With ten years left until the 17 sustainability goals in the UN’s Agenda 2030 are met, the expectations placed on companies’ sustainability work are rapidly transforming into tougher requirements. Since 2017, larger companies in Sweden have been required to prepare sustainability reports in accordance with the country’s Annual Accounts Act. The EU is expected to roll out new sustainable finance regulations during 2021 and several voluntary international frameworks are already in place, including GRI, SASB, TCFD, and the Science Based Targets Initiative – all of which revolve around reporting companies’ environmental and climate risks.
At the same time as the number of initiatives and regulatory demands are increasing, so are the expectations placed on companies’ sustainability work from other target groups. Ninety-five percent of Swedes state that sustainability affects their consumption habits and five out of ten [DL1] say they would actively avoid an employer that fails to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. Today, sustainability is business-critical, and winners in the future will be the companies that understand the value of building sustainable brands today.
Diplomat Communications advisors have extensive experience helping companies navigate the sustainability landscape. What should the reporting look like? What rules need to be followed? How can companies use sustainability in their communication and positioning? How can they leverage existing efforts and initiatives? We know the rules, the nuances, the pitfalls, and the success factors required for building strong sustainability communication.
Examples of how we can support businesses in their Sustainability Communication:
- Understanding and navigating a changing landscape: Tailored analysis and recommendations, qualified advice
- Developing a clear and business-integrated sustainability position: GAP analysis, materiality analysis, sustainability strategy, reporting, communicable goals and activities
- Optimizing sustainability communication and engagement: Sustainability messages and communications plan, stakeholder dialogue, Investor relations, storytelling, preventing sustainability criticism, internal communication
Do you want to know more?
Kristina Grewin, COO & Director
+46 72-980 50 66