Each year on the 7th December we mark the ‘International Civil Aviation Day’ in order to recognise the important role that aviation and international air travel plays in the social and economic development of our world. Given the adoption of Agenda 2030 by the UN and member states, the importance of aviation in continuing to facilitate global connectivity and usher in a new era of sustainable development has never been more relevant.
The most important thing to remember when benchmarking business best practice is that no two companies are the same, and what one industry might see as an important issue could be irrelevant to others. For example, financial intuitions may value understanding the carbon intensity of their investment portfolios while FMCG companies would look at sold products to understand emissions in their value chain.
This week is Responsible Business Week 2017 (#RBWeek). It calls for businesses, their employees and partners to come together to share ideas and show how they are taking positive action for a fairer society and a more sustainable future.
A carbon footprint is an essential component on the journey towards climate neutrality and is the first building block towards an intelligent sustainability strategy. A carbon footprint can also provide an initial risk screen for your organisation and help you understand the areas of opportunity for your business.
Leading businesses are engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to focus their environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts. This helps ensure that they continue to play a part in building a more resilient world through economic growth and opportunity while also addressing social and environmental need.
Topics: Sustainable Development Goals