosystem and sets the scene for the other Blueprints to follow. It It analyses disclosure needs from... Read More...

Comparison Sets: Maturity Models & Roadmaps

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Water Disclosure 2.0 (2009)

CEO Water Mandate

Primary Functions:Understand early corporate water disclosure practiceThis Mandate study compiles and analyzes the water-related information provided in the Corporate... Read More...

Water Risk Monetizer (2014)

ECOLAB USA INC.®

Primary Functions:Access actionable information to help businesses understand and quantify water-related risks in financial termsThe Water Risk Monetizer estimates the... Read More...

Water Footprint Assessment (2012)

Water Footprint Network

Primary Functions:Inform “big picture” strategic planningIdentify at what stage within the value chain the water footprint is in a hotspotBuild awareness among public

Scaling Corporate Action on WASH in Supply Chains – White Paper (2016)

CEO Water Mandate, the WBCSD, and WaterAid

Primary Functions:Provides an overview of challenges and approaches that companies take to scaling action on WASH in their supply chainsLays out potential next steps for... Read More...

Shared Water Challenges and Interests: The Case for Private Sector Engagement in Water Policy and Management (2013)

CEO Water Mandate, WWF

Primary Functions:Learn more about the possible role of the private sector in advancing sustainable water management

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

United Nations (UN)

This document describes the classification criteria and the hazard communication elements by type of hazard (e.g. acute toxicity; flammability). In addition, decision... Read More...

Understanding “Sufficiency” in Water-Related Collective Action (2014)

CEO Water Mandate, The Nature Conservancy, CDP

Primary Functions:Assess river basin “sufficiency” so as to understand how much and what type of collective action is neededMore information at website: ... Read More...

Water Efficiency Toolkit (2014)

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), AT&T, Global Environmental Management Institute (GEMI)

Primary Functions:Build your own program to reduce water and energy use in buildings—and save money in the processAssess your company’s water efficiency and create... Read More...

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Water as a Casualty of Conflict: Threats to Business and Society in High-Risk Areas (2013)

CEO Water Mandate

Primary Functions:Understand the nature of water challenges in conflict and high-risk areasGain insight into how these challenges affect business and societyThis report... Read More...

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