The scale of challenges our global society faces require the attention and action of all parts of the economy. For the corporate sector, the traditional tenets of shareholder capitalization are expanding to stakeholder capitalism. Corporations are adopting social innovation and stakeholder engagement approaches to drive positive change through their work. At the same time, standards for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) management and reporting are developing. CASE is working to translate the best practices in social impact management that have evolved over decades to the multi-sector efforts in the global economy. Find some highlights from CASE’s work related to corporate impact below, and search our knowledge database for more insights.
ESG Standards Briefs
In the world of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures, the ground is shifting. Each of our ESG Standard Briefs contains straightforward information that current and future corporate managers can use to make comparisons across standards seeing the greatest uptake among companies and investors. Thank you to Daniel Gadigian, Duke University MBA ’22, for leading research and authorship of the briefs.
CDP – Carbon Disclosure Project One of the largest disclosure systems centered around climate change, water security, and deforestation.
CSRD – Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive Mandatory framework for making company sustainability reporting more common and standardized in the European Union.
PRI – Principles for Responsible Investment Set of six principles, supported by the United Nations, designed to foster a sustainable global financial system.
SASB – Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Voluntary reporting framework that provides guidance by industry.
SFDR – Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Disclosure framework required for EU-based investors to introduce transparency into sustainable investments, assets, and products.
TFCD – Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures Framework for translating the physical and transition risks of climate change to financial outcomes.
Interviews with Corporate Leaders
Bart Houlahan Co-Founder of B Lab and And1 talks about shifting from shareholder to stakeholder capitalism.
Daryn Dodson Managing Partner of Illumen Capital and Board Member of Ben & Jerry’s speaks about implicit bias in global banking.
Seth Goldman Co-Founder and TeaEO of Honest Tea on scaling, measuring, and leading a mission driven corporation.
Bill Eggers Executive Director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights speaks about the solution economy.
Bart Houlahan Co-Founder of B Lab and And1 on the changing role of business.
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