RESOLVE will convene a discussion on:
There are two crises in the news virtually every day – global financial turmoil and an increasingly unpredictable environment and weather. What we do not see is their inseparable tie. All business, all economies, all living and man made systems depend on nature. At this point in humanity nature depends on the responsible choices of business to protect the earth. Growing an economy that destabilizes nature is simply illogical. It’s time to redefine the rules so that corporations have the opportunity to create operational policies that address both our financial and environmental issues.
A Transition Agenda will support a critical platform and dialogue as we pivot from the message in Environmental Debt to true action.
Creating A Transition Agenda:
A Transition Agenda is designed to break down and address the overwhelming global financial and environmental problems we face today. Many of us have a vision of the future that is radically different from today’s production and consumption paradigm, but getting there is a daunting prospect. That is why this venture will concentrate on both big-vision, long-term campaigns for change as well as quick, immediate solutions that can be implemented more easily and less expensively.
Civil society stakeholders, individuals and industries are all affected by energy, food/water scarcity, waste and transportation. Changing public and private finance and employment so that we reconcile the rules of business with the laws of nature is the challenge ahead. There is tremendous work already underway in every sector and we will not reinvent the wheel, but we can however, connect the dots between projects, initiatives, and policies that work, and identify the most crucial pieces of the puzzle that have, up to this point, been missing. We then invite you to bring your ideas on how to improve, scale, clarify, and grow an economy that sustains the natural world.
The platform links to existing research and networks, rather than starting from scratch. The design is based on connecting current experts, organizations and business. Through the platform, action-ideas are nominated for each issue and the most viable solution will be proposed to the board of directors for funding development and execution.
It is time to connect the Return on Investment of Business with the Survival of Nature.
“The time is right now. Today, it seems, there finally may be enough financial self-interest and environmental awareness that traditionally antagonistic groups are motivated to work in tandem to solve entrenched problems.”
Global Financial Sustainability Reporting
- Dow Jones Sustainability Indices DJSI established in 1999, track companies through assessments by RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA)
- Global Environmental Management Initiative This NGO measures how well organizations ex its values and beliefs metrics through a six stage process
- Global Reporting Initiative An NGO that produces standards for sustainability reporting through ecological footprint, Environmental Social Governance (ESG), Triple Bottom Line (TBL) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- International Accountability Project IAP works with groups and networks to establish new practices in development that respects people’s homes, environment and human rights
- International Integrated Reporting Council Assists businesses and investors with establishing and implementing integrated reporting
- Investors Network for Climate Risk Coalition of investors and financial institutions that call attention to greater understanding of investment practices and climate risks
- New Rules for Global Finance NGO reforming rules on global finance and resource mobilization
- The World Bank Addressing threats of climate change in developing nations through mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk management projects
- United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative UNEP partnership with the global financial sector to develop and call attention to the links between sustainability and financial performance
- United Nations Environment Programme Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative created in 2012, between the UN and global insurance industry to aid the development of green economy and resilient communities
Global Financial Firms Sustainability Reporting
Help make it possible for us to continue RESOLVE’s mission to build strong, enduring solutions to environmental, social, and health challenges through collaboration.
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