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It's Material

What's a materiality assessment — and should you be doing one?
By Jim Lyza

Sustainability reports are being held to higher standards than before: They're being asked to relate sustainability to continued business. Are you in?

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Dow, UPS and 21 others report on year one of G4
By James Margolis and Sarah Barnett

Here are seven lessons from companies looking back on the first year of navigating the GRI's G4 reporting standards.

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Why shareholders want materiality in reporting
By Michael Kramer

As the SEC and Congress get ready to examine what companies must disclose, shareholders look at the connection between financial and ESG success.

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On the Shelf

The Future MBA, week 12: Think outside the box with the IKEA test
By Giselle Weybrecht

What would the Future MBA look like? Explore the potential in week 12 of this new 100-day series.

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Retail Horizons: It's time to choose our future
By Helen Clarkson

This marks the end of Forum of the Future's Retail Horizon blog series. With the toolkit introduced this week, we can begin a new retail paradigm....Read More

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Focus on Water

Must water be an evaporating asset?
By Christina Wong

Droughts and shortages are just the beginning of water scarcity. This SustainAbility report calls out four key areas for innovation....Read More

 
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