First tool to quantify water-realted risks for all industries in all countries.
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The Water Risk Filter generates a score based on the physical, regulatory and reputational risk related to water in basins around the world. It also includes an extensive risk-mitigation toolbox, allowing the user to reference relevant case studies demonstrating actions to improve water management.
Requisite Variety’s Design with Intent toolkit is a collection of design patterns, or ‘gambits’, for influencing user behaviour through design.
it’s applicable across product, service, interaction and architectural design, aimed at socially and environmentally beneficial behaviour change. The patterns are drawn from a range of disciplines, and are phrased as questions or provocations to enable the toolkit’s use as both a brainstorming tool and a guide for exploring the field of design for behaviour change.
Enlightened businesses are seeking to future-proof themselves over the long term by aiming to decouple business growth from increasing environmental and social damage, eliminate negative impacts, or even generate restorative/net-positive impacts. The purpose of this report is to highlight green game-changing innovations that are flowing to and from Asia, to inspire and trigger action by firms in the west.
[Report] In The Business Opportunity of Closed Loop Innovation, Kingfisher highlights several case studies that demonstrate its progress toward its Net Positive goal and shows other businesses how they can also make progress through closed-loop innovation. The report includes a 7-point guide for closing the loop in retail products along with several real-world examples. The report also includes a series of initiatives through which the company is enabling others in closed loop innovation.
The IBE SAy No Toolkit is a decision making tool that has been designed to help organizations encourage employees to make the right decision in difficult situations. It delivers immediate guidance on a wide range of common business issues, especially those that could lead to accusations of bribery.
Children Are Everyone’s Business: Workbook 2.0’ is a comprehensive tool designed to guide companies through the ongoing process of learning about and integrating children’s rights into business policies and management processes. It follows and builds on the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, which were developed through consultations led by UNICEF, Save the Children and the United Nations Global Compact, and provides practical guidance for implementing the Principles.
Anti-Corruption Tools Inventory: The inventory consists of existing anti-corruption tools and resources presented in alphabetical order that companies can easily review and access. The tools included in the inventory are meant to offer guidance and assistance to companies in their fight against bribery and corruption and can all be accessed free of charge or at a token amount. Each tool includes a short description, including purpose, the types of corruption the tool addresses, target audience, functionality and key content.
In this series, we will be looking at various aspects of engineering the circular economy, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view, by examining the thinking behind innovative systemic approaches and real-life applications....
Until recently, green initiatives were a peripheral activity for most businesses. Companies pursued sustainability either because they wanted to be good corporate citizens, or because their customers demanded it. And in many cases, perception mattered more than performance. But now, more and more companies are discovering that focusing on green can actually help them develop better products and smarter ways of working. In other words, they aren’t just using green to differentiate their brand perception — they are using it to drive innovation that helps differentiate the real-world performance of their products and services.
We have put together a collection of methods for folks new to design thinking. See these “Get Started” methods on the right, which have proved to be most useful for folks as they’re running through their first few design cycles
The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) assesses countries for how well they protect people from environmental harm and how well they protect ecosystems from human encroachment. It crunches data for nine categories--from air quality to forest and marine health--using 20 indicators in all.
The LCA101 document, entitled "Life Cycle Assessment: Principles and Practice," provides an introductory overview of Life Cycle Assessment and describes the general uses and major components of LCA. This document is an update and merger of two previous EPA documents on LCA (“Life Cycle Assessment: Inventory Guidelines and Principles” (EPA/600/R-92/245) and a previous version of “LCA101” from the LCAccess website).
This tool recommends ways for all businesses to incorporate children’s rights into their policies and codes of conduct, based on the Children’s Rights and Business Principles. It reaches beyond the traditional focus areas of child labour and philanthropy and outlines the child rights elements that are relevant to all companies. At the same time, it is intended to be flexible and adaptable, and includes elements that companies can adopt and integrate as appropriate, based on their biggest areas of risk and opportunity.
In this 2013 report, new research by MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group looks at companies that “walk the talk” in addressing significant sustainability concerns. So-called “Walkers” focus heavily on five fronts: sustainability strategy, business case, measurement, business model innovation and leadership commitment. For them, addressing significant sustainability issues has become a core strategic imperative and a way to mitigate threats and identify new opportunities..”
The Guide to Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy sets baseline expectations for companies to provide proactive, constructive input for Governments to create effective climate policies. It helps companies to connect the dots between sustainability commitments, such as emissions reductions across their value chains and efficiency improvements, with their corporate policy positions.
“Digital Dangers: Identifying and Mitigating Threats in the Digital Realm” is a new initiative being developed by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) in collaboration with the School of Law at the University of Washington in Seattle.