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Embedding Project Newsletter – August 2021

Every month, we curate the best in corporate sustainability and bring you useful new tools and resources, upcoming events, and leading practice to inspire you. Global events this past month drove home that the systems around us are changing and sustainability pressures are constantly evolving. In fact, humanity is closely on track with a path that a 1970’s MIT model forecasted would lead to radical shifts in our societies, economies, and environment in the coming decades. And the most robust scientific research project (possibly ever) predicts dire consequences if we don’t take immediate comprehensive action on climate change. It is more important than ever for companies to scan beyond the ‘typical’ sustainability topics and scan emerging issues that may come to affect core business. Our new resources help your company explore emerging environmental, social, and governance issues to support strategic allocation of resources and risk management. We hope you’ll enjoy this issue!

New Resources from Us

Scan: A Comprehensive List of Sustainability Issues for Companies

This guide provides a comprehensive list of emerging environmental, social, and governance issues, to help you reflect on your company’s impacts and identify where to prioritise action and allocate resources.

Climate Change for Directors Video Series

Our 4-part video series on Climate Risk and Climate Oversight for Canadian Directors helps corporate directors and leaders to understand the risks of climate change in Canada and their role and fiduciary responsibilities to oversee these risks. Consider sharing these videos or our those from our series for directors in South Africa with your leadership and board.

A Highlight From Our Community

While Deloitte was praised recently for being an early mover in developing its employees’ climate literacy, companies in our own community are taking the lead too. We’ve been working with Nedbank and our new partner Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to develop engaging training videos to help their employees understand the relevance of sustainability issues like climate change for the world and for their business.

Leading Practice

New Goals

We have added 20 new goals this past month, including Walmart’s goal to pay 100% of college tuition and textbooks for associates. Visit our Goals Database to see these and other leading goals.

New Position Statements

We have added new position statement content, including BlackRock’s statement on net zero action and climate change-related fiduciary responsibility. Visit our Positions Database to see these and other leading position statements.

Resources We Like

How to know when you can trust corporate climate targets

Companies are facing growing pressure to take action on climate change, and the dire warnings of the latest IPCC report are bound to amplify this. This article from Jocelyn Timperley provides essential prompting questions that will help you to set credible climate change-related targets.

Best Practice Series to Eliminate Child Labor in Global Supply Chains

GoodWeave is a team of business-minded social change experts and advocates who have created a platform and resources to help you better understand child labor in global supply chains and to address the root causes. We especially recommend their Best Practice Briefs as a starting point for action.

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