Inform strategy: incorporate consideration of environmental limits and social foundations into the organization's core strategy-making process


To what extent do you integrate sustainability into your core strategy-making process?


  • The Road to Context

    Author: Embedding Project
    This guide responds to a request from our corporate members to help them understand how to factor social and ecological limits into their corporate strategy and goal-setting processes as well as helping them make sense of the different frameworks and tools designed to aid this process. Developed as an output of our Embedding Project Global Community of Practice (CoP) on Contextual Strategy-making, we bring these ideas and tools together in one short guide to help you understand how companies are approaching the concept of context.
  • New The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

    Momentum is growing for organizations to formally and transparently articulate the risks that climate change poses to the value of their assets and their future profitability. The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has emerged as a response to this call for action, empowering companies to more effectively measure and evaluate their own risks and those of their suppliers and competitors. The TCFD promotes “consistent, comparable, reliable, clear, and efficient” voluntary climate-related financial disclosures, and has developed comprehensive recommendations and resources in support of this. These resources focus on governance, strategy, risk, metrics, targets, and the use of scenario analysis for evaluating climate-related financial risks and opportunities.

    The work of the TCFD has culminated in a comprehensive Final Recommendations report and several supplemental reports, including a Technical supplement, which provides in-depth information and tools for using scenario analyses to understand the strategic implications of climate-related risks and opportunities to your organization.

  • New A4S Essential Guide: Strategic Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting

    In a changing world where the long-term economic, social, and environmental outlook is tremendously complex and uncertain, it has become increasingly difficult to respond to emergent trends. This guide from A4S was designed to improve decision-making and risk management by providing finance teams with tools, practical examples, and guidance on how to integrate sustainability into strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • The Performance Frontier: Innovating for a Sustainability Strategy

    If you are beginning to consider what a sustainability strategy might look like for your organization, this article is a good place to start. It offers a high-level look at steps involved in developing a sustainability strategy.
  • The Big Pivot

    Focus on sustainability mega challenges first, and then work backwards to find the most profitable path to get there. In Radically Practical Strategies, Part II of The Big Pivot, Andrew Winston weaves together a collection of stories that offer insight into how to build a resilient company by integrating sustainability into organizational strategy.

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