Publication / 05 Nov 2018

Discovering Business Value in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Insights from the Inaugural Application of the Trucost SDG Evaluation Tool

193 countries, 9000 companies, and investors with more than $4 trillion in assets have pledged their support to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

But while the SDGs garner widespread backing for their effective harmonization of the three dimensions of sustainable development – social inclusion, environmental protection, and economic growth – a challenge prevails in transitioning to transformative action on SDG-aligned business strategies and capital allocation.

Earlier this year, Trucost embarked on a journey with multiple companies, supported by an advisory panel of investment professionals, interest group representatives, and academics to develop a holistic set of SDG metrics that would provide market participants with the data transparency needed to accelerate progress on SDGs. A set of metrics encompassing the entire corporate value chain, from raw material inputs to product use and disposal, within the context of a company’s geographic operations. Underpinning our findings was a tool for market participants to identify SDG-aligned business value, prioritize risks and opportunities, and inform sustainable growth strategies

Publication / 07 Feb 2019 The State of Green Business 2019

The annual GreenBiz and Trucost compendium of key data about the world of sustainability,...

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Trucost CEO Richard Mattison introduces the 2019 annual assessment of corporate sustainability produced in partnership with GreenBiz.

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Publication / 03 Dec 2018 Are Companies Realizing the Business Rewards of Sustainability?

Insights from the S&P Global session at Climate Week NYC 2018.

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