Fronesys sustainability content schedule 2011-12

22 August 2011

Here’s a quick look at some of the content we at Fronesys are working on, and when you can expect to see it:

Materiality: what counts when it comes to the business impacts of non-financial metricsOctober 2011

For most businesses, there is a disconnect between sustainability and commercial strategy. As businesses have to take account of an increasing number of sustainability factors, it is critical for them to understand which factors are the most pertinent to their business. This research study explores the current state of the art in evaluating the materiality determination processes in 31 companies, covering 50 of the most commonly referenced sustainability issues.

Sustainability for sourcing pros: October 2011

As sustainability adds itself to price and quality as key measures that a sourcing pro tracks, it is important to understand which sustainability metrics count, and how to use them. This article lays out the foundations for integrating sustainability into sourcing practice.

Puma case studyNovember 2011

Apparel company Puma is the latest company to attempt to put a dollar value on its externalities, using assistance from PwC, and environmental data from Trucost. What are the business lessons we (and Puma) can learn from the environmental P&L reporting that Puma has commenced.

Leading tools and services for managing sustainabilityDecember 2011

Need to identify some really helpful tools and services in sustainability? This report picks out six software tools, and six suppliers of services that help you run an operation that scores high in the areas of sustainability and business performance.

Multi-client research study on materiality determinationFebruary 2012

A study involving ten companies assessing the performance of their materiality determination processes, by comparing the results of their internal work to benchmarked sustainability data from external sources.


Assessing the impacts and outcomes of integrated reporting

Fronesys founders played influential roles in the development of the integrated reporting movement, a corporate reporting mechanism that now has around two thousand listed companies as its adopters, and which is now part of the mainstream of corporate reporting. So, perhaps, now is as good a time as any for Jyoti Banerjee to look back and assess the outcomes and impacts, as well as the what-might-have-beens, of this new form of corporate reporting.

Integrated thinking is focus of chapter in new Oxford handbook

Oxford University Press has just released a new chapter from the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society: Integrating Multi-Capital Thinking in Business Decisions. The new chapter, contributed by Fronesys partner Jyoti Banerjee, explores how we need to change our understanding of value. Here is Jyoti’s account of what you can expect in this new publication.

A Shift in Perspective – How Universities Create Value

Jyoti Banerjee, partner at Fronesys, highlights that by adopting the principles of integrated thinking and reporting, universities can move away from a focus on reporting short term financial metrics to a multi-stakeholder approach which offers compelling narratives about their value.


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