Companies today are increasingly being asked to commit to higher levels of performance through an expanding number of sustainability commitments, at times having to navigate through a cumbersome mix of performance standards, outcome metrics, and reporting requirements. To better understand the challenges and opportunities companies face within the sustainability commitment arena, AccountAbility, in partnership with the UN Global Compact (UNGC), conducted research to identify and highlight how companies are approaching, implementing, and advancing their sustainability commitments.
 
The focal point of the research is the Sustainability Commitment Growth Curve (SCGC), a powerful framework that will enable companies to:

  • Determine why and how they make a commitment
  • Map where their sustainability commitments currently function to provide impact and value
  • Identify and implement what needs to be done to derive increased return and impact from these commitments over time
  • Use sustainability commitments as a strategic governance and management tool, and improve overall operational performance