S2, Ep. 3: How to protect workers – online and on the ground – in our changing world
32:01In an ever-evolving labour landscape, how can businesses ensure they respect the rights and prioritise the well-being of their workforce? In this thought-provoking episode SDG Insider we dive deep into the complex realm of labour with three distinguished experts: Janine Berg, Jason Judd, and Christy Hoffman. Together, they demystify the multifaceted challenges facing both employers and employees in the digital age and the physical world. Hosted by Ayanda Charlie, our discussion delves into crucial topics such as the impact of rapid technological advancements on jobs, the evolving role of unions, the contentious practice of classifying workers as 'independent contractors,' governance issues surrounding remote work, and more. Tune in to gain valuable insights into the dynamic interplay of the Sustainable Development Goals and corporate sustainability. Remember to subscribe for future episodes that unravel the world of Sustainable Development Goals and corporate responsibility. Stay informed, stay inspired! Links you should know about: The Global Reporting Initiative: www.globalreporting.org Transcript - How to protect workers – online and on the ground – in our changing world.pdf — PDF (126.2 KB)
S2, Ep.2: Adding it up: The risks and rewards of corporate climate reporting
35:14Are businesses really making progress in their efforts to combat climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? In Episode 2 of The SDG Insider podcast, host Ayanda Charlie explores the challenges of corporate climate reporting and the accountability of businesses in achieving their climate goals. From unpacking the landmark case against Royal Dutch Shell to greenhouse gas emissions and their measurement across three scopes, this episode explores imperative issues in corporate climate reporting. We hear from experts from Greenhouse Gas Protocol with Climate Bonds Initiative and ClientEarth who shed light on accurate carbon accounting with the role of green finance instruments in sustainable investments and corporate liabilities for failures to manage climate risks. Make sure to subscribe to this podcast for more insights into the Global Goals and corporate sustainability. Visit our website: www.globalreporting.org Transcript - Adding it up_ The risks and rewards of corporate climate reporting.docx.pdf — PDF (111.7 KB) · Resources.pdf — PDF (20.2 KB)
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S2, Ep.1: Minding your own business: How can human rights due diligence create a better future for all?
38:26Are all human rights relevant to businesses? What does due diligence look like when it comes to people? We kick off the new season of the SDG Insider podcast with host, Ayanda Charlie, chatting to Elin Wrzoncki, Dante Pesce and Kees Gootjes about the important topic of business and people´s human rights. The big question: How can human rights considerations be integrated into core business practices and decision-making processes to bring everyone closer to achieving the Global Goals by 2030? Make sure to subscribe to this podcast so that you don’t miss an episode! Visit our website: https://www.globalreporting.org/ Transcript - Minding your own business: How can human rights due diligence create a better future for all.pdf — PDF (134.8 KB) · Resources.pdf — PDF (19.4 KB)
S1, EP. 17: Partnership for the Goals
18:19We’ve all heard the saying that “the whole is more - or greater - than the sum of its parts”. Inthis episode, Felix Dodds, Sustainable Development consultant credited for his proposal tointroduce the Stakeholder Dialogues at the UN General Assembly back in 1996, andCharlotte Kirby, ​​Vice President of Strategic Relations at SalesForce, discuss why and howpartnerships are the best means for achieving the SDGs.
S1, EP. 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
15:09What should be addressed in order to achieve peace, justice, and strong institutions?In this episode, Michelle Breslauer, Governance and Peace Senior Manager at the UN GlobalCompact, discusses how corporate leadership is moving from pure compliance to a moreethics-driven practice, by helping ensure that businesses incorporate transparency to allaspects of their operations, in order to protect and promote the values of societies andcommunities.
S1, EP. 15: Life on Land
12:32We depend on terrestrial ecosystems as much as we depend on air to live. In this episode,Elim Sritaba, Chief Sustainability Officer at Asia Pulp & Paper, discusses the importance of reporting. His experience and insights are accompanied with those of Elodie Chene, GRI’sSustainability Standards Manager.
S1, EP. 14: Life Below Water
15:44The world’s oceans are climate regulators, and their health is ultimately connected to that ofour own. Kate Bonzon, the Oceans Global Initiatives’ Vice President at the EnvironmentalDefense Fund, and Lene Serpa, Head of Maersk’s Corporate Sustainability and ESG,advocate for new strategies that could bring our oceans back into good health.
S1, EP. 13: Climate Action
17:25What is needed to reverse the spill of 11 million gallons of oil off Alaska coast?The accident took place about thirty years ago and has led to the birth of Ceres, of whichMindy Lubber is CEO and President. As a well-known global thought leader on climatechange, she has inspired capital market leaders and corporate boards to factor the ESGpractices into their overall strategies.Talking about strategic planning with Mindy also connects to large companies; initiatives,such as those of the ENEL Group. We talked to the Group’s Head of Planning, Sustainabilityand Human Rights Performance Management, Guilia Guenuardi.
S1, EP. 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
14:44This episode features representatives from business and government who discuss the roleof reporting in creating sustainable cities and communities.From the business side, Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer at City Developments Limitedand a member of the GRI Supervisory Board, argues that in order to enhance sustainabilityperformance, a company should not only report on sustainability matters that are financiallymaterial, but on those that are material to the market, the environment and people as well.From the government’s side, Bernadia Trjandradewi, Secretary General of United Cities andLocal Governments for the Asia Pacific Region, discusses why trust and collaboration arekey for achieving SDG 11.